JS Bach - The Secular Cantatas | BIS BIS2491

JS Bach - The Secular Cantatas

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Cat No: BIS2491

Format: SACD

Number of Discs: 10

Genre: Vocal/Choral

Release Date: 1st November 2019

Contents

Artists

Hana Blazikova (soprano)
Mojca Erdmann (soprano)
Sophie Junker (soprano)
Joanne Lunn (soprano)
Carolyn Sampson (soprano)
Hiroya Aoki (countertenor)
Robin Blaze (countertenor)
Damien Guillon (countertenor)
Charles Daniels (tenor)
Wolfram Lattke (tenor)
Katsuhiko Nakashima (tenor)
Nicholas Phan (tenor)
Makoto Sakurada (tenor)
Gerd Turk (tenor)
Christian Immler (baritone)
Roderick Williams (baritone)
Stephan Schreckenberger (bass)
Dominik Worner (bass)
Bach Collegium Japan

Conductor

Masaaki Suzuki

Works

Bach, Johann Sebastian

Cantata BWV30a 'Angenehmes Wiederau'
Cantata BWV36c 'Schwingt freudig euch empor'
Cantata BWV134a, 'Die Zeit, die Tag und Jahre macht'
Cantata BWV173a 'Durchlauchtster Leopold'
Cantata BWV198 'Lass, Furstin, lass noch einen Strahl' (Trauerode)
Cantata BWV201 'Der Streit zwischen Phoebus und Pan'
Cantata BWV202 'Weichet nur, betrubte schatten' (Wedding Cantata)
Cantata BWV203 'Amore traditore'
Cantata BWV204 'Ich bin in mir vergnugt'
Cantata BWV205 'Der zufriedengestellte Aolus'
Cantata BWV206 'Schleicht, spielende Wellen, und murmelt gelinde'
Cantata BWV207 'Vereinigte Zwietracht der wechselnden Saiten'
Cantata BWV207a 'Auf, schmetternde Toene'
Cantata BWV208, 'Was mir behagt, ist nur die muntre Jagd!'
Cantata BWV209 'Non sa che sia dolore'
Cantata BWV210 'O holder Tag, erwunschte Zeit' (Wedding Cantata)
Cantata BWV211 'Schweigt stille, plaudert nicht' (Coffee Cantata)
Cantata BWV212
Cantata BWV213 'Die Wahl des Herkules'
Cantata BWV214 'Tonet, ihr Pauken'
Cantata BWV215 'Preise dein Glucke, gesegnetes Sachsen'
Psalm 51 from Pergolesi's Stabat Mater 'Tilge, Hochster, meine Sunden', BWV1083
Quodlibet, BWV524
Sinfonia in F major, BWV1046a

Hoffmann, Melchior

Schlage doch gewunschte Stunde, BWV53

Artists

Hana Blazikova (soprano)
Mojca Erdmann (soprano)
Sophie Junker (soprano)
Joanne Lunn (soprano)
Carolyn Sampson (soprano)
Hiroya Aoki (countertenor)
Robin Blaze (countertenor)
Damien Guillon (countertenor)
Charles Daniels (tenor)
Wolfram Lattke (tenor)
Katsuhiko Nakashima (tenor)
Nicholas Phan (tenor)
Makoto Sakurada (tenor)
Gerd Turk (tenor)
Christian Immler (baritone)
Roderick Williams (baritone)
Stephan Schreckenberger (bass)
Dominik Worner (bass)
Bach Collegium Japan

Conductor

Masaaki Suzuki

About

In 1995 Masaaki Suzuki and his Bach Collegium Japan began the monumental task of recording J.S. Bach’s extant church cantatas – an adventure that was brought to a close 18 years later. But Bach also composed a number of cantatas for secular occasions of which some twenty works have survived intact. Released on individual discs between 2004 and 2018, Masaaki Suzuki’s recordings of these works have now been gathered in a box set, available as a limited edition.

The secular cantatas were written (both the texts and the music) for special events in the family, social, academic or political calendar – a wedding, a birthday celebration, an academic ceremony or a tribute to a prince. Although they were normally only performed once in their original form, Bach was keen to reuse material from them, if the opportunity arose. The best-known examples of using secular arias and choruses with new sacred texts are found in the Christmas Oratorio, for which Bach drew extensively on three festive cantatas written for the Prince-Elector of Saxony and his family. Included in the box is a 156-page booklet with an introduction by Bach specialist Dr Klaus Hofmann (in English, German and French) and the texts of the cantatas with English translations.

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