Bach: Six Motets, Bwv 225-230

Album cover art for upc 723385271086
Label: Channel Classics
Catalog: CCSSA27108
Format: SACD

Peter Dijkstra & The Netherlands Chamber Choir

Johann Sebastian Bach: Singet dem Herrn ein neues Lied BWV 225; Der Geist hilft unser Schwachheit auf BWV 226; Jesu, meine Freude BWV 227; Fürchte dich nicht BWV 228; Komm, Jesu, komm BWV 229; Lobet den herrn, alle Heiden BWV 230

In August 2005 the Dutch conductor Peter Dijkstra was named Principal Guest Conductor of the Nederlands Kammerkoor. What the choir members and Dijkstra together achieved with their performances of the modern Dutch music in the 'Under the Olive Tree' programme during the 2004/05 season was considered so exceptional that it was decided to reinforce this young conductor's association with the Nederlands Kammerkoor by awarding him this title. 'For me, these works are among Bach's greatest compositions for vocal ensemble. The rhetorical power of Komm, Jesu, Komm, the thrilling double choir passages in Singet dem Herrn ein Neues Lied, the musical signature, B-A-C-H at the end of Fürchte dich nicht; every one of these demonstrates Bach's mastery and his ability to bring a text to vivid life. This analysis of the relationship between text and music is of great importance to me, in order to discover the fundamental essence of the composer's intentions." - Peter Dijkstra (from: liner notes)

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