Netherlands Bach Collegium (= NBC) consists of the finest baroque specialists in Europe. With Pieter Jan Leusink conducting, the orchestra made many CD recordings, which got favourable reviews by both national and international music critics. The long experience in concert and recording practice of the various musicians with regard to Baroque music, in partucular Bach’s compositions, guarantee a characteristic performance, marked by a great sense of authencity. Their recording of the complete Bach Church Cantatas cycle under the baton of Pieter Jan Leusink for Brilliant Classics, got an extra dimension by the integral use of period instriments.
Source: Liner notes to the 60-CD set of Complete Bach Church Cantatas conducted by Pieter Jan Leusink (Brilliant Classics, 1999-2000)
Contributed by Aryeh Oron (June 2001)