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J.S. Bach - Cantatas, Vol.33 (BWV 41, 92, 130)

Composer Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer Robin Blaze
Jan Kobow
Yukari Nonoshita
Dominik Wörner
Bach Collegium Japan
Masaaki Suzuki, conductor
Period Baroque
Catalogue Number BIS-1541 SACD
EAN 7318599915418
Format SACD Hybrid

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

Release date Oct 2006
Total time 74'12

BBC Music Magazine: outstanding; Music Web International: outstanding.

'Consistently outstanding performances, musical beyond belief, and worthy of any collection' (MusicWeb International); 'Yet again a fine achievement, striking the right balance between deep contemplation and freshness of approach.' (International Record Review); 'The same thrillingly high standard as the whole series.' (Pizzicato); 'Suzuki and his Bach Collegium Japan continue to overwhelm us.' (Classica-Répertoire) – the list could go on and on! These quotes from all over the world apply to Volume 28 of Bach Collegium Japan's Cantata cycle, but the reception has repeated itself throughout this series. On the present, 33rd instalment Masaaki Suzuki has chosen to open with a jubilant New Year cantata, Jesu, nun sei gepreiset, first performed on 1 January 1725. Only a few weeks later BWV 92 was performed, exhorting the congregation of Bach's Thomaskirche in Leipzig to surrender to God’s will and God’s hand. In this unusually long cantata Bach pays special attention to creating variety, and illustrates the text with powerful musical images. The closing cantata is BWV130, composed for Michaelmas - a feast day in celebration of the Archangel Michael and all the angels. Again a festive work, in which trumpets and timpani play an important part, notably in the bass aria ‘Der alte Drache brennt’, a display piece in which the trumpets play as if in combat with the ‘old dragon’. Here we also hear German bass singer Dominik Wörner, who with this disc makes a fortuitous début with the Bach Collegium Japan. He is joined by Jan Kobow, tenor, who has appeared before in the cycle, and regular soloists Yukari Nonoshita, soprano and Robin Blaze, counter-tenor.
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  Johann Sebastian Bach
  Jesu, nun sei gepreiset, BWV41 27'32
01 1. [Chorus]. Jesu, nun sei gepreiset… 7'52
02 2. Aria (Soprano). Laß uns, o höchster Gott, das Jahr vollbringen… 5'39
03 3. Recitativo (Alto). Ach! deine Hand, dein Segen muß allein… 1'06
04 4. Aria (Tenore). Woferne du den edlen Frieden… 9'44
05 5. Recitativo [& Choral] (Basso). Doch weil der Feind… 1'02
06 6. Choral. Dein ist allein die Ehre… 2'09
  Johann Sebastian Bach
  Ich hab in Gottes Herz und Sinn, BWV92 29'59
07 1. [Chorus]. Ich hab in Gottes Herz und Sinn… 6'17
08 2. Recitativo (Basso). Es kann mir fehlen nimmermehr… 3'42
09 3. Aria (Tenore). Seht, seht! wie reißt, wie bricht, wie fällt… 3'12
10 4. Choral (Alto). Zudem ist Weisheit und Verstand… 3'53
11 5. Recitativo (Tenore). Wir wollen nun nicht länger zagen… 1'13
12 6. Aria (Basso). Das Brausen von den rauhen Winden… 4'10
13 7. Recitativo [& Choral] (Soprano, Alto, Tenore, Basso).Ei nun, mein Gott… 2'28
14 8. Aria (Soprano). Meinem Hirten bleib ich treu… 3'56
15 9. Choral. Soll ich denn auch des Todes Weg… 1'08
  Johann Sebastian Bach
  Herr Gott, dich loben alle wir, BWV130 15'04
16 1. [Chorus]. Herr Gott, dich loben alle wir… 3'02
17 2. Recitativo (Alto). Ihr heller Glanz und hohe Weisheit zeigt… 0'51
18 3. Aria (Basso). Der alte Drache brennt vor Neid… 4'18
19 4. Recitativo (Soprano, Tenore). Wohl aber uns, daß Tag und Nacht… 1'17
20 5. Aria (Tenore). Laß, o Fürst der Cherubinen… 4'21
21 6. Choral. Darum wir billig loben dich… 1'15
  Album total 74'12
Choir & orchestraBach Collegium Japan
ComposerBach, Johann Sebastian
ConductorSuzuki, Masaaki
SopranoNonoshita, Yukari
Counter-tenorBlaze, Robin
TenorKobow, Jan
BassWörner, Dominik

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