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(US) Opera Today Review: "Matthias Goerne: Bach Cantatas for Bass" (by Jack Pepper, 03 Sep 2017))

Contributed by admin on Sep 10, 2017

"In this new release for Harmonia Mundi, German baritone Matthias Goerne presents us with two gems of Bach’s cantata repertoire, with the texts of both BWV 56 and 82 exploring one’s sense of hope in death.  Goerne adeptly interprets the paradoxical combination of hope and despair that underpins these works, deploying a graceful lyricism alongside a richer, darker bass register. ...