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J.S. Bach - Cantatas, Vol.33 (BWV 41, 92, and 130)

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Catalogue numberBIS-SACD-1541
Release date2006-10-15
Discs1
Orig. sample rate44100Hz

BBC Music Magazine: outstanding; Music Web International: outstanding.

'Consistently outstanding performances, musical beyond belief, and worthy of any collection' (MusicWeb International); 'Yet again a fine achievement, striking the right balance between deep contemplation and freshness of approach.' (International Record Review); 'The same thrillingly high standard as the whole series.' (Pizzicato); 'Suzuki and his Bach Collegium Japan continue to overwhelm us.' (Classica-Répertoire) – the list could go on and on! These quotes from all over the world apply to Volume 28 of Bach Collegium Japan's Cantata cycle, but the reception has repeated itself throughout this series. On the present, 33rd instalment Masaaki Suzuki has chosen to open with a jubilant New Year cantata, Jesu, nun sei gepreiset, first performed on 1 January 1725. Only a few weeks later BWV 92 was performed, exhorting the congregation of Bach's Thomaskirche in Leipzig to surrender to God’s will and God’s hand. In this unusually long cantata Bach pays special attention to creating variety, and illustrates the text with powerful musical images. The closing cantata is BWV130, composed for Michaelmas - a feast day in celebration of the Archangel Michael and all the angels. Again a festive work, in which trumpets and timpani play an important part, notably in the bass aria ‘Der alte Drache brennt’, a display piece in which the trumpets play as if in combat with the ‘old dragon’. Here we also hear German bass singer Dominik Wörner, who with this disc makes a fortuitous début with the Bach Collegium Japan. He is joined by Jan Kobow, tenor, who has appeared before in the cycle, and regular soloists Yukari Nonoshita, soprano and Robin Blaze, counter-tenor.
 
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  Composer: Bach, Johann Sebastian
  Jesu, nun sei gepreiset, BWV41 27:32
01 1. [Chorus]. Jesu, nun sei gepreiset… 07:52 $ 1.65 USD
02 2. Aria (Soprano). Laß uns, o höchster Gott, das Jahr
vollbringen…
05:39 $ 1.19 USD
03 3. Recitativo (Alto). Ach! deine Hand, dein Segen muß
allein…
01:06 $ 0.23 USD
04 4. Aria (Tenore). Woferne du den edlen Frieden… 09:44 $ 2.04 USD
05 5. Recitativo [& Choral] (Basso). Doch weil der Feind… 01:02 $ 0.22 USD
06 6. Choral. Dein ist allein die Ehre… 02:09 $ 0.45 USD
 
 
  Composer: Bach, Johann Sebastian
  Ich hab in Gottes Herz und Sinn, BWV92 29:59
07 1. [Chorus]. Ich hab in Gottes Herz und Sinn… 06:17 $ 1.32 USD
08 2. Recitativo (Basso). Es kann mir fehlen nimmermehr… 03:42 $ 0.78 USD
09 3. Aria (Tenore). Seht, seht! wie reißt, wie bricht, wie
fällt…
03:12 $ 0.67 USD
10 4. Choral (Alto). Zudem ist Weisheit und Verstand… 03:53 $ 0.82 USD
11 5. Recitativo (Tenore). Wir wollen nun nicht länger
zagen…
01:13 $ 0.26 USD
12 6. Aria (Basso). Das Brausen von den rauhen Winden… 04:10 $ 0.88 USD
13 7. Recitativo [& Choral] (Soprano, Alto, Tenore, Basso).Ei
nun, mein Gott…
02:28 $ 0.52 USD
14 8. Aria (Soprano). Meinem Hirten bleib ich treu… 03:56 $ 0.83 USD
15 9. Choral. Soll ich denn auch des Todes Weg… 01:08 $ 0.24 USD
 
 
  Composer: Bach, Johann Sebastian
  Herr Gott, dich loben alle wir, BWV130 15:04
16 1. [Chorus]. Herr Gott, dich loben alle wir… 03:02 $ 0.64 USD
17 2. Recitativo (Alto). Ihr heller Glanz und hohe Weisheit
zeigt…
00:51 $ 0.18 USD
18 3. Aria (Basso). Der alte Drache brennt vor Neid… 04:18 $ 0.90 USD
19 4. Recitativo (Soprano, Tenore). Wohl aber uns, daß Tag und
Nacht…
01:17 $ 0.27 USD
20 5. Aria (Tenore). Laß, o Fürst der Cherubinen… 04:21 $ 0.91 USD
21 6. Choral. Darum wir billig loben dich… 01:15 $ 0.26 USD
 
  Album total 72:35
Choir & orchestraBach Collegium Japan
ComposerBach, Johann Sebastian
ConductorSuzuki, Masaaki
SopranoNonoshita, Yukari
Counter-tenorBlaze, Robin
TenorKobow, Jan
BassWörner, Dominik

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