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J.S. Bach - Cantatas, Vol.36 (BWV 42, 103, 108, 6)

Composer Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer Robin Blaze
James Gilchrist
Yukari Nonoshita
Dominik Wörner
Bach Collegium Japan
Masaaki Suzuki, conductor
Period Baroque
Catalogue Number BIS-1611 SACD
EAN 7318599916118
Format SACD Hybrid

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

Release date Jul 2007
Total time 75'31


Music Web International: Recording of Year 2007.

Four cantatas written for services during April 1725 make up the programme of this disc. Just before Easter that same year, Bach had put an end to his projected chorale cantata cycle, originally planned to span the entire church year. These particular cantatas did not have a direct association with the gospel passage for the days in question; instead they used specific hymns as their starting point. Probably for extra-musical reasons – possibly the non-availability of the librettist – this cycle broke off before the church year was completed. Instead, with Bleib bei uns (Abide with us, BWV 6), Bach returned to the conventional type of cantata. All four cantatas on the present disc deal with the interplay between the resurrected Christ and his disciples: Christ's first appearance in front of two of the disciples on the road to Emmaus (BWV 6), his visit to a meeting of the disciples, held in secret for fear of persecution (BWV 42), and his words of parting as he prepares to join his Father (BWV 103 and 108). Joy, fear and sadness, the various and conflicting emotions inherent in the subject matter, are painted in Bach's incomparable musical language, and transmitted in these performances by Bach Collegium Japan and Masaaki Suzuki. Among the soloists, Yukari Nonoshita and Robin Blaze are well-known to the followers of this series, while James Gilchrist and Domink Wörner both appear in it for the second time. For this particular disc, Bach Collegium Japan are visited by Dan Laurin, who performs the virtuosic flauto piccolo part in BWV 103, and Dmitry Badiarov, who plays his own, unique reconstruction of a violoncello piccolo in BWV 6.
 
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  Johann Sebastian Bach
  Am Abend aber desselbigen Sabbats, BWV42 28'26
01 I. Sinfonia 5'45
02 II. Recitativo (Tenore). Am Abend aber desselbigen Sabbats… 0'47
03 III. Aria (Alto). Wo zwei und drei versammlet sind… 13'25
04 IV. Choral Duetto (Soprano, Tenore). Verzage nicht, o Häuflein klein… 2'55
05 V. Recitativo (Basso). Man kann hiervon ein schön Exempel sehen… 0'47
06 VI. Aria (Basso). Jesus ist ein Schild der Seinen… 3'06
07 VII. Choral. Verleih uns Frieden gnädiglich… 1'41
 
 
  Johann Sebastian Bach
  Ihr werdet weinen und heulen, BWV103 14'12
08 I. Chorus. Ihr werdet weinen und heulen… 4'54
09 II. Recitativo (Tenore). Wer sollte nicht in Klagen untergehn… 0'46
10 III. Aria (Alto). Kein Arzt ist außer dir zu finden… 4'17
11 IV. Recitativo (Alto). Du wirst mich nach der Angst… 0'36
12 V. Aria (Tenore). Erholet euch, betrübte Sinnen… 2'40
13 VI. Choral. Ich hab dich einen Augenblick… 0'59
 
 
  Johann Sebastian Bach
  Es ist euch gut, daß ich hingehe, BWV108 13'26
14 I. [Aria] (Basso). Es ist euch gut, daß ich hingehe… 3'52
15 II. Aria (Tenore). Mich kann kein Zweifel stören… 3'18
16 III. Recitativo (Tenore). Dein Geist wird mich also regieren… 0'33
17 IV. Chorus. Wenn aber jener, der Geist der Wahrheit… 2'10
18 V. Aria (Alto). Was mein Herz von dir begehrt… 2'41
19 VI. Choral. Dein Geist, den Gott vom Himmel gibt… 0'52
 
 
  Johann Sebastian Bach
  Bleib bei uns, denn es will Abend werden, BWV6 17'12
20 I. [Choral]. Bleib bei uns… 6'14
21 II. Aria (Alto). Hochgelobter Gottessohn… 2'59
22 III. Choral (Soprano). Ach bleib bei uns, Herr Jesu Christ… 3'42
23 IV. Recitativo (Basso). Es hat die Dunkelheit… 0'45
24 V. Aria (Tenore). Jesu, laß uns auf dich sehen… 2'53
25 VI. Choral. Beweis dein Macht, Herr Jesu Christ… 0'39
 
  Album total 75'31
ConductorSuzuki, Masaaki
ComposerBach, Johann Sebastian
Choir & orchestraBach Collegium Japan
TenorGilchrist, James
Counter-tenorBlaze, Robin
SopranoNonoshita, Yukari
BassWörner, Dominik

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