Motets BWV 225-230Conducted by Konrad Junghänel with Cantus Cölln
Cantus Cölln Motets
Marcos Maffei wrote (May 29, 2001):
Thanks for everybody in this list who recommended the Cantus Cölln Motets CD!
I've just received it today, and it's incredibly, awesomely beautiful!
It's been ages since a recording with music that I already knew put me in such a state of rapture. (and so instantly and definitely made useless the other version I had of it - the one by Herreweghe, which is also very good and which I liked a lot, but... )
And of course, one of the reasons (but not the only one: it is so consistently and amazingly good... that I'm in a lack of words) is that it's OVPP.
Cantus Cölln is undoubtely the best argument for it, in practice (Andrew Parrot's book is very convincing; but his recordings not quite so...); also amazingly beautiful is their cantatas CD ("Actus tragicus", BWV 4, 12, 106 & 196; HMC 901694; and by the way, the motets cd is DHM 05472 77368).
But the point of this message is just this: if it weren't for this list, I wouldn't have noticed that Cantus Cölln had also recorded the motets, and wouldn't be right now listening (again, and again) to this marvellous recording!
So, thank you again (and again).
PS: By the way, is there any other Bach Cantus Cölln cd besides these two? Of course, I have some of their recordings of other composers - Biber&Muffat, Buxtehude, and Schutz - which are also very beautiful; but... I want more of their Bach!
Motets BWV 225-231: Details
Recordings: Until 1970 | 1970-1979 | 1980-1989 | From 1991
General Discussions: Part 1 | Part 2
Individual Recordings: Motets – Cantus Cölln | Motets – Ericson | Motets – Fasolis | Motets – Harnoncourt | Motets - Kammler
Konrad Junghänel: Short Biography | Cantus Cölln | Konrad Junghänel & Cantus Cölln – Recordings | “Actus Tragicus” – by Konrad Junghänel & Cantus Cölln | Motets – Cantus Cölln | Das Alt-Bachische Archiv – Cantus Cölln | BWV 232 - Junghänel & Cantus Cölln