J.S. Bach: Alto Arias

J.S. Bach: Alto Arias

J.S. Bach: Alto Arias
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Genre(s)
Classical
Code
BKD 158
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  • Orchestral Suite No. 2 in B Minor, BWV 1067: I. Ouverture
    Composer(s) Johann Sebastian Bach
    Artist(s) Ketil Haugsand Norwegian Baroque Orchestra

    Orchestral Suite No. 2 in B Minor, BWV 1067: I. Ouverture

    06:22
    $3.40
  • Matthew Passion, BWV 244: Part I. Aria. Buss und Reu
    Composer(s) Johann Sebastian Bach
    Artist(s) Julian Podger Catherine King: mezzo-soprano Norwegian Baroque Orchestra

    Matthew Passion, BWV 244: Part I. Aria. Buss und Reu

    04:00
    $1.70
  • Orchestral Suite No. 2 in B Minor, BWV 1067: II. Rondeau
    Composer(s) Johann Sebastian Bach
    Artist(s) Ketil Haugsand Norwegian Baroque Orchestra

    Orchestral Suite No. 2 in B Minor, BWV 1067: II. Rondeau

    02:00
    $1.70
  • Am Abend aber desselbigen Sabbats, BWV 42: Aria. Wo zwei und drei versammlet sind
    Composer(s) Johann Sebastian Bach
    Artist(s) Julian Podger Catherine King: mezzo-soprano Norwegian Baroque Orchestra

    Am Abend aber desselbigen Sabbats, BWV 42: Aria. Wo zwei und drei versammlet sind

    11:25
    $5.10
  • Orchestral Suite No. 2 in B Minor, BWV 1067: III. Sarabande
    Composer(s) Johann Sebastian Bach
    Artist(s) Ketil Haugsand Norwegian Baroque Orchestra

    Orchestral Suite No. 2 in B Minor, BWV 1067: III. Sarabande

    03:01
    $1.70
  • Mass in B Minor, BWV 232: Aria. Agnus Dei
    Composer(s) Johann Sebastian Bach
    Artist(s) Julian Podger Catherine King: mezzo-soprano Norwegian Baroque Orchestra

    Mass in B Minor, BWV 232: Aria. Agnus Dei

    05:00
    $3.40
  • Orchestral Suite No. 2 in B Minor, BWV 1067: IV. Bourree I - Bourree II / V. Polonaise - Double
    Composer(s) Johann Sebastian Bach
    Artist(s) Ketil Haugsand Norwegian Baroque Orchestra

    Orchestral Suite No. 2 in B Minor, BWV 1067: IV. Bourree I - Bourree II / V. Polonaise - Double

    05:48
    $3.40
  • Der Herr ist mein getreuer, BWV 112: Aria. Zum reinen Wasser er mich weist
    Composer(s) Johann Sebastian Bach
    Artist(s) Julian Podger Catherine King: mezzo-soprano Norwegian Baroque Orchestra

    Der Herr ist mein getreuer, BWV 112: Aria. Zum reinen Wasser er mich weist

    03:34
    $1.70
  • Orchestral Suite No. 2 in B Minor, BWV 1067: VI. Menuett
    Composer(s) Johann Sebastian Bach
    Artist(s) Ketil Haugsand Norwegian Baroque Orchestra

    Orchestral Suite No. 2 in B Minor, BWV 1067: VI. Menuett

    01:11
    $1.70
  • Matthew Passion, BWV 244: Part 2. Aria. Erbarme dich, mein Gott
    Composer(s) Johann Sebastian Bach
    Artist(s) Julian Podger Catherine King: mezzo-soprano Norwegian Baroque Orchestra

    Matthew Passion, BWV 244: Part 2. Aria. Erbarme dich, mein Gott

    06:19
    $3.40
  • Orchestral Suite No. 2 in B Minor, BWV 1067: VII. Badinerie
    Composer(s) Johann Sebastian Bach
    Artist(s) Ketil Haugsand Norwegian Baroque Orchestra

    Orchestral Suite No. 2 in B Minor, BWV 1067: VII. Badinerie

    01:41
    $1.70

Total running time: 50 minutes.

Album information

Catherine King and the NBO perform a fascinating collection of arias by J.S. Bach, framed within the movements of his B minor orchestral suite, to create an unusual and attractive Baroque song cycle.

Comprising some of Bach's most beautiful works for alto, this is essentially a posthumous overview - and exhibition - of certain aspects of Bach's creative life.Two arias (Buss und Reu and Erbarme Dich) are drawn from the Matthew Passion, two (Wo zwei und drei versammlet sind and Zum reinen Wasser) from Eastertide cantatas and the Agnus Dei is from his most spectacular choral work: the B minor mass.

Bach reserved some of the most life-changing music he wrote for the alto voice, possibly inspired to greater heights by his wife Anna Magdalena, who was herself an accomplished alto. With the majority of Bach alto arias performed and recorded by men it is refreshing to hear Catherine King's rich alto bring new colours to these works.

The NBO is directed alternately by Julian Podger and harpsichordist Ketil Haugsand, the distinguished pupil of Gustav Leonhardt.