J S Bach - Cantatas volume 33 | BIS BISSACD1541

J S Bach - Cantatas volume 33

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Label: BIS

Cat No: BISSACD1541

Format: SACD

Number of Discs: 1

Genre: Vocal/Choral

Release Date: 27th November 2006

Contents

Artists

Yukari Nonoshita
Robin Blaze
Jan Kobow
Dominik Wörner
Bach Collegium Japan

Conductor

Masaaki Suzuki

Works

Bach, Johann Sebastian

Cantata BWV41 'Jesu, nun sei gepreiset'
Cantata BWV92 'Ich hab in Gottes Herz und Sinn'
Cantata BWV130 'Herr Gott dich alle loben wir'

Artists

Yukari Nonoshita
Robin Blaze
Jan Kobow
Dominik Wörner
Bach Collegium Japan

Conductor

Masaaki Suzuki

About

this 33rd instalment of Bach Collegium Japan's Cantata cycle, Masaaki Suzuki has chosen to open with a jubilant New Year cantata, Jesu, nun sei gepreiset, first performed on 1 January 1725. Only a few weeks later BWV 92 was performed, exhorting the congregation of Bach's Thomaskirche in Leipzig to surrender to God’s will and God’s hand. In this unusually long cantata Bach pays special attention to creating variety, and illustrates the text with powerful musical images.
 
The closing cantata is BWV130, composed for Michaelmas – a feast day in celebration of the Archangel Michael and all angels. Again this is a festive work, in which trumpets and timpani play an important part, notably in the bass aria ‘Der alte Drache brennt’, a display piece in which the trumpets play as if in combat with the ‘old dragon’. Here we also hear German bass singer Dominik Wörner, who with this disc makes a fortuitous début with the Bach Collegium Japan. He is joined by tenor Jan Kobow who has appeared before in the cycle, and regular soloists Yukari Nonoshita and Robin Blaze.
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