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J.S. Bach - Cantatas, Vol.28 (BWV 26, 62, 116, 129)

Composer Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer Robin Blaze
Peter Kooij
Yukari Nonoshita
Makoto Sakurada
Bach Collegium Japan
Masaaki Suzuki, conductor
Period Baroque
Catalogue Number BIS-1451 SACD
EAN 7318599914510
Format SACD Hybrid

This hybrid disc plays on both CD and SACD players
SACD Surround - SACD Stereo - CD Stereo

Release date Jun 2005
Total time 68'44


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It is with glad tidings that we start a new chapter in our Bach Cantata series. Nun komm, der Heiden Heiland, originally performed on the first Sunday of Advent – and thus the beginning of a new church year – is the first cantata that we release in surround sound, a feature which adds to the dramatic aspect never far away in these miniature ‘church operas’. (The gain will be obvious for those who have had the opportunity to listen to Bach Collegium Japan in excerpts from the St. Matthew Passion – on recently released BIS-SACD-1500 – in surround sound.) This is the reason why the cantata series, from the present volume onwards, will be released as hybrid SACDs. (Being hybrid discs, they are also playable – in stereo – on all CD players.) The upgrading of the sound carrier format is accompanied by an updating of the cover, mirroring the ever-fresh interpretations by Masaaki Suzuki and Bach Collegium Japan.

The soloists on the present disc will be known to everyone who has followed the series, with Peter Kooij excelling in the operatic ‘Streite, siege, starker Held’ (BWV 62) and the virtuosic ‘An irdische Schätze’ (BWV 26) and Robin Blaze providing a magic moment in his duet with Masamitsu San’nomiya’s oboe d’amore in ‘Ach, unaussprechlich ist die Not’ from BWV 116.
 
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  Johann Sebastian Bach
  Nun komm, der Heiden Heiland, BWV 62 17'36
01 I. Chorus - Nun komm, der Heiden Heiland... 4'07
02 II. Aria (tenore) - Bewundert, o Menschen, dies grosse Geheimnis... 6'28
03 III. Recitativo (bass) - So geht aus Gottes Herrlichkeit und Thron... 0'48
04 IV. Aria (bass) - Streite, siege, starker Held! 4'45
05 V. Recitativo (soprano, alto) - Wir ehren diese Herrlichkeit... 0'52
06 VI. Choral - Lob sei Gott, dem Vater, ton... 0'36
 
  Wohl dem, der sich auf seinen Gott, BWV 139 17'31
07 I. Chorus - Wohl dem, der sich auf seinen Gott... 4'39
08 II. Aria (tenore) - Gott ist mein Freund; was hilft das Toben... 6'00
09 III. Recitativo (alto) - Der Heiland sendet ja die Seinen... 0'39
10 IV. Aria (bass) - Das Unglück schlägt auf allen seiten... 4'40
11 V. Recitativo (soprano) - Ja, trag ich gleich den grössten Feind in mir... 0'50
12 VI. Choral - Dahero Troz der Höllen Heer! 0'43
 
  Ach wie flüchtig, ach wie nichtig, BWV 26 14'35
13 I. Chorus - Ach wie flüchtig, ach wie nichtig... 2'19
14 II. Aria (tenore) - So schnell ein rauschend Wasser schiesst, ... 6'07
15 III. Recitativo (alto) - Die Freude wird zur Traurigkeit... 0'51
16 IV. Aria (bass) - An irdische Schätze das Herze zu hängen... 3'52
17 V. Recitativo (soprano) - Die höchste Herrlichkeit und Pracht... 0'45
18 VI. Choral - Ach wie flüchtig, ach wie nichtig... 0'41
 
  Du Friedefürst, Herr Jesu Christ, BWV 116 17'05
19 I. Chorus - Du Friedefürst, Herr Jesu Christ... 4'07
20 II. Aria (alto) - Ach, unaussprechlich ist die Not... 4'23
21 III. Recitativo (tenore) - Gedenke doch... 0'48
22 IV. Terzetto (soprano, tenore, bass) - Ach, wir bekennen unsre Schuld... 5'51
23 V. Recitativo (alto) - Ach, lass uns durch die scharfen Ruten... 1'04
24 VI. Choral - Erleucht auch under Sinn und Herz... 0'52
 
  Album total 68'44
EnsembleBach Collegium Japan
ComposerBach, Johann Sebastian
ConductorSuzuki, Masaaki
TenorSakurada, Makoto
BassKooij, Peter
Counter-tenorBlaze, Robin
SopranoNonoshita, Yukari

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