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ATMA Classique Unveils its Plan for the release of Bach's Complete Sacred Cantatas on SACD
February 5, 2004
Cannes, Midem Classical, January 27, 2004. CANADA'S ATMA Classique has unveiled plans to make the first Super Audio CD (SACD) recording of Bach's 200 sacred cantatas. Pierre Dionne, ATMA's marketing director, said there would be three to four releases a year, which means the series will take 15 years. “The recordings will also take account of recent research, which shows that Bach intended the solos and choruses to be performed with one voice per part”, he added.

Soloists will be Suzie LeBlanc, Daniel Taylor, Charles Daniels among others, with musicians from the Montreal Baroque, directed by Eric Milnes. The first volume, on the theme of the feast of St John the Baptist, is due in October.