Johann Sebastian Bach – first recordings on period instruments

Alfred Deller (1912 – 1979)

the „godfather of the countertenor“ was one of the main figures in the performance of renaissance and baroque music. Much more than a handful recordings documentate his stupendous artistical and technical energy. Over sixty years ago in May 1954 his was in the Franziskanerkirche in Vienna to record music by Johann Sebastian Bach. Amongst his fellow campaigners were pioneers of the early music scene: Marie Leonhardt & Eduard Melkus (baroque violins), Michel Piguet (baroque oboe), Nikolaus Harnoncourt (baroque cello) and Gustav Leonhardt (organ & conductor)

to be released in dezember 2016

Johann Sebastian Bach


Johann Sebastian Bach (1685 – 1750)
«Vergnügte Ruh‘ beliebte Seelenlust» cantata BWV 170
«Agnus Dei» Mass, in B minor BWV 232
«Widerstehe doch der Sünde» cantata BWV 54

Alfred Deller (counter-tenor)

Leonhardt Baroque Ensemble

Michel Piguet (oboe), Eduard Melkus (baroque violin), Marie Leonhardt (baroque violin), Kurt Theiner (baroque viola), Alice Hoffelner (baroque viola), Nikolaus Harnoncourt (baroque cello), Alfred Planyavsky (violone)
Gustav Leonhardt   conductor & organ

recorded at Franziskanerkirche, Vienna, May 1954
digitalized from vinyl: «The Bach Guild» BG-550 (mono)

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EAN code 4260307431723