||Bach / Bartosz / Isidro / Koopman / Kuhnau / York|
Bach/Kuhnau - Magnificat DVDs (2005)
Ulrik Spang-Hanssen Performer The work of Johann Sebastian Bach has enchanted listeners for centuries, and is kept alive by the constant stream of artists who love to remould his works. This fascinating piece sees conductor Ton Koopman taking a shot at Bach's MAGNIFICAT, while complementing it with Johann Kuhnau's version as well (Kuhnau preceded Bach as the cantor at Leipzig's St. Thomas Church). With the Amsterdam Baroque Orchestra and Choir on hand to provide a fitting musical accompaniment, stars such as Orlanda Velez Isidro, Deborah York, and Bogna Bartosz help illustrate why MAGNIFICAT is one of the legendary composer's greatest ...