J.S. Bach: Secular Cantatas
Bach Collegium Japan / Masaaki Suzuki
Only some twenty works out of what was originally a far greater number of secular cantatas have survived in performable condition. They nevertheless offer a welcome complement to our image of Bach the church musician, and reveal a composer who approached secular music with the same artistic integrity and demand for quality that we find in his sacred music.
“These are unusually colourful and vivid performances, even by the standards so far set by Suzuki’s Bach Collegium Japan..." International Record Review
“A welcome addition to the ongoing rehabilitation of Bach’s undervalued secular cantatas.” BBC Music Magazine
"[Eine] wunderbar pointierte, humorvolle und wiederum tiefempfundene Wiedergabe..." Klassik-Heute.de
See also Bach Collegium Japan's recordings of the sacred cantatas