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Bach Kantaten BWV 12, 78, 150

bach_akademia.jpg Akadêmia has recorded works by Johann Sebastian Bach. I like to think about this release like you might about something to drink: choose the category that pleases you, be it juice, wine, or anything really. Certain drinks swirl in the glass thicker than others, they hug the glass, their texture more viscus, more supple. This is the type of drink we have of Bach with the vocal ensemble Akadêmia, focusing on works by Bach that follow an ostinato bass: cantatas BWV 12, 78, and 150; motet BWV 118. One per part singing for solos, supple instrumentals, and above all else, a tight, rich sound. While I have been surveying cantata releases by a number of ensembles over the years (Rousset, Koopman, Gardiner, etc.), no single disc provides quite as much enjoyment. Highly recommended.

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