Bach: Arias (CD)

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Artist:
Teddy Tahu Rhodes, Sara Macliver, Orchestra of the Antipodes, Anthony Walker, Brett Weymark

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Acclaimed singer Teddy Tahu Rhodes brings his wonderful artistry and rich voice to these beautiful bass arias by the great master, JS Bach. The complete cantata No. 82 'Ich habe genug' is joined by joyous duets with soprano Sara Macliver, and highlights from the St Matthew Passion and well-known cantatas such as 'Sleepers Wake' and 'Now Thank We All Our God'. Heartfelt performances create an exceptional atmosphere of peace. Tracks include that eternal testament to faithful love: 'Bist du bei mir'.

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Reviews:

"Mr. Rhodes is a most expressive singer, whose deep bass hues are combined with the clarity and slight edge of the higher baritone register to result in a voice of both total authority and remarkable beauty...His is the perfect voice for Bach" - MusicWeb International

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Tracklisting:

Cantata BWV82 'Ich habe genug' (It is enough)
I. Aria: Ich habe genug (It is enough)
II. Recitative: Ich habe genug (It is enough)
III. Aria: Schlummert ein, ihr matten Augen (Sleep, dull eyes)
IV. Recitative: Mein Gott! (O God!)
V. Aria: Ich freue mich auf meinen Tod (I look forward to my death)
Kirsten Barry – oboe

Cantata BWV140 'Wachet auf' (Sleepers, wake): III. Mein Freund ist mein (My beloved is mine)
Sara Macliver – soprano

Cantata BWV192 'Nun danket alle Gott' (Now thank we all our God): II. Der ewig reiche Gott (May God, eternally bounteous)
Sara Macliver – soprano

Cantata BWV8 'Liebster Gott, wenn werd ich sterben?' (Dearest God, when shall I die?): IV. Doch weichet, ihr tollen vergeblichen Sorgen! (Begone, you wild, vain cares!)

Cantata BWV73 'Herr, wie du willt' (Lord, your will be done): IV. Herr, so Du willt (Lord, let it be as you will)

Cantata BWV39 'Brich dem Hungrigen dein Brot' (Break your bread with the hungry): IV. Wohlzutun und mitzuteilen (Do good works and share with other)

St Matthew Passion, BWV244:
Mache dich, mein Herze, rein (Purify yourself, my heart)
Gebt mir mein Jesum wieder (Give me my Jesus back!)

Bist du bei mir (With you at my side), BWV508 (formerly attributed to JS Bach, now believed to be by Gottfried Heinrich Stölzel)

Orchestra of the Antipodes
Antony Walker, Brett Weymark – conductors