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Rainer Kussmaul & Berliner Barock Solisten
w/ Thomas Quasthoff (Bass-Baritone)
Cantatas BWV 56, BWV 158 & BWV 82
Thomas Quasthoff: Bach Cantatas

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Thomas Quasthoff: Bach Cantatas

Cantatas BWV 56, BWV 82, BWV 158

Rainer Kussmaul

RIAS-Kammerchor / Berliner Barock Solisten

Bass-Baritone: Thomas Quasthoff

Deutsche Grammophon

Jan 2004

CD / TT: 50:05

Recorded at Jesus-Christus-Kirche, Berlin-Dahlem, Germany.
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A Review

Sw Anandgyan wrote (December 29, 2004):
Bach: Cantatas Nos 56, 82 & 158, Quasthoff/ RIAS Chamber Choir/ Berlin Baroque Soloists/ Kussmaul

**** ( 4/5 ) (Deutsche Grammophon)

Andrew Clements
Friday December 17, 2004
The Guardian

Bach: Cantatas Nos BWV 56, BWV 82 & BWV 158

Thomas Quasthoff proves a wonderfully eloquent baritone soloist in all three of these cantatas, accompanied by orchestra, that manage to combine the best of both worlds - the tonal power and richness of modern instruments married to the stylishness and
clarity of period performers. There are some supple oboe obbligatos supplied by Albrecht Mayer but it is Quasthoff's singing and his response to every particle of the text that grips the attention so fiercely. In the half tones and tints of Cantata BWV 82, Ich Habe Genug, and the eloquent interweaving of the solo voice and the chorus in BWV 158, Der Friede Sei Mit Dir, he provides the focus through which all the music's emotional energy is conveyed; this is modern Bach interpretation at its most intelligent and committed.

Sw Anandgyan wrote (January 5, 2005):
This CD has made James Jolly's Ten Outstanding Recordings of the month for January 2005 in the magazine Gramophone with this 'blurb';

The beautiful voice of Thomas Quasthoff is heard here in three cantatas, including the serene Ich habe genug, that song of happily embraced resignation, the fulfillment of a life's desire as Simeon holds the baby Jesus. The modern instruments of the Berlin players are handled with exquisite style and tact. A deeply moving experience.

 

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