J.S. Bach
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Das Kantatenwerk - Vol. 3

Main Performer
or Conductor:
Nikolaus Harnoncourt
Accompaniment/Orchestra:Concentus musicus Wein; Leonhardt-Consort
Soloists:Gustav Leonhard, organ
King's College Choir Cambridge, Chorus
Wiener Sangerknaben, Chorus
Chorus Viennensis, Chorus
Knabenchor Hannover, Chorus
Walter Gempert, Soprano
Paul Esswood, Alto
Rene Jacobs, Alto
Marius van Altena, Tenor
Kurt Equiluz, Tenor
Max van Egmond, Bass
Siegmund Nimsgern, Bass
Ruud van der Meer, Bass
Instrumentation:Cello
Choir
Flute
Oboe
Orchestra
Organ
Trumpet
Viola
Violin
Vocal
Individual Works:Wer da glaeubet und getauft wird, BWV 37
Aus tiefer Not schrei ich zu dir, BWV 38
Brich dem Hungrigen dein Brot, BWV 39
Darzu ist erschienen der Sohn Gottes, BWV 40
Jesu, nun sei gepreiset, BWV 41
Am Abend aber desselbigen Sabbats, BWV 42
Gott faehret auf mit Jauchzen, BWV 43
Sie werden euch in den Bann tun, BWV 44
Es ist dir gesagt, Mensch, was gut ist, BWV 45
Schauet doch und sehet, ob irgend ein Schmerz sei , BWV 46
Wer sich selbst erhoehet, der soll erniedriget werden, BWV 47
Ich elender Mensch, wer wird mich erloesen, BWV 48
Ich geh und suche mit Verlangen, BWV 49
Nun ist das Heil und die Kraft, BWV 50
Jauchzet Gott in allen Landen!, BWV 51
Falsche Welt, dir trau ich nicht , BWV 52
Widerstehe doch der Suende, BWV 54
Ich armer mensch, ich Suendenknecht, BWV 55
Ich will den Kreuzstab gerne tragen, BWV 56
Selig ist der Mann, BWV 57
Ach Gott, wie manches Herzeleid, BWV 58
Wer mich liebet, der wird mein Wort halten, BWV 59
O Ewigkeit, du Donnerwort, BWV 60
Format:Compact Disc
Record Label:Teldec
Catalog Number:4509-91757-2
Year Released/Recorded:1974-76
Total Playing Time:CD1: 75:177
CD2: 75:58
CD3: 76:04
CD4: 63:32
CD5: 61:30
CD6: 63:26
Comments:Jan Hanford said:

These recordings are beautiful. The soprano arias bring tears to my eyes. The performances are often exquisite, always intimate, very rarely sloppy, and even then remain charming. Another fascinating aspect is hearing so many famous melodies, like the Preludio from the Partita for Solo Violin, BWV 1006, recreated in another form. Bach stole from himself so well.

This is the first historical instruments performance, using boy sopranos. They can be sometimes shrill or out of tune, but the unique sound is still enjoyable.

Acknowledgements:From the collection of Jan Hanford.
Date First Submitted:12/03/1995
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