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J.S. Bach - Cantatas Vol. 27 (BWV 5, 80 and 115)

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Catalogue numberBIS-CD-1421
Release date2005-03-30
Discs1
Orig. sample rate44100Hz

Ein feste Burg ist unser Gott (BWV 80), one of the best-loved of all Bach Cantatas, opens volume 27 of Masaaki Suzuki’s and Bach Collegium Japan’s journey through the world of J. S. Bach. Even though the year of its composition is uncertain, it has been included on this disc, since its structure makes it part of the Chorale Cantata Year, the great church music project that Bach began in 1724. Each cantata belonging to the project was based on the text of one specific chorale, using it (or versions of it) not only for the choral movements but also for recitatives and arias. Intending BWV 80 for Reformation Day (celebrated each year on 31st October), Bach’s choice of chorale was obvious: the most famous hymn by Martin Luther, the father of the Reformation. Less dramatic and forceful, the accompanying two cantatas Wo soll ich fliehen hin BWV5) and Mache dich, mein Geist, bereit (BWV115) are equally full of arresting instances of Bach’s great genius, and as always the informative liner notes by Klaus Hofmann serve as a useful guide through the works. The work of Bach Collegium Japan and Masaaki Suzuki is by now self-recommending, but this disc also offers the opportunity to hear two new (for this series) and exciting soloists, Susanne Rydén (soprano) and Pascal Bertin (counter-tenor), bott making their débuts on BIS.
 
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  Composer: Bach, Johann Sebastian
  Ein feste Burg ist unser Gott, BWV 80 23:21
01 I. Chorus - Ein feste Burg ist unser Gott 05:32 $ 1.16 USD
02 II. Aria & Choral (basso, soprano) - Alles, was von Gott
geboren...
03:41 $ 0.77 USD
03 III. Recitativo (basso) - Erwäge doch, Kind Gottes, die so
grasse Liebe...
01:53 $ 0.40 USD
04 IV. Aria (soprano) - Komm in mein Herzenhaus... 03:00 $ 0.63 USD
05 V. Choral - Und wenn die Welt voll Teufel wär... 03:03 $ 0.64 USD
06 VI. Recitativo (tenore) - So stehe dann bei Christi
blutgefärbten Fahne...
01:16 $ 0.27 USD
07 VII. Aria (alto, tenore) - Wie selig sind doch die, die Gott
im Munde tragen...
04:01 $ 0.84 USD
08 VIII. Choral - Das Wort sie sollen lassen stahn... 00:55 $ 0.19 USD
 
 
  Composer: Bach, Johann Sebastian
  Wo soll ich fliehen hin, BWV 5 20:42
09 I. Chorus - Wo soll ich fliehen hin... 03:37 $ 0.76 USD
10 II. Recitativo (basso) - Der Sünden Wust hat mich nicht nur
befleckt...
01:06 $ 0.23 USD
11 III. Aria (tenore) - Ergiesse dich reichlich, du göttliche
Quelle...
06:25 $ 1.35 USD
12 IV. Recitativo a tempo (alto) - Mein treuer Heiland tröstet
mich...
01:29 $ 0.31 USD
13 V. Aria (basso) - Verstumme, Höllenheer... 06:30 $ 1.37 USD
14 VI. Recitativo (soprano) - Ich bin ja nur das kleinste Teil
der Welt...
00:51 $ 0.18 USD
15 VII. Choral - Führ auch mein Herz und Sinn... 00:44 $ 0.15 USD
 
 
  Composer: Bach, Johann Sebastian
  Mache dich, mein Geist, bereit, BWV 115 22:27
16 I. Chorus - Mache dich, mein Geist, bereit... 03:52 $ 0.81 USD
17 II. Aria (alto) - Ach schläfrige Seele, wie? ruhest du
noch?...
08:33 $ 1.80 USD
18 III. Recitativo (basso) - Gott, so vor deine Seele wacht... 01:15 $ 0.26 USD
19 IV. Aria (soprano) - Bete aber auch dabei... 07:08 $ 1.50 USD
20 V. Recitativo (tenore) - Er sehnet sich nach unserm
Schreien...
00:50 $ 0.18 USD
21 VI. Choral - Drum so lasst uns immerdar... 00:49 $ 0.17 USD
 
  Album total 01:06:30
ConductorSuzuki, Masaaki
ComposerBach, Johann Sebastian
OrchestraBach Collegium Japan
SopranoRydén, Susanne
BassKooij, Peter
TenorTurk (Türk), Gerd
Counter-tenorBertin, Pascal

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