Alexander Grychtolik - Bach: Angenehme Melodei (Huldigungskantaten, BWV 216a & 210a) (2017)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 52:39 minutes | 1.03 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital booklet
It’s amazing to think that world première recordings of Bach are possible today at all. The harpsichordist Alexander Grychtolik has painstakingly reconstructed two homage cantatas from Bach’s Leipzig years. The first, Erwählte Pleissenstadt (BWV 216a), survives only in a draft libretto and a few fragments of notation rediscovered in 2003 among the posthumous papers of a Japanese pianist. The second, O angenehme Melodei (BWV 210a), survives only in a soprano part and a separate print of the libretto for the earliest of its three versions.