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Bach: Cantatas, Vol. 39

Bach,J.s. /Bach Collegium Japan / Suzuki
Release Date: 05/27/2008 
Label:  Bis   Catalog #: 1641   Spars Code: n/a 
Composer:  Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Concerto PalatinoPeter KooyCarolyn SampsonGerd Türk,   ... 
Conductor:  Masaaki Suzuki
Number of Discs: 1 
Length: 1 Hours 12 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

After two volumes concentrating on solo cantatas, the full forces - including the splendid choir - of Bach Collegium Japan return in this programme of five cantatas dated 1725. The choir instantly makes its presence felt in the first movement of the opening work, BWV68. This is a large-scale hymn arrangement, where the choir is supported by an orchestra including horns and oboes. This is followed by one of the most charming and beautiful soprano arias in all of Bach's cantatas, 'Mein gläubiges Herze', in which Carolyn Sampson shines. The five works all include more or less unusual instrumental combinations, from the three recorders which lend a pastoral character to 'Er rufet seinen Schafen mit Namen', BWV175, to the wind quartet (two Read more oboi d'amore and two oboi da caccia) appearing in 'Sie werden euch in den Bann tun', BWV183. The variety of timbres is further aided by the appearance of the cornet and trombones of Concerto Palatino, as well as that of Dmitry Badiarov performing the important and soloistic parts for violoncello piccolo on his own reconstruction of a violoncello 'da spalla' ('of the shoulder'). Apart from Carolyn Sampson, the vocal soloists are Gerd Türk, who glows in the intensely melodic tenor aira 'Seht, was die Liebe tut' (from BWV85), Peter Kooij, whose bass becomes the voice of Christ in 'Ich bin ein guter Hirt', (BWV85), and Robin Blaze having a fine moment in the expressive alto aria 'Komm, leite mich' (BWV175). All in all, another impressive instalment in this highly acclaimed cycle. Read less

Works on This Recording

1. Also hat Gott die Welt geliebt, BWV 68 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Concerto Palatino (Trombone), Peter Kooy (), Carolyn Sampson (),
Concerto Palatino (Cornet)
Conductor:  Masaaki Suzuki
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1725; Leipzig, Germany 
Date of Recording: 02/2007 
Venue:  Kobe Shoin Women's University Chapel, Ja 
Length: 13 Minutes 41 Secs. 
2. Er rufet seinen Schafen mit Namen und führet sie hinaus, BWV 175 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Concerto Palatino (Cornet), Concerto Palatino (Trombone), Peter Kooy (),
Gerd Türk (), Robin Blaze ()
Conductor:  Masaaki Suzuki
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1725; Leipzig, Germany 
Date of Recording: 02/2007 
Venue:  Kobe Shoin Women's University Chapel, Ja 
Length: 14 Minutes 23 Secs. 
3. Gottlob! nun geht das Jahr zu Ende, BWV 28 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Robin Blaze (), Concerto Palatino (Trombone), Concerto Palatino (Cornet),
Peter Kooy (), Carolyn Sampson (), Gerd Türk ()
Conductor:  Masaaki Suzuki
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1725; Leipzig, Germany 
Date of Recording: 02/2007 
Venue:  Kobe Shoin Women's University Chapel, Ja 
Length: 12 Minutes 48 Secs. 
4. Sie werden euch in den Bann tun, BWV 183 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Robin Blaze (), Peter Kooy (), Gerd Türk (),
Carolyn Sampson ()
Conductor:  Masaaki Suzuki
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1725; Leipzig, Germany 
Date of Recording: 02/2007 
Venue:  Kobe Shoin Women's University Chapel, Ja 
Length: 13 Minutes 18 Secs. 
5. Ich bin ein guter Hirt, BWV 85 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Carolyn Sampson (), Robin Blaze (), Gerd Türk (),
Peter Kooy ()
Conductor:  Masaaki Suzuki
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1725; Leipzig, Germany 
Date of Recording: 02/2007 
Venue:  Kobe Shoin Women's University Chapel, Ja 
Length: 15 Minutes 39 Secs. 

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