Bach, J S: Sheep May Safely Graze, from Cantata BWV208 (Schafe können sicher weiden)

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Busoni: Transcriptions of Works by Bach & Brahms

Busoni: Transcriptions of Works by Bach & Brahms


Bach, J S:

Sheep May Safely Graze, from Cantata BWV208

arr. Egon Petri

Brahms:

Chorale Prelude Op. 122 No. 10 'Herzlich tut mich verlangen'

arr. F Busoni

Chorale Prelude Op. 122 No. 4 'Herzlich tut mich erfreuen'

arr. F Busoni

Chorale Prelude Op. 122 No. 5 'Schmücke dich, o Liebe Seele'

arr. F Busoni

Busoni:

Wachet auf, ruft uns die Stimme (Bach BWV 645)

Choral Prelude ‘Nun freut euch, lieben Christen’

Ich ruf zu dir, Herr Jesu Christ (Bach BWV 639)

Nun komm der heiden Heiland' (after Bach, BWV659)

In Dir ist Freude (Bach BWV 615)

Transcription of Bach's Partita BWV 1004: Chaconne

Toccata, Adagio and Fugue in C Major (Bach BWV 564)


David Theodor Schmidt (piano)

Ferruccio Busoni (1866-1924) is rightfully considered one of the most accomplished arrangers of works originally composed for a different instrumentation. This year’s 90th anniversary of his death (on 27 July) provides me with an occasion to present an album consisting mostly of his transcriptions – works that I am particularly fond of. David Theodor Schmidt

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Khatia Buniatishvili: Motherland

Khatia Buniatishvili: Motherland


Bach, J S:

Sheep May Safely Graze, from Cantata BWV208

Brahms:

Intermezzo in B flat minor, Op. 117 No. 2

Chopin:

Étude Op. 25 No. 7 in C sharp minor

Debussy:

Clair de Lune (from Suite Bergamasque)

Dvorak:

Slavonic Dance No. 10 in E minor, Op. 72 No. 2

with Gvantsa Buniatishivili (piano)

Grieg:

Lyric Pieces Op. 57: No. 6 - Homesickness

Handel:

Minuet in G minor

Kancheli:

When Almonds Blossomed

From the film by Lana Gogoberidze

Ligeti:

Musica ricercata No. 7

Liszt:

Wiegenlied (Chant du berceau), S198

Mendelssohn:

Song without Words, Op. 67 No. 2 in F sharp minor

Pärt:

Für Alina

Ravel:

Pavane pour une infante défunte

Scarlatti, D:

Keyboard Sonata K380 in E major

Scriabin:

Étude Op. 2 No. 1 in C sharp minor

Tchaikovsky:

The Seasons, Op. 37b: October ('Autumn Song')

trad.:

Vagiorko mai (Don’t you love me?)

Traditional / Khatia Buniatishvili


Following the success of her Chopin album on Sony Classical, Khatia Buniatishvili now reveals a new, highly personal side on her album ‘Motherland’.

The CD is an intimate quest encompassing solo piano works from Bach to Pärt and from Brahms to Kancheli, in which the themes of longing for home, the merriment of a folk dance and the eternal cycle of growth and decay are apparent.

Spanning a broad stylistic and historical range, the album celebrates the works that have accompanied Khatia Buniatschvili’s personal path in life, including pieces from her Georgian homeland.

Motherland juxtaposes the happy lightness of a ‘Slavonic Dance’ by Dvorak and the melancholy of Grieg’s lyrical ‘Homesickness’, and contrasts the elegant gaiety of Mendelssohn’s ‘Song without Words’ (op. 67/2) with the graceful introspection of Liszt’s ‘Lullaby’. Classics of the Romantic piano repertoire such as Chopin’s Étude in C-sharp minor (op. 25/7) and Brahms ‘Intermezzo’ (op. 117/2) are embedded between Bach’s cantata ‘Sheep May Safely Graze’ and Arvo Pärt’s musical dedication ‘For Alina’.

Khatia Buniatishvili has been described by The Independent as “the young Georgian firebrand”. At the age of only 26 years, this Tblisi-born pianist has already achieved an exceptional maturity of interpretation and a distinctive artistic approach that make her playing unmistakable.

Khatia’s warm, sometimes sorrowful playing may reflect a close proximity to Georgian folk-music, which, she attests, has greatly influenced her musicality. Critics emphasize that her playing has an aura of elegant solitude and even melancholy, which she does not feel to be a negative attribute. “The piano is the blackest instrument,” she says, a “symbol of musical solitude… I have to be psychologically strong and forget the hall if I want to share it with the audience.” Khatia Buniatishvili speaks five languages and lives in Paris.

“soothing, intimate and reflective. Buntiashvili roduces the most ravishing, velvet-toned pianissimo, beautifully captured in Berlin's Jesus-Christus-Kirche. The trouble is that, after 20 minutes or so of ravishing, velvet-toned pianissimo, one begins to wonder if that is all this pianist is going to reveal of herself” Gramophone Magazine, September 2014

“Without this musical crispness it might all be cloying. As it is, the disc holds one's attention.” The Observer, 15th June 2014 ***

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Sleigh Ride

Sleigh Ride


Anderson, Leroy:

A Christmas Festival

Sleigh Ride

Bach, J S:

Cantata BWV147 'Herz und Mund und Tat und Leben': Jesu, bleibet meine Freude

Christmas Oratorio, BWV248: Sinfonia 'Hirtenmusik'

Sonata for solo violin No. 3 in C major, BWV1005: Adagio

orch. Bachrich

Sheep May Safely Graze, from Cantata BWV208

Berlin, I:

White Christmas

arr. Jack Mason

Coots:

Santa Claus is Coming to Town

arr. Mason

Handel:

Messiah: Hallelujah Chorus

Humperdinck:

Dream Pantomime (from Hänsel und Gretel)

Marks, J:

Rudolph, the red-nosed reindeer

arr. Hayman

Mozart, L:

Divertimento in F major 'Eine musikalische Schlittelfahrt'

Tchaikovsky:

The Nutcracker: Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy

The Nutcracker: Dance of the Mirlitons

The Nutcracker: Waltz of the Flowers


Arthur Fiedler took great pride in bringing classical music to the world at large. While Leonard Bernstein was busy with his Young People’s Concerts with the New York Philharmonic, Fiedler and his Boston Pops Orchestra (most of the members drawn from the Boston Symphony) gave concerts of popular classics that became a fixture on America’s musical calendar. They made several recordings for Polydor / Deutsche Grammophon and the ever-popular Christmas disc is here reissued with built-in bonus tracks by Bach, Humperdinck and Tchaikovsky, in a sleigh ride, taking the listener from a delightful pot-pourri of carols (‘A Christmas Festival’) arranged by Leroy Anderson to Baroque hits in lush orchestrations to high-energy American Christmas songs – all arranged sumptuously for orchestra.

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JS Bach: Cantatas

JS Bach: Cantatas


Bach, J S:

Cantata BWV51 'Jauchzet Gott in allen Landen'

Suzanne Danco (soprano)

Cantata BWV202 'Weichet Nur, betrübte Schatten' (Wedding Cantata)

Suzanne Danco (soprano)

Cantata BWV10 'Meine Seel erhebt den Herren'

Elly Ameling (soprano), Helen Watts (contralto), Werner Krenn (tenor), Marius Rintzler (bass)

Wiener Akademie-Chor

Cantata BWV80 'Ein feste Burg ist unser Gott'

Gabriele Fontana (soprano), Julia Hamari (mezzo), Gösta Winbergh (tenor), Tom Krause (baritone)

Hymnuschor

Cantata BWV140 'Wachet auf, ruft uns die Stimme'

Gabriele Fontana (soprano), Julia Hamari (mezzo), Gösta Winbergh (tenor), Tom Krause (baritone)

Hymnuschor

Cantata BWV147 'Herz und Mund und Tat und Leben': Jesu, bleibet meine Freude

Stuttgarter Kammerorchester

Sheep May Safely Graze, from Cantata BWV208

Stuttgarter Kammerorchester


Karl Münchinger recorded all the major orchestral and choral pieces by Bach for Decca, and over a period of some 30 years (from the Mono to the Digital eras), five of the Cantatas. All boast remarkable soloists from their eras. Suzanne Danco sings the two solo cantatas, BWV 51 and 202, recorded in 1953 and released on CD for the first time. Elly Ameling and Helen Watts are soloists in the early cantata, BWV 10. And the digital recordings of Ein feste Burg and Wachet auf feature Julia Hamari and Tom Krause. The collection is rounded off with two of the most popular orchestral arrangements from the Bach cantata repertoire – Jesu, joy of man’s desiring and Sheep may safely graze.

“Fascinating to chart Munchinger's development as a Bach conductor over 30 years - from the early stiffness of BWV 202 to the surefooted majesty of Ein' feste Burg.” BBC Music Magazine, December 2012 ***

“Suzanne Danco’s lively and musicianly performances in both Cantatas gave me much pleasure” Gramophone Magazine

“The smoothest and sweetest of string playing” Gramophone Magazine (Jesu, joy of man’s desiring, Sheep may safely graze)

“excellently transparent and well-detailed Decca digital recording and a fine team of soloists … the chorus’ vigorous contribution is given striking body and presence” Gramophone Magazine (BWV 80 and 140)

“very well performed” Penguin Guide *** (Cantata BWV 10)

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Danielle de Niese: The Beauty of Baroque

Danielle de Niese: The Beauty of Baroque


Bach, J S:

Cantata BWV202 'Weichet Nur, betrübte Schatten' (Wedding Cantata)

Sheep May Safely Graze, from Cantata BWV208

Dowland:

Come again, sweet love doth now invite

What if I never speed?

Handel:

Ombra mai fu (from Serse)

Samson: Let the bright seraphim

Acis and Galatea: Heart, the seat of soft delight

Arr. Mozart. Performed in English

Io t'abbraccio (from Rodelinda)

with Andreas Scholl (countertenor)

The Triumph of Time and Truth: Guardian angels

Monteverdi:

Pur ti miro (I gaze upon you) from L'Incoronazione di Poppea

with Andreas Scholl (countertenor)

Quel sguardo sdegnosetto

Pergolesi:

Stabat mater: Opening duet

with Andreas Scholl (countertenor)

Purcell:

When I am laid in earth (from Dido and Aeneas)


Since her early success in Glyndebourne’s now famous production of Handel’s Giulio Cesare, Danielle de Niese has become most closely associated with the music of the Baroque. The New York Times commented: “A voice seductive enough to woo gods as well as mortals”.

With her third solo album, Danielle de Niese embodies the Beauty of the Baroque with an album of arias from the English, German, and Italian traditions, accompanied by the leading European Baroque orchestra, The English Concert, under Harry Bicket. Many popular arias feature, including Handel’s, ‘Ombra mai fu’, and highlights from JS Bach’s Cantatas are contrasted with much loved solo songs by Purcell and Dowland.

Decca’s star countertenor Andreas Scholl joins Danielle de Niese for duets including the ravishing duet “Pur ti miro” from Monteverdi’s L’Incoronazione di Poppea.

“It's an intriguing and enjoyable programme...The English Concert provides suitable support throughout, from solo theorbo on Dowland's "What if I never speed?" to the trio of harpsichord, theorbo and viola da gamba with her delightful duet with counter-tenor Andreas Scholl” The Independent, 10th June 2011 ****

“This is a charming recital that shows this popular soprano at her best...she has plenty of vivacity and fresh-toned sweetness. Guardian Angels, from Handel’s “The Triumph of Time and Truth”, is a highlight: a little-known but beautiful aria, sung here with poise and allure.” The Telegraph, 7th July 2011 ****

“she keeps things light on this disc, and for the greater part only shows off her many splendid advantages. Indeed, her flirtatious performance of the famous lute-song Come again can rank as one of the most captivating on disc. The duets with Scholl are a delight too. De Niese's sheer joy in singing leaps off the CD and her emotional immediacy is hard to resist.” Classic FM Magazine, August 2011 ****

“In Dowland's Come again, sweet love doth now invite and What if I never speed?, she sounds like a sexier Emma Kirkby...The English Concert under its Music Director Harry Bicket provides the stylish orchestral and instrumental backing...You really hear the personality behind the voice - the 'Beauty of the Baroque' is, without question, a real artist.” International Record Review, July/August 2011

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Favourite Baroque Arias

Favourite Baroque Arias


Bach, J S:

Sheep May Safely Graze, from Cantata BWV208

Handel:

Ode for St Cecilia's Day: The trumpet's loud clangor

Ombra mai fu (from Serse)

Semele: Where'er you walk

O ruddier than the Cherry (from Acis and Galatea)

Joshua: Heroes, when with glory burning

Jephtha: Waft her, angels, through the skies

Alexander's Feast: Revenge, revenge, Timotheus cries

Samson: How willing my paternal love

Samson: Let the bright seraphim

Purcell:

When I am laid in earth (from Dido and Aeneas)

Vivaldi:

Sol da te, mio dolce amore (from Orlando furioso)

Weldon:

Arise ye subterranean winds


John-Mark Ainsley, Gillian Fisher, Michael George & James Bowman

King’s Consort, Robert King

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The Flagstad Recitals Volume 4

The Flagstad Recitals Volume 4

Songs for Sunday - Sacred Arias


Bach, J S:

Sheep May Safely Graze, from Cantata BWV208

Cantata BWV20 'O Ewigkeit, du Donnerwort'

First Publication of Stereo Version

St Matthew Passion, BWV244: Break in Grief

Cantata BWV147 'Herz und Mund und Tat und Leben': Jesu, bleibet meine Freude

Bist du bei mir, BWV508

Bortnyansky:

Jubilate

Gounod:

Repentir (O Divine Redeemer)

Gruber, F:

Stille Nacht

Handel:

Messiah: He shall feed His flock

Messiah: I know that my Redeemer liveth

Praise ye the Lord

Sommi Dei! (Radamisto)

Semele: O, Sleep Why Dost Thou Leave Me?

Art thou troubled? (from Rodelinda)

(previously unpublished)

Liddle, S:

Abide with me

Mendelssohn:

Hear My Prayer

Jerusalem, thou that killest the prophets, from Paulus, Op. 36

Parry:

Jerusalem

Wade, J F:

O come, all ye faithful


The fourth volume in “The Flagstad Recitals” comprises two LPs Kirsten Flagstad made with the London Philharmonic and Sir Adrian Boult in December 1956 (Bach and Handel: CD2) and April 1957 (Sacred Songs: CD1) at London’s Kingsway Hall. The Penguin Guide to bargain Compact Discs praised the ‘sacred pops’ CD for the ‘vivid projection’ of Flagstad’s voice and singled out the ‘great majesty and weight’ of her voice. As with the sacred songs, the Bach and Handel items have a devotional aura of their own and this anthology is also unique for the first stereo publication of Bach’s aria ‘Sheep may safely graze’ and the first-ever publication of ‘Art thou troubled’ from Handel’s Rodelinda.

Some of the songs featured on ‘Great Sacred Songs’ made their way onto a 45rpm EP which was entitled “Songs for Sunday” – from which derives the title of this compilation. Flagstad’s own religious beliefs remain unexpressed in The Flagstad Manuscript – there are no pronouncements about morality per se or about the immortality of the soul. How she lived her life speaks for itself, however, and so do the performances on this CD: songs not just for Sunday for but every day.

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Music For A Country Church

Music For A Country Church


Main works include:

Bach, J S:

Cantata BWV147 'Herz und Mund und Tat und Leben': Jesu, bleibet meine Freude

Sheep May Safely Graze, from Cantata BWV208

Baring-Gould:

Now the day is over (Eudoxia)

Bennard:

The Old Rugged Cross

Elgar:

Nimrod (from Enigma Variations)

Handel:

Largo from Xerxes (instrumental arrangement)

Jacobs-Bond:

A perfect day

Liszt:

Liebestraum, S541 No. 3 (Nocturne in A flat major)

Monk, W H:

Abide with me

Sullivan, A:

The Lost Chord

Vaughan Williams:

Fantasia on Greensleeves


Martin Souter (piano, organ)

The Victoria Singers, Sarah Tenant-Flowers

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Vivaldi - Gloria

Vivaldi - Gloria


Bach, J S:

Magnificat in D major, BWV243

Cantata BWV147 'Herz und Mund und Tat und Leben': Jesu, bleibet meine Freude

Zion hört die Wächter singen

Sheep May Safely Graze, from Cantata BWV208

Bist du bei mir, BWV508

arr. Connah

Gounod:

Ave Maria

Vivaldi:

Gloria in D major, RV589


Sir Philip Ledger (organ), Dame Janet Baker (mezzo-soprano), Barbara Hendricks (soprano), Ann Murray (mezzo-soprano), Jean Rigby (alto), Uwe Heilmann (tenor) & Jorma Hynninen (bass)

CPE Bach Chamber Orchestra Berlin, Academy of St Martin-in-the-Fields Chorus & Orchestra, Choir of King’s College, Cambridge, South German Madrigal Choir, Consortium Musicum, Wolfgang Gönnenwein, Neville Marriner & Sir David Willcocks

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A Bride's Guide to Wedding Music

A Bride's Guide to Wedding Music


Bach, J S:

Cantata BWV147 'Herz und Mund und Tat und Leben': Jesu, bleibet meine Freude

Orchestral Suite No. 3 in D major, BWV1068: Air ('Air on a G String')

Sheep May Safely Graze, from Cantata BWV208

Boccherini:

Minuet in A major from String Quintet Op. 11 No. 5, G275

Britten:

Jubilate Deo in C major (1961)

Charpentier, M-A:

Te Deum, H146: Prélude

Clarke, Jeremiah:

Trumpet Voluntary 'Prince of Denmark's March'

Fauré:

Cantique de Jean Racine, Op. 11

Requiem: Pie Jesu

Sicilienne, Op. 78

Franck, C:

Panis Angelicus

Gluck:

Orfeo ed Euridice (Orphée et Euridice): Dance of the Blessed Spirits

Goss, J:

Praise my soul, the King of Heaven

Handel:

Music for the Royal Fireworks, HWV351: Overture

Coronation Anthem No. 1, HWV258 'Zadok the Priest'

Arrival of the Queen of Sheba (from Solomon)

Samson: Let the bright seraphim

Water Music: Air & Hornpipe

Messiah: Hallelujah Chorus

Massenet:

Méditation (from Thaïs)

Mendelssohn:

A Midsummer Night's Dream: Wedding March

Mozart:

Vesperae Solennes de Confessore, K339: Laudate Dominum

Ave verum corpus, K618

Mussorgsky:

Promenade

Pachelbel:

Canon

Parry:

Dear Lord and Father of Mankind (Repton)

Poston:

Jesus Christ the Apple Tree

Purcell:

Trumpet Tune

Satie:

Gymnopédie No. 1

Schubert:

Ave Maria, D839

Stanford:

The Blue Bird, Op. 119 No. 3

trad.:

Immortal, invisible, God only wise (St Denio)

Vivaldi:

The Four Seasons: Winter - Largo

The Four Seasons: Spring - Allegro

Wagner:

Bridal Chorus 'Treulich geführt' (from Lohengrin)

Walton:

Crown Imperial

Widor:

Toccata from Organ Symphony No. 5 in F minor, Op. 42 No. 1


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