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Label:
  Harmonia Mundi - http://www.harmoniamundi.com/
Serial:
  HMC 801781/82 (2 discs)
Title:
  Bach: Christmas Cantatas from Leipzig - Herreweghe
Description:
  Bach: Magnificat BWV 243a, Cantata BWV 63, Cantata BWV 91, Cantata BWV 121, Cantata BWV 133

Collegium Vocale Gent
Philippe Herreweghe (conductor)
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Genre:
  Classical - Vocal
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  Stereo/Multichannel
Media:
  Hybrid
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Review by classical_confab May 5, 2004 (2 of 4 found this review helpful)
Performance:   Sonics:
Already an excellent performance in any format, these Bach cantatas as super audio enter yet a higher level of emotion and depth lacking in the redbook (CD) layer. Dorothee Mields' vocal purity and innocence seem to perfectly fulfill Bach's intent in the deeply religious context of this work. Herreweghe is unmatched in producing an remarkable performance that also creates a sense of historical transcendence.

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Works: 5  

Johann Sebastian Bach - Cantata "Christen, ätzet diesen Tag", BWV 63
Johann Sebastian Bach - Cantata "Christum wir sollen loben schon", BWV 121
Johann Sebastian Bach - Cantata "Gelobet seist du, Jesu Christ", BWV 91
Johann Sebastian Bach - Cantata "Ich freue mich in dir", BWV 133
Johann Sebastian Bach - Magnificat in E flat major, BWV 243a