Bach - Cantatas Volume 8


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Bach - Cantatas Volume 8



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1st Aug 1998




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Bach - Cantatas Volume 8

Bach, J S:

Cantata BWV22 'Jesus nahm zu sich die Zwölfe'

Cantata BWV23 'Du wahrer Gott und Davids Sohn'

Cantata BWV75 'Die Elenden sollen essen'



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Johann Sebastian Bach: Jesus nahm zu sich die Zwolfe, BWV 22

Aria: Jesus nahm zu sich die Zwolfe (Tenor, Bass, Chorus)

Aria: Mein Jesu, ziehe mich nach dir (Alto)

Recitative: Mein Jesu, ziehe mich nach dir (Bass)

Aria: Mein alles in allem, mein ewiges Gut (Tenor)

Ertot uns durch dein Gute (Chorus)

Johann Sebastian Bach: Du wahrer Gott und Davids Sohn, BWV 23

Duet: Du wahrer Gott und Davids Sohn (Soprano, Alto)

Recitative: Ach! Gehe nicht voruber (Tenor)

Aller Augen warten, Herr (Chorus)

Chorale: Christe, du Lamm Gottes

Johann Sebastian Bach: Die Elenden sollen essen, BWV 75

Part I: Die Elenden sollen essen (Chorus)

Part I: Recitative: Was hilft des Purpurs Majestat (Bass)

Part I: Aria: Mein Jesus soll mein alles sein! (Tenor)

Part I: Recitative: Gott sturzet und erhohet (Tenor)

Part I: Aria: Ich nehme mein Leiden mit Freuden auf mich (Soprano)

Part I: Recitative: Indes schenkt Gott ein gut Gewissen (Soprano)

Part I: Chorale: Was Gott tut, das ist wohlgetan (Chorus)

Part II: Sinfonia

Part II: Recitative: Nur eines krankt ein christliches Gemute (Alto)

Part II: Aria: Jesus macht mich geistlich reich (Alto)

Part II: Recitative: Wer nur in Jesu bleibt (Bass)

Part II: Aria: Mein Herze glaubt und liebt (Bass)

Part II: Recitative: O Armut, der kein Reichtum gleicht! (Tenor)

Part II: Chorale: Was Gott tut, das ist wohlgetan (Chorus)

Gramophone Classical Music Guide


“This eighth volume of Bach Collegium Japan's Bach cantata series bridges the period between Bach's departure from Cöthen and his arrival at Leipzig, early in 1723. Du wahrer Gott und DavidsSohn (No 23) was mainly written at Cöthen, while Jesus nahm zu sich die Zwölfe (No 22) must have been composed almost immediately on Bach's reaching Leipzig. The remaining cantata, Die Elenden sollen essen is on an altogether grander scale, in two parts, each of seven movements.
The performances maintain the high standards of singing, playing and scholarship set by the previous issues in this series. There are little insecurities here and there – the oboes, which play a prominent role in each of the three pieces, aren't always perfectly in agreement over tuning – but the careful thought given to the words, their significance and declamation, and the skill with which they're enlivened by the realisation of Bach's expressive musical vocabulary, remain immensely satisfying. The disciplined, perceptively phrased and beautifully sustained singing of the two choral numbers of No 23 illuminate the words at every turn, savouring the seemingly infinite expressive nuances of the music. As for No 75, we can only imagine the astonishment with which Leipzig ears must have attuned to its music. In this absolutely superb piece Bach entertains us with a breathtaking stylistic diversity.
Polyphony, fugue, chorale fantasia, da capo aria, instrumental sinfonia, varied recitative, wonderful oboe writing and a rhythmic richesse all contribute to the special distinction both of this cantata and No 76.
Lose no time in becoming acquainted with this one. It reaches, you might say, those parts that other performances do not.”

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