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Tönet, Ihr Pauken! - Bach: Canatas Profanes / Herreweghe

Release Date: 11/08/2005 
Label:  Harmonia Mundi   Catalog #: 901860   Spars Code: n/a 
Composer:  Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Carolyn SampsonIngeborg DanzPeter KooyMark Padmore
Conductor:  Philippe Herreweghe
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Collegium Vocale
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 0 Hours 56 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

The volume was turned slightly higher than my normal listening level when I began playing this CD--and it was a happy coincidence. The room-filling brilliance of the trumpets at the opening of BWV 207, immediately joined by the resounding orchestra, then the exuberant chorus--with such life-like presence and larger-than-life impact--was a reminder of how viscerally affecting recordings can be. Of course, it helps to have such scintillating, dynamic, celebratory music to command the scene, but nevertheless, Bach's rarely-heard "Vereinigte Zwietracht..." never has been recorded with this kind of musical virtuosity, dominating energy, and sheer excitement. The same goes for Philippe
Read more Herreweghe's rendition of the more often-recorded "Tönet, ihr Pauken!", whose vibrant exclamations--both instrumental and vocal--and ability to convey the essence of the work's celebratory character place it in a class by itself.

The choir and orchestra are beyond reproach, and the soloists, often the weak links in performances of Bach's cantatas, are among the finest anyone could employ (and not surprisingly, Herreweghe uses them regularly). If you're looking for an excellent--make that unequalled--recording of two of Bach's most invigorating and musically compelling cantatas, look no further. Yes, it's supposed to be Mozart's "year", but this is one case where he may be momentarily--and justifiably--upstaged. [1/17/2006]
--David Vernier, ClassicsToday.com Read less

Works on This Recording

Tönet, ihr Pauken! Erschallet Trompeten!, BWV 214 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Carolyn Sampson (Soprano), Ingeborg Danz (Alto), Peter Kooy (Bass),
Mark Padmore (Tenor)
Conductor:  Philippe Herreweghe
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Collegium Vocale
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1733; Leipzig, Germany 
Date of Recording: 06/2004 
Length: 24 Minutes 50 Secs. 
Language: German 
Vereingte Zwietracht der wechselnden Saiten, BWV 207 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Carolyn Sampson (Soprano), Ingeborg Danz (Alto), Mark Padmore (Tenor),
Peter Kooy (Bass)
Conductor:  Philippe Herreweghe
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Collegium Vocale
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1726; Germany 
Date of Recording: 06/2004 
Length: 30 Minutes 58 Secs. 
Language: German 

Sound Samples

Cantate, BWV 207: 1. Chorus "Vereinigte Zwietracht der wechselnden Saiten"
Cantate, BWV 207: 2. Recitativo "Wen treibt ein edler Trieb"
Cantate, BWV 207: 3. Aria "Zieht euren Fuß nur nicht zurücke"
Cantate, BWV 207: 4. Recitativo "Dem nur allein"
Cantate, BWV 207: 5. Aria Duetto (e Ritornello) "Den soll mein Lorbeer schützend decken
Cantate, BWV 207: 6. Recitativo "Es ist kein leeres Wort"
Cantate, BWV 207: 7. Aria "Ätzet dieses Angedenken"
Cantate, BWV 207: 8. Recitativo "Ihr Schläfrigen, herbei!"
Cantate, BWV 207: 9. Chorus "Kortte lebe, Kortte blühe!"
Cantate, BWV 214: 1. Chorus "Tönet, ihr Pauken! Erschallet, Trompeten!"
Cantate, BWV 214: 2. Recitativo "Heut ist der Tag"
Cantate, BWV 214: 3. Aria "Blast die wohlgegriffnen Flöten"
Cantate, BWV 214: 4. Recitativo "Mein knallendes Metall
Cantate, BWV 214: 5. Aria "Fromme Musen! Meine Glieder!
Cantate, BWV 214: 6. Recitativo "Unsre Königin im Lande"
Cantate, BWV 214: 7. Aria "Kron und Preis gekrönter Damen"
Cantate, BWV 214: 8. Recitativo "So dringe in das weite Erdenrund"
Cantate, BWV 214: 9. Chorus "Blühet, ihr Linden in Sachsen, wie Zedern!"

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