Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750)
Cantatas for Soprano solo
Dorothee Mields, soprano
Michi Gaigg, direction
Cantata ‘Ich bin in mir vergnügt’ BWV 204
Cantata ‘Mein Herze schwimmt im Blut’ BWV 199 (Weimar 1714 version)
Aria ‘Alles mit Gott und nichts ohn’ ihn’ BWV 1127 (verses 1, 4, 8 & 12)
The beauty of sighs and laments.
Gripping […], expressive […], moving.
Crescendo, February/March 2016
The wonderful Dorothee Mields: […] she controls her voice perfectly in all registers, shining brightly, slim, with warmth and declamatory strength, with moving restraint. This is charismatic singing. And this is delicate playing: the L’Orfeo Barockorchester proves itself receptive and unfolds Bach’s sensual score in all its fine nuances. The spoken and unspoken texts relate a longing which is deeper and more universal than words can express. Only one person was able to do this. Bach forever.
Bayern Klassik, CD Tipp, Andreas Grabner, 23 February 2016
Or put is as an understatement, Dorothee Mields and the L’Orfeo Barockorchester, directed by Michi Gaigg, simply make good music.
Fono Forum, Star of the Month, Matthias Hengelbrock, March 2016
The lightness and fluidity of these performances, technically impeccable without revealing any of the considerable effort behind that perfection, make one hope that more Bach sacred works will be on the group’s studio docket.
The Washington Post, Charles T. Downey, 6 May 2016
klassik.com, 15 January 2016
The oboes have ample opportunity to excel in this recording, so do the solo flute and the viola obligato; the continuo breathes solid serenity […].
Musik und Theater, Reinmar Wagner, January/February 2016