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Aria: Bach's Most Beautiful Arias


Release Date: 05/06/2016 
Label:  Deutsche Grammophon   Catalog #: 002489302   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Christine SchäferMagdalena KozenáThomas QuasthoffRenée Fleming,   ... 
Conductor:  Sebastian WeigleAndreas DelfsJohn Eliot GardinerLars Ulrik Mortensen,   ... 
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Musica Antiqua CologneStaatskapelle DresdenRoyal Philharmonic Orchestra,   ... 
Number of Discs: 1 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

Aria presents over one hour of J.S. Bach’s most beautiful arias, performed by some of the greatest artists including Emma Kirkby, Magdalena Kozená, Anne Sofie von Otter, Thomas Quasthoff, Christine Schäfer, Andreas Scholl and Fritz Wunderlich. This 18-track compilation is the perfect introduction to one of music’s most important composers. Aria presents over one hour of J.S. Bach’s most beautiful arias, performed by some of the greatest artists including Emma Kirkby, Magdalena Kozená, Anne Sofie von Otter, Thomas Quasthoff, Christine Schäfer, Andreas Scholl and Fritz Wunderlich. This 18-track compilation is the perfect introduction to one of music’s most important composers. Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
Jauchzet Gott in allen Landen, BWV 51: no 1, Jauchzet Gott in allen Landen by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Christine Schäfer (Soprano)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Musica Antiqua Cologne
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1730; Leipzig, Germany 
2.
Vergnügte Ruh, beliebte Seelenlust, BWV 170: no 1, Vergnügte Ruh' by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Magdalena Kozená (Mezzo Soprano)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Musica Antiqua Cologne
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1726; Leipzig, Germany 
3.
Christmas Oratorio, BWV 248: no 8, Grosser Herr, und starker König by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Thomas Quasthoff (Bass Baritone)
Conductor:  Sebastian Weigle
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Staatskapelle Dresden
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1734-1735; Leipzig, Germany 
4.
Herz und Mund und tat und Leben BWV 147: Jesus bleibet meine Freude by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Renée Fleming (Soprano)
Conductor:  Andreas Delfs
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Baroque 
Written: 07/02/1723; Germany 
5.
Mass in B minor, BWV 232: Laudamus te by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Nancy Argenta (Soprano)
Conductor:  John Eliot Gardiner
Orchestra/Ensemble:  English Baroque Soloists
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1747-1749; Leipzig, Germany 
6.
Saint John Passion, BWV 245: no 19, Ach, mein Sinn, wo willt du endlich hin by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Neill Archer (Tenor)
Conductor:  John Eliot Gardiner
Orchestra/Ensemble:  English Baroque Soloists
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1724; Leipzig, Germany 
7.
Saint Matthew Passion, BWV 244: no 47, Erbarme dich by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Anne Sofie von Otter (Mezzo Soprano), Fredrik From (Violin)
Conductor:  Lars Ulrik Mortensen
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Concerto Copenhagen
Period: Baroque 
Written: ?1727; Leipzig, Germany 
8.
Saint Matthew Passion, BWV 244: no 75, Mache dich, mein Herze by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Thomas Quasthoff (Bass Baritone)
Conductor:  Sebastian Weigle
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Staatskapelle Dresden
Period: Baroque 
Written: ?1727; Leipzig, Germany 
9.
O ewiges Feuer, O Ursprung der Liebe, BWV 34: no 3, Wohl euch, ihr auserwahlten Seelen by Johann Sebastian Bach
Conductor:  John Eliot Gardiner
Orchestra/Ensemble:  English Baroque Soloists
Period: Baroque 
Written: after 1740; Leipzig, Germany 
10.
Ich habe genug, BWV 82: Ich freue mich auf meinen Tod by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Andreas Scholl (Countertenor)
Conductor:  Julia Schröder
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Basel Chamber Orchestra
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1727; Cöthen, Germany 
11.
Wer mich liebet, der wird mein Wort halten, BWV 74: no 7, Nichts kann mich erretten by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Anne Sofie von Otter (Mezzo Soprano)
Conductor:  Lars Ulrik Mortensen
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Concerto Copenhagen
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1725; Leipzig, Germany 
12.
Easter Oratorio, BWV 249: Sanfte soll mein Todeskummer by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Fritz Wunderlich (Tenor)
Conductor:  Marcel Couraud
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Stuttgart Bach Collegium Orchestra
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1732-1735; Leipzig, Germany 
13.
Selig ist der Mann, BWV 57: no 7, Ich ende behende mein irdisches Leben by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Dorothea Röschmann (Soprano)
Conductor:  Rainer Kussmaul
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Berlin Baroque Soloists
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1725; Leipzig, Germany 
14.
Hercules auf dem Scheidewege, BWV 213: Auf meinen Flügeln sollst du schweben by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Christoph Prégardien (Tenor)
Conductor:  Gustav Leonhardt
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment
15.
Hercules auf dem Scheidewege, BWV 213: Ich will dich nicht hören by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Ralf Popken (Countertenor)
Conductor:  Gustav Leonhardt
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment
16.
Schweigt stille, plaudert nicht, BWV 211 "Coffee Cantata": no 4, Ei! wie schmeckt der Coffee süße by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Barbara Bonney (Soprano)
Conductor:  Gustav Leonhardt
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment
Period: Baroque 
Written: circa 1734-1735; Leipzig, Germany 
17.
Mer Hahn en neue Oberkeet, BWV 212 "Peasant Cantata": Und daß ihr's alle wißt by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  David Thomas (Bass), Emma Kirkby (Soprano)
Conductor:  Christopher Hogwood
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Academy of Ancient Music
18.
Mer Hahn en neue Oberkeet, BWV 212 "Peasant Cantata": Wir gehn nun wo der Tudelsack by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  David Thomas (Bass), Emma Kirkby (Soprano)
Conductor:  Christopher Hogwood
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Academy of Ancient Music
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1742; Liepzig, Germany 

Customer Reviews

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 Bach's Best February 28, 2017 By Richard  H. (Las Vrgas, NV) See All My Reviews "An excellent disc, featuring arias from his sacred and secular cantatas!" Report Abuse
 Aria August 13, 2016 By Kenneth A. (Yorktown Heights, NY) See All My Reviews "I really enjoyed this recording. The balance is very good and the performers are top notch." Report Abuse
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