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Bach: 6 Favourite Cantatas (BWV 147, 80, 140, 8, 51 & 78) /Rifkin [CD]

Johann Sebastian Bach , Joshua Rifkin , Bach Ensemble , Julianne Baird , Allan Fast , et al. Audio CD
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  • Performer: Julianne Baird, Allan Fast, Frank Kelley, Jan Opalach
  • Orchestra: Bach Ensemble
  • Conductor: Joshua Rifkin
  • Composer: Johann Sebastian Bach
  • Audio CD (10 Nov 1997)
  • Number of Discs: 2
  • Format: CD
  • Label: Double Decca
  • ASIN: B0000042HM
  • Other Editions: MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (6 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 126,800 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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Disc 1:

Samples
Song TitleArtist Time Price
Listen  1. J.S. Bach: Herz und Mund und Tat und Leben, Cantata BWV 147 - 1. Coro: "Herz und Mund und Tat und Leben"Jeffrey Thomas 4:11£0.79  Buy MP3 
Listen  2. J.S. Bach: Herz und Mund und Tat und Leben, Cantata BWV 147 - 2. Recitativo: "Gebenedeiter Mund!"Jeffrey Thomas 1:37£0.79  Buy MP3 
Listen  3. J.S. Bach: Herz und Mund und Tat und Leben, Cantata BWV 147 - 3. Aria: "Schäme dich, o Seele nicht"The Bach Ensemble 3:33£0.79  Buy MP3 
Listen  4. J.S. Bach: Herz und Mund und Tat und Leben, Cantata BWV 147 - 4. Recitativo: "Verstockung kann Gewaltige verblenden"The Bach Ensemble 1:45£0.79  Buy MP3 
Listen  5. J.S. Bach: Herz und Mund und Tat und Leben, Cantata BWV 147 - 5. Aria: "Bereite dir, Jesu"The Bach Ensemble 3:44£0.79  Buy MP3 
Listen  6. J.S. Bach: Herz und Mund und Tat und Leben, Cantata BWV 147 - 6. Choral: "Wohl mir, dass ich Jesum habe"Jeffrey Thomas 2:17£0.79  Buy MP3 
Listen  7. J.S. Bach: Herz und Mund und Tat und Leben, Cantata BWV 147 - 7. Aria: "Hilf, Jesu, hilf"Jeffrey Thomas 2:32£0.79  Buy MP3 
Listen  8. J.S. Bach: Herz und Mund und Tat und Leben, Cantata BWV 147 - 8. Recitativo: "Der höchsten Allmacht Wunderhand"The Bach Ensemble 2:20£0.79  Buy MP3 
Listen  9. J.S. Bach: Herz und Mund und Tat und Leben, Cantata BWV 147 - 9. Aria: "Ich will von Jesu Wundern singen"Jan Opalach 2:45£0.79  Buy MP3 
Listen10. J.S. Bach: Herz und Mund und Tat und Leben, Cantata BWV 147 - 10. Choral: "Jesus bleibet meine Freude"Jeffrey Thomas 2:18£0.79  Buy MP3 
Listen11. J.S. Bach: Cantata, BWV 80 "Ein feste Burg ist unser Gott" - Chor: "Ein feste Burg ist unser Gott"Jeffrey Thomas 6:16£0.79  Buy MP3 
Listen12. J.S. Bach: Cantata, BWV 80 "Ein feste Burg ist unser Gott" - Arie: "Mit unsrer Macht ist nichts getan"Jan Opalach 4:03£0.79  Buy MP3 
Listen13. J.S. Bach: Cantata, BWV 80 "Ein feste Burg ist unser Gott" - Rezitativ: "Erwäge doch, Kind Gottes"The Bach Ensemble 2:03£0.79  Buy MP3 
Listen14. J.S. Bach: Cantata, BWV 80 "Ein feste Burg ist unser Gott" - Arie: "Komm in mein Herzens Haus"The Bach Ensemble 3:21£0.79  Buy MP3 
Listen15. J.S. Bach: Cantata, BWV 80 "Ein feste Burg ist unser Gott" - Choral: "Und wenn die Welt voll Teufel wär"Jeffrey Thomas 3:37£0.79  Buy MP3 
Listen16. J.S. Bach: Cantata, BWV 80 "Ein feste Burg ist unser Gott" - Rezitativ: "So stehe denn bei Christi blutgefärbter Fahne"Jeffrey Thomas 1:20£0.79  Buy MP3 
Listen17. J.S. Bach: Cantata, BWV 80 "Ein feste Burg ist unser Gott" - Duett: "Wie selig sind doch, die Gott im Munde tragen"Jeffrey Thomas 3:39£0.79  Buy MP3 
Listen18. J.S. Bach: Cantata, BWV 80 "Ein feste Burg ist unser Gott" - Choral: "Das Wort sie sollen lassen stahn"Jeffrey Thomas 1:19£0.79  Buy MP3 
Listen19. J.S. Bach: Cantata "Liebster Gott, wenn werd ich sterben", BWV 8 - 1. Chorus: Liebester Gott, wann werd ich sterbenJan Opalach 5:44£0.79  Buy MP3 
Listen20. J.S. Bach: Cantata "Liebster Gott, wenn werd ich sterben", BWV 8 - 2. Aria: Was willst du dich, mein Geist entsetzenThe Bach Ensemble 3:32£0.79  Buy MP3 
Listen21. J.S. Bach: Cantata "Liebster Gott, wenn werd ich sterben", BWV 8 - 3. Recit: Zwar fühlt mein schwaches HerzThe Bach Ensemble 1:01£0.79  Buy MP3 
Listen22. J.S. Bach: Cantata "Liebster Gott, wenn werd ich sterben", BWV 8 - 4. Doch weichet, ihr tollen, vergeblichen Sorgen!The Bach Ensemble 5:20£0.79  Buy MP3 
Listen23. J.S. Bach: Cantata "Liebster Gott, wenn werd ich sterben", BWV 8 - 5. Recit: Behalte nur, o Welt, das Meine!The Bach Ensemble 1:04£0.79  Buy MP3 
Listen24. J.S. Bach: Cantata "Liebster Gott, wenn werd ich sterben", BWV 8 - 6. Chorale: Herrscher über Tod und LebenJan Opalach 1:37£0.79  Buy MP3 


Disc 2:

Samples
Song TitleArtist Time Price
Listen  1. J.S. Bach: Wachet auf, ruft uns die Stimme Cantata, BWV 140 - Chor: "Wachet auf, ruft uns die Stimme"Jeffrey Thomas 6:13£0.79  Buy MP3 
Listen  2. J.S. Bach: Wachet auf, ruft uns die Stimme Cantata, BWV 140 - Rezitativ: "Er kommt, er kommt, der Bräutigam kommt!"The Bach Ensemble0:53£0.39  Buy MP3 
Listen  3. J.S. Bach: Wachet auf, ruft uns die Stimme Cantata, BWV 140 - Arie (Duett): "Wann kommst du, mein Heil?"Jan Opalach 5:19£0.79  Buy MP3 
Listen  4. J.S. Bach: Wachet auf, ruft uns die Stimme Cantata, BWV 140 - Choral: "Zion hört die Wächter singen"Jeffrey Thomas 3:47£0.79  Buy MP3 
Listen  5. J.S. Bach: Wachet auf, ruft uns die Stimme Cantata, BWV 140 - Rezitativ: "So geh' herein zu mir"The Bach Ensemble 1:19£0.79  Buy MP3 
Listen  6. J.S. Bach: Wachet auf, ruft uns die Stimme Cantata, BWV 140 - Arie: "Mein Freund ist mein!"The Bach Ensemble 5:29£0.79  Buy MP3 
Listen  7. J.S. Bach: Wachet auf, ruft uns die Stimme Cantata, BWV 140 - Choral: "Gloria sei dir gesungen"Jeffrey Thomas 1:51£0.79  Buy MP3 
Listen  8. J.S. Bach: Jauchzet Gott in allen Landen Cantata, BWV 51 - Aria: "Jauchzet Gott in allen Landen"The Bach Ensemble 5:02£0.79  Buy MP3 
Listen  9. J.S. Bach: Jauchzet Gott in allen Landen Cantata, BWV 51 - Recitativo: "Wir beten zu dem Tempel an"The Bach Ensemble 2:01£0.79  Buy MP3 
Listen10. J.S. Bach: Jauchzet Gott in allen Landen Cantata, BWV 51 - Aria: "Höchster, Höchster mache deine Güte ferner alle Morgen neu"The Bach Ensemble 4:22£0.79  Buy MP3 
Listen11. J.S. Bach: Jauchzet Gott in allen Landen Cantata, BWV 51 - Chorale: "Sei Lob und Preis mit Ehren"The Bach Ensemble 3:48£0.79  Buy MP3 
Listen12. J.S. Bach: Jauchzet Gott in allen Landen Cantata, BWV 51 - Aria: "Alleluja"The Bach Ensemble 2:25£0.79  Buy MP3 
Listen13. J.S. Bach: "Jesu, der du meine Seele" Cantata, BWV 78 - 1. Chorus: Jesu. der du meine SeeleThe Bach Ensemble 5:04£0.79  Buy MP3 
Listen14. J.S. Bach: "Jesu, der du meine Seele" Cantata, BWV 78 - 2. Wir eilen mit schwachen, doch emsigen SchrittenThe Bach Ensemble 5:18£0.79  Buy MP3 
Listen15. J.S. Bach: "Jesu, der du meine Seele" Cantata, BWV 78 - 3. Recit: Ach! ich bin ein Kind der SündenThe Bach Ensemble 1:51£0.79  Buy MP3 
Listen16. J.S. Bach: "Jesu, der du meine Seele" Cantata, BWV 78 - 4. Aria: Das Blut, so meine Schuld durchstreichtThe Bach Ensemble 2:57£0.79  Buy MP3 
Listen17. J.S. Bach: "Jesu, der du meine Seele" Cantata, BWV 78 - 5. Recit: Die Wunden, Nägel, Kron und GrabThe Bach Ensemble 2:25£0.79  Buy MP3 
Listen18. J.S. Bach: "Jesu, der du meine Seele" Cantata, BWV 78 - 6. Aria: Nun du wirst mein Gewissen stillenJan Opalach 3:01£0.79  Buy MP3 
Listen19. J.S. Bach: "Jesu, der du meine Seele" Cantata, BWV 78 - 7. Chorale: Herr, ich glaube, hilf mir SchwachenJan Opalach 1:29£0.79  Buy MP3 


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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Joy 14 Sep 2009
By Andrew C. Mitchell TOP 1000 REVIEWER
Format:Audio CD
Bach wrote a multitude of cantatas. Where to start? Here! This is a selection of favourite cantatas. Mine too!
Beautifully sung by a group of well-fitted soloists and instrumentalists using authentic baroque instruments.
The opening track puts well one of Bach's all-out statements of faith - 'Heart and voice and deed and life must give witness to Christ without fear or hypocrisy, proclaiming him God and Saviour.' These cantatas express the deep joy to be found in his faith. Within BWV 147 one of the most famous movements is to be found twice - a really dancing 'Jesu Joy of Man's Desiring.'- CD 1 tracks 6 and 10. Joshua Rifkin's instrumentalists are well able to step into the limelight as and when required for solos on trumpet, oboe d'amore, oboe da caccia and wonderfully on flute. This flute is to be found in a unique magically evocative movement at the beginning of BWV 8. - CD 1 track 19. The rhythmic flow of these cantatas is maintained with some fine continuo playing. One of the world's most recorded soprano voices is that of Julianne Baird. She sings a marvellous virtuoso soprano solo in BWV 51. The final movement of this cantata is to be found on CD 2 track 12 - a tremendous Alleluja solo. In addition, there is a very informative booklet with these CDs and also the words of the cantatas well translated and easy to follow. If you want a share in all this joy these are the CDs for you.
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3.0 out of 5 stars Not for everyone 29 Aug 2011
By Teemacs TOP 1000 REVIEWER
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I confess that I bought one of these recordings when they first came out and gave it away immediately. I simply couldn't stand hearing Bach's wonderful choruses reduced to this anaemic state. This is not to say that the voices aren't good or that Professor Rifkin's approach isn't dedicated and sincere. However, it became a bit like the original Telefunken "Das Alte Werke" recordings with "authentic" instruments, in which it was stated baldly that this was THE ONLY WAY to play baroque music. This is nonsense; Bach is glorious music for eternity and should not be stuck in a musical straitjacket, to be played or sung in one way and one way only.

To my ears, Bach's glorious choruses need, want, deserve, even DEMAND a bit of oomph. They need a proper chorus, not four soloists, no matter how good. This rules out my ever buying any more of these.

The guy to whom I gave the recording loved it. And therein lies the whole point. We are all different, with different likes and requirements. I have a preference for Gardiner and Suzuki (and the older recordings of Werner and Rilling), but that's just me. However, bearing in mind the disappointment I had, I'd advise anyone contemplating purchase to listen to the samples and compare them with others. You may be surprised (in one way or another).
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5.0 out of 5 stars bach ensemble 10 Mar 2011
By Miss M. Potter TOP 100 REVIEWER VINE VOICE
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Joshua Rifkin leads The Bach Ensemble in this truly magnificent recording of some of the Cantatas by Bach. These recording date from the mid 1980s and the performance and digital sound are excellent.
Most of the sections are solo numbers. Rifkin has taken a refreshing look at the sources for these works. The resulting interpretational effort of the Cantata No 80 is different to other recordings. Rifkin gives the choruses to four voices only; and he applies the same practice to the instrumental parts.
Rifkin has chosen to use a female voice in the soprano register for the boy treble parts. This is a reasonable thing considering modern boy voices are unlikely to convey the expressive potential of Bach`s vocal writing.
For the alto register, Rifkin uses an adult male voice. This offers an expressive sensibility to do justice to the music.
The performance is lively and fresh. For example the brisk tempo of the chorale "Jesus bleibet meine Freude", more familiarly known to us as "Jesu, joy of man's desiring" from Cantata No. 147.
The fugal opening chorus also works well. In fact once again we get a rather unique interpretation of this part.
The instrumental playing is very enjoyable and the woodwind and brass players make strong contributions.

The whole recording is on authentic instruments. The oboe playing by Stephen Hammer, Virginia Brewer and Marc Schachman is very atractive. Jane Bryden is Soprono, Drew Minter is counter tenor, Jeffrey Thomas is Tenor and Jan Opalach is bass. In fact all that perform on this outstanding recording should be comended for their wonderful contribution. The resulting recording is one that shows off the beauty of Bach`s cantata output.

This is a very good release with strong performance and great sound engineering. It is a recording that should not be overlooked.
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