Bach: Easter Cantatas - Ton Koopman

Ton Koopman with the Amsterdam Baroque gives a textured and powerful performance of Bach's surviving Easter Cantatas

Composer:  Bach
Repertoire: Easter Cantatas
Artists: Amsterdam Baroque/ Ton Koopman
Rating:  4/5 
Genre: Orchestral 
Label: Challenge Classics CC72231

Bach’s surviving Easter cantatas, which date from 1707 to the late 1720s, provide the perfect point of entry for anyone unfamiliar with the composer’s works for the church year. Top marks to Challenge Classics for bringing together the Easter compositions from Ton Koopman’s ongoing Bach cantata project, especially so given the generally persuasive nature of these performances and their powerful commitment to textual expression and musical gesture.