RIAS Kammerchor, Akademie für Alte Musik Berlin, René Jacobs J.S. Bach: Secular Cantatas, BWV 201, 205 & 213
Catalogue No.: HMM93154445
Release Date: 8th January 2021
Bach’s secular cantatas afford us a glimpse of what he could have written had he been tempted to write an opera.
They reveal a composer who was highly sensitive not only to the place where they were to be performed (in the Zimmermann café or gardens in
Leipzig) but also to the texts he was given to set and to the audience that was to listen to them.
The result is a number of fascinating works which demonstrate the full range of Bach’s musical palette.