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Bach: Mit Fried Und Freud (cantatas Bwv 8, 125, 138) /herreweghe

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Genre: Classical - Orchestral / Audio CD released 1998-10-05 at Harmonia Mundi

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      12.04.2001 21:52
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      Few enthusiasts of classical music, even the most laid back, can have failed to have noted the explosion in CDs of Bach's music over the past year, released to coincide with the two hundredth anniversary of his death. Soem recordings have been unremarkable, but anything by Herreweghe, including rereleases of his older recordings by Harmonia Mundi and Virgin Classics, has been fantastic. His choir is drilled to perfection, but not lacking in human warmth and spiritual depth, their pronunciation of German faultless. His soloists are always first hand. I recommend in particular his recording of BWV 21, a truly wonderful cantata. It opens with a stately sinfonia, long lines in the strings being kept moving by a slowly walking bass. That alone should hook you. Herreweghe directs this at the right pace: slow enough for the dissonances to have their full effect, but not so slow as to make it boring. The opening chorus is breathtaking. The choir perfectly conveying the anguish in the opening block-chord 'ich's. Herreweghe's parternship with heavenly counter-tenor Andreas Scholl has produced one of the outstanding discs of the 1990s. Bach's cantata's for solo alto are some of his finest, and Herreweghe's perfect sense of timing, colour and balance has done them full justice. Recent scholarship has suggested that Bach's cantatas were originally performed one player/singer to a part. Herreweghe has chosen to ignore this appoach in his recordings, making use of fuller, richer forces. While this may not be utterly authentic, there is no dount that in his case the end justifies the means.

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      Disc #1 Tracklisting
      1 Kantate 'Liebster Gott, wen werd ich sterben', BWV 8: Liester Gott, wenn werd ich sterben
      2 Kantate 'Liebster Gott, wenn werd ich sterben', BWV 8: Was willist du dich, mein Geist, entsetzen
      3 Kantate 'Liebster Gott, wenn werd ich sterben', BWV 8: Zwar fihlt mein schwaches Herz
      4 Kantate 'Liebster Gott, wenn werd ich sterben', BWV 8: Doch weichet, ihr tollen, vergeblichen Sorgen
      5 Kantate 'Liebster Gott, wenn werd ich sterben, BWV 8: Behalte nur, o Welt, das Meine
      6 Kantate 'Liebster Gott, wenn werd ich sterben', BWV 8: Herrscher uber Tod und Leben
      7 Kantate 'Mit Fried und Freud fahr ich dahin', BWV 125: Mit Fried und Freud ich fahr dahin
      8 Kantate 'Mit Fried und Freud fahr ich dahin', BWV 125: Ich will auch mil gebrochnen Augen
      9 Kantate 'Mit Fried und Freud fahr ich dahin', BWV 125: O Wunder, dass ein Herz
      10 Kantate 'Mit Fried und Freud fahr ich dahin', BWV 125: Ein unbegreiflich Licht erfullt
      11 Kantate 'Mit Fried und Freud fahr ich dahin', BWV 125: O unerschopfter Schatz der Gute
      12 Kantate 'Mit Fried und Freud fahr ich dahin', BWV 125: Er ist das Heil und selig Licht
      13 Kantate 'Warum betrübst du dich, mein Herz', BWV 138: Warum betrubst du dick, mein Herz - Ach, ich bin arm
      14 Kantate 'Warum betrübst du dich, mein Herz', BWV 138: Ich bin veracht
      15 Kantate 'Warum betrübst du dich, mein Herz', BWV 138: Er kann und will dich lassen nicht - Ach, wie? (S) - Ich bin verlassen (A)
      16 Kantate 'Warum betrübst du dich, mein Herz', BWV 138: Ach susser Trost
      17 Kantate 'Warum betrübst du dich, mein Herz', BWV 138: Auf Gott steht meine Zuversicht
      18 Kantate 'Warum betrübst du dich, mein Herz', BWV 138: Ei nun!
      19 Kantate 'Warum betrübst du dich, mein Herz', BWV 138: Weil du mein Gott und Vater bist