Monday, October 26, 2009

This grandest performance of this grandest work

If this doesn't lift your spirits and make your heart sing, nothing will.
My thanks to silvertoadzzz for letting me know it is posted on You Tube.
As noted by silvertoadzzz:

"Jesu, der du meine Seele" ("Jesus, who hast wrested my soul")
BWV 78, J.S. Bach
Choir and Orchestra of the Bach Guild conducted by Felix Prohaska, Vienna, 1954

This is the wonderful duet from the pictured, and unfortunately now out of print, Vanguard Classics CD.* 
Soprano, the amazing Teresa Stitch-Randall, who was born to sing Bach (almost mezzo here), alto Dagmar Hermann
(*By some great accident of good fortune I have the original CD.)

Do yourself a favor and crank up your sound.

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