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Bach: 13 Sacred Cantatas / Winschermann, Deutsche Bachsolisten


Release Date: 09/04/2002 
Label:  Philips   Catalog #: 454346   Spars Code: ADD 
Composer:  Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Kurt EquiluzIleana CotrubasMaurice AndréElly Ameling,   ... 
Conductor:  Helmut Winschermann
Orchestra/Ensemble:  German Bach SoloistsBarmen-Gemarke Kantorei ChoirGerman Bach Soloists Chorus,   ... 
Number of Discs: 5 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 5 Hours 53 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

The soloists are formidable: Elly Ameling and Maurice André sparkle, Agnes Giebel's fine intuition and technique make a haunting interpretation, and Kurt Equiluz leads the field in matters of style.

Winschermann's approach to the cantatas is conservative; his tempos are usually well chosen, though sometimes a little on the slow side, and his phrasing inclines towards that smooth legato so much favoured by Helmuth Rilling... Cantatas Nos. 147 and 74...were issued in 1972 and I think, on balance, they are the two which best illustrate the strong points of Winschermann's approach. In Cantata No. 74, especially, there is some fine obbligato playing from the violinist, Saschko Gawriloff, from Don Smithers (trumpet),
Read more and from Winschermann himself (oboe da caccia). The soprano, Ileana Cotrubas, has a vocal colour which suits the music very well...

Elly Ameling and Maurice André are both on sparkling form in Cantata No. 51, "Jauchzet Gott in allen Landen"; I should have preferred a crisper approach to the opening movement but that is clearly not Winschermann's view of the piece. The finale trips along delightfully, in a nicely-judged tempo. The earliest of the recordings, dating from 1968, is of Cantata No. 151. It opens with a delicately scored lullaby in 12/8 for the new-born Christ. Agnes Giebel is the soloist and, although her voice was then past its best, her fine intuition and technique make this a haunting interpretation... Julia Hamari, Kurt Equiluz and Hermann Prey make a formidable team [in Cantatas 128 and 134] with Equiluz leading the field in matters of style...

...BWV191 [is] Bach's Latin Feast Music for Christmas Day. Its music belongs to the Gloria of the Mass in B minor, but the use of Latin words for a work intended for the Leipzig liturgy is unique amongst Bach's cantatas... It's a lively interpretation, as it ought to be... A welcome issue...

-- Gramophone [12/1981]
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Works on This Recording

1.
Gloria in excelsis Deo, BWV 191 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Kurt Equiluz (Tenor), Ileana Cotrubas (Soprano), Maurice André (Trumpet)
Conductor:  Helmut Winschermann
Orchestra/Ensemble:  German Bach Soloists,  Barmen-Gemarke Kantorei Choir,  German Bach Soloists Chorus
Written: after 1740 
Date of Recording: 1971 
2.
Selig ist der Mann, der die Anfechtung erdulet, BWV 57 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Elly Ameling (Soprano), Hermann Prey (Baritone)
Conductor:  Helmut Winschermann
Orchestra/Ensemble:  German Bach Soloists,  German Bach Soloists Chorus,  Westfälische Kantorei Herford Choir
Written: 1725 
Date of Recording: 1970 
3.
Süsser Trost, mein Jesus kömmt, BWV 151 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Agnes Giebel (Soprano), Dieter Ellenbeck (Tenor), Birgit Finnilä (Mezzo soprano)
Conductor:  Helmut Winschermann
Orchestra/Ensemble:  German Bach Soloists,  Westfälische Kantorei Herford Choir
Written: 1725 
Date of Recording: 1968 
4.
Liebster Jesu, mein Verlangen, BWV 32 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Elly Ameling (Soprano), Saschko Gawriloff (Oboe), Hermann Prey (Baritone)
Conductor:  Helmut Winschermann
Orchestra/Ensemble:  German Bach Soloists,  German Bach Soloists Chorus,  Westfälische Kantorei Herford Choir
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1726; Leipzig, Germany 
Date of Recording: 1970 
5.
Ein Herz, das seinen Jesum lebend weiss, BWV 134 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Kurt Equiluz (Tenor), Julia Hamari (Mezzo soprano)
Conductor:  Helmut Winschermann
Orchestra/Ensemble:  German Bach Soloists,  Barmen-Gemarke Kantorei Choir
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1724; Leipzig, Germany 
Date of Recording: 1971 
6.
Auf Christi Himmelfahrt allein, BWV 128 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Helmut Winschermann (Oboe D'amore), Hermann Prey (Baritone), Maurice André (Trumpet),
Julia Hamari (Mezzo soprano), Kurt Equiluz (Tenor)
Conductor:  Helmut Winschermann
Orchestra/Ensemble:  German Bach Soloists,  Barmen-Gemarke Kantorei Choir
Written: 1725 
Date of Recording: 1971 
7.
Wer mich liebet, der wird mein Wort halten, BWV 74 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Kurt Equiluz (Tenor), Julia Hamari (Mezzo soprano), William Reimer (Bass),
Don Smithers (Trumpet), Ileana Cotrubas (Soprano), Helmut Winschermann (Oboe Da Caccia)
Conductor:  Helmut Winschermann
Orchestra/Ensemble:  German Bach Soloists,  Netherlands Vocal Ensemble Choir
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1725; Leipzig, Germany 
Date of Recording: 1972 
8.
Erhöhtes Fleisch und Blut, BWV 173 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Ileana Cotrubas (Soprano), Kurt Equiluz (Tenor), Julia Hamari (Mezzo soprano),
Hermann Prey (Baritone)
Conductor:  Helmut Winschermann
Orchestra/Ensemble:  German Bach Soloists,  Barmen-Gemarke Kantorei Choir
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1724; Leipzig, Germany 
Date of Recording: 1971 
9.
Herz und Mund und Tat und Leben, BWV 147 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Ileana Cotrubas (Soprano), Kurt Equiluz (Tenor), Julia Hamari (Mezzo soprano),
William Reimer (Bass)
Conductor:  Helmut Winschermann
Orchestra/Ensemble:  German Bach Soloists,  Netherlands Vocal Ensemble Choir
Written: 1723 
Date of Recording: 1972 
10.
Jauchzet Gott in allen Landen, BWV 51 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Elly Ameling (Soprano), Maurice André (Trumpet)
Conductor:  Helmut Winschermann
Orchestra/Ensemble:  German Bach Soloists
Written: 1730 
11.
Mein Herze schwimmt im Blut, BWV 199 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Elly Ameling (Soprano)
Conductor:  Helmut Winschermann
Orchestra/Ensemble:  German Bach Soloists
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1714; Cöthen, Germany 
12.
Ich will den Kreuzstab gerne tragen, BWV 56 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Gérard Souzay (Baritone), Helmut Winschermann (Oboe)
Conductor:  Helmut Winschermann
Orchestra/Ensemble:  German Bach Soloists,  Berlin Capella Choir
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1726; Leipzig, Germany 
Date of Recording: 1968 
13.
Ich habe genug, BWV 82 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Gérard Souzay (Baritone)
Conductor:  Helmut Winschermann
Orchestra/Ensemble:  German Bach Soloists
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1727; Cöthen, Germany 
Date of Recording: 1968 
14.
Christmas Oratorio, BWV 248: no 10, Sinfonia in G major by Johann Sebastian Bach
Conductor:  Helmut Winschermann
Orchestra/Ensemble:  German Bach Soloists
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1734-1735; Leipzig, Germany 
Date of Recording: 1968 
15.
Vom Himmel hoch, da komm' ich her, BWV 738 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Arno Schönstedt (Organ)
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1708-1718; ?Weimar, Germany 
Date of Recording: 1968 
16.
Christmas Oratorio, BWV 248: no 9, Ach, mein herzliebes Jesulein by Johann Sebastian Bach
Conductor:  Helmut Winschermann
Orchestra/Ensemble:  German Bach Soloists
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1734-1735; Leipzig, Germany 
Date of Recording: 1968 
17.
Herz und Mund und Tat und Leben, BWV 147: Wohl mir, dass ich Jesum habe, o wie feste halt'ich ihn by Johann Sebastian Bach
Conductor:  Helmut Winschermann
Orchestra/Ensemble:  German Bach Soloists
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1723; Leipzig, Germany 
Date of Recording: 1968 
18.
Sie werden aus Saba alle kommen, BWV 65: no 2, Die Könige aus Saba kamen dar by Johann Sebastian Bach
Conductor:  Helmut Winschermann
Orchestra/Ensemble:  German Bach Soloists
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1724; Leipzig, Germany 
Date of Recording: 1968 
19.
In dulci jubilo, BWV 729 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Arno Schönstedt (Organ)
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1708-1717; ?Weimar, Germany 
Date of Recording: 1968 
20.
In dulci jubilo, BWV 368 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Conductor:  Helmut Winschermann
Orchestra/Ensemble:  German Bach Soloists,  Westfälische Kantorei Herford Choir,  Netherlands Vocal Ensemble Choir
Period: Baroque 
Written: Germany 
Date of Recording: 1968 
21.
Wir danken dir, Gott, BWV 29: no 1, Sinfonia in D major by Johann Sebastian Bach
Conductor:  Helmut Winschermann
Orchestra/Ensemble:  German Bach Soloists
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1731; Leipzig, Germany 
Date of Recording: 1968 
22.
Ich liebe den Höchsten von ganzem Gemüte, BWV 174: Sinfonia in G major by Johann Sebastian Bach
Conductor:  Helmut Winschermann
Orchestra/Ensemble:  German Bach Soloists
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1729; Leipzig, Germany 
Date of Recording: 1968 
23.
Wer sucht die Pracht, wer wünscht den Glanz, BWV 221 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Conductor:  Helmut Winschermann
Orchestra/Ensemble:  German Bach Soloists
Period: Baroque 
Written: Germany 
Date of Recording: 1968 
24.
Falsche Welt, dir trau' ich nicht, BWV 52: no 1, Sinfonia in F major by Johann Sebastian Bach
Conductor:  Helmut Winschermann
Orchestra/Ensemble:  German Bach Soloists
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1726; Leipzig, Germany 
Date of Recording: 1968 
25.
Nach dir, Herr, verlanget mich, BWV 150: no 1, Sinfonia in B minor by Johann Sebastian Bach
Conductor:  Helmut Winschermann
Orchestra/Ensemble:  German Bach Soloists
Period: Baroque 
Written: circa 1708-1709; Cöthen, Germany 
Date of Recording: 1968 
26.
Uns ist ein Kind geboren, BWV 142: Concerto by Johann Sebastian Bach
Conductor:  Helmut Winschermann
Orchestra/Ensemble:  German Bach Soloists
Period: Baroque 
Written: ?Leipzig, Germany 
Date of Recording: 1968 
27.
Her Herr denkt an uns, BWV 196: Sinfonia in C major by Johann Sebastian Bach
Conductor:  Helmut Winschermann
Orchestra/Ensemble:  German Bach Soloists
Period: Baroque 
Written: ?1708; Weimar, Germany 
Date of Recording: 1968 
28.
Ich geh' und suche mit Verlangen, BWV 49: no 1, Sinfonia in E major by Johann Sebastian Bach
Conductor:  Helmut Winschermann
Orchestra/Ensemble:  German Bach Soloists
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1726; Leipzig, Germany 
Date of Recording: 1968 
29.
Vereingte Zwietracht der wechselnden Saiten, BWV 207: March by Johann Sebastian Bach
Conductor:  Helmut Winschermann
Orchestra/Ensemble:  German Bach Soloists
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1726; Germany 
Date of Recording: 1968 
30.
Christ lag in Todesbanden, BWV 4: no 1, Sinfonia in E minor by Johann Sebastian Bach
Conductor:  Helmut Winschermann
Orchestra/Ensemble:  German Bach Soloists
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1708; Weimar, Germany 
Date of Recording: 1968 
31.
Der Himmel lacht! die Erde jubilieret, BWV 31: no 1, Sonata in C major by Johann Sebastian Bach
Conductor:  Helmut Winschermann
Orchestra/Ensemble:  German Bach Soloists
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1715; Cöthen, Germany 
Date of Recording: 1968 
32.
Wir müssen durch viel Trübsal in das Reich Gottes eingehen, BWV 146: Sinfonia in D minor by Johann Sebastian Bach
Conductor:  Helmut Winschermann
Orchestra/Ensemble:  German Bach Soloists
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1728; Leipzig, Germany 
33.
Gottes Zeit ist die allerbeste, BWV 106 "Actus tragicus": no 1, Sonatina in E flat minor by Johann Sebastian Bach
Conductor:  Helmut Winschermann
Orchestra/Ensemble:  German Bach Soloists
Period: Baroque 
Written: by 1708; Mühlhausen, Germany 
Date of Recording: 1968 
34.
Gott soll allein mein Herze haben, BWV 169: Sinfonia in D major by Johann Sebastian Bach
Conductor:  Helmut Winschermann
Orchestra/Ensemble:  German Bach Soloists
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1726; Leipzig, Germany 
Date of Recording: 1968 

Customer Reviews

Average Customer Review:  1 Customer Review )
 Por que está descatalogado??? August 1, 2012 By N. Luis (Capital Federal, Buenos Aires) See All My Reviews "Esta magnifica serie de Cantatas de Bach está descatalogada, como muchas otras grabaciones. Es una lastima teniendo en cuenta le frescura de estas interpretaciones, tanto director, solistas y coro estan inspirados y dan versiones de referencia. Especial mencion para Elly Ameling, Julia Hamari y Hermann Prey. Esta reedicion, tiene la calidad de audio del original de philips, si bien la presentacion no presenta la misma calidad, pero siendo la unica edicion disponible y teniendo en cuenta que el sonido es igual al original, mi mas plena recomendacion. En espera de poder conseguir la edicion original. Espero que philips ponga en catalogo tantas versiones de primer nivel que han desaparecido inexplicablemente, mientras que algunas grabaciones las reeditan hasta el cansancio. Me gustaria saber la razon de eso. Mientras tanto disfruten de esta reedicion. " Report Abuse
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