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J.S. Bach - Cantatas, Vol.25 (BWV 78, 99 and 114)

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Catalogue numberBIS-CD-1361
Release date2004-07-28
Discs1
Orig. sample rate44100Hz, 20-bit

BBC Music Magazine: 5 stars.

The 25th volume of the ongoing Bach Cantata series undertaken by BIS and Bach Collegium Japan is a milestone in a great project. Looking back on the reviews of the previous installments is an uplifting experience: 'indispensable', 'eminent', ' top of the list' and 'remarkable' are only a few of the words used about the interpretations by Masaaki Suzuki and the Bach Collegium Japan. And when Jonathan Freeman-Attwood of Gramophone chose volume 23 as his record of the year, he wrote: 'Of all Bach enterprises in recent decades, there can be few as consistently fulfilling as Masaaki Suzuki's series of cantatas.'

The present disc will not disappoint anyone, because Masaaki Suzuki and the BCJ are back in their usual form. They are joined by three soloists familiar from many previous volumes as well as one new-comer, the Canadian counter-tenor Daniel Taylor, who has made a name for himself both on the stage (for instance at Glyndebourne) and in the concert hall, collaborating with, among others, Philippe Herreweghe and William Christie.



Some press voices:

"The crowning achievement here is 'Jesu, der du meine Seele', which is wonderfully sustained throughout. Profoundly satisfying. Bravo!" BBC Music Magazine November 2004

“A landmark recording results in another fine volume and augurs well … Suzuki projects the unity of each work with carefully sculpted opening choruses, well-leavened recitatives and urgent, radiant orchestral playing… a recording series, reaching near its mid-point, of outstanding consistency.” Gramophone December 2004

"Tout en volutes vocales d'une fluidité soyeuse, l'allègre cantate Jesu, der du meine Seele (BVW 78) s'envole en guirlandes de doubles-croches, en rondes de pur bonheur... Masaaki Suzuki concilie héritage baroque et rituel oriental, métamorphosant chaque aria en cérémonie calligraphiée et chorégraphique."Télérama 15/10 2004

"La splendeur instrumentale, la ductilité du choeur et l'équilibre du quatuor vocal inscrivent ce vingt-cinquième enregistrement dans la lignée des précédents, c'est-à-dire au sommet." Le Monde de la musique November 2004
 
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  Composer: Bach, Johann Sebastian
  Jesu, der du meine Seele, BWV 78 21:36
01 I. Chorus - Jesu, der du meine Seele... 05:23 $ 0.97 USD
02 II. Aria Duetto (soprano, alto) - Wir eilen mit schwachen... 04:50 $ 0.87 USD
03 III. Recitativo (Tenore) - Ach! ich bin ein Kind der
Sünden...
02:09 $ 0.39 USD
04 IV. Aria (Tenore) - Das Blut, so meine Schuld
durchstreicht...
03:07 $ 0.56 USD
05 V. Recitativo (Basso) - Die Wunden, Nägel, Kron und Grab... 02:15 $ 0.41 USD
06 VI. Aria (Basso) - Nun du wirst mein Gewissen stillen... 02:52 $ 0.52 USD
07 VII. Choral - Herr, ich glaube, hilf mir Schwachen... 01:00 $ 0.18 USD
 
 
  Composer: Bach, Johann Sebastian
  Was Gott tut, das ist wohlgetan, BWV 99 17:17
08 I. Chorus - Was Gott tut, das ist wohlgetan... 04:43 $ 0.85 USD
09 II. Recitativo (Basso) - Sein Wort der Wahrheit stehet
fest...
01:12 $ 0.22 USD
10 III. Aria (Tenore) - Erschüttre dich nur nicht, verzagte
Seele...
05:28 $ 0.98 USD
11 IV. Recitativo (Alto) - Nun, der von Ewigkeit geschloss´ne
Bund...
01:15 $ 0.23 USD
12 V. Aria Duetto (Soprano, Alto) - Wenn des Kreuzes
Bitterkeiten...
03:45 $ 0.68 USD
13 VI. Choral - Was Gott tut, das ist wohlgetan... 00:54 $ 0.16 USD
 
 
  Composer: Bach, Johann Sebastian
  Ach, lieben Christen, seid getrost, BWV 114 22:53
14 I. Chorus - Ach, lieben Christen, seid getrost... 03:59 $ 0.72 USD
15 II. Aria (Tenore) - Wo wird in diesem Jammertale... 09:37 $ 1.73 USD
16 III. Recitativo (Basso) - O Sünder, trage mit Geduld... 01:44 $ 0.31 USD
17 IV. Choral (Soprano) - Kein Frucht das Weizenkörnlein
bringt...
01:38 $ 0.29 USD
18 V. Aria (Alto) - Du machst, o Tod... 04:17 $ 0.77 USD
19 VI. Recitativo (Tenore) - Indes bedenke deine Seele... 00:46 $ 0.14 USD
20 VII. Choral - Wir wachen oder schlafen ein... 00:52 $ 0.16 USD
 
  Album total 01:01:46
EnsembleBach Collegium Japan
ComposerBach, Johann Sebastian
ConductorSuzuki, Masaaki
Counter-tenorTaylor, Daniel
SopranoNonoshita, Yukari
TenorSakurada, Makoto
BassKooij, Peter

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