Benjamin Appl & Concerto Cologne: Bach

February 3, 2019, 9:00 am

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German baritone Benjamin Appl has been hailed as “the current front-runner in the new generation of Lieder singers” by Gramophone magazine. Trained as a chorister in the renowned Regensburg Cathedral Choir, he continued his studies in Munich and London and was mentored by one of the greatest singers of the 20th century, Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau. Appl says that the music of Bach has been an inspiration from the time he began singing: “His is a music that breaks down inner barriers and because of its brilliant construction is one that has a unique spiritual and emotional power.” On this album, Appl is joined by Concerto Cologne for a selection of arias from Bach’s cantatas and Passion settings.