Lorraine Hunt lieberson — Bach: Cantata BWV 170

Winsor Music's Artistic Director Peggy Pearson was a longtime friend and colleague of the late, great mezzo-soprano Lorraine Hunt Lieberson. In 1996, she invited Ms. Lieberson to perform Bach's Cantata BWV 170 ("Vergnügte Ruh', beliebte Seelenlust") with the Greenleaf Chamber Players. The performance was recorded, but that recording was never released to the public. Ms. Lieberson passed away in 2006 at the too-young age of 52, and this year, with permission from the Lieberson estate, Ms. Pearson decided to release the private recording from 1996. The estate and the Greenleaf musicians are graciously allowing us to donate all proceeds from sales of this recording to the Winsor Music education program. 

Peggy Pearson and John Harbison discuss Lorraine Hunt Lieberson and Bach Cantata 170 with host Brian McCreath as part of The Bach Hour.

Originally aired on 99.5 WCRB on July 12, 2015.