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J.S. Bach - Cantatas, Vol.30, Solo Cantatas (BWV 51, 1127)

Composer Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer Carolyn Sampson
Bach Collegium Japan
Masaaki Suzuki, conductor
Period Baroque
Catalogue Number BIS-1471 SACD
EAN 7318599914718
Format SACD Hybrid

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

Release date Jan 2006
Total time 73'46


When the German musicologist Michael Maul found a previously unknown work by Bach in the archives of the Anna Amalia Library in Weimar, at first he didn’t believe his eyes. When the discovery was made public in June 2005, it naturally caused a sensation. Being a strophic aria with the stanzas separated from each other by a ritornello, Alles mit Gott is unique in Bach’s production, and was composed in 1713 for the celebrations of the birthday of Wilhelm Ernst, Duke of Sachsen-Weimar, Bach’s employer at the time. This is the first recording of the complete aria, with all its twelve verses. In his liner notes, Michael Maul discusses the possibility of the work having been divided into parts that were performed at various points during a special church service.
The disc opens with a much more well-known work, however. It is the solo cantata Jauchzet Gott in allen Landen, in which Bach creates church music in the spirit of the Italian instrumental concerto, with a soprano and a trumpet taking turns in writing that is both highly virtuosic and expressive.
The soprano soloist in both works is Carolyn Sampson, whose previous collaboration with Masaaki Suzuki and the Bach Collegium Japan was greeted with high praise from the critics: ‘Sampson is set to become a Bach singer of real stature’ was the verdict in The Gramophone, whereas the Spanish magazine CD Compact described her performance as ‘simply out of this world’. From this disc, BIS-CD-1411, comes the bonus track Spielet, ihr beseelten Lieder (from the Wedding Cantata BWV 210) which closes the present release.
 
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  Johann Sebastian Bach
  Jauchzet Gott in allen Landen! BWV 51 16'52
01 I. Aria - Jauchzet Gott in allen Landen! 4'30
02 II. Recitativo - Wir beten zu dem Tempel an... 2'21
03 Aria - Höchster, mache deine Güte... 4'41
04 Choral - Sei Lob und Preis mit Ehren... 3'17
05 Aria - Alleluja! 2'03
 
  Alles mit Gott und nichts ohn´ ihn, BWV 1127 48'55
06 Verse 1 4'05
07 Verse 2 4'00
08 Verse 3 4'00
09 Verse 4 4'04
10 Verse 5 4'07
11 Verse 6 4'00
12 Verse 7 4'07
13 Verse 8 4'05
14 Verse 9 4'08
15 Verse 10 4'07
16 Verse 11 4'06
17 Verse 12 4'06
 
  Bonus track: from O Holder Tag, erwünschte Zeit, BWV 210 (Hochzeitskantate)
18 II. Aria - Spielet, ihr beseelten Lieder... 7'00
 
  Album total 73'46
ComposerBach, Johann Sebastian
OrchestraBach Collegium Japan
ConductorSuzuki, Masaaki
SopranoSampson, Carolyn

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