Bach Cantatas

Johann Sebastian Bach: Cantatas

BWV 56 "Ich will den Kreuzstab gerne tragen"
BWV 82 "Ich habe genung"(*)
Elja Puukko, baritone
Baroque Orchestra Opus X
directed by Petri Tapio Mattson
released 2/1999 (Fuga OY Fuga-9104)

(*) Bach's own spelling! (Also adopted by the Neue Bach-Ausgabe, in case you wonder)

This CD is the first (commercial) recording produced by a Finnish Baroque orchestra.
It also remains one of the few recordings of Bach church cantatas to use the original continuo instrumentation of both church organ and harpsichord. (For additional information see Laurence Dreyfus' excellent study "Bach's continuo Group".)