A hand-picked ensemble of soloists join together with the Gächinger Kantorei and the Bach-Collegium Stuttgart under the direction of Helmuth Rilling to give a truly definitive performance of this pre-eminent masterwork.
For more than 20 years, this quartet has been a musical melting pot, artfully blending American jazz, European classics, Indian and African music into an instantly recognizable, meditative sound experience.
Bulat Okudzhava's concert was the first of its kind during the upheaval period in the Gorbachev era of glasnost and perestroika. Much of what Bulat Okudzhava says and sings in this concert sheds light on the political developments that ultimately…
The members of the ensemble are all distinguished soloists who represent a high level of artistry. This is traditional Indian folkloristic music at its purest, presented with a high level of interaction between the musicians.
The performance features the talents of today's leading Bach expert, Helmuth Rilling with his Gächinger Kantorei and Bach-Collegium Stuttgart, in the first performance of this work since its rediscovery in 1988.