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Bach Cantatas

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  • Performer: Christine Schäfer
  • Audio CD (21 Oct 2013)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Sony Music Classical
  • Other Editions: MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 180,710 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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Song TitleArtist Time Price
Listen  1. Ich habe genug, BWV 82: I. Aria: Ich habe genug, ich habe den HeilandChristine Schäfer 6:42£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  2. Ich habe genug, BWV 82: II. Recitativo: Ich habe genug! Mein Trost ist nur alleinChristine Schäfer 1:11£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  3. Ich habe genug, BWV 82: III. Aria: Schlummert ein, ihr matten AugenChristine Schäfer 8:37£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  4. IV. Recitativo: Mein Gott! Wann kommt das schöne Nun!Christine Schäfer0:47£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  5. Ich habe genug, BWV 82: V. Aria: Ich freue mich auf meinen TodChristine Schäfer 3:47£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  6. Fuge Dorisch für Streicher und Basso continuo, nach BWV 538Berliner Barock Solisten 6:00£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  7. Mein Herze schwimmt im Blut, BWV 199: I. Recitativo: Mein Herze schwimmt im BlutChristine Schäfer 1:59£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  8. II. Aria: Stumme Seufzer, stille KlagenChristine Schäfer 6:51£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  9. Mein Herze schwimmt im Blut, BWV 199: III. Recitativo: Doch Gott muss mir gnädig seinChristine Schäfer 1:01£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen10. IV. Aria: Tief gebückt und voller ReueChristine Schäfer 7:02£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen11. Mein Herze schwimmt im Blut, BWV 199: V. Recitativo: Auf diese SchmerzensreuChristine Schäfer0:13£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen12. VI. Choral: Ich, dein betrübtes KindChristine Schäfer 1:44£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen13. VII. Recitativo: Ich lege mich in diese WundenChristine Schäfer0:45£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen14. Mein Herze Schwimmt Im Blut, Bwv 199: VIII. Aria: Wie Freudig Ist Mein HerzChristine Schäfer 2:16£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen15. Ricercare a sei, aus dem Musikalischen Opfer BWV 1079 (Arrangement for Strings)Berliner Barock Solisten 6:46£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen16. Ich bin vergnügt mit meinem Glücke, BWV 84: I. Aria: Ich bin vergnügt mit meinem GlückeChristine Schäfer 5:52£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen17. Ich bin vergnügt mit meinem Glücke, BWV 84: II. Recitativo: Gott ist mir ja nichts schuldigChristine Schäfer 1:23£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen18. Ich bin vergnügt mit meinem Glücke, BWV 84: III. Aria: Ich esse mit Freuden mein weniges BrotChristine Schäfer 4:48£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen19. Ich bin vergnügt mit meinem Glücke, BWV 84: IV. Recitativo: Im Schweiße meines AngesichtsChristine Schäfer0:53£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen20. Ich bin vergnügt mit meinem Glücke, BWV 84: V. Choral: Ich leb indes in dir vergnügetChristine Schäfer0:59£0.99  Buy MP3 

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Following the album Arias, her much-acclaimed debut album on Sony Classical, the German soprano returns to Bach with three famous cantatas she has never recorded before. Christine Schäfer is accompanied by the Berliner Barocksolisten, a first-class ensemble of players from the Berlin Philharmonic who perform on modern instruments in historically informed style. Christine Schäfer studied at the Berlin Conservatory with Professor Ingrid Figur, the late Arleen Augér, Aribert Reimann, Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau and Sena Jurinac and has gone on to enjoy one of the most successful international opera, concert, recital and recording careers of her generation.

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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Davide Ravazzoni on 20 Nov 2013
Format: Audio CD
This is perhaps the finest solo album of Bach cantatas of the last decade.

That Christine Schaefer was a leading interpreter of Bach cantatas and oratorios is nothing new. That she can deliver this reading of Bach's music at this point in time in her career is, however, a testimony to the phenomenal depth and breadth of her artistic contribution.

Here again, Ms Schaefer is exceptional in her ability to elevate the musical experience to a state of suspension of time, let it speak to our contemporary selves, and remain true to the spirit of the composers in her vast repertoire, spanning from Purcell, Handel, Mozart, German romantics, Verdi, etc. just to mention a few.

In this recording she is superbly accompanied by the baroque ensemble of the Berliner.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
Christine's best J.S. Bach album to-date. 19 Mar 2014
By A. F. S. Mui - Published on
Comprising three highly popular religious cantatas, Christine Schafer's collaboration with the Berlin Baroque Soloists in this album is about her best output of Bach's works.
About a decade ago, her baroque (Bach included) singing has been criticised for her 'intrusive vibrato', 'iffy pitch' and 'muddled phrasing'.
Listening to this 2012 album, while there is still an 'operatic' vibrato, such is tamed and well within acceptable bounds of music of this genre.
I must point out that Schafer is one of the foremost lyrical sopranos singing today from the artistic perspective. Her voice is silvery and seamless, her articulation clear and tart, and in this album, there is hardly any trace of pitch problem that may be found in some leading operatic sopranos. Her vocal attributes are in fact indeal for bringing forth the musical nuances in Bach's cantatas.
The works, about sadness and loss, are presented with an unearthly serenity that is inherent in the music that never subtracts from the more earthly pathos in the lyrics. This alone smacks of a high artistic order in the interpretor.
Indeed, this album can easily withstand the fierce competiton in recordings of these well-known and widely recorded works.
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