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Recording of the Month: January 2017

J S Bach:  Cantatas nos. 54, 82 & 170    Hyperion CDA 68111

Archangelo conducted by Jonathan Cohen, countertenor Iestyn Davies

These three great Bach church cantatas for choir, orchestra and solo alto are coupled with two orchestral sinfonias, both of which will be refreshingly familiar (having been used by Bach elsewhere). These are superb performances of the three solo alto cantatas demanding artistry of a special order. This new release, right at the end of 2016, is highly recommended as enjoyable listening for the start of 2017. A list of tracks and audio excerpts and ordering details are available from http://www.prestoclassical.co.uk/search.php?searchString=CDA68111