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J.S. Bach - Cantatas, Vol.29 (BWV 2, 3, 38 and 135)

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Catalogue numberBIS-1461 SACD
Release date2005-11-30
Orig. sample rate44100Hz
Total time71:39

Music Web International: Record of the Year 2006.

In this the 29th volume of Bach Cantatas, Masaaki Suzuki and his musicians are still exploring Bach's great project, the Chorale Cantata Year, which was initiated in 1724 in order to celebrate the bicentenary of the first Lutheran hymn books. Each cantata belonging to the project is very closely connected to one particular hymn from this collection, especially in terms of the texts used.
For all of them can be said that the first and the last movement are settings of the first and last strophes of the hymn, with Bach using the original hymn melody as the guiding light in highly imaginative scores. The remaining strophes were used as an inspiration by an unknown librettist, providing texts suitable for arias, recitatives and ensembles, while remaining true to the idea of the original hymn.
All of the works on the present disc use the addition of cornetto and/or trombones, resulting – in particular in BWV2 and BWV38 – in a sonic world both dramatic and archaic, even for Bach's own time. On this recording it is Concerto Palatino, the world's leading ensemble of their kind, which provides the inimitable timbres of cornettos and baroque trombones.
Among the soloists, Gerd Türk and Peter Kooij will be familiar to followers of this series and Pascal Bertin has also appeared before, while the young German soprano Dorothee Mields makes her first appearance on BIS.

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Extra material for download
  Composer: Bach, Johann Sebastian
  Ach Herr, mich armen Sünder, BWV 135 13:53
01 I. Chorus - Ach Herr, mich armen Sünder... 04:53 $ 1.03 USD
02 II. Recitativo (tenore) - Ach heile mich, du Artzt der
01:13 $ 0.26 USD
03 III. Aria (tenore) - Tröste mir, Jesu, mein Gemüte... 02:56 $ 0.62 USD
04 IV. Recitativo (alto) - Ich bin von Seufzen müde... 01:04 $ 0.22 USD
05 V. Aria (basso) - Weicht, all ihr Übeltäter... 02:49 $ 0.59 USD
06 VI. Choral - Ehr sei ins Himmels Throne... 00:58 $ 0.20 USD
  Ach Gott, vom Himmel sieh darein, BWV 2 16:51
07 I. Choral - Ach Gott, vom Himmel sieh darein... 04:48 $ 1.01 USD
08 II. Recitativo (tenore) - Sie lehren eitel falsche List... 01:08 $ 0.24 USD
09 III. Aria (alto) - Tilg, o Gott, die Lehren... 03:22 $ 0.71 USD
10 IV. Recitativo (basso) - Die Armen sind verstört... 01:37 $ 0.34 USD
11 V. Aria (tenore) - Durchs Feuer wird das Silber rein... 04:58 $ 1.04 USD
12 VI. Choral - Das wollst du, Gott, bewahren rein... 00:58 $ 0.20 USD
  Ach Gott, wie manches Herzeleid, BWV 3 22:03
13 I. Chorus - Ach Gott, wie manches Herzeleid... 05:46 $ 1.21 USD
14 II. Recitativo and Choral - Wie schwerlich lässt sich
Fleisch und Blut...
02:02 $ 0.43 USD
15 III. Aria (basso) - Empfind ich Höllenangst und Pein... 06:21 $ 1.33 USD
16 IV. Recitativo (tenore) - Es mag mir Leib und Geist
01:09 $ 0.24 USD
17 V. Aria Duetto (soprano, tenore) - Wenn Sorgen auf mich
06:10 $ 1.30 USD
18 VI. Choral - Erhalt mein Herz im Glauben rein... 00:35 $ 0.12 USD
  Aus tiefer Not schrei ich zu dir, BWV 38 16:43
19 I. Chorus - Aus tiefer Not schrei ich zu dir... 03:58 $ 0.83 USD
20 II. Recitativo (alto) - In Jesu Gnade wird allein... 00:48 $ 0.17 USD
21 III. Aria (tenore) - Ich höre mitten in den Leiden... 06:11 $ 1.30 USD
22 IV. Recitiatvo (soprano) - Ach! Dass mein Glaube noch so
01:32 $ 0.32 USD
23 V. Aria Terzetto (soprano, alto, basso) - Wenn meine
Trübsal als mit Ketten...
03:08 $ 0.66 USD
24 VI. Choral - Ob bei uns ist der Sünden viel... 01:06 $ 0.23 USD
  Album total 71:39
OrchestraBach Collegium Japan
EnsembleConcerto Palatino
ComposerBach, Johann Sebastian
ConductorSuzuki, Masaaki
TenorTurk (Türk), Gerd
Counter-tenorBertin, Pascal
BassKooij, Peter
SopranoMields, Dorothee

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