Bach: Ich elender Mensch - Leipzig Cantatas
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For the second time on the Phi label, Philippe Herreweghe presents four Bach cantatas written during the composer's first year in Leipzig. A company of top-notch soloists joins the Collegium Vocale Gent, all under the direction of Philippe Herreweghe. By way of a bonus, the album contains a magical little piece, Komm, Jesu, komm by Johann Schelle, one of Bach's predecessors in Leipzig.
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These cantatas are generally more contemplative and atmospheric than blazingly joyous, and Herreweghe handles them beautifully. He somehow gets to the heart of each piece and allows its message to shine without resorting to lots of stylistic tricks. There is often a mellowness to Herreweghe's sound which I have loved for decades, which welcomes you in without ever obscuring the distinctness of the individual parts or blurring the overall sound. It works extremely well here, and I find these performances a genuine delight.
The recorded sound is excellent and the presentation is very attractive. Both these discs are very fine recordings all round, and I can recommend them very warmly.