The Apotheosis of the Motet in Baroque Germany
Bach's motets, most of them composed during the 1730s, occupy a rather special position in his output. Never did the Cantor of St. Thomas's devote such meticulous attention to the musical expression of the word, never did he exploit so great a variety of tone-colours, texture and effects. It is as if the entire panoply of Baroque ?expressionism? were concentrated in the settings of the scriptural texts. And once again, in perpetuating a religious genre inherited from his own forefathers, Bach bears it to its highest degree of perfection.
This title was released for the first time in 1986.
Johann Sebastian BACH (Compositeur)
Agnès MELLON (Interprète Secondaire)
Greta de REYGHERE (Interprète Secondaire)
Vincent DARRAS (Interprète Secondaire)
Howard CROOK (Interprète Secondaire)
Peter KOOY (Interprète Secondaire)
La Chapelle Royale (Interprète Principal)
Collegium Vocale Gent (Interprète Principal)
Philippe HERREWEGHE (Interprète Principal)