CD: Bach solo bass cantatas / Michael Volle, AkAMus
Accentus Music to record a new CD of Bach’s Solo Bass Cantatas with Michael Volle and the Akademie für Alte Musik Berlin, to be released in spring 2017.
Akademie für Alte Musik Berlin © Uwe Arens
Michael Volle © Wilfried Hösl
Next to the big choral works like the Mass in B minor or the St. John’s and St. Matthew’s Passions as well as his a-cappella motets, Johann Sebastian Bach’s over 200 preserved cantatas represent the corpus of his sacred choral and orchestral music. Written in an almost weekly cycle for every Sunday of the Christian year, their musical diversity and beauty is astounding. Among the cantatas, three are written for solo-bass, to which Michael Volle regularly lends his warm yet powerful baritone voice in concerts all around Europe. In late November / early December, he will record them at the Christuskirche Berlin, together with the Akademie für Alte Musik Berlin, one of the world’s leading orchestras specialized in historic performance.
Johann Sebastian Bach:
Cantata „Ich habe genug“, BWV 82
Sinfonia from „Am Abend aber desselbigen Sabbats”
Cantata: „Der Friede sei mit Dir“
Sinfonia from “Wir müssen durch viel Trübsal” BWV 146,1
Cantata: „Ich will den Kreuzstab gerne tragen“ BWV 56
Michael Volle, baritone
Akademie für Alte Musik Berlin
A production of Accentus Music in co-production with Deutschlandradio Kultur.
The CD is scheduled for release in spring 2017.
Production Company Accentus Music
Co-Production Company Deutschlandradio
Musical style Classical
Composer Johann Sebastian Bach
Soloist Michael Volle, baritone
Orchestra / Band Akademie für Alte Musik Berlin
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