J.S. Bach Cantatas 134 & 198

Posted on Feb 6, 2011

J.S. Bach: Cantatas 134 and 198 & Brandenburg Concerto No. 6

Saturday, February 6, 2011

Cantata BWV 134: Ein Herz, das seinen Jesum lebend weiß
Cantata BWV 198: Laß, Fürstin, laß noch einen Strahl


Cantata BWV 134: Ein Herz, das seinen Jesum lebend weiß

Program notes by John Eliot Gardiner (Monteverdi Productions)
Program notes by Julian Mincham (jsbachcantatas.com)
Program notes by Craig Smith (Emmanuel Music)
Commentary by Aryeh Oron (Bach Cantatas Website)
Discussion part 1 (includes brief reviews of recordings) (Bach Cantatas Website)
Discussion part 2
(Bach Cantatas Website)
Text and translation (Emmanuel Music)

CD & Online Recordings

John Eliot Gardiner, Monteverdi Choir, English Baroque Soloists, Soli Deo Gloria SDG 128 (Bach Cantatas Vol. 22, 2 CDs) (2000)
Recording info. & MP3 downloads at amazon.com
Recording info. at Soli Deo Gloria (click on SDG128)

Ton Koopman, Amsterdam Baroque Orchestra & Choir, Challenge Classics CHL 72210 (Cantatas Vol. 10, 3 CDs) (1998)
Recording info. at ArkivMusic
Recording info. at Barnes & Noble

Helmuth Rilling, Gächinger Kantorei Stuttgart, Bach-Collegium Stuttgart, Hänssler Classics (1976-77)
Recording info. at Amazon.com

Masaaki Suzuki, Bach Collegium Japan, BIS 1251 (Canatas Vol. 18) (2001)
Recording info. at amazon.com
Recording info. at BIS

Duet: Wir danken, wir preisen dein brünstiges (performers not identified)
Recording on YouTube

CD Reviews

by David Hurwitz at Classics Today (Suzuki)
by John Quinn at MusicWeb International (Gardiner)
by Mark Sealey at Classical Net (Koopman)

 


Cantata BWV 198: Laß, Fürstin, laß noch einen Strahl

Program notes by Julian Mincham (jsbachcantatas.com)
Program notes by Ryan Turner (Emmanuel Music)
Discussion part 1 (Bach Cantatas Website)
Discussion part 2
(Bach Cantatas Website)
Text & translation (Emmanuel Music)

CD Recordings

John Eliot Gardiner, Monteverdi Choir, English Baroque Soloists, Archiv 463 581-2 (1989)
Recording info. & MP3 downloads at amazon.com
Recording info. at ArkivMusic

Philippe Herreweghe, Collegium Vocale Gent, La Chapelle Royale, Harmonia Mundi (1987)
Recording info. at ArkivMusic
Recording on YouTube: Part 1 2 3 4 5 6

Ton Koopman, Amsterdam Baroque Orchestra & Choir, Challenge Classics 72206 (Cantatas Vol. 4, 3 CDs)
Recording info. & MP3 downloads at amazon.com

Ton Koopman, Amsterdam Baroque Orchestra & Choir, Challenge Classics 72286 (Funeral Cantatas) (1996)
Recording info. & MP3 downloads at amazon.com

Helmuth Rilling, Gächinger Kantorei Stuttgart, Württembergisches Kammerorchester Heilbronn, Hänssler Edition 92060 (1983)
Recording info. at Amazon.com

CD Reviews

by Christopher Fifield at MusicWeb International (Rilling)
by Mark Sealey at Classical Net (Koopman)
by David Vernier at Classics Today (Gardiner)
by David Vernier at Classics Today (Herreweghe)
by Brian Wilson at MusicWeb International (Koopman)


Composer’s Biography

BaroqueMusic.org Web site
Grove (on Kunst der Fuge)
Timothy A. Smith’s Web site

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