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Wilhelm Friedemann Bach – Cantatas

L’arpa festante München
Bachchor Mainz
Ralf Otto, conductor

Dorothee Mields (soprano) ǀ Gerhild Romberger (alto)
Georg Poplutz (tenor) ǀ Klaus Mertens (bass)

Wilhelm Friedemann Bach
Wohl dem, der den Herren fürchtet
(BR-WFB F 19)
Sinfonia in D minor (BR C7)
O Wunder, wer kann dieses fassen (BR-WFB F 2)
Ach, dass du den Himmel zerrissest (BR-WFB F 3)
Gott fähret auf mit Jauchzen (BR-WFB F 10)

In 2010 the world is celebrating the 300th anniversary of the birth of Wilhelm Friedemann Bach, whose music – for the most disparate reasons – was for a long time shrouded in oblivion. Many of his works disappeared completely after the Second World War, and it was not until 1999 that they were rediscovered in Kiev. The present world-première recording of four of his cantatas grants us a fascinating insight into the composer’s output and invites us to join him on a musical voyage of discovery. These ambitious works, which were written for Christmas and Ascension, attest to the technical and musical virtuosity of Johann Sebastian Bach’s eldest son.

 

“… this may just be the best way to get to know a fascinating composer.”Gramophone Magazine

 

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Languages:English
Disc Formats:
Number of Discs:1 ()
Picture Formats DVD:16:9 NTSC
Sound Formats DVD:PCM Stereo, Dolby Digital 5.1, DTS 5.1
Running time:85:11 min
Release Dates:10/2010 (Worldwide)
EAN Code DVD:42 6023483 002 6