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  SS 89924
  Bach: Arias - Angelika Kirchschlager
  Bach: Arias

Angelika Kirchschlager (mezzo soprano)
Giuliano Carmignola (violin)
Venice Baroque Orchestra
Andrea Marcon (conductor)
Track listing:
  Classical - Vocal
  Single Layer
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Reviews: 2

Review by Julien August 16, 2006 (9 of 9 found this review helpful)
Performance:   Sonics:  
I listened to it in stereo only. What a recording ! Pure DSD I believe, this sounds even better than the Carmignola Vivaldi recordings, that are already really great. But this, oh my ! The performance is as good as I can imagine it, and the recording is so close to reality that I would give six stars if I could ! Helpful ?

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Review by beardawgs February 6, 2004 (9 of 9 found this review helpful)
Performance:   Sonics:
An absolutely beautiful disc. For anyone new to Bach this is a must. Angelika Kirchschlager has a beautifully agile and flexible voice and one can hear from her performance that she understands what she is singing about. Like with every other vocal show-off selection, she sings arias which are most suitable for her voice, generally on the slow side and the disc as a whole has a certain nocturnal quality.

Playing of the Venice Baroque Orchestra is equally superb. The recording is spacious and natural (in MC) and the acoustics of the recording venue are well captured. Lush orchestral sound is a perfect match to her dark voice.

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Works: 10  

Johann Sebastian Bach - Cantata "Am Abend aber desselbigen Sabbats", BWV 42
Johann Sebastian Bach - Cantata "Erfreute Zeit im neuen Bunde", BWV 83
Johann Sebastian Bach - Cantata "Ich habe genung", BWV 82
Johann Sebastian Bach - Cantata "Ich steh mit einem Fuß im Grabe", BWV 156 (after BWV 1056)
Johann Sebastian Bach - Cantata "Vergnügte Ruh, beliebte Seelenlust", BWV 170
Johann Sebastian Bach - Cantata "Wer mich liebet, der wird mein Wort halten", BWV 74 (after BWV 59)
Johann Sebastian Bach - Cantata "Widerstehe doch der Sünde", BWV 54
Johann Sebastian Bach - Mass in B minor, BWV 232
Johann Sebastian Bach - Matthäuspassion, BWV 244 (St Matthew Passion)
Johann Sebastian Bach - Weihnachtsoratorium (Christmas Oratorio), BWV 248