La Petite Bande continue their successful Bach Cantata Project. Their intention is to record one cantata for each Sunday and high feasts of the liturgical year. The project has been spread over several concert seasons during which the cantatas will be given concert performances, as well as being recorded for CD.
“Given the attention to detail and forceful polemic of [Kuijken`s] booklet notes, it comes as a huge - if not surprising - relief to find that the music-making itself is singularly free from pedantry and didacticism...each [singer] has eloquently expressive moments, while the playing of La Petite Bande steals the show.” BBC MUSIC MAGAZINE
“Nos. 108 and 86 especially are performed with the delectable rhetorical intimacy and expressive candour of Kuijken and La Petite Bande`s best...The sorrowful No. 44...is crafted by La Petite Bande with meticulous attention to textual colouration...Bach at its most considered.” GRAMOPHONE