Natalie Dessay's second Bach project with Emmanuelle Haïm is stylistically uneasy.
There's a childlike freshness to the chorale in "Jauchzett Gott in allen Landen", but the coloratura is slippery and the slow aria too smoochy for devotional purposes. Neil Brough (trumpet) and Patrick Beaugirard (oboe) are outstanding, but why use two different flautists in "Ich habe genug"? This too has a sensuality that seems misplaced, though Dessay's dramatic account of "Mein Herze schwimmit in Blut" is persuasive.
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