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Bach: Trinity Cantatas II / Kozena, Towers, Gardiner


Release Date: 12/12/2000 
Label:  Archiv Produktion (Dg)   Catalog #: 463591   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Magdalena KozenáMark PadmoreWilliam TowersStephan Loges
Conductor:  John Eliot Gardiner
Orchestra/Ensemble:  English Baroque SoloistsMonteverdi Choir
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 1 Hours 4 Mins. 

Special Order: This CD requires additional production time and ships within 2-3 weeks.  

This CD is reissued by ArkivMusic.

Notes and Editorial Reviews

John Eliot Gardiner approaches journey’s end with two volumes of Trinity cantatas, each containing works of outstanding beauty. Two which make special claims on the attention are BWV 199 for soprano voice, and BWV 105, whose expressive intensity is sustained with consummate mastery. Hearing this performance it is impossible to doubt Gardiner’s deep personal involvement in the music. There is nothing clinical or hidebound by confining orthodoxy here. BWV 199 is sung by Magdalena Kožená, a soprano who has already proved her strengths in Bach and Handel.

-- Nicholas Anderson, BBC Music Magazine [reviewing this CD and DG 463590]
John Eliot Gardiner approaches journey’s end with two volumes of Trinity cantatas, each containing works of outstanding beauty. Two which make special claims on the attention are BWV 199 for soprano voice, and BWV 105, whose expressive intensity is sustained with consummate mastery. Hearing this performance it is impossible to doubt Gardiner’s deep personal involvement in the music. There is nothing clinical or hidebound by confining orthodoxy here. BWV 199 is sung by Magdalena Kožená, a soprano who has already proved her strengths in Bach and Handel.

-- Nicholas Anderson, BBC Music Magazine [reviewing this CD and DG 463590]
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Works on This Recording

1.
Mein Herze schwimmt im Blut, BWV 199 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Magdalena Kozená (Soprano), Mark Padmore (Tenor), William Towers (Alto),
Stephan Loges (Bass)
Conductor:  John Eliot Gardiner
Orchestra/Ensemble:  English Baroque Soloists,  Monteverdi Choir
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1714; Cöthen, Germany 
Date of Recording: 09/2000 
Venue:  St. David's Cathedral, Wales 
Length: 25 Minutes 2 Secs. 
Language: German 
2.
Siehe zu, dass deine Gottesfurcht nicht Heuchelei sei, BWV 179 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Stephan Loges (Bass), Magdalena Kozená (Soprano), William Towers (Alto),
Mark Padmore (Tenor)
Conductor:  John Eliot Gardiner
Orchestra/Ensemble:  English Baroque Soloists,  Monteverdi Choir
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1723; Leipzig, Germany 
Date of Recording: 09/2000 
Venue:  St David's Cathedral, Wales 
Length: 15 Minutes 1 Secs. 
Language: German 
3.
Herr Jesu Christ, du höchstes Gut, BWV 113 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  William Towers (Alto), Mark Padmore (Tenor), Stephan Loges (Bass),
Magdalena Kozená (Soprano)
Conductor:  John Eliot Gardiner
Orchestra/Ensemble:  English Baroque Soloists,  Monteverdi Choir
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1724; Leipzig, Germany 
Date of Recording: 09/2000 
Venue:  St David's Cathedral, Wales 
Length: 24 Minutes 16 Secs. 
Language: German 

Sound Samples

"Siehe zu, daß Deine Gottesfurcht", Cantata BWV 179: 1. Coro "Siehe zu, daß deine Gottesfurcht"
"Siehe zu, daß Deine Gottesfurcht", Cantata BWV 179: 2. Recitativo "Das heut'ge Christentum" (Tenore)
"Siehe zu, daß Deine Gottesfurcht", Cantata BWV 179: 3. Aria "Falscher Heuchler Ebenbild" (Tenore)
"Siehe zu, daß Deine Gottesfurcht", Cantata BWV 179: 4. Recitativo "Wer so von innen wie von aussen ist" (Basso)
"Siehe zu, daß Deine Gottesfurcht", Cantata BWV 179: 5. Aria "Liebster Gott, erbarme dich" (Soprano)
"Siehe zu, daß Deine Gottesfurcht", Cantata BWV 179: 6. Chorale "Ich armer Mensch"
Mein Herze schwimmt im Blut Cantata, BWV 199: Recitativo: Mein Herze schwimmt im Blut
Mein Herze schwimmt im Blut Cantata, BWV 199: Aria: Stumme Seufzer, stille Klagen
Mein Herze schwimmt im Blut Cantata, BWV 199: Recitativo: Doch Gott muss mir genädig sein
Mein Herze schwimmt im Blut Cantata, BWV 199: Aria: Tief gebückt und voller Reue
Mein Herze schwimmt im Blut Cantata, BWV 199: Recitativo: Auf diese Schmerzens Reu
Mein Herze schwimmt im Blut Cantata, BWV 199: Chorale: Ich Dein betrübtes Kind
Mein Herze schwimmt im Blut Cantata, BWV 199: Recitativo: Ich lege mich in diese Wunden
Mein Herze schwimmt im Blut Cantata, BWV 199: Aria: Wie freudig ist mein Herz
"Herr Jesu Christ", Cantata BWV 113: 1. Coro "Herr Jesu Christ, du höchstes Gut"
"Herr Jesu Christ", Cantata BWV 113: 2. Aria " Erbarm dich mein in solcher Last" (Alto)
"Herr Jesu Christ", Cantata BWV 113: 3. Aria "Für wahr, wenn mir das kommet ein" (Basso)
"Herr Jesu Christ", Cantata BWV 113: 4. Recitativo "Jedoch dein heilsam Wort" (Basso)
"Herr Jesu Christ", Cantata BWV 113: 5. Aria "Jesus nimmt die Sünder an" (Tenore)
"Herr Jesu Christ", Cantata BWV 113: 6. Recitativo "Der Heiland nimmt die Sünder an" (Tenore)
"Herr Jesu Christ", Cantata BWV 113: 7. Aria Duetto "Ach Herr, mein Gott" (Soprano, Alto)
"Herr Jesu Christ", Cantata BWV 113: 8. Chorale "Stärk mich mit deinem Freudengeist"

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