CVS009 - CD - BACH - Magnificat
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CD - Bach - Magnificat

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Against the sullen spirits and faces of winter, Bach awakens, with his Magnificat, the warm and comforting promise of salvation made to mankind. And then, all sing in unison: "My soul proclaims the greatness of the Lord, my Spirit rejoices in God my Saviour!"


La Chapelle Harmonique
Valentin Tournet,

Marie Perbost, Hana Blažíková, sopranos 
Eva Zaïcik, alto
Thomas Hobbs, tenor
Stephan MacLeod, bass

Johann-Sebastian Bach (1685-1750)

Cantata BWV 63 “Christen, Ätzet Diesen Tag”
Magnificat of Nativity BWV 243A

The Magnificat, written to celebrate Mary’s joy after the Annunciation, and the oldest Christmas Cantata of Bach (Weimar, 1713), form an overwhelming fresco of a Nativity, foundation of the world. With these masterful works, Johann-Sebastian Bach opens up for us the gates of  what is sacred as well as  to our own relationship with spirituality. These pieces, amongst the most beautiful ever composed, are no doubt the best way possible to open the Christmas period. Led here by the very young but nonetheless inspired Valentin Tournet who conducts his ensemble La Chapelle Harmonique.

Recorded live in December 2018 at the Royal Chapel of Versailles.

Booklet in French, English, German - Duration: 59'13

  Find this CD in digital format on our Live Opéra Versailles platform!


→ Bach : Magnificat par Valentin Tournet et sa Chapelle Harmonique - FRANCE MUSIQUE (22 octobre 2019)
→ Bach : Magnificat - FRANCE INTER (22 décembre 2019)