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Was betrübst du dich, meine Seele?

Geistliche Harmonien erster Theil, Dresden, 1665
author of text
Psalm 42: 6

Robin Blaze (countertenor), The Parley of Instruments
Recording details: September 1998
St Jude-on-the-Hill, Hampstead Garden Suburb, London, United Kingdom
Produced by Martin Compton
Engineered by Antony Howell & Julian Millard
Release date: April 1999
Total duration: 4 minutes 46 seconds

Cover artwork: Neuer Marktplatz in Dresden (1747) by Bernardo Bellotto (1722-1780)
Hermitage, St Petersburg, Russia / Bridgeman Art Library, London
Was betrübst du dich, meine Seele?  [4'46]


'These are exemplary performances of this wonderful repertoire … it is probably unnecessary to recommend the disc; but, if you haven't bought it, hasten to your nearest CD shop' (Early Music Review)

'Blaze sings beautifully here, with steady, unforced, and quite sweet tone, savoring both German and Latin texts … a lovely release' (American Record Guide)

'History aside, this CD is an utter delight. A marvellous introduction to the music J S Bach grew up with' (Classic CD)

'A delightful recital, well worth hearing, and hearing again, especially in these stylish, dedicated and warm-hearted performances. Notes, texts and illustrations are all one could wish for' (Hi-Fi News)

'For its combination of excitingly new repertoire and luminous instrumental textures this CD is a must-have for anyone who wants to understand the early baroque' (Early Music)

'An auspicious solo debut for Robin Blaze and another feather in the cap of The Parley of Instruments' (Classical Express)