but you know I´ve noticed these imperfections since long ago, they ´haven´t bothered me very much since then as I took them as something authentic, somewhat of innate beauty. I even began to think that it must be exactly like that how it was performed in Bach´s era. Back then they didn´t have time to rehearse a lot, they had to perform often and most probably under stress ( Bach composed lots of cantatas on every occasion ) since it was the only way how listeners could listen to music. Although a discipline in a choir was very strict and I have no doubts boys did their best under such conditions, but still life is life and it couldn´t escape imperfections of any live performances....It is a pity that the contribution with boy sopranos is no longer possible.Voices are breaking too early and there is too little time.Also commercially is it a risk.I am willing to accept the imperfections of a young boy soprano,there are certainly very beautiful arias and if it is good it is beyond belief.The timbre of a young boy is something special and not replaceable by a soprano.
So is an explanation of my overall judgement of Leonhardt´s recordings, that´s why I put more attention on a concept of performance , on orchestra, tempos than on a choir.