The album 'Forgotten Arias', released by Sony Classical, is a wonderful selection of eleven arias and two sinfonias, chosen from the huge oeuvre of Johann Sebastian Bach.
Maarten Engeltjes believes that Bach arias can give meaning to modern existence. Outside the framework of the cantata they suddenly take on a more timeless character. You feel how they search for a meaningful life. What makes man human? ... Bach undertook a musical quest for beauty and meaning, and listening to it can bring us back on a spiritual track.'