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J.S. Bach - Cantatas, Vol.37 (BWV 169, 170, 35, 200)

Composer Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer Robin Blaze
Bach Collegium Japan
Masaaki Suzuki, conductor
Period Baroque
Catalogue Number BIS-1621 SACD
EAN 7318599916217
Format SACD Hybrid

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

Release date Oct 2007
Total time 77'21

Among some 200 extant cantatas by Bach's hand, there are only a few solo cantatas, written for one singer and orchestra. Gathered on this disc are three of these, all of them for alto, together with the aria Bekennen will ich seinen Namen (BWV 200). The three cantatas were all composed in 1726, after Bach had already produced a number of 'standard cantatas' involving choir. With these works, Bach takes another step into the musical unknown: he increasingly includes instrumental movements, and is particularly fond of giving soloistic duties to the organ. The 37th volume of Bach Collegium Japan's, and Masaaki Suzuki's Cantata Cycle, is thus a very special one, focussing on the voice and artistry of Robin Blaze, while at the same time giving ample scope for Masaaki Suzuki's skills at the organ. This issue is also unique in that one of the cantatas, Vergnügte Ruh, beliebte Seelenlust, was recorded in the St Crucis Church in Erfurt, making use of the large organ there. The rest of the programme was recorded on BCJ's home-ground, the Kobe Shoin Women’s University Chapel in Japan, which has seen the making of the entire cantata cycle so far.
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  Johann Sebastian Bach
  Gott soll allein mein Herze haben, BWV169 22'47
01 1. Sinfonia 8'04
02 2. Arioso. Gott soll allein mein Herze haben… 2'25
03 3. Aria. Gott soll allein mein Herze haben… 5'43
04 4. Recitativo. Was ist die Liebe Gottes?… 0'42
05 5. Aria. Stirb in mir… 4'35
06 6. Recitativo. Doch meint es auch dabei… 0'24
07 7. Choral. Du süße Liebe, schenk uns deine Gunst… 0'54
  Vergnügte Ruh, beliebte Seelenlust, BWV170 23'03
08 1. Aria. Vergnügte Ruh, beliebte Seelenlust… 6'33
09 2. Recitativo. Die Welt, das Sündenhaus… 1'16
10 3. Aria. Wie jammern mich doch die verkehrten Herzen… 8'09
11 4. Recitativo. Wer sollte sich demnach… 1'06
12 5. Aria. Mir ekelt mehr zu leben… 5'59
  Geist und Seele wird verwirret, BWV35 25'43
13 1. Concerto 5'23
14 2. Aria. Geist und Seele wird verwirret… 8'04
15 3. Recitativo. Ich wundre mich… 1'25
16 4. Aria. Gott hat alles wohlgemacht… 3'16
17 5. Sinfonia 3'28
18 6. Recitativo. Ach, starker Gott, lass mich… 1'15
19 7. Aria. Ich wünsche nur bei Gott zu leben… 2'52
20 Bekennen will ich seinen Namen, BWV200 4'04
  Album total 77'21
ComposerBach, Johann Sebastian
Choir & orchestraBach Collegium Japan
ConductorSuzuki, Masaaki
AltoBlaze, Robin

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