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28 Sep 2005

Florilegium at Wigmore Hall,11712,1579785,00.html

wigmorehallinterior.gifby George Hall [The Guardian, 28 September 2005]

Bach's cantatas open a window onto the intensity of early 18th-century Lutheran piety. The text of No 199 begins with the image of a heart swimming in blood, then dwells on the anguished guilt of the sinner before he is reconciled to God in the joyful final aria.

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