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J.S. Bach – Secular Cantatas, Volume 9 (BWV 201, 207a)

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Catalogue numberBIS-2311 SACD
Release date2017-12-10
Discs1
Orig. sample rate96000Hz
Total time80:53

Most of Johannes Sebastian Bach’s secular cantatas were written for specific political, academic or private festive occasions. In the case of Geschwinde, ihr wirbelnden Winde, BWV 201, however, it may well be that Bach composed it for his own sake: the message conveyed in the work can be interpreted as a defence of Bach’s own artistry and musical attitudes against the trend of the time towards easier fare. Subtitling the cantata ‘dramma per musica’, Bach sets an episode from Greek mythology in which Phoebus (Apollo) and Pan enter into a musical contest. Phoebus, the god of the arts, presents a beautifully balanced and technically accomplished aria, while Pan sings a rustic dance tune. The judges offer Phoebus the prize, but the verdict isn’t unanimous – King Midas prefers Pan’s catchy ditty, for which Phoebus punishes him by giving him donkey ears. On this amply-filled disc Bach’s praise of high art is followed by another tribute, now to Augustus III, Elector of Saxony and King of Poland. It is likely that Augustus never knew that the same music had been used 10 years earlier to congratulate a Leipzig academic on his promotion: Auf, schmetternde Töne… BWV 207a is based almost entirely on Vereinigte Zwietracht der wechselnden Saiten, BWV 207. But Bach was something of the recycler’s recycler, and already BWV 207 included music from the First Brandenburg Concerto, with a choir added to the forces, and trumpets and timpani replacing the horns.
 
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  Composer: Bach, Johann Sebastian
  Geschwinde, ihr wirbelnden Winde, BWV201 47:47
01 1. Chorus. Geschwinde, ihr wirbelnden Winde… 05:34 $ 1.34 USD
02 2. Recitativo (Basso I & II, Soprano). Und du bist doch so
unverschämt…
01:41 $ 0.40 USD
03 3. Aria (Soprano). Patron, das macht der Wind… 02:31 $ 0.60 USD
04 4. Recitativo (Alto, Basso I & II). Was braucht ihr euch zu
zanken…
00:53 $ 0.21 USD
05 5. Aria (Basso I). Mit Verlangen drück ich… 09:00 $ 2.16 USD
06 6. Recitativo (Soprano, Basso II). Pan, rücke deine Kehle
nun…
00:20 $ 0.08 USD
07 7. Aria (Basso II). Zu Tanze, zu Sprunge… 05:23 $ 1.29 USD
08 8. Recitativo (Alto, Tenore I). Nunmehro Richter her… 00:45 $ 0.18 USD
09 9. Aria (Tenore I). Phoebus, deine Melodei… 05:50 $ 1.40 USD
10 10. Recitativo (Basso II, Tenore II). Komm, Midas… 00:41 $ 0.16 USD
11 11. Aria (Tenore II). Pan ist Meister… 04:41 $ 1.12 USD
12 12. Recitativo (all). Wie, Midas, bist du toll?… 01:04 $ 0.26 USD
13 13. Aria (Alto). Aufgeblasne Hitze… 05:39 $ 1.36 USD
14 14. Recitativo (Soprano). Du guter Midas, geh nun hin… 01:05 $ 0.26 USD
15 15. Chorus. Labt das Herz, ihr holden Saiten… 02:40 $ 0.64 USD
 
  Auf, schmetternde Töne der muntern Trompeten, BWV207a 32:54
16 1. Chorus. Auf, schmetternde Töne 04:39 $ 1.12 USD
17 2. Recitativo (Tenore). Die stille Pleiße spielt… 01:59 $ 0.48 USD
18 3. Aria (Tenore). Augustus’ Namenstages Schimmer… 03:22 $ 0.81 USD
19 4. Recitativo (Soprano, Basso). Augustus’ Wohl… 02:00 $ 0.48 USD
20 5. Aria: Duetto (Basso, Soprano). Mich kann die süße Ruhe
laben…
06:21 $ 1.52 USD
21 6. Recitativo (Alto). Augustus schützt die frohen Felder… 00:53 $ 0.21 USD
22 7. Aria (Alto). Preiset, späte Folgezeiten… 05:25 $ 1.30 USD
23 8. Recitativo (all). Ihr Fröhlichen, herbei!… 02:46 $ 0.66 USD
24 9. Chorus. August lebe, lebe, König!… 03:34 $ 0.86 USD
25 10. Anhang: Marche 01:55 $ 0.46 USD
 
  Album total 80:53
ComposerBach, Johann Sebastian
LyricistHenrici, Christian Friedrich
SopranoLunn, Joanne
BassWörner, Dominik
BaritoneImmler, Christian
Counter-tenorBlaze, Robin
TenorNakashima, Katsuhiko
Phan, Nicholas
Tenor (evangelist)Phan, Nicholas

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