JS Bach - Ich habe genug: Cantatas BWV 82, 32 & 106 | Linn CKD672

JS Bach - Ich habe genug: Cantatas BWV 82, 32 & 106

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Label: Linn

Cat No: CKD672

Format: CD

Number of Discs: 1

Genre: Vocal/Choral

Release Date: 8th October 2021

Contents

Artists

Joanne Lunn (soprano)
Katie Bray (alto)
Hugo Hymas (tenor)
Matthew Brook (bass)
Robert Davies (bass)
Dunedin Consort

Conductor

John Butt

Works

Bach, Johann Sebastian

Cantata BWV32 'Liebster jesu, mein Verlangen'
Cantata BWV82 'Ich habe genug'
Cantata BWV106 'Gottes Zeit ist die allerbeste Zeit' (Actus tragicus)

Artists

Joanne Lunn (soprano)
Katie Bray (alto)
Hugo Hymas (tenor)
Matthew Brook (bass)
Robert Davies (bass)
Dunedin Consort

Conductor

John Butt

About

John Butt directs Dunedin Consort, one of the world’s leading Baroque ensembles, in this collection of three of Bach’s finest cantatas. Together, they explore the timely themes of consolation and salvation. Having previously received exceptional critical acclaim for recordings of Bach’s Mass in B minor (which was named a Benchmark Recording by BBC Music Magazine) and St John Passion (nominated for both a 2014 ICMA and a 2013 Gramophone Award), Dunedin Consort now cements its impressive Bachian credentials with these three cantatas.

Bass Matthew Brook takes centre stage in the melancholic yet optimistic Ich habe genug, with soprano Joanne Lunn joining him to portray the searching dialogue of Jesus and the Soul in the profoundly beautiful Liebster Jesu, mein Verlangen. Known as ‘Actus tragicus’, the early cantata Gottes Zeit ist die allerbeste Zeit is an altogether grander affair. Likely intended for a funeral, it stands out in Bach’s output both for its sublime choruses and its unusual instrumentation – notably the two oscillating recorders in the introduction, which set the tone for one of Bach’s most heartfelt and quietly uplifting cantatas.

Reviews

John Butt’s stylish ensemble delivers nothing short of perfection. Bass Matthew Brook and soprano Joanne Lunn are monumental among the five-piece vocal team. The instrumental support is silken but never without clarity, poise and purpose. A truly moving and beautiful disc.  The Scotsman
The Scotsman
Top-notch recordings of Bach’s cantatas haven’t been thin on the ground recently, but even so this latest one, from Edinburgh’s Dunedin Consort stands out. ... Throughout it all, there’s the same sense of rightness and lightness in the way John Butt directs the music, and of individually characterful musicians coming together with a single purpose. It’s a seriously uplifting recording.  Erica Jeal
The Guardian 14 October 2021

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