Alex Potter, BWV 118, BWV 198, BWV 45, Collegium Vocale Gent, Dorothee Mields, Meins Lebens Licht, Peter Kooij, Philippe Herreweghe, Thomas Hobbs
Since January 2020, when I heard that Philippe Herreweghe and Collegium Vocale Gent were recording BWV 45, 118, and 198 with my favorite soloists, I have been eager to listen to that new album, “Meins Lebens Licht.” The release date, March 19, is now almost here, and there are some excellent previews available that I would love to share today.
There is a wonderful “making of” video of this CD recording. Find it here. In this video, soprano Dorothee Mields and bass Peter Kooij talk about how much working with Herreweghe means to them, you see a glimpse of how Herreweghe works with his choir and orchestra, and … you get to hear the exhilirating opening chorus of Cantata 45 in its entirety, part of the beautiful motet “O, Jesu Christ, Meins Lebens Licht,” and several excerpts of the choral movements of Cantata 198. Some of my all-time favorite music, performed by some of the most sensitive interpreters of this repertoire today: it’s a bit of heaven for me.
On the record label’s website, you can hear a bit of each track. Find that here. If you like all of this, please consider supporting the artists by pre-ordering this album. That way you can also start listening right away on March 19. Pre-order here on iTunes, or here on Amazon.
Wieneke Gorter, February 27, 2021
I just happened to stumble across your blog, and have been watching the “making of video” for “Meins Lebens Licht”, and have Ive been thoroughly enjoying it! I’m a big fan of Herreweghe’s Bach recordings, and it’s a wonderful experience to see him in action, so to speak.
Thank you for posting the link, and I look forward to getting around to reading all of your blog posts
Cheers from Canada,