WGBH Radio WGBH Radio theclassicalstation.org

Bach: Secular Cantatas Vol 1 / Suzuki, Sampson, Et Al


Release Date: 11/30/2004 
Label:  Bis   Catalog #: 1411   Spars Code: n/a 
Composer:  Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Makoto SakuradaCarolyn SampsonStephan Schreckenberger
Conductor:  Masaaki Suzuki
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Bach Collegium Japan
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 1 Hours 2 Mins. 

2-3 Days: Usually ships in 2-3 days. This title will be shipped from Canada and may take longer for delivery to U.S. addresses. Express shipments will be delivered via Standard UPS - Next Day and 2nd Day guarantees do not apply for this title.  

Notes and Editorial Reviews

"While recordings of Bach’s Coffee Cantata abound, the same cannot be said for his spaciously proportioned Wedding Cantata, ‘O holder Tag’. Scored for soprano with flute, oboe d’amore and strings, this last-mentioned piece is unquestionably one of the most vocally challenging of all Bach’s solo voice cantatas, requiring stamina and virtuosity over and above all Bach’s other usual demands. Carolyn Sampson has these challenges well within her grasp and no one is likely to be disappointed by her restrained and delicately poised singing... Comparably successful are the fourth aria, a deliciously pervasive polonaise, and the spirited finale, though throughout the cantata elegance of phrase and transparency of texture take precedence over Read more nuptial high spirits. The Coffee Cantata is a delight from start to finish. Sampson is an almost perfect Liesgen, the willful, headstrong but affectionate daughter of dyspeptic though ultimately indulgent father, Schlendrian. As in the other work, the emphasis in Suzuki’s performance is on refinement of detail rather than animated dialogue. But the little domestic contretemps comes over charmingly and with just enough theatre to hold our attention. Stephen Schreckenberger makes clearer tonal sense of his aria ‘Mädchen, die von harten Sinnen’ than any other bass I know and Sampson’s sublime ‘Heute noch’ is lightly articulated and wholly enchanting."

-- Nicholas Anderson, BBC Music Magazine
Read less

Works on This Recording

1. O holder Tag, erwünschte Zeit, BWV 210 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Makoto Sakurada (Tenor), Carolyn Sampson (Soprano), Stephan Schreckenberger (Bass)
Conductor:  Masaaki Suzuki
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Bach Collegium Japan
Period: Baroque 
Written: ?1740; Leipzig, Germany 
Length: 35 Minutes 0 Secs. 
Language: German 
2. Schweigt stille, plaudert nicht, BWV 211 "Coffee Cantata" by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Makoto Sakurada (Tenor), Carolyn Sampson (Soprano), Stephan Schreckenberger (Bass)
Conductor:  Masaaki Suzuki
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Bach Collegium Japan
Period: Baroque 
Written: circa 1734-1735; Leipzig, Germany 
Length: 25 Minutes 8 Secs. 
Language: German 

Sound Samples

O holder Tag, erwunschte Zeit, BWV 210, "Wedding Cantata": Recitative: O holder Tag, erwunschte Zeit (Soprano)
O holder Tag, erwunschte Zeit, BWV 210, "Wedding Cantata": Aria: Spielet, ihr beseelten Lieder (Soprano)
O holder Tag, erwunschte Zeit, BWV 210, "Wedding Cantata": Recitative: Doch, haltet ein (Soprano)
O holder Tag, erwunschte Zeit, BWV 210, "Wedding Cantata": Aria: Ruhet hie, matte Tone (Soprano)
O holder Tag, erwunschte Zeit, BWV 210, "Wedding Cantata": Recitative: So glaubt man denn, dass die Musik verfuhre (Soprano)
O holder Tag, erwunschte Zeit, BWV 210, "Wedding Cantata": Aria: Schweigt, ihr Floten, schweigt, ihr Tone (Soprano)
O holder Tag, erwunschte Zeit, BWV 210, "Wedding Cantata": Recitative: Was Luft? Was Grab? (Soprano)
O holder Tag, erwunschte Zeit, BWV 210, "Wedding Cantata": Aria: Grosser Gonner, dein Vergnugen (Soprano)
O holder Tag, erwunschte Zeit, BWV 210, "Wedding Cantata": Recitative: Hochteurer Mann, so fahre ferner fort (Soprano)
O holder Tag, erwunschte Zeit, BWV 210, "Wedding Cantata": Aria: Seid beluckt, edle beide (Soprano)
Schweigt stille, plaudert nicht, BWV 211, "Coffee Cantata": Recitative: Schweigt stille, plaudert nicht (Tenore)
Schweigt stille, plaudert nicht, BWV 211, "Coffee Cantata": Aria: Hat man nicht mit seinen Kindern (Basso)
Schweigt stille, plaudert nicht, BWV 211, "Coffee Cantata": Recitative: Du boses Kind, du loses Madchen (Basso, Soprano)
Schweigt stille, plaudert nicht, BWV 211, "Coffee Cantata": Aria: Ei! wie schmerckt der Coffee susse (Soprano)
Schweigt stille, plaudert nicht, BWV 211, "Coffee Cantata": Recitative: Wenn du mir nicht den Coffee lasst (Basso, Soprano)
Schweigt stille, plaudert nicht, BWV 211, "Coffee Cantata": Aria: Madchen, die von harten Sinnen (Basso)
Schweigt stille, plaudert nicht, BWV 211, "Coffee Cantata": Recitative: Nun folge, was dein Vater spricht! (Basso, Soprano)
Schweigt stille, plaudert nicht, BWV 211, "Coffee Cantata": Aria: Heute noch, Lieber Vater, tut es doch! (Soprano)
Schweigt stille, plaudert nicht, BWV 211, "Coffee Cantata": Recitative: Nun geht und sucht der alte Schlendrian (Tenore)
Schweigt stille, plaudert nicht, BWV 211, "Coffee Cantata": Die Katze lasst das Mausen nicht (Chorus)

Customer Reviews

Be the first to review this title
Review This Title
Review This Title Share on Facebook