Bach: Cantatas for the Complete Liturgical Year Vol. 5: "Geist und Selle wird verwirret" (11 th Sunday after Trinity) - Cantatas BWV 179 · 35 · 164 · 17 Cantata BWV 35 [26:17] Sigiswald Kuijken In the autumn of 1726 Bach embarked on a series of solo and dialogue cantatas for the first time, in which the virtuoso skills of individual soloists were given pride of place rather than a choir.
Stream ad-free or purchase CD's and MP3s now on Amazon.com. The tenor throughout all six cantatas is the superbly accomplished Christoph Genz whose work I have commended elsewhere in the series, and I also found the soprano Katharine Fuge on the first disc admirable. If there is a voice I tend to be uncomfortable with it is the alto voice, and the male alto timbre in particular. J.S.