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J.S. Bach – Cantatas, Vol.44

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Catalogue numberBIS-SACD-1791
Release date2009-07-30
Discs1
Orig. sample rate44100Hz

Volume 44 of this universally acclaimed series takes us to Leipzig in the spring and summer of 1726. The two cantatas BWV 146 and 43 were composed for Jubilate Sunday and for Ascension Day respectively, both of them joyous occasions celebrating Christ’s resurrection and subsequent ascension into heaven. In BWV 43 the aspect of celebration is obvious in a scoring that includes trumpets and timpani, lending splendour and emphasis to the jubilant opening, a complex choral fugue. The work also provides each of the four vocal soloists with arias that express different aspects of the mystery of the Ascension. In BWV 146, Bach and his unknown librettist followed the gospel passage for Jubilate Sunday: ‘your sorrow shall be turned into joy’. In consequence, the various movements present jubilation and grief successively, beginning with an instrumental Sinfonia which in spite of its minor key is characterized by a bubbling vitality. Based on a lost violin concerto which also served as the model for one of Bach’s harpsichord concertos, this movement gives a soloistic part to the organ – on this recording the fine Marc Garnier instrument of the Shoin Chapel in Kobe. The organ also plays a prominent part in the following movement, for which Bach again used material from the violin concerto, simply adding the lamenting choral parts to the existing score. In the third cantata on the disc, BWV 88, the subject is the well-known incident of Christ telling Peter to throw out his nets once more after a night of unsuccessful fishing. The soloists in these three works have all appeared before in the series, and the Bach Collegium Japan and Masaaki Suzuki are in the same fine form that inspired the reviewer in the French magazine Classica when writing about Volume 42: ‘an interpretation of incontrovertible eloquence. Suzuki serves Bach in the same manner as the composer served God and his church: humbly, but not without pride.’
 
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  Composer: Bach, Johann Sebastian
  Wir müssen durch viel Trübsal in das Reich Gottes eingehen, BWV146 37:17
01 1. [Sinfonia] 07:10 $ 1.51 USD
02 2. [Chorus]. Wir müssen durch viel Trübsal in das Reich
Gottes eingehen…
05:55 $ 1.24 USD
03 3. Aria (Alto). Ich will nach dem Himmel zu… 07:26 $ 1.56 USD
04 4. Recitativo (Soprano). Ach! wer doch schon im Himmel
wär!…
01:49 $ 0.38 USD
05 5. Aria (Soprano). Ich säe meine Zähren… 06:54 $ 1.45 USD
06 6. Recitativo (Tenore). Ich bin bereit… 01:19 $ 0.28 USD
07 7. Duetto (Tenore, Basso). Wie will ich mich freuen… 05:47 $ 1.21 USD
08 8. Choral. Freu dich sehr, o meine Seele… 00:57 $ 0.20 USD
 
 
  Composer: Bach, Johann Sebastian
  Siehe, ich will viel Fischer aussenden, BWV88 17:12
09 1. Aria (Basso). Siehe, ich will viel Fischer aussenden… 05:50 $ 1.23 USD
10 2. Recitativo (Tenore). Wie leichtlich könnte doch der
Höchste…
00:52 $ 0.18 USD
11 3. Aria (Tenore). Nein, Gott ist allezeit geflissen… 03:14 $ 0.68 USD
12 4a. Recitativo (Tenore). Jesus sprach zu Simon… 00:15 $ 0.05 USD
13 4b. Arioso (Basso). Fürchte dich nicht; denn von nun an… 01:33 $ 0.33 USD
14 5. Aria Duetto (Soprano, Alto). Beruft Gott selbst, so muss
der Segen…
03:16 $ 0.69 USD
15 6. Recitativo (Soprano). Was kann dich denn in deinem Wandel
schrecken
01:24 $ 0.29 USD
16 7. Choral. Sing, bet und geh auf Gottes Wegen… 00:48 $ 0.17 USD
 
 
  Composer: Bach, Johann Sebastian
  Gott fähret auf mit Jauchzen, BWV43 19:31
17 1. [Chorus]. Gott fähret auf mit Jauchzen… 03:30 $ 0.74 USD
18 2. Recitativo (Tenore). Es will der Höchste sich ein
Siegsgepräng bereiten…
00:43 $ 0.15 USD
19 3. Aria (Tenore). Ja tausend mal tausend begleiten den
Wagen…
02:19 $ 0.49 USD
20 4. Recitativo (Soprano). Und der Herr, nachdem er mit ihnen
geredet hatte…
00:23 $ 0.08 USD
21 5. Aria (Soprano). Mein Jesus hat nunmehr… 02:20 $ 0.49 USD
22 6. Recitativo (Basso). Es kommt der Helden Held… 00:45 $ 0.16 USD
23 7. Aria (Basso). Er ists, der ganz allein… 03:06 $ 0.65 USD
24 8. Recitativo (Alto). Der Vater hat ihm ja… 00:36 $ 0.13 USD
25 9. Aria (Alto). Ich sehe schon im Geist… 03:14 $ 0.68 USD
26 10. Recitativo (Soprano). Er will mir neben sich… 00:41 $ 0.14 USD
27 11. Choral. Du Lebensfürst, Herr Jesu Christ… 01:54 $ 0.40 USD
 
  Album total 74:00
OrchestraBach Collegium Japan
ComposerBach, Johann Sebastian
ConductorSuzuki, Masaaki
Counter-tenorBlaze, Robin
SopranoNicholls, Rachel
TenorTurk (Türk), Gerd
BassKooij, Peter

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