The two works on this disc perfectly illustrate a particular type of secular cantata, the so-called ‘dramma per musica’. In such works the libretto is constructed dramatically, and the singers embody various roles, such as gods and other characters from antiquity, and allegorical figures.
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BACH Secular Cantatas Vol. 4 Academic Cantatas. Bach Collegium Japan / Masaaki Suzuki. BIS SACD
Both cantatas recorded here are ‘academic’ cantatas, composed in honour of eminent members of the faculty at the University of Leipzig.
This disc features acclaimed British tenor Roderick Williams who will be appearing at the Proms this summer.
Previous volumes available at special prices until 26th June 2014: