Bach - Cantatas Volume 48

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Bach - Cantatas Volume 48

Awards:

BBC Music Magazine

Choral & Song Choice - July 2011

Label:

BIS

Catalogue No:

BISSACD1881
(BIS-SACD-1881)

Discs:

1

Release date:

26th April 2011

Barcode:

7318599918815

Length:

72 minutes

Medium:

SACD (download also available)

Format:

Hybrid Multi-channel
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Bach - Cantatas Volume 48


Bach, J S:

Cantata BWV34 'O ewiges Feuer, O Ursprung der Liebe'

Cantata BWV117 'Sei Lob und Ehr dem höchsten Gut'

Cantata BWV98 'Was Gott tut, das ist wohlgetan'

Cantata BWV120 'Gott man lobet dich in Stille'


Hana Blažíková (soprano), Robin Blaze (counter-tenor), Satoshi Mizukoshi (tenor) & Peter Kooij (bass)

Bach Collegium Japan, Masaaki Suzuki

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‘With Suzuki you can hear Bach's heart beat...’ (International Record Review

Volume 48 of Masaaki Suzuki’s and Bach Collegium Japan’s traversal of Johann Sebastian Bach’s cantatas opens with Cantata 34, O ewiges Feuer, o Ursprung der Liebe – a jubilant work intended for Whit Sunday 1727, but with its origins in an earlier, secular wedding cantata.

Gott, man lobet dich in der Stille (BWV 120) was composed for a festive church service marking the annual town council election in Leipzig. But the programme also also offers moments of introspection and quiet beauty, such as the celebrated alto aria Ich will dich all mein Leben lang from Cantata 117, here performed by the counter-tenor Robin Blaze, well-known to the followers of this series.

Cantata 98 contains another heartfelt aria: Hört, ihr Augen, auf zu weinen, sung by the soprano Hana Blažíková, whose performances on recent releases have impressed many reviewers.

With approximately another eight volumes remaining of this great undertaking, the energy and dedication of Masaaki Suzuki and his musicians show no signs of flagging, and the recent volumes 46 and 47 were warmly welcomed by reviewers around the world, receiving distinctions such as ‘Critics’ Choice’ in Gramophone and ‘Choral Choice of the Month’ in BBC Music Magazine.

Johann Sebastian Bach: O ewiges Feuer, o Ursprung der Liebe, BWV 34

O ewiges Feuer, o Ursprung der Liebe (Chorus)

Recitative: Herr, unsre Herzen halten dir (Tenor)

Aria: Wohl euch, ihr auserwahlten Seelen (Alto)

Recitative: Erwahlt sich Gott die heilgen Hutten (Bass)

Friede uber Israel (Chorus)

Johann Sebastian Bach: Sei Lob und Ehr dem hochsten Gut, BWV 117

Sei Lob und Ehr dem hochsten Gut (Chorus)

Recitative: Es danken dir die Himmelsheer (Bass)

Aria: Was unser Gott geschaffen hat (Tenor)

Ich rief dem Herrn in meiner Not (Chorus)

Recitative: Der Herr ist noch und nimmer nicht (Alto)

Aria: Wenn Trost und Hulf ermangeln muss (Bass)

Aria: Ich will dich all mein Leben lang (Alto)

Recitative: Ihr, die ihr Christi Namen nennt (Tenor)

So kommet vor sein Angesicht (Chorus)

Johann Sebastian Bach: Was Gott tut, das ist wohlgetan, BWV 98

Was Gott tut, das ist wohlgetan (Chorus)

Recitative: Ach Gott! wenn wirst du mich einmal (Tenor)

Aria: Hort, ihr Augen, auf zu weinen! (Soprano)

Recitative: Gott hat ein Herz, das des Erbarmens Uberfluss (Alto)

Aria: Meinen Jesum lass ich nicht (Bass)

Johann Sebastian Bach: Gott, man lobet dich in der Stille, BWV 120

Aria: Gott, man lobet dich in der Stille (Alto)

Jauchzet, ihr erfreuten Stimmen (Chorus)

Recitative: Auf, du geliebte Lindenstadt (Bass)

Aria: Heil und Segen (Soprano)

Recitative: Nun, Herr, so weihe selbst (Tenor)

Chorale: Nun hilf uns, Herr, den Dienern dein (Chorus)

BBC Music Magazine

July 2011

*****

“striking testimony to fine SACD engineering as well as the performers: this clarity and springiness is a vital component...the opening of BWV120, a tight-rope of alto demi-semi-quavers on which Blaze balances with remarkable security and poise [is] quite the best I've heard on disc...This is without question an outstanding contribution to Suzuki's complete cantata project”

Gramophone Magazine

August 2011

“Robin Blaze is at his most ringing, mellifluous and assuaging here...Suzuki's strength lies in summoning up a world from the text and a sense of believing it...["Heil und Segen"] is sung exquisitely by Hana Blazikova and caps another consistently fine performance in the late autumn of Suzuki's steadily impressive marathon.”

International Record Review

July/August 2011

“[this disc] demonstrates the ever-rising standard, by now quite stratospheric, of Suzuki and his choir and orchestra in this massive recording project.”

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