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Bach: Cantatas / Fasolis, Et Al


Release Date: 02/22/2005 
Label:  Arts Music   Catalog #: 47695   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Bernhard LandauerGeorge ZeppenfeldNancy ArgentaDaniel Auchincloss,   ... 
Conductor:  Diego Fasolis
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Italian Switzerland Radio/TV ChorusI Barocchisti
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 1 Hours 10 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

Two pieces of funeral music of the highest artistic standing ñ the Bach Cantatas BWV 106 and BWV 198 ñ works with wholly differing destinations and musical characters ñ occupy the main part of this recording whose content is complemented by the cantata fragment, the aria, BWV 53. The sumptuous sound that Bach unfurls in the Cantata, BWV 198, is probably indicative of an important occasion. Princess Christiane Eberhardine of Saxony died on September 5, 1727. The student Hans Carl von Kirchbach took it upon himself to organize an academic funeral ceremony at the Leipzig University Church and Bach was called upon to compose the music. The resulting cantata proved more than worthy of the event; a masterpiece whose extensive orchestral demands Read more are reflected in a richly varied musical palette. While the genesis of BWV 198, is well documented, very little is known about the cantata BWV 106. It is believed that the composition and performance of the cantata may have been connected with the funeral ceremony of Bachís Erfurt uncle, Tobias Lammerhirt, who had died on August 10, 1707. The music on this recording spans some twenty years and marks a stylistic shift from Bachís early works in the church cantata mode to the newer model with its succession of recitative, arias and choruses so familiar to us today Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
Lass, Fürstin, lass noch einen Strahl, BWV 198 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Bernhard Landauer (Alto), George Zeppenfeld (Bass), Nancy Argenta (Soprano),
Daniel Auchincloss (Tenor)
Conductor:  Diego Fasolis
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Italian Switzerland Radio/TV Chorus,  I Barocchisti
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1727; Leipzig, Germany 
Date of Recording: 10/2000 
Venue:  Auditorium RTSI, Lugano, Switzerland 
Length: 30 Minutes 14 Secs. 
Language: German 
2.
Gottes Zeit ist die allerbeste, BWV 106 "Actus tragicus" by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Charles Daniels (Tenor), Guillemette Laurens (Alto), Antonella Balducci (Soprano),
Furio Zanasi (Bass)
Conductor:  Diego Fasolis
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Italian Switzerland Radio/TV Chorus,  I Barocchisti
Period: Baroque 
Written: by 1708; Mühlhausen, Germany 
Date of Recording: 10/2000 
Venue:  Auditorium RTSI, Lugano, Switzerland 
Length: 17 Minutes 48 Secs. 
Language: German 
3.
Der Herr denket an uns, BWV 196 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Charles Daniels (Tenor), Antonella Balducci (Soprano), Furio Zanasi (Bass)
Conductor:  Diego Fasolis
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Italian Switzerland Radio/TV Chorus,  I Barocchisti
Period: Baroque 
Written: ?1708; Weimar, Germany 
Date of Recording: 12/2000 
Venue:  Auditorium RTSI, Lugano, Switzerland 
Length: 13 Minutes 21 Secs. 
Language: German 
4.
Schlage doch, gewünschte Stunde, BWV 53: Schlage doch, gewünschte Stunde by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Guillemette Laurens (Alto)
Conductor:  Diego Fasolis
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Italian Switzerland Radio/TV Chorus,  I Barocchisti
Period: Baroque 
Date of Recording: 12/2000 
Venue:  Auditorium RTSI, Lugano, Switzerland 
Length: 7 Minutes 29 Secs. 
Language: German 
Notes: The attribution of this work to J. S. Bach is spurious, and the current attribution to Georg Melchior Hoffmann is doubtful. 

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