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Bach : Cantates pour basse seule, BWV 56, 82 et 158. Greco, Bronda.
Format : 1 CD
Total Time : 00:49:36

Recording : 01/09/2018
Location : Groningen
Country : Pays-Bas
Sound : Stereo

Label : Brilliant
Catalog No. : BRIL95942
EAN : 5028421959429
Price Code : DM009A

Publishing Year : 2019
Release Date : 02/10/2019

Genre : Classical
Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750)
Cantate "Ich habe genung", BWV 82
Cantate "Der Friede sei mit dir", BWV 158
Cantate "Ich will den Kreuzstab gerne tragen", BWV 56

David Greco, basse
Luthers Bach Ensemble
Tymen Jan Bronda, direction

Difficile de s’imposer dans le registre hyper-concurrentiel des cantates pour basse de Bach reprises également dans plusieurs de ses passions. L’option prise par le baryton australien David Greco et ses amis du Luthers Bach Ensemble est d’ailleurs courageuse : orchestre léger, chœur semi-professionnel et dépouillement visant à l’essentiel. Une démarche parfaitement respectable mais qui se heurte à quelques limites. Celle, avant tout, de la soliste hautboïste australienne Amy Power, dont l’interprétation manquant de légèreté et, parfois légèrement de justesse, entache la BWV 82 dont nous avons les versions des spécialistes baroques bien en tête malheureusement. Limite aussi de l’ensemble instrumental dont l’interprétation, honnête, manque de dramaturgie et de poigne. Limite encore du violon solo Joanna Huszcza dont l’archet ne vient pas toujours à bout avec naturel et aisance de la partition BWV 158. Très légère limite, encore, pour le baryton David Greco qui peine à descendre aussi bas qu’exigé dans l’aria final de la BWV 82. On appréciera cependant l’élégance globale de l’interprétation de cet artiste qui permet à cet enregistrement de figurer comme un second choix, loin derrière Kooy/Herreweghe toutefois. (Thierry Jacques Collet)

A trio of Bach’s devotional masterpieces from a vibrant young Dutch early-music ensemble and an exciting Australian baritone. Having studied with the great Bach bass Peter Kooy, David Greco has established himself as a fine interpreter of oratorio and opera throughout Australia and Europe. He has sung with Ton Koopman’s Amsterdam Baroque Soloists as well as Monteverdi with Le Nuove Musiche – acclaimed for their Brilliant Classics recordings of the madrigals – and taken the role of Aeneas in Purcell’s opera at the Brisbane Baroque Festival. David Greco’s partnership with Luthers Bach Ensemble stretches back to his time as a student in The Netherlands in 2009, and this album marks the culmination of over a decade of performing the works of J.S Bach together. These solo bass cantatas are often reserved for singers of more mature years due to their weighty themes of worldly fatigue, death and redemption, but the interpretations here are infused with youth and cosmopolitan openness, with the aim of finding a united expression and interpretation in order to pay tribute to the universal nature of J.S Bach’s music, and to the personal, touching expression at the heart of each musical phrase. ‘I’ve always had a deep affinity for this music,’ says David Greco, who enjoyed a breakthrough moment in appearances with Dame Emma Kirkby, doyenne of early-music sopranos. ‘I think it’s an aesthetic thing because I find it to be super passionate and Romantic in the truest sense of the word. The boundless possibilities of expression interest me very much and I just feel so at home with it.’ These three cantatas all date from the full flower of Bach’s maturity as Capellmeister to the Church of St Thomas in Leipzig. All three explore the very Lutheran longing for death as a state in which the soul is reunited with God in peace, finally relieved from earthly torments. Lamentation and consolation are thus united in arias of sublime beauty.

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