Aria: Bach's Most Beautiful Arias

Release Date: 5/6/2016
Catalog Number: B002489302
Number of Discs: 1

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Aria presents over one hour of J.S. Bach’s most beautiful arias, performed by some of the greatest artists including Emma Kirkby, Magdalena Kozená, Anne Sofie von Otter, Thomas Quasthoff, Christine Schäfer, Andreas Scholl and Fritz Wunderlich. This 18-track compilation is the perfect introduction to one of music’s most important composers.
Works on This Recording
1. Jauchzet Gott in allen Landen, BWV 51: no 1, Jauchzet Gott in allen Landen by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer: Christine Schäfer (Soprano)
Orchestra/Ensemble: Musica Antiqua Cologne
Period: Baroque
Written: 1730 ; Leipzig, Germany
2. Vergnügte Ruh, beliebte Seelenlust, BWV 170: no 1, Vergnügte Ruh' by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer: Magdalena Kozená (Mezzo Soprano)
Orchestra/Ensemble: Musica Antiqua Cologne
Period: Baroque
Written: 1726 ; Leipzig, Germany
3. Christmas Oratorio, BWV 248: no 8, Grosser Herr, und starker König by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer: Thomas Quasthoff (Bass Baritone)
Conductor: Sebastian Weigle
Period: Baroque
Written: 1734-1735 ; Leipzig, Germany
4. Herz und Mund und tat und Leben BWV 147: Jesus bleibet meine Freude by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer: Renée Fleming (Soprano)
Conductor: Andreas Delfs
Orchestra/Ensemble: Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Baroque
Written: 07/02/1723 ; Germany
5. Mass in B minor, BWV 232: Laudamus te by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer: Nancy Argenta (Soprano)
Orchestra/Ensemble: English Baroque Soloists
Period: Baroque
Written: 1747-1749 ; Leipzig, Germany
6. Saint John Passion, BWV 245: no 19, Ach, mein Sinn, wo willt du endlich hin by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer: Neill Archer (Tenor)
Orchestra/Ensemble: English Baroque Soloists
Period: Baroque
Written: 1724 ; Leipzig, Germany
7. Saint Matthew Passion, BWV 244: no 47, Erbarme dich by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer: Fredrik From (Violin), Anne Sofie von Otter (Mezzo Soprano)
Orchestra/Ensemble: Concerto Copenhagen
Period: Baroque
Written: ?1727 ; Leipzig, Germany
8. Saint Matthew Passion, BWV 244: no 75, Mache dich, mein Herze by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer: Thomas Quasthoff (Bass Baritone)
Conductor: Sebastian Weigle
Period: Baroque
Written: ?1727 ; Leipzig, Germany
9. O ewiges Feuer, O Ursprung der Liebe, BWV 34: no 3, Wohl euch, ihr auserwahlten Seelen by Johann Sebastian Bach
Orchestra/Ensemble: English Baroque Soloists
Period: Baroque
Written: after 1740 ; Leipzig, Germany
10. Ich habe genug, BWV 82: Ich freue mich auf meinen Tod by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer: Andreas Scholl (Countertenor)
Conductor: Julia Schröder
Orchestra/Ensemble: Basel Chamber Orchestra
Period: Baroque
Written: 1727 ; Cöthen, Germany
11. Wer mich liebet, der wird mein Wort halten, BWV 74: no 7, Nichts kann mich erretten by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer: Anne Sofie von Otter (Mezzo Soprano)
Orchestra/Ensemble: Concerto Copenhagen
Period: Baroque
Written: 1725 ; Leipzig, Germany
12. Easter Oratorio, BWV 249: Sanfte soll mein Todeskummer by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer: Fritz Wunderlich (Tenor)
Conductor: Marcel Couraud
Period: Baroque
Written: 1732-1735 ; Leipzig, Germany
13. Selig ist der Mann, BWV 57: no 7, Ich ende behende mein irdisches Leben by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer: Dorothea Röschmann (Soprano)
Conductor: Rainer Kussmaul
Orchestra/Ensemble: Berlin Baroque Soloists
Period: Baroque
Written: 1725 ; Leipzig, Germany
14. Hercules auf dem Scheidewege, BWV 213: Auf meinen Flügeln sollst du schweben by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer: Christoph Prégardien (Tenor)
Conductor: Gustav Leonhardt
15. Hercules auf dem Scheidewege, BWV 213: Ich will dich nicht hören by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer: Ralf Popken (Countertenor)
Conductor: Gustav Leonhardt
16. Schweigt stille, plaudert nicht, BWV 211 "Coffee Cantata": no 4, Ei! wie schmeckt der Coffee süße by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer: Barbara Bonney (Soprano)
Conductor: Gustav Leonhardt
Period: Baroque
Written: circa 1734-1735 ; Leipzig, Germany
17. Mer Hahn en neue Oberkeet, BWV 212 "Peasant Cantata": Und daß ihr's alle wißt by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer: Emma Kirkby (Soprano), David Thomas (Bass)
Orchestra/Ensemble: Academy of Ancient Music
18. Mer Hahn en neue Oberkeet, BWV 212 "Peasant Cantata": Wir gehn nun wo der Tudelsack by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer: Emma Kirkby (Soprano), David Thomas (Bass)
Orchestra/Ensemble: Academy of Ancient Music
Period: Baroque
Written: 1742 ; Liepzig, Germany
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