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J.S. Bach – Cantatas, Vol.43

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Catalogue numberBIS-1761 SACD
Release date2009-04-25
Orig. sample rate44100Hz
Total time62:28

Three Christmas cantatas from 1725 make up the programme of the 43rd volume in Masaaki Suzuki’s and Bach Collegium Japan’s highly praised cycle of Bach’s cantatas. The first of these, BWV110, ‘Then was our mouth filled with laughter’, will be familiar to many, as its first movement uses the same musical material as the overture to Bach’s Fourth Orchestral Suite. With parts for trumpets and timpani it forms as suitably festive an opening to this disc as it must have been to the Christmas Day service in Leipzig almost 300 years ago. BWV57, ‘Blessed is the man’, is rather more introverted, cast in the form of a dialogue between Jesus (bass) and the soul (soprano) – a configuration that appears on numerous occasions in Bach’s cantatas. Christmas being the busiest time of the year for singers and musicians, Bach was probably anxious not to overtax his forces, and the final cantata is of almost chamber-like dimensions. Its opening number, a soprano aria which makes up for almost half of the work’s duration, is nevertheless widely considered to be one of the finest of Bach’s creations. A perennial favourite, this aria (‘Sweet consolation, my Jesus is coming’) was in fact one of the first vocal works by Bach to be recorded, as early as 1929. Here it is the young Czech soprano Hana Blažíková who takes centre stage for the first time in this series, with a wonderfully fresh interpretation. The remaining soloists, Robin Blaze, Gerd Türk and Peter Kooij, and Bach Collegium Japan under Masaaki Suzuki, continue in top form after the recent successes of Volumes 41 (‘Utterly absorbing from start to finish’, BBC Music Magazine) and 40 (‘With Suzuki you can hear Bach's heart beat’, International Record Review).
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Extra material for download
  Composer: Bach, Johann Sebastian
  Unser Mund sei voll Lachens, BWV110 21:54
01 1. [Chorus]. Unser Mund sei voll Lachens und unsre Zunge… 06:17 $ 1.32 USD
02 2. Aria (Tenore). Ihr Gedanken und ihr Sinnen… 03:30 $ 0.74 USD
03 3. Recitativo (Basso). Dir, Herr, ist niemand gleich… 00:30 $ 0.11 USD
04 4. Aria (Alto). Ach Herr, was ist ein Menschenkind… 03:49 $ 0.80 USD
05 5. Duetto (Soprano, Tenore). Ehre sei Gott in der Höhe und
Friede auf…
03:23 $ 0.71 USD
06 6. Aria (Basso). Wacht auf, ihr Adern und ihr Glieder… 03:45 $ 0.79 USD
07 7. Choral. Alleluja! Gelobt sei Gott… 00:40 $ 0.14 USD
  Selig ist der Mann, BWV57 22:21
08 1. Aria (Basso). Selig ist der Mann, der die Anfechtung
03:46 $ 0.79 USD
09 2. Recitativo (Soprano). Ach! dieser süße Trost… 01:19 $ 0.28 USD
10 3. Aria (Soprano). Ich wünschte mir den Tod, den Tod… 05:46 $ 1.21 USD
11 4. Recitativo (Basso, Soprano). Ich reiche dir die Hand… 00:25 $ 0.09 USD
12 5. Aria (Basso). Ja, ja, ich kann die Feinde schlagen… 04:57 $ 1.04 USD
13 6. Recitativo (Basso, Soprano). In meiner Schoß liegt Ruh
und Leben…
01:32 $ 0.32 USD
14 7. Aria (Soprano). Ich ende behände mein irdisches Leben… 03:53 $ 0.82 USD
15 8. Choral. Richte dich, Liebste, nach meinem Gefallen und
00:43 $ 0.15 USD
  Süßer Trost, mein Jesus kömmt, BWV151 16:16
16 1. Aria (Soprano). Süßer Trost, mein Jesus kömmt… 08:26 $ 1.77 USD
17 2. Recitativo (Basso). Erfreue dich, mein Herz… 01:04 $ 0.22 USD
18 3. Aria (Alto). In Jesu Demut kann ich Trost… 05:20 $ 1.12 USD
19 4. Recitativo (Tenore). Du teurer Gottessohn… 00:50 $ 0.18 USD
20 5. Choral. Heut schleußt er wieder auf die Tür… 00:36 $ 0.13 USD
  Album total 62:28
OrchestraBach Collegium Japan
ComposerBach, Johann Sebastian
ConductorSuzuki, Masaaki
TenorTurk (Türk), Gerd
BassKooij, Peter
Counter-tenorBlaze, Robin
SopranoBlažíková, Hana

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