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Bach: Notenbüchlein für Anna Magdalena Bach excerpts / Tragicomedia


Release Date: 06/07/1994 
Label:  Teldec Das Alte Werk Catalog #: 91183   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Johann Sebastian BachGottfried H. Stölzel
Performer:  Richard WistreichErin HeadleyAndrew Lawrence-KingHarvey Brough,   ... 
Conductor:  Stephen Stubbs
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Tragicomedia
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 1 Hours 11 Mins. 

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This CD is reissued by ArkivMusic.

Notes and Editorial Reviews

This, the second Little Music Book for Bach’s wife Anna Magdalena, gives us a tantalising glimpse of domestic music-making in the Bach household. As well as pieces by her husband, her book includes music by various other composers both known and unidentified and, like a true family scrap album, youthful works by the Bachs’ own children. Much of the manuscript consists of melody and bass alone, and Anna Magdalena included a simple little aide memoire about how to fill out the texture from the musical shorthand of figured bass. This allows Tragicomedia free rein, ringing the changes imaginatively round four voices, gamba, organ and various plucked strings. The colours are charming – the first prelude of the ‘48’ on the double harp, CPE Bach Read more marches and polonaises on a trio of bowed and plucked strings, and above all John Potter’s nonchalant and unaffected singing of simple strophic songs. The recording, if rather dense and bottom-heavy in places, nicely evokes the intimacy of the Bachs’ fireside. While domestic musical miniatures may not lend themselves to sustained listening, there is a wealth of delights here, not least nostalgic revisiting of all those minuets, musettes and the like which we played as children.

-- George Pratt, BBC Music Magazine
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Works on This Recording

1.
Clavierbüchlein no 2 for Anna Magdalena Bach: O Ewigkeit, du Donnerwort, BWV 513 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Richard Wistreich (Bass), Erin Headley (Bass Viola da gamba), Andrew Lawrence-King (Organ),
Harvey Brough (Baritone), Emily van Evera (Soprano), John Potter (Tenor)
Conductor:  Stephen Stubbs
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Tragicomedia
Period: Baroque 
2.
Clavierbüchlein no 2 for Anna Magdalena Bach: Gedenke doch, mein Geist, BWV 509 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  John Potter (Tenor), Andrew Lawrence-King (Psaltery), Stephen Stubbs (Lute)
Conductor:  Stephen Stubbs
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Tragicomedia
Period: Baroque 
Notes: This work is no longer believed to have been composed by J.S. Bach. 
3.
Wer nur den lieben Gott lässt walten, BWV 691 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Erin Headley (Bass Viola da gamba), Andrew Lawrence-King (Organ)
Conductor:  Stephen Stubbs
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Tragicomedia
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1720; Cöthen, Germany 
4.
Rondeau in B flat major, BWV Anh. 183 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Stephen Stubbs (Lute), Andrew Lawrence-King (Triple Harp), Erin Headley (Bass Viola da gamba)
Conductor:  Stephen Stubbs
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Tragicomedia
Notes: This work, originally attributed to J.S. Bach, is now believed to have
been composed by François Couperin. 
5.
Clavierbüchlein no 2 for Anna Magdalena Bach: Musette in D major, BWV Anh. 126 [doubtful] by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Stephen Stubbs (Lute), Andrew Lawrence-King (Triple Harp), Erin Headley (Bass Viola da gamba)
Conductor:  Stephen Stubbs
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Tragicomedia
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1725; Germany 
Notes: This work is no longer believed to have been composed by J.S. Bach. 
6.
Clavierbüchlein no 2 for Anna Magdalena Bach: Minuet in G major, BWV Anh. 114 [attrib. Christian Petzold] by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Stephen Stubbs (Lute), Andrew Lawrence-King (Triple Harp)
Conductor:  Stephen Stubbs
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Tragicomedia
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1722-1725; Germany 
Notes: This work, originally attributed to J.S. Bach, is currently believed to
have been composed by Christian Pezold. 
7.
Clavierbüchlein no 2 for Anna Magdalena Bach: Minuet in G minor, BWV Anh. 115 [attrib. Christian Pezold] by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Stephen Stubbs (Lute), Andrew Lawrence-King (Triple Harp)
Conductor:  Stephen Stubbs
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Tragicomedia
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1722-1725; Germany 
Notes: This work, originally attributed to J.S. Bach, is currently believed to
have been composed by Christian Pezold. 
8.
Gib dich zufrieden, in F major BWV 510 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  John Potter (Tenor), Richard Wistreich (Bass), Andrew Lawrence-King (Organ),
Harvey Brough (Baritone), Emily van Evera (Soprano)
Conductor:  Stephen Stubbs
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Tragicomedia
Period: Baroque 
9.
Clavierbüchlein no 2 for Anna Magdalena Bach: Gib dich zufrieden, BWV 511 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Stephen Stubbs (Lute), John Potter (Tenor)
Conductor:  Stephen Stubbs
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Tragicomedia
Period: Baroque 
10.
Clavierbüchlein no 2 for Anna Magdalena Bach: March in D major, BWV Anh. 122 [attrib. C.P.E. Bach] by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Andrew Lawrence-King (Triple Harp), Erin Headley (Bass Viola da gamba), Stephen Stubbs (Lute)
Conductor:  Stephen Stubbs
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Tragicomedia
Notes: This work, originally attributed to J.S. Bach, is currently believed to
have been composed by C.P.E. Bach. 
11.
Clavierbüchlein no 2 for Anna Magdalena Bach: Polonaise in G minor, BWV Anh. 123 [attrib. C.P.E. Bach] by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Stephen Stubbs (Lute), Andrew Lawrence-King (Triple Harp), Erin Headley (Bass Viola da gamba)
Conductor:  Stephen Stubbs
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Tragicomedia
Notes: This work, originally attributed to J.S. Bach, is currently believed to
have been composed by C.P.E. Bach. 
12.
March in G major, BWV Anh. 124 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Andrew Lawrence-King (Triple Harp), Erin Headley (Bass Viola da gamba), Stephen Stubbs (Lute)
Conductor:  Stephen Stubbs
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Tragicomedia
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1725; Germany 
Notes: This work, originally attributed to J.S. Bach, is currently believed to
have been composed by C.P.E. Bach. 
13.
Clavierbüchlein no 2 for Anna Magdalena Bach: Polonaise in G minor, BWV Anh. 125 [attrib. C.P.E. Bach] by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Andrew Lawrence-King (Triple Harp), Erin Headley (Bass Viola da gamba), Stephen Stubbs (Lute)
Conductor:  Stephen Stubbs
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Tragicomedia
Notes: This work, originally attributed to J.S. Bach, is currently believed to
have been composed by C.P.E. Bach. 
14.
Clavierbüchlein no 2 for Anna Magdalena Bach: So oft ich meine Tobackspfeife, BWV 515 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Andrew Lawrence-King (Double Harp)
Conductor:  Stephen Stubbs
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Tragicomedia
Period: Baroque 
15.
Well-Tempered Clavier, Book 1: Prelude and Fugue no 1 in C major, BWV 846 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Andrew Lawrence-King (Double Harp)
Conductor:  Stephen Stubbs
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Tragicomedia
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1722; Cöthen, Germany 
16.
Clavierbüchlein no 2 for Anna Magdalena Bach: Wie wohl ist mir, o Freund der Seelen, BWV 517 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Stephen Stubbs (Lute), Erin Headley (Bass Viola da gamba), Richard Wistreich (Bass),
Emily van Evera (Soprano), John Potter (Tenor)
Conductor:  Stephen Stubbs
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Tragicomedia
Period: Baroque 
17.
Clavierbüchlein no 2 for Anna Magdalena Bach: Minuet in A minor, BWV Anh. 120 [doubtful] by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Andrew Lawrence-King (Triple Harp)
Conductor:  Stephen Stubbs
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Tragicomedia
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1725 
Notes: This work is no longer believed to have been composed by J.S. Bach. 
18.
Schaffs mit mir, Gott, BWV 514 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Andrew Lawrence-King (Psaltery)
Conductor:  Stephen Stubbs
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Tragicomedia
Period: Baroque 
Written: Germany 
19.
Clavierbüchlein no 2 for Anna Magdalena Bach: Willst du dein Herz mir schenken, BWV 518 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Erin Headley (Bass Viola da gamba), Stephen Stubbs (Lute), John Potter (Tenor)
Conductor:  Stephen Stubbs
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Tragicomedia
Period: Baroque 
Notes: This work is no longer believed to have been composed by J.S. Bach. 
20.
Clavierbüchlein no 2 for Anna Magdalena Bach: Warum betrübst du dich, BWV 516 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Andrew Lawrence-King (Organ)
Conductor:  Stephen Stubbs
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Tragicomedia
Period: Baroque 
21.
Clavierbüchlein no 2 for Anna Magdalena Bach: Minuet in D minor, BWV Anh. 132 [doubtful] by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Stephen Stubbs (Lute), Andrew Lawrence-King (Triple Harp)
Conductor:  Stephen Stubbs
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Tragicomedia
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1725; Germany 
Notes: This work is no longer believed to have been composed by J.S. Bach. 
22.
Minuet in C minor, BWV Anh. 121 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Stephen Stubbs (Lute), Andrew Lawrence-King (Triple Harp)
Conductor:  Stephen Stubbs
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Tragicomedia
Period: Baroque 
Notes: This work is no longer believed to have been composed by J.S. Bach. 
23.
Dir, dir, Jehova, will ich singen, BWV 299 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Andrew Lawrence-King (Organ)
Conductor:  Stephen Stubbs
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Tragicomedia
Period: Baroque 
Written: ?Leipzig, Germany 
24.
Goldberg Variations, BWV 988: Theme "Aria" by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Erin Headley (Bass Viola da gamba), Andrew Lawrence-King (Organ)
Conductor:  Stephen Stubbs
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Tragicomedia
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1741-1742; Nuremberg, Germany 
25.
Ich habe genug, BWV 82: Ich habe genug by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  John Potter (Tenor), Stephen Stubbs (Lute)
Conductor:  Stephen Stubbs
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Tragicomedia
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1727; Cöthen, Germany 
26.
Ich habe genug, BWV 82: Schlummert ein, ihr matten Augen, fallet sanft und selig zu' by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Erin Headley (Bass Viola da gamba), Stephen Stubbs (Lute), John Potter (Tenor),
Andrew Lawrence-King (Organ)
Conductor:  Stephen Stubbs
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Tragicomedia
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1727; Cöthen, Germany 
27.
Bist du bei mir by Gottfried H. Stölzel
Performer:  Erin Headley (Bass Viola da gamba), John Potter (Tenor), Stephen Stubbs (Lute)
Conductor:  Stephen Stubbs
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Tragicomedia
Period: Baroque 
Notes: This work, formerly attributed to J.S. Bach, is currently believed to have
been composed by Gottfried Heinrich Stölzel. 
28.
Wachet auf, ruft uns die Stimme, BWV 140: no 1, Wachet auf ruft uns die Stimme by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Andrew Lawrence-King (Double Harp), Stephen Stubbs (Lute), John Potter (Tenor)
Conductor:  Stephen Stubbs
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Tragicomedia
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1731; Leipzig, Germany 

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