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Bach: Cantatas / Fischer-dieskau, Forster, Et Al


Release Date: 01/11/2000 
Label:  Emi Classics Special Import Catalog #: 67202   Spars Code: ADD 
Composer:  Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Dietrich Fischer-DieskauIrmgard PoppenEdith Picht-AxenfeldRobert Veyron-Lacroix,   ... 
Conductor:  Karl Forster
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Berlin Philharmonic OrchestraSt. Hedwig's Cathedral Choir
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 1 Hours 12 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

In light of an increasing tendency to perform the works of Bach on period instruments, with "period" voices and vocal practice, and with a requisite amount of de-Romanticization, the singing of Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau--acclaimed interpreter of nineteenth-century German lieder--will strike some ears as radically fresh.
The quality of the musicianship on this recording is unassailable. Alec Robertson, in reviewing the first six items on this CD when they first appeared in the late 1950s, wrote in Gramophone magazine, "Everything on this disc, Bach's music, Fischer-Dieskau's singing, the playing of the solo instruments and orchestra, the choir and the recording, makes this one of the most beautiful records I have ever had to review."
Read more Indeed, there seems something intuitively right about the emotional intensity that Fischer-Dieskau brings to these texts and to this music. By locating the ecstatic release that accompanies death--a theme of many of these texts--Fischer-Dieskau does not so much Romanticize as humanize Bach's rapturous musical vision. Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
Der Friede sei mit dir, BWV 158 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau (Baritone)
Conductor:  Karl Forster
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra,  St. Hedwig's Cathedral Choir
Period: Baroque 
Written: after 1723; Leipzig, Germany 
Date of Recording: 02/1958 
Venue:  Grunenwald Church, Berlin, Germany 
Length: 11 Minutes 33 Secs. 
Language: German 
2.
Amore traditore, BWV 203 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau (Baritone), Irmgard Poppen (Cello), Edith Picht-Axenfeld (Harpsichord)
Period: Baroque 
Written: Germany 
Date of Recording: 02/1960 
Venue:  Gemeindehaus, Berlin, Germany 
Length: 16 Minutes 30 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
3.
Ich lasse dich nicht, du segnest mich denn, BWV 157: Ja, ja, ich halte Jesum feste by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau (Baritone)
Conductor:  Karl Forster
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Baroque 
Written: ?1728; Leipzig, Germany 
Date of Recording: 02/1958 
Venue:  Grunenwald Church, Berlin, Germany 
Length: 6 Minutes 22 Secs. 
Language: German 
4.
Sehet, wir gehn hinauf gen Jerusalem, BWV 159: Es ist vollbracht, das Leid ist alle by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau (Baritone)
Conductor:  Karl Forster
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1729; Leipzig, Germany 
Date of Recording: 02/1958 
Venue:  Grunenwald Church, Berlin, Germany 
Length: 7 Minutes 55 Secs. 
Language: German 
5.
Liebster Gott, wenn werd' ich sterben?, BWV 8: no 4, Doch weichet, ihr tollen, vergeblichen Sorgen by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau (Baritone)
Conductor:  Karl Forster
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1724; Leipzig, Germany 
Date of Recording: 02/1958 
Venue:  Grunenwald Church, Berlin, Germany 
Length: 5 Minutes 50 Secs. 
Language: German 
6.
Meine Seufzer, meine Tränen, BWV 13: no 5, Ächzen und erbärmlich Weinen by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau (Baritone)
Conductor:  Karl Forster
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1726; Leipzig, Germany 
Date of Recording: 02/1958 
Venue:  Grunenwald Church, Berlin, Germany 
Length: 7 Minutes 41 Secs. 
Language: German 
7.
Herr, wie du willt, so schicks mit mir, BWV 73: Herr, so du willt by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau (Baritone)
Conductor:  Karl Forster
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1724; Leipzig, Germany 
Date of Recording: 02/1958 
Venue:  Grunenwald Church, Berlin, Germany 
Length: 5 Minutes 3 Secs. 
Language: German 
8.
Liebster Immanuel, Herzog der Frommen, BWV 123: Kein Höllenfeind kann mich verschlingen by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Robert Veyron-Lacroix (Harpsichord), Jean-Pierre Rampal (Flute), Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau (Baritone),
Jacques Neilz (Cello)
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1725; Leipzig, Germany 
Date of Recording: 10/31/1971 
Venue:  EMI Abbey Road Studio No. 1, London 
Length: 1 Minutes 0 Secs. 
Language: German 
9.
Meine Seufzer, meine Tränen, BWV 13: no 6, So sei nun, Seele, deine by Johann Sebastian Bach
Conductor:  Karl Forster
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra,  St. Hedwig's Cathedral Choir
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1726; Leipzig, Germany 
Date of Recording: 02/1958 
Venue:  Grunenwald Church, Berlin, Germany 
Length: 0 Minutes 59 Secs. 
Language: German 
10.
Liebster Immanuel, Herzog der Frommen, BWV 123: Lass, o Welt, mich aus Verachtung by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau (Baritone), Robert Veyron-Lacroix (Harpsichord), Jean-Pierre Rampal (Flute),
Jacques Neilz (Cello)
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1725; Leipzig, Germany 
Date of Recording: 10/31/1971 
Venue:  EMI Abbey Road Studio No. 1, London 
Length: 6 Minutes 12 Secs. 
Language: German 
11.
Sehet, wir gehn hinauf gen Jerusalem, BWV 159: Jesu, deine Passion ist mir lauter Freude by Johann Sebastian Bach
Conductor:  Karl Forster
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra,  St. Hedwig's Cathedral Choir
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1729; Leipzig, Germany 
Date of Recording: 02/1958 
Venue:  Grunenwald Church, Berlin, Germany 
Length: 1 Minutes 30 Secs. 
Language: German 
12.
Ich lasse dich nicht, du segnest mich denn, BWV 157: Jesum lass ich nicht von mir by Johann Sebastian Bach
Conductor:  Karl Forster
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra,  St. Hedwig's Cathedral Choir
Period: Baroque 
Written: ?1728; Leipzig, Germany 
Date of Recording: 02/1958 
Venue:  Grunenwald Church, Berlin, Germany 
Length: 0 Minutes 53 Secs. 
Language: German 

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