J.S. Bach: Secular Cantatas, Vol. 9 – The Contest Between Phoebus and Pan Bach Collegium Japan & Masaaki Suzuki

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Album-Release:
2018

HRA-Release:
05.01.2018

Label: BIS

Genre: Classical

Subgenre: Vocal

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  • Johann Sebastian Bach (1685 - 1750): Geschwinde, ihr wirbelnden Winde, BWV 201:
  • 1No. 1, Geschwinde, ihr wirbelnden Winde05:34
  • 2No. 2, Und du bist doch so unverschämt und frei01:41
  • 3No. 3, Patron, das macht der Wind02:31
  • 4No. 4, Was braucht ihr euch zu zanken00:53
  • 5No. 5, Mit Verlangen drück ich deine zarten Wangen09:00
  • 6No. 6, Pan, rücke deine Kehle nun00:20
  • 7No. 7, Zu Tanze, zu Sprunge, so wackelt das Herz05:23
  • 8No. 8, Nunmehro Richter her00:44
  • 9No. 9, Phoebus, deine Melodei05:50
  • 10No. 10, Komm, Midas, sage du nun an00:41
  • 11No. 11, Pan ist Meister, lasst ihn gehen04:41
  • 12No. 12, Wie, Midas, bist du toll01:04
  • 13No. 13, Aufgeblasne Hitze05:39
  • 14No. 14, Du guter Midas, geh nun hin01:05
  • 15No. 15, Labt das Herz, ihr holden Saiten02:21
  • Auf, schmetternde Töne der muntern Trompeten, BWV 207a:
  • 16No. 1, Auf, schmetternde Töne der muntern Trompeten04:38
  • 17No. 2, Die stille Pleiße spielt01:58
  • 18No. 3, Augustus' Namenstages Schimmer03:22
  • 19No. 4, Augustus' Wohl ist der treuen Sachsen Wohlergehn02:00
  • 20No. 5, Mich kann die süße Ruhe laben - Ich kann hier mein Vergnügen06:21
  • 21No. 6, Augustus schützt die frohen Felder00:53
  • 22No. 7, Preiset, späte Folgezeiten05:25
  • 23No. 8, Ihr Fröhlichen, herbei02:46
  • 24No. 9, August lebe, lebe, König03:34
  • 25No. 10, Marche01:25
  • Total Runtime01:19:49

Info for J.S. Bach: Secular Cantatas, Vol. 9 – The Contest Between Phoebus and Pan

Die meisten der weltlichen Kantaten schrieb Bach zu politischen, akademischen oder auch privaten Feiern. Im Fall der »wirbelnden Winde« könnte es allerdings sein, dass er diese Kantate für den eigenen Gebrauch schrieb. Die Botschaft des Textes kann man als Verteidigung der Künstlerschaft und des Stils des Komponisten gegen die Trends der Zeit zu mehr Leichtigkeit (und Oberflächlichkeit) verstehen, als Verteidigung der "Hochkultur" überhaupt.

Die zweite Kantate ist wieder mal ein schönes Beispiel für Bachs ökonomischen Umgang mit musikalischem Material. Denn fast die gesamte Musik der "schmetternden Töne", geschrieben zum Namenstag des sächsischen Kurfürsten August III. am 3. August 1735, war zehn Jahre zuvor schon einmal erklungen, um einem Leipziger Gelehrten zur Promotion zu gratulieren.

Damals unter dem Titel "Vereinigte Zwietracht der wechselnden Saiten". Und schon diese Kantate war streckenweise ein Recycling-Produkt, denn sie enthielt Musik aus dem 1. Brandenburgischen Konzert mit einem hinzugefügten Chor und einem Ersatz der Hörner durch Trompeten und Pauken.

Joanne Lunn, Sopran
Robin Blaze, Countertenor
Nicholas Phan, Tenor
Katsuhiko Nakashima, Tenor
Christian Immler, Bariton
Dominik Wörner, Bass
Bach Collegium Japan
Masaaki Suzuki, Dirigent




Masaaki Suzuki
Since founding Bach Collegium Japan in 1990, Masaaki Suzuki has established himself as a leading authority on the works of Bach. He has remained their Music Director ever since, taking them regularly to major venues and festivals in Europe and the USA and building up an outstanding reputation for the expressive refinement and truth of his performances. In addition to working with renowned period ensembles, such as Collegium Vocale Gent and Philharmonia Baroque, he is invited to conduct modern instrument orchestras in repertoire as diverse as Britten, Fauré, Haydn, Mahler, Mendelssohn, Mozart and Stravinsky. Last season saw his debut appearances with the Deutsches Symphonie Orchester Berlin, Melbourne Symphony, Rotterdam Philharmonic and St. Paul Chamber Orchestra, while engagements for 2012/2013 include return visits to the Netherlands Radio Chamber Philharmonic Orchestra, Orchestre de Chambre de Paris and Verbier Festival and his debuts with the New York Philharmonic and the Radio-Sinfonieorchester Stuttgart.

Suzuki’s impressive discography on the BIS label, featuring Bach’s complete works for harpsichord and his interpretations of Bach’s major choral works and sacred cantatas with Bach Collegium Japan (of which he has already completed over fifty volumes of a project to record the complete series) have brought him many critical plaudits – the Times has written: “it would take an iron bar not to be moved by his crispness, sobriety and spiritual vigour”. In 2010, Suzuki and his ensemble were awarded both a German Record Critics’ Award (Preis der Deutschen Schallplattenkritik) and a Diapason d’Or de l’Année for their recording of Bach motets, which was also honoured in 2011 with a BBC Music Magazine Award.

Highlights of last season with Bach Collegium Japan included a European tour incorporating concerts at the Amsterdam Concertgebouw, Brussels Palais des Beaux-Arts and Paris Salle Pleyel amongst others, and culminating with a performance of the St Matthew Passion at the Thomaskirche, Leipzig where Suzuki was presented with the 2012 Leipzig Bach Prize. This season sees the group in residence at the Festival Oude Muziek Utrecht and Bremen Musikfest.

Masaaki Suzuki combines his conducting career with his work as organist and harpsichordist. Born in Kobe, he graduated from the Tokyo University of Fine Arts and Music with a degree in composition and organ performance and went on to study harpsichord and organ at the Sweelinck Conservatory in Amsterdam under Ton Koopman and Piet Kee. Founder and head of the early music department at the Tokyo University of the Arts, he is currently Visiting Professor of Choral Conducting at the Yale School of Music and Yale Institute of Sacred Music and the conductor of Yale Schola Cantorum.

Suzuki was decorated with ‘Das Verdienstkreuz am Bande des Verdienstordens der Bundesrepublik’ from Germany in April 2001, Bremen Musikfest Award 2011, and Bach Medal 2012 by the city of Leipzig in June 2012.

Bach Collegium Japan
was founded in 1990 by Masaaki Suzuki, its inspirational Music Director, with the aim of introducing Japanese audiences to period instrument performances of great works from the baroque period. Comprised of both baroque orchestra and chorus, their activities include an annual concert series of Bach’s cantatas and a number of instrumental programmes.

They have acquired a formidable international reputation through their acclaimed recordings of the major choral works of Johann Sebastian Bach for the BIS label; this season sees the triumphant conclusion of their recorded cycle of the complete Church Cantatas, a huge undertaking comprising over fifty CDs initiated in 1995. Their recent recording of Bach Motets was honoured with a German Record Critics’ Award (Preis der Deutschen Schallplattenkritik), Diapason d’Or de l’Année 2010 and also in 2011 with a BBC Music Magazine Award.

Bach Collegium Japan and Masaaki Suzuki have shared their interpretations across the international music scene with performances in venues as far afield as Amsterdam, Berlin, Hong Kong, London, Los Angeles, Melbourne, New York and Seoul, and at major festivals such as the BBC Proms, the Edinburgh International Festival and the Hong Kong Arts Festival. In 2010 the ensemble celebrated their 20th anniversary with a series of special concerts in Tokyo, and last season included performances at the Musikfest Bremen as well as appearances at New York’s Lincoln Center where Masaaki Suzuki and the choir were invited to collaborate with the New York Philharmonic Orchestra to open its Bach Variations Festival. This season they undertake their first visit to the New Zealand International Arts Festival and embark upon another major European tour during which they bring Bach’s St John Passion and a Cantata programme to cities such as Barcelona, Lyon, Paris and Toulouse.

Booklet for J.S. Bach: Secular Cantatas, Vol. 9 – The Contest Between Phoebus and Pan

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