On Thursday March 8 „The RIAS Bach Cantatas Project“ with Karl Ristenpart is presented in the program TonArt on WDR 3 (Western German Radio). Cellist Arabella Ristenpart, Ristenpart’s granddaughter, is the special guest of the program.
On March 8 at 15:05 PM Arabella Ristenpart will speak about the project of her grandfather on WDR 3.
The recordings of the Bach cantatas presented in this boxed set formed part of a project initiated by the conductor Karl Ristenpart at the RIAS Berlin in 1947. Although he was not able to record the complete cantatas as planned, the existing recordings nonetheless document a Bach ideal which was pioneering in its day: small-scale choral and orchestral forces, the professionalisation of interpretation in the choir, text-oriented articulation also for the soloists, and a fine balance between rhetorical succinctness and expressive performance.