Bach Family - Cantatas

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Bach Family - Cantatas

Lionel Meunier, Vox Luminis

£10.95

In recent years the vocal-instrumental group Vox Luminis have positioned themselves among the leading performers of Baroque vocal music. Their recent recording of Purcell’s King Arthur won high praise, and their discs of masterpieces from the German Baroque – from Schütz and Scheidt to JS Bach and Handel – have been consistently impressive. Now they follow up their earlier exploration of music from Bach’s familial predecessors (a double-disc of Bach family motets) with a single disc of sacred concertos and cantatas. During the 17th century, a gradual transformation of the compact but often multi-sectional ‘spiritual [or sacred] concerto’ (cho... read more

In recent years the vocal-instrumental group Vox Luminis have positioned themselves among the leading performers of Baroque vocal music. Their recent recording of Purcell’s King Arthur won high praise, and their discs of masterpieces from the German Baroque – from Schütz and Scheidt to JS Bach and Handel – have been consistently impressive. Now the... read more

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