While Bach’s large choral works stand as pillars of Western music, it is in his cantatas that we find him at his most adventurous.
Unfolding like miniature operas, with bass and soprano voices embodying ‘Jesus’ and the ‘Soul’, the drama in his so-called dialogue cantatas turn inwards, taking the listener on an emotional journey which Bach captures with searing intensity.
The English Concert
Kristian Bezuidenhout director/harpsichord
Rachel Redmond soprano
Matthew Brook bass
Bach Cantata ‘Liebster Jesu mein Verlangen’ BWV32
Telemann Water Music Suite in C TWV 55:C3
Bach Cantata ‘Selig ist der Mann’ BWV57
Bach Cantata ‘Ach Gott, wie manches Herzelied’ BWV58