Aston Magna 2018 Season, A Garden of Delights

Eric Hoeprich, clarinet; Julie Leven, violin; Artistic Director Daniel Stepner, violin; David Miller, viola, Loretta O’Sullivan, cello. Photo courtesy of Aston Magna Music Festival

Let’s talk about Bach. Specifically, his Cantata No. 82.

If you want the very definition of the sublime (OK, I confess I overuse the word, but grant me this one chance,) then this cantata is it.

Scored for vocal soloist (either soprano or bass), solo woodwind (oboe or flute), and strings, Cantata No. 82, titled “Ich habe genug” (“I have enough”) was composed by Bach in 1727 for the Feast of the Purification of the Virgin, also known as Candlemas.

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