JS Bach: Cantata BWV 158

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COMPOSERS: JS Bach
LABELS: Hanssler
WORKS: Cantata BWV 158; excerpts from BWV 13 83, 117, 178; Sacred Songs and Arias from the Schemelli Songbook
PERFORMER: Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau (bass-baritone)
CATALOGUE NO: CD 94.201 Archive (1953-59)

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Fischer-Dieskau’s artistry prevails gloriously over heavy string vibrato, tinny harpsichord and weighty bass. Recorded 52 years ago his distinctive voice, finely focused and intensely expressive, still enthrals. George Pratt