Tuesday, 12 October 2010

Bach at the Ambronay Festival - Ton Koopman

Ton Koopman directs 3 Bach Cantatas at the Ambronay Festival 2010

Herr Jesu Christ, wahr' Mensch und Gott BWV 127
Wachet auf, ruft uns die Stimme BWV140
Herz und Mund und Tat und Leben BWV147

Performance: 21st September 2010
Running time: 01:29:07

Bach is a genius capable of writing music with an astonishing balance of reason and emotion. Bach the architect, who can embrace the heart with a single chord. Passion, commitment, sensibility, vibrant colours, verve... how to describe the saga of Ton Koopman and the works of Johann Sebastian Bach, saga which has lasted more than 20 years? And for which he created his own record label, in order to record the complete cycle of Bach's cantatas. Now he returns to Ambronay, with three cantatas which unfold across the rich choral and orchestral colours of the ensembles he himself founded.

Johanette Zomer - soprano
Joerg Duermueller - tenor
Thomas Laske - bass
Amsterdam Baroque Orchestra & Choir
Dir: Ton Koopman

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