Three of The Sixteen’s celebrated Bach recordings in one stylish boxed set.
WEIHNACHTS ORATORIUM (COR16017)
Soloists: Lynda Russell, Catherine Wyn-Rogers, Mark Padmore, Michael George, Libby Crabtree.
The Christmas Oratorio is one of Bach's greatest masterpieces and this recording is one of The Sixteen's finest. Mark Padmore is one of today’s greatest ‘Evangelist’s’, and this recording shows him at his very best.
CANTATAS 34, 50, 147 (COR16039)
During his years as Leipzig’s Director Musices, Bach supplied at least three complete annual cycles of Cantatas for the church year. The rich variety of his writing for solo voices and orchestra along with thrilling choral textures is well represented in the three cantatas on this disc.
MASS IN B MINOR (COR16044)
Soloists: Catherine Dubosc, Catherine Denley, James Bowman, John Mark Ainsley, Michael George.
Bach’s Mass in B minor displays all the ingredients that contribute to his supreme ranking amongst his peers of any age, and also demonstrates the breadth of compositional skills amassed during his lifetime. It demands choral singing of blistering athleticism but also sensitive, responsive and, at times, majestic orchestral playing coupled with virtuosic obligato.
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