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Bach - Actus Tragicus / Pierlot, Ricercar Consort

K. Fuge; C. Mena; Jan Kobow; S. Macleod; Ricercar
Release Date: 06/07/2005 
Label:  Mirare   Catalog #: 002  
Composer:  Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Katharine FugeCarlos MenaJan KobowStephan MacLeod
Conductor:  Philippe Pierlot
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Ricercar Consort
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Imported from : European Union   
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

These three cantatas are among the very earliest Bach wrote. As a rough guide, according to our present state of knowledge, BWV 106 is thought to be the fourth of the two hundred or so cantatas that have survived, BWV 150 the seventh, and BWV 18th the ninth. The young composer is still wholly steeped in the heritage of old Germany, in Buxtehude's sacred concerts at which he had marvelled in Lübeck shortly before, and in what he knows of Schütz and Hammerschmidt. Later in his career we see him developing the genre in light of newly discovered elements, notably Italian vocal music, though still as concerned as ever to invent a new form for each text he has to paraphrase and gloss. These three cantatas are among the very earliest Bach wrote. As a rough guide, according to our present state of knowledge, BWV 106 is thought to be the fourth of the two hundred or so cantatas that have survived, BWV 150 the seventh, and BWV 18th the ninth. The young composer is still wholly steeped in the heritage of old Germany, in Buxtehude's sacred concerts at which he had marvelled in Lübeck shortly before, and in what he knows of Schütz and Hammerschmidt. Later in his career we see him developing the genre in light of newly discovered elements, notably Italian vocal music, though still as concerned as ever to invent a new form for each text he has to paraphrase and gloss. Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
Nach dir, Herr, verlanget mich, BWV 150 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Katharine Fuge (Soprano), Carlos Mena (Countertenor), Jan Kobow (Tenor),
Stephan MacLeod (Bass)
Conductor:  Philippe Pierlot
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Ricercar Consort
Period: Baroque 
Written: circa 1708-1709; Cöthen, Germany 
2.
Gottes Zeit ist die allerbeste, BWV 106 "Actus tragicus" by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Katharine Fuge (Soprano), Carlos Mena (Countertenor), Jan Kobow (Tenor),
Stephan MacLeod (Bass)
Conductor:  Philippe Pierlot
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Ricercar Consort
Period: Baroque 
Written: by 1708; Mühlhausen, Germany 
3.
Gleich wie der Regen und Schnee vom Himmel fällt, BWV 18 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Katharine Fuge (Soprano), Carlos Mena (Countertenor), Jan Kobow (Tenor),
Stephan MacLeod (Bass)
Conductor:  Philippe Pierlot
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Ricercar Consort
Period: Baroque 
Written: ?1715; Cöthen, Germany 

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