Bach: Cantatas Bwv 169 & 82

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Label: ALPHA
Catalog: ALPHA448
Format: CD

Gratton, Maude; Arnould, Benoît; Scheen, Céline; Scott, Nicholas; Guillon, Damien; Le Banquet Céleste

Following his recording of J.S. Bach’s solo cantatas for alto BWV 35 and 170 (issued by Outhere in 2009), and building on the success of that disc – still a benchmark even today – countertenor Damien Guillon has continued his work of research and interpretation, devoting his second album to the Cantata BWV 169 for alto solo, and to the famous BWV 82 Ich habe genug; though better known in its 1727 version for bass, from 1735 onwards it was also performed by an alto voice. To complement this cantata programme, organist Maude Gratton performs Bach’s Prelude and Fugue BWV 543, as well as the chorales Allein Gott in der Höh sei Ehr, BWV 662, BWV 663 & BWV 664.

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