This is volume 13 of this edition and celebrates Easter with Oster-Oratorium BWV 249 and the Cantata for Easter Monday. `His vocal soloists sing with disarming simplicity and ease in arias and blend superbly in ensemble. A rare treat, Kuijken - and Bach - at their very best.` BBC Music Magazine.
“the ensemble sound has a coherence probably unprecedented on record: these are chamber music performanes and derive their most important musical insights from their rather egalitarian conception...The strength of Kuijken`s approach lies precisely in its humility - other performers may achieve greater brilliance but it is in their sheer eloquence that Kuijken`s realizations of Bach`s cantatas surpass their current rivals.” INT RECORD REVIEW
“Kuijken generates a strong sense of excitement from the start of excitement from the start with a fast tempo and bold, sometimes brash, trumpets above strings and oboes...`Seele, deine Spezereien`, the constrained ecstasy of the soprano`s realisation of the resurrection, is beautifully done - unusually slow, flute obbligato exquisitely shaped above Yeree Suh`s guileless sound.” BBC MUSIC MAGAZINE
Bach, J S:
Easter Oratorio BWV249
Cantata BWV6 Bleib bei uns, denn es will Abend werden