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Bach – Cantatas, Vol. 50

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Catalogue numberBIS-1941 SACD
Release date2012-01-16
Orig. sample rate44100Hz
Total time74:57

Klassik-Heute 10/10/10 February 2012.

Three cantatas from 1729 gathered on the 50th volume of Masaaki Suzuki’s traversal of J.S. Bach’s cantatas testifies to a huge loss to music – along with another six works, they are all that remain of what was probably an entire year’s worth of cantatas, composed by Bach in collaboration with the Leipzig poet Picander (Christian Friedrich Henrici). Some fifty cantatas from this year are unaccounted for, but on the evidence of those that are still extant, it is still possible to see the outlines of the lost cantata year. Fairly concise, the cantatas generally make sparing use of the choir. Instead they centre on two arias, linked by one or two recitatives, and a final chorale. In addition, the surviving works contain several examples of parody – movements in which Bach combined Picander’s words with an already existing composition – as well as the reuse of earlier instrumental movements as introductions. A striking example is the opening Sinfonia of BWV 174, where Bach used the first movement of his Third Brandenburg Concerto, adding new parts for three horns and for a tutti section consisting of two violins, viola and three oboes. Another highlight may also be the result of a borrowing – the soprano aria Gottes Engel… from BWV149 is a minuet, complete with the polonaise accents fashionable at the time, and could well have served a secular purpose at another occasion. It is here performed by Hana Blažíková, appearing on this disc alongside three other familiar soloists of the series: Robin Blaze (counter-tenor), Gerd Türk (tenor) and Peter Kooij (bass). With another five discs to go before completing their monumental task, Masaaki Suzuki and his Bach Collegium Japan are in no way flagging, as proven by this splendid instalment, and by recent releases which have received critical acclaim, for instance in International Record Review, where Volume 48 was described as demonstrating ‘the ever-rising standard, by now quite stratospheric, of Suzuki and his choir and orchestra in this massive recording project.’
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Extra material for download
  Composer: Johann Sebastian Bach
  Man singet mit Freuden vom Sieg, BWV149 18:41
01 1. Coro. Man singet mit Freuden vom Sieg… 04:31 $ 0.95 USD
02 2. Aria (Basso). Kraft und Stärke sei gesungen… 02:40 $ 0.56 USD
03 3. Recitativo (Alto). Ich fürchte mich… 00:41 $ 0.14 USD
04 4. Aria (Soprano). Gottes Engel weichen nie… 05:19 $ 1.12 USD
05 5. Recitativo (Tenore). Ich danke dir… 00:37 $ 0.13 USD
06 6. Aria (Alto, Tenore). Seid wachsam, ihr heiligen
03:21 $ 0.70 USD
07 7. Chorale. Ach Herr, lass dein lieb Engelein… 01:32 $ 0.32 USD
  Ich lebe, mein Herze, zu deinem Ergötzen, BWV145 09:08
08 1. Duetto (Tenore, Soprano). Ich lebe, mein Herze… 03:15 $ 0.68 USD
09 2. Recitativo (Tenore). Nun fordre, Moses, wie du willt… 01:01 $ 0.21 USD
10 3. Aria (Basso). Merke, mein Herze, beständig nur dies… 03:23 $ 0.71 USD
11 4. Recitativo (Soprano). Mein Jesus lebt… 00:52 $ 0.18 USD
12 5. Choral. Drum wir auch billig fröhlich sein… 00:37 $ 0.13 USD
  Ich liebe den Höchsten von ganzem Gemüte, BWV174 20:41
13 1. Sinfonia 05:49 $ 1.22 USD
14 2. Aria (Alto). Ich liebe den Höchsten von ganzem
08:19 $ 1.75 USD
15 3. Recitativo (Tenore). O Liebe, welcher keine gleich!… 01:20 $ 0.28 USD
16 4. Aria (Basso). Greifet zu… 03:48 $ 0.80 USD
17 5. Choral. Herzlich lieb hab ich dich, o Herr… 01:25 $ 0.30 USD
  Ich geh und suche mit Verlangen, BWV49 24:05
18 1. Sinfonia 06:09 $ 1.29 USD
19 2. Aria (Basso). Ich geh und suche mit Verlangen… 05:26 $ 1.14 USD
20 3. Recitativo (Soprano, Basso). Mein Mahl ist zubereit’… 01:58 $ 0.41 USD
21 4. Aria (Soprano). Ich bin herrlich, ich bin schön… 04:31 $ 0.95 USD
22 5. Recitativo (Soprano, Basso). Mein Glaube hat mich selbst
so angezogen…
01:23 $ 0.29 USD
23 6. Duetto [e Choral] (Soprano, Basso). Dich hab ich je und
je geliebet…
04:38 $ 0.97 USD
  Album total 74:57
ComposerJohann Sebastian Bach
Choir & orchestraBach Collegium Japan
ConductorMasaaki Suzuki
BassPeter Kooij
SopranoHana Blazikova
Counter-tenorRobin Blaze
TenorTurk (Türk), Gerd

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