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Alto Arias

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Track Time Listen Track Price
1
Ouverture

Ouverture

Composer Johann Sebastian Bach
6:22 Play $3.40
2
Buss' und Reu' (St Matthew Passion)

Buss' und Reu' (St Matthew Passion)

Composer Johann Sebastian Bach
4:00 Play $1.70
3
Rondeau

Rondeau

Composer Johann Sebastian Bach
1:59 Play $1.70
4
Wo zwei und drei versammlet sind (Cantata 42)

Wo zwei und drei versammlet sind (Cantata 42)

Composer Johann Sebastian Bach
11:25 Play $5.10
5
Sarabande

Sarabande

Composer Johann Sebastian Bach
3:00 Play $1.70
6
Agnus Dei (Mass in B Minor)

Agnus Dei (Mass in B Minor)

Composer Johann Sebastian Bach
5:02 Play $3.40
7
Bouree I & II

Bouree I & II

Composer Johann Sebastian Bach
5:48 Play $3.40
8
Zum Reinen Wasser er mich weist (Cantata 112)

Zum Reinen Wasser er mich weist (Cantata 112)

Composer Johann Sebastian Bach
3:35 Play $1.70
9
Menuet

Menuet

Composer Johann Sebastian Bach
1:12 Play $1.70
10
Erbarme Dich (St Matthew Passion)

Erbarme Dich (St Matthew Passion)

Composer Johann Sebastian Bach
6:18 Play $3.40
11
Badinerie

Badinerie

Composer Johann Sebastian Bach
1:43 Play $1.70
Total Running Time 50 minutes Purchase all tracks 
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Some of Bach's most beautiful arias performed by Catherine King and the Norwegian Baroque Orchestra.

'Catherine King’s subtle elaboration breathes tenderness, nobility and dignity into this exquisite music.' HMV Choice

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Catherine King and Norwegian Baroque Orchestra

Catherine King and Norwegian Baroque Orchestra

Scandanavia's premiere small orchestra accompanies the versatile mezzo-soprano Catherine King in this lovely recording.
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Johann Sebastian Bach

Johann Sebastian Bach

Considered by many to be the supreme composer of the Baroque style, and regarded as one of the greatest composers of all time.
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Norwegian Baroque Orchestra

Norwegian Baroque Orchestra

Founded in 1988 as the first independent, professional orchestra performing on period instruments in Scandinavia.
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Produced by Philip Hobbs

The tracks on this CD provide a fascinating collection of some of JS Bach's most beautiful works for alto. Two (Buss' und Reu and Erbarme Dich) are drawn from the St Matthew Passion; two others (Wo zwei und drei versammlet sind and Zum reinen Wasser) appear in Eastertide cantatas; and the Agnus Dei is from the B minor mass.

Bach favoured the alto voice and reserved it for some of the most life-changing music he wrote. One theory is that his second wife Anna Magdalena was an alto and that he wrote this music with her voice in mind. Most recordings of Bach Alto arias are by males, therefore it is very interesting to hear this performance by Catherine King, as the female alto voice may be the inspiration for JS Bach's composition.

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