Bach - Secular Cantatas II

BIS: BISSACD1971

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Bach - Secular Cantatas II

Label:

BIS

Catalogue No:

BISSACD1971

Discs:

1

Release date:

3rd Sept 2012

Barcode:

7318599919713

Length:

74 minutes

Medium:

SACD (download also available)

Format:

Hybrid Multi-channel
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Bach - Secular Cantatas II


Bach, J S:

Cantata BWV208 'Was mir behagt, ist nur die muntre Jagd!'

Sophie Junker (soprano I), Joanne Lunn (soprano II), Makoto Sakurada (tenor) & Roderick Williams (baritone)

Sinfonia in F major, BWV1046a

Cantata BWV134a 'Die Zeit, die Tag und Jahre macht'

Damien Guillon (alto), Makoto Sakurada (tenor)


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Bach Collegium Japan and Masaaki Suzuki present their long-awaited second volume of secular cantatas by J.S. Bach.

The “Hunt Cantata”, composed in 1713, is the oldest of his secular cantatas. The libretto includes a dramatic plot in which four divinities from ancient mythology appear.

Die Zeit, die Tag und Jahre macht was intended for the 1719 New Year celebrations in Köthen. The cantata is set as a dialogue between Time (tenor) and Divine Providence (alto), who in the final movement are joined by a chorus wishing ‘glückseligen Zeiten’ (‘joyous times’)

Johann Sebastian Bach: Sinfonia in F major, BWV 1046a

Sinfonia in F major, BWV 1046a: I.

Johann Sebastian Bach: Was mir behagt, ist nur die muntre Jagd!, BWV 208, "Hunt Cantata"

Recitative: Was mir behagt, ist nur die muntre Jagd! (Soprano 1)

Aria: Jagen ist die Lust der Gotter (Soprano 1)

Recitative: Wie? Schonste Gottin! Wie? (Tenor)

Aria: Willst du dich nicht mehr ergotzen (Tenor)

Recitative: Ich liebe dich zwar noch! (Soprano 1, Tenor)

Recitative: Ich, der ich sonst ein Gott in diesen Feldern bin (Bass)

Aria: Ein Furst ist seines Landes Pan! (Bass)

Recitative: Soll denn der Pales Opfer hier das letzte sein? (Soprano 2)

Aria: Schafe konnen sicher weiden (Soprano 2)

Recitative: So stimmt mit ein (Soprano 1)

Lebe, Sonne dieser Erden (Chorus)

Duet: Entzucket uns beide (Soprano 1, Tenor)

Aria: Weil die wollenreichen Herden (Soprano 2)

Aria: Ihr Felder und Auen, lasst grunend euch schauen (Bass)

Ihr lieblichste Blicke! Ihr freudige Stunden! (Chorus)

Johann Sebastian Bach: Die Zeit, die Tag und Jahre macht, BWV 134a

Recitative: Die Zeit, die Tag und Jahre macht (Alto, Tenor)

Aria: Auf, Sterbliche, lasset ein Jauchzen ertonen (Tenor)

Recitative: So bald, als dir die Sternen hold (Alto, Tenor)

Aria: Es streiten, es siegen die kunftigen Zeiten (Alto, Tenor)

Recitative: Bedenke nur, beglucktes Land (Alto, Tenor)

Aria: Der Zeiten Herr hat viel vergnugte Stunden (Alto)

Recitative: Hilf, Hochster, hilf, dass mich die Menschen preisen (Alto, Tenor)

Ergetzet auf Erden, erfreuet von oben (Chorus)

BBC Music Magazine

October 2012

****

“Sophie Junker is a personable Diana to tenor Makoto Sakurada's youthfully lyrical Endymion. Best of all if baritone Roderick Williams's Pan who renders the outrageous toadying distinctly palatable. Suzuki shapes everything with his trademark light touch, if he's sometimes inclined to under-characterise the drama.”

Gramophone Magazine

Awards Issue 2012

“brilliantly caught, from the casting of the four characters to the expectional continuo work, led by Suzuki himself. Makoto Sakurada (as Endymion) conveys the ensnaring potential of love with friendly caution, while Pan (the ever-communicative Roderick Williams) delivers the first feel-good excursion in celebrating our Prince as Pan of his country.”

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