J.S. Bach

Recommended (or not) Recordings

Cantates BWV 78 & BWV 198 'Trauerode'

Main Performer
or Conductor:
Philippe Herreweghe
Accompaniment/Orchestra:La Chapelle Royale
Soloists:Schmith³sen, sopr.
Brett, ct
Crook, tenor
Kooyu, bass
Individual Works:BWV 78
BWV 198
Format:Compact Disc
Record Label:Harmonia Mundi France
Catalog Number:HMC 901270
Year Released/Recorded:1988
Total Playing Time:57'47
Comments:Wim Huisjes said:

Listen to track # 12: "Wir eilen" Bach wrote many airs about "eilen" (example: St. Johns'Passion". This performance wants you to join !

John W Bruce said:

Track #5 is one of my favourite viola da gamba/lute pieces. The notes say "The large orchestral forces bear witness to a certain nostalgia for the past, especially in the use of two viola da gambas and two lutes."
This explains why that excellent instrument, the viola da gamba, is not prominent in Bach's works - he was expected to be 'with it' in his day, I think.

Acknowledgements:Thank you to the following for submitting this recording and for your comments:
  • Wim Huisjes
  • John W Bruce
Date First Submitted:03/17/1999