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Bach - Secular Cantatas, Vol. 8

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Catalogue numberBIS-2231 SACD
Release date2017-05-10
Orig. sample rate96000Hz
Total time70:23

Besides the fact that they both celebrate Augustus III, Elector of Saxony and King of Poland, there is a close connection between the two works included on the eighth volume of Bach’s secular cantatas. On 2nd October 1734, the King and his family made a surprise visit to Leipzig, and in all haste a festive event was planned for three days later, in celebration of the anniversary of Augustus’s ascension to the Polish throne. Bach was asked to provide the musical entertainment, and consequently had to put aside the work he was busy composing… namely BWV 206 Schleicht, spielende Wellen, intended for a celebration of the King’s birthday on 7th October!
The new cantata, Preise dein Glücke, gesegnetes Sachsen, BWV 215, is a substantial work, and it is not surprising that Bach, with only a few days to produce it, had recourse to earlier compositions: the only parts that were written completely from scratch were the recitatives, the soprano aria (seventh movement) and the final chorus. In the meantime, BWV 206 – the birthday cantata that Bach had to put on hold – came to good use two years later, when the King’s birthday was celebrated with a concert at Zimmermann’s coffee house in Leipzig. Both works are richly scored with trumpets and timpani, and here receive suitably festive performances from Bach Collegium Japan and Masaaki Suzuki.
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  Schleicht, spielende Wellen, und murmelt gelinde, BWV206 37:24
01 1. Chorus. Schleicht, spielende Wellen, und murmelt
06:10 $ 1.49 USD
02 2. Recitativo (Basso). O glückliche Veränderung!… 01:27 $ 0.36 USD
03 3. Aria (Basso). Schleuß des Janustempels Türen… 04:14 $ 1.02 USD
04 4. Recitativo e Arioso (Tenore). So recht! beglückter
01:39 $ 0.40 USD
05 5. Aria (Tenore). Jede Woge meiner Wellen… 06:51 $ 1.65 USD
06 6. Recitativo (Alto). Ich nehm zugleich an deiner Freude
01:07 $ 0.27 USD
07 7. Aria (Alto). Reis von Habsburgs hohem Stamme… 05:46 $ 1.40 USD
08 8. Recitativo (Soprano). Verzeiht, bemooste Häupter
starker Ströme…
01:58 $ 0.47 USD
09 9. Aria (Soprano). Hört doch! der sanften Flöten Chor… 03:19 $ 0.80 USD
10 10. Recitativo (Basso, Tenore, Alto, Soprano). Ich muss, ich
will gehorsam sein…
01:34 $ 0.38 USD
11 11.Chorus. Die himmlische Vorsicht der ewigen Güte… 03:19 $ 0.84 USD
  Preise dein Glücke, gesegnetes Sachsen, BWV215 31:47
12 1.Chorus. Preise dein Glücke, gesegnetes Sachsen… 07:35 $ 1.83 USD
13 2.Recitativo (Tenore). Wie können wir, großmächtigster
01:12 $ 0.29 USD
14 3.Aria (Tenore). Freilich trotzt Augustus’ Name… 07:03 $ 1.69 USD
15 4.Recitativo (Basso). Was hat dich sonst, Sarmatien,
01:54 $ 0.46 USD
16 5.Aria (Basso). Rase nur, verwegner Schwarm… 03:40 $ 0.88 USD
17 6.Recitativo (Soprano). Ja, ja! Gott ist uns noch mit seiner
Hülfe nah…
01:21 $ 0.32 USD
18 7.Aria (Soprano). Durch die von Eifer entflammeten Waffen… 03:54 $ 0.95 USD
19 8.Recitativo (Soprano, Tenore, Basso). Lass doch, o teurer
Landesvater, zu…
02:45 $ 0.66 USD
20 9.Chorus. Stifter der Reiche, Beherrscher der Kronen… 02:23 $ 0.69 USD
  Album total 70:23
ConductorSuzuk, Masaaki
Suzuki, Masaaki
OrchestraBach Collegium Japan
ChoirBach Collegium Japan Chorus
BassWilliams, Roderick
TenorDaniels, Charles
Counter-tenorAoki, Hiroya
SopranoBlažíková, Hana

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