Systematic Discussions of Bach’s Other Vocal Works
Magnificat in E flat major BWV 243a
Discussions in the Week of May 30, 2004Sw Anandgyan wrote (May 31, 2004):
About BWV 243a
In one of those second-hand record stores in Montreal was available a recording of the Magnificat in E flat major conducted by Roland Büchner on the Glissando label at less than half the regular price.
The only review I've read was from the Goldberg magazine and there was a mention of what was considered like an over-sized choir ...
I was inquiring for owners' comments. Thanks.
Gabriel Jackson wrote (May 31, 2004):
Sw Anandgyan wrote: "The only review I've read was from the Goldberg magazine and there was a mention of what was considered like an over-sized choir ..."
That's interesting - International Record Review complained about the same thing.
Sw Anandgyan wrote (June 1, 2004):
First Attempt At Participating
This is the week for discussing the Magnificat BWV 243a.
I have two recordings of this oeuvre; Hengelbrock and Herreweghe.
The first one mentioned on the label DHM is more energetic, crisper and may I use the word 'pungent' ? The tender moments are indeed quite affecting ( as the Quia Respexit, the Et Misericordia Eius and the Suscepit Israel ).
The second one on HM is more elegant, as if the playing and singing was more contained, or subdued, in the name of beauty but is not without exuberance when this is required ( as in the very first section ).
I resonate more to the Herreweghe recording and prefer it to the Hengelbrock though this latter one is quite close quality-wise.
I realize my first attempt in the weekly discussion is quite weak. May this post be used as a contrast to enlighten the smart and substantial ones ...
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