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J.S. Bach – Cantatas, Vol.46

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Catalogue numberBIS-SACD-1851
Release date2010-05-05
Discs1
Orig. sample rate44100Hz



All four works in this volume of Masaaki Suzuki and the Bach Collegium Japan's acclaimed cycle of Bach cantatas come from the second half of 1726. During this period Bach often chose works by other composers for his weekly performances in the Leipzig Thomaskirche, and was therefore able to dedicate more time and effort to those cantatas that he did compose himself. In particular the introductory choruses of the cantatas included here demonstrate this, with their large-scale, almost symphonic conception. The chorus that opens the disc, Herr, deine Augen... from Cantata BWV 102, has a long and multifaceted text which deals with the need for repentance. Bach binds this together in a close-knit structure of recurring themes and motifs, while incorporating fugal sections and passages of a striking, madrigal-like quality. In contrast, the opening chorus of the closing cantata, BWV 19, depicts the victorious struggle of the archangel Michael and his host against Satan, the ‘great dragon', with martial music for which trumpets and timpani are added to the orchestra. Reviews of recent releases in this series have confirmed the consistently high quality of the enterprise. The BBC Music Magazine, for instance, described Volume 45 as ‘superlative – virtually flawless performances of three of Bach's most inspired cantatas.' Similar praise has also met the team's new recording of Bach's motets, which was ‘strongly recommended' in the International Record Review, with the added remark: ‘This beautifully judged recording – is one of the most persuasive available.' The soloists on the present instalment include three seasoned participants in Robin Blaze, Gerd Türk and Peter Kooij. Newer to the cantata series is the soprano Hana Blažíkova, whose first appearance, on Volume 43, was noticed by many reviewers, for instance in Diapason: ‘Blazikova proves to be excellent: her opening aria [Süsser Trost] – exuding a deeply poignant poetry.'
 
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  Composer: Bach, Johann Sebastian
  Herr, deine Augen sehen nach dem Glauben, BWV102 23:55
01 1. [Chorus]. Herr, deine Augen sehen nach dem Glauben! 05:36 $ 1.18 USD
02 2. Recitativo (Basso). Wo ist das Ebenbild, das Gott uns
eingepräget…
00:58 $ 0.20 USD
03 3. Aria (Alto). Weh der Seele, die den Schaden… 05:17 $ 1.11 USD
04 4. Arioso (Basso). Verachtest du den Reichtum seiner
Gnade…
02:48 $ 0.59 USD
05 5. Aria (Tenore). Erschrecke doch… 03:21 $ 0.70 USD
06 6. Recitativo (Alto). Beim Warten ist Gefahr… 01:06 $ 0.23 USD
07 7. Choral. Heut lebst du, heut bekehre dich… 01:25 $ 0.30 USD
 
 
  Composer: Bach, Johann Sebastian
  Es ist dir gesagt, Mensch, was gut ist, BWV45 17:18
08 1. [Chorus]. Es ist dir gesagt, Mensch, was gut ist… 05:19 $ 1.12 USD
09 2. Recitativo (Tenore). Der Höchste lässt mich seinen
Willen wissen…
00:56 $ 0.20 USD
10 3. Aria (Tenore). Weiß ich Gottes Rechte… 03:24 $ 0.71 USD
11 4. Arioso (Basso). Es werden viele zu mir sagen an jenem
Tage…
02:37 $ 0.55 USD
12 5. Aria (Alto). Wer Gott bekennt… 03:11 $ 0.67 USD
13 6. Recitativo (Alto). So wird denn Herz und Mund… 00:55 $ 0.19 USD
14 7. Choral. Gib, dass ich tu mit Fleiß… 00:56 $ 0.20 USD
 
 
  Composer: Bach, Johann Sebastian
  Wer Dank opfert, der preiset mich, BWV17 14:58
15 1. [Chorus]. Wer Dank opfert, der preiset mich… 04:07 $ 0.86 USD
16 2. Recitativo (Alto). Es muss die ganze Welt ein stummer
Zeuge werden…
00:59 $ 0.21 USD
17 3. Aria (Soprano). Herr, deine Güte reicht, so weit der
Himmel ist…
03:05 $ 0.65 USD
18 4. Recitativo (Tenore). Einer aber unter ihnen, da er
sahe…
00:41 $ 0.14 USD
19 5. Aria (Tenore). Welch Übermaß der Güte… 03:11 $ 0.67 USD
20 6. Recitativo (Basso). Sieh meinen Willen an, ich kenne, was
ich bin…
01:10 $ 0.25 USD
21 7. Choral. Wie sich ein Vatr erbarmet… 01:45 $ 0.37 USD
 
 
  Composer: Bach, Johann Sebastian
  Es erhub sich ein Streit, BWV19 17:38
22 1. [Chorus]. Es erhub sich ein Streit… 04:08 $ 0.87 USD
23 2. Recitativo (Basso). Gottlob! der Drache liegt… 00:55 $ 0.19 USD
24 3. Aria (Soprano). Gott schickt uns Mahanaim zu… 03:38 $ 0.76 USD
25 4. Recitativo (Tenore). Was ist der schnöde Mensch, das
Erdenkind?
00:49 $ 0.17 USD
26 5. Aria (Tenore). Bleibt, ihr Engel, bleibt bei mir!… 06:10 $ 1.30 USD
27 6. Recitativo (Soprano). Lasst uns das Angesicht… 00:37 $ 0.13 USD
28 7. Choral. Lass dein’ Engel mit mir fahren… 01:21 $ 0.28 USD
 
 
  Composer: Bach, Johann Sebastian
  Herr, deine Augen sehen nach dem Glauben, BWV102 23:55
29 Aria (Tenore). Erschrecke doch… (Traverso version) 03:24 $ 0.71 USD
 
  Album total 01:13:49
OrchestraBach Collegium Japan
ComposerBach, Johann Sebastian
ConductorSuzuki, Masaaki
BassKooij, Peter
Counter-tenorBlaze, Robin
TenorTurk (Türk), Gerd
SopranoBlažíková, Hana

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