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J.S. Bach: Advent Cantatas
Artist
Sibylla Rubens, Sarah Connolly, Christoph Prégardien, Peter Kooy
Label
Harmonia Mundi
Catalogue Number
HMM931605
Release Date
November 29, 2019

Waiting for the Lord...Surely one of the greatest gifts the Lutheran Church ever made to music was to have charged Bach with the duty of producing a cantata for every week of the year! He left us no fewer than three for the first Sunday in Advent alone, composed between 1714 (at Weimar) and 1724-31 (at Leipzig). They are inspired in very different ways by Luther's original chorale: it is as if all of baroque Germany is contained between the sobriety of BWV 61 and the ambitious frescoes of BWV 36 and 62...

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