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Alex Bellamy — Bach’s Oboes

Jonathan Manson — Komm, süßes Kreuz

J.S. Bach — Aus Liebe will mein Heiland sterben

Bach Secular Cantatas – Edinburgh International Festival – The Scotsman

Ken Walton, The Scotsman


★★★★

The latter was the more persuasive, not just for its uncommonly extravagant orchestration – trumpets, horns and timps crowning the wind and strings with resplendent euphoria – but also the compositional grit that gives rugged theatrical edge to otherwise standard cantata numbers, and which the Dunedin singers engagingly characterised.

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Bach — John Passion, BBC Proms 2017

John Butt — Performing Bach

Magnificat – Classical MPR Review

Jodi Gustafson, Classical MPR

The effect is reverent and seamless. The musicianship of the singers and the players is flawless, and it’s interesting to hear the works in their historical context.’

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Six Brandenburg Concertos — CD Introduction