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J.S. Bach - Secular Cantatas (BWV 210 and 211)

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Catalogue numberBIS-1411 CD
Release date2004-10-28
Total time62:05

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International Record Review: outstanding.

Just over twenty secular cantatas by JS Bach have survived, and we know of almost thirty other cantatas that are now lost. The secular cantatas were almost all composed for some important, festive event in a family or in public, academic or political life. The present disc includes one of the most regularly performed of these works, the Coffee Cantata. This was written around 1734, probably for a performance at the Zimmermann Coffee House in Leipzig.
The disc opens with O holder Tag, a wedding cantata for solo soprano dated, in the version here performed, to 1741. (The piece was actually used in more or less modified form by Bach on at least five different occasions, from as early on as 1729.) The solo soprano, in her first BIS recording, is Carolyn Sampson who is one of the most exciting performers in her field today. A stunning introduction to the world of Bach's cantatas and to the incomparable Bach Collegium Japan directed by Masaaki Suzuki.
Extra material for download
  Composer: Bach, Johann Sebastian
  O Holder Tag, Erwünschte Zeit (Hochzeitskantate), BWV 210 35:00
01 I. Recitativo (soprano) - O holder Tag, erwünschte Zeit ... 01:04 $ 0.11 USD
02 II. Aria (soprano) - Spielet, ihr beseelten Lieder... 07:00 $ 0.74 USD
03 III. Recitativo (soprano) - Doch, haltet ein... 01:03 $ 0.11 USD
04 IV. Aria (soprano) - Ruht hie, matte Töne... 08:10 $ 0.86 USD
05 V. Recitativo (soprano) - So glaubt man denn, dass die Musik
01:50 $ 0.19 USD
06 VI. Aria (soprano) - Schweigt, ihr Flöten, schweigt, ihr
04:43 $ 0.50 USD
07 VII. Recitativo (soprano) - Was luft? was Grab?... 01:29 $ 0.16 USD
08 VIII. Aria (soprano) - Grosser Gönner, dein Vergnügen... 02:43 $ 0.29 USD
09 IX. Recitativo (soprano) - Hochteurer Mann, so fahre ferner
01:35 $ 0.17 USD
10 X. Aria (soprano) - Seid beglückt, edle beide... 05:23 $ 0.57 USD
  Schweigt stille, plaudert nicht (Kaffeekantate), BWV 211 25:08
11 I. Recitativo (tenor) - Schweigt stille, plaudert nicht... 00:34 $ 0.06 USD
12 II. Aria (bass) - Hat man nicht mit seinen Kindern... 02:54 $ 0.30 USD
13 III. Recitativo (bass, soprano) - Du böses Kind, du loses
00:36 $ 0.06 USD
14 IV. Aria (soprano) - Ei! wie schmeckt der Coffee süsse... 04:42 $ 0.49 USD
15 V. Recitativo (bass, soprano) - Wenn du mir nicht den Coffee
01:02 $ 0.11 USD
16 VI. Aria (bass) - Mädchen, die von harten Sinnen... 02:55 $ 0.31 USD
17 VII. Recitativo (bass, soprano) - Nun folge, was dein Vater
00:49 $ 0.09 USD
18 VIII. Aria (soprano) - Heute noch, Lieber Vater, tut es
06:27 $ 0.68 USD
19 IX. Recitativo (tenor) - Nun geht und sucht der alte
00:43 $ 0.08 USD
20 X. Chorus (soprano, tenor, bass) - Die Katze lässt das
Mausen nicht...
04:26 $ 0.47 USD
  Album total 62:05
EnsembleBach Collegium Japan
SopranoSampson, Carolyn
ComposerBach, Johann Sebastian
ConductorSuzuki, Masaaki
TenorSakurada, Makoto
BassSchreckenberger, Stephan

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