Les Passions de l'Ame - Schabernack - A Treasure Trove of Musical Jokes
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks)+cue, log, m3u, booklet | 56:29 min | 285 MB
Label: Deutsche Harmonia Mundi – 88985415492 | Tracks: 34 | Rls.date: 2017
The group of Weimar cantatas is exciting on many levels. The purpose Bach expressed in his Mühlhausen resignation letter – which became a master beam of the musical edice he built throughout his life – is expressed with an even more seminal vigour, due to the restrictions it suffered previously. Besides the beauty of the surviving works, which renders the loss of the missing ones all the more bitter, it is moving to see the musician engage, with each new piece, in experiments with form, ideas, and the language for expressing the word of God through the most sensitive possible texts. The choice of developing themes dear to him enabled him to afirm and deepen his faith.