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Wilhelm Friedemann Bach: Kantaten, Vol. 1

Bach / Otto / Larpa Festante / Mainz / Mertens
Release Date: 05/31/2011 
Label:  Carus   Catalog #: 83362   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Wilhelm F. Bach
Performer:  Klaus MertensDorothee Mields
Conductor:  Ralf Otto
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 1 Hours 19 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

When on 12 May 1764 Wilhelm Friedemann Bach tended his resignation as Music Director and Organist at Halle a brilliant musical epoch came to an inglorious end. From the time of Samuel Scheidt the position of organist of the Halle Marktkirche had always been occupied by outstanding virtuosi and composers, and with W. F. Bach the last of them quit the service. The twenty or so surviving Halle cantatas by Wilhelm Friedemann Bach form a long-neglected body of music which is in many respects unparalleled. They represent extraordinarily individual attempts to emulate the musical achievements of his great paternal teacher and model, and to develop them further. Thus this son of Bach arrived at solutions to problems in his works which strive Read more repeatedly towards grace and pathos, brilliance and originality, artistic diversity and natural simplicity. Read less

Works on This Recording

1. Ach, daß du den Himmel zerrissest, cantata, F. 93 (BR F3) by Wilhelm F. Bach
Performer:  Klaus Mertens (), Dorothee Mields ()
Conductor:  Ralf Otto
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1755-1760 
Venue:  St. Kilian, Wiesbaden 
Length: 3 Minutes 15 Secs. 
2. Wohl dem, der den Herrn fürchtet, cantata, F. 76 (BR F20) by Wilhelm F. Bach
Conductor:  Ralf Otto
Period: Baroque 
Written: circa 1750 
Venue:  St. Kilian, Wiesbaden 
Length: 4 Minutes 45 Secs. 
3. O Wunder, we kann dieses fassen?, cantata, F. 92 (BR F2) by Wilhelm F. Bach
Conductor:  Ralf Otto
Period: Baroque 
Venue:  St. Kilian, Wiesbaden 
Length: 2 Minutes 57 Secs. 
4. Gott fähret auf mit Jauchzen, cantata, F. 75 (BR F11) by Wilhelm F. Bach
Conductor:  Ralf Otto
Period: Baroque 
Written: ?1760-64 
Venue:  St. Kilian, Wiesbaden 
Length: 4 Minutes 4 Secs. 

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