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J. S. Bach: Cantatas, Vol 1 [Box set]

Johann Sebastian Bach , Ton Koopman , Amsterdam Baroque Orchestra , Amsterdam Baroque Choir , Barbara Schlick , et al. Audio CD

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Disc: 1
1. Sinfonia - Johann Sebastian Bach
2. Coro: 'Ich Hatte Viel Bekummernis'
3. Aria (Soprano): 'Seufzer, Tranen, Kummer, Not'
4. Recitativo (Soprano): 'Wie Hast Du Dich, Mein Gott'
5. Aria (Soprano): 'Bache Von Gesalznen Zahren'
6. Coro: 'Was Betrubst Du Dich, Meine Seele'
See all 17 tracks on this disc
Disc: 2
1. Sonatina
2. A (Coro): 'Gottes Zeit Ist Die Allerbeste Zeit'/B (Arioso) (Tenore): 'Ach Herr, Lehre Uns Bedenken'/
3. A (Aria) (Alto): 'In Deine Hande Befehl Ich Meinen Geist'/B (Arioso - Choral) (Alto, Basso): 'Heute
4. Coro: 'Glorie, Lob, Ehr Und Herrlichkeit'
5. Sinfonia
6. Coro: 'Der Herr Denket An Uns'
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Disc: 3
1. Sonata
2. Coro (Coro, Soprano, Alto): 'Der Himmel Lacht! Die Erde Jubilieret'
3. Recitativo (Basso): 'Erwunschter Tag! Sei, Seele, Wieder Froh'
4. Aria (Basso): 'Furst Des Lebens, Starker Streiter'
5. Recitativo (Tenore): 'So Stehe Dann, Du Gottergebne Seele'
6. Aria (Tenore): 'Adam Muss In Uns Verwesen'
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CC 72201; CHALLENGE CLASSICS - Olanda; Classica vocale sacra Cantate

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Amazon.com: 4.8 out of 5 stars  6 reviews
28 of 29 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Erato Now Gone, Let's Begin Again with Koopman's Cantatas 17 Jan 2005
By terse (and to the point) reviews - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Audio CD
Anyone interested in these cantatas has likely discovered that they had been begun under the Erato label in the early 90's and were discontinued after volume 12, disconcerting some. Ton Koopman, unabashed, obtained his own label, continuing the series (which is planned to finish at volume 22), even returning to the early volumes in re-issues under the new Challenge Classics covering. This volume is the first re-issue and parallels the new releases in the series.

A side note for those who want only the sacred cantatas: volumes 4 & 5 are composed entirely of the secular cantatas.

The tempi have been slowed slightly from the original Erato releases, but, have no fear, Koopman knows what he is doing. "Ich hatte viel Bekummernis" alone is worth the money, and Kai Wessel's counter-tenor is a treat throughout. Reformed Protestant theology, the counterpoint of Bach, and the wonder of the Baroque era, all contribute to a series to which the initiate will turn often for pleasure.
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Ton Koopman is a genius! 30 Oct 2010
By Jason Goodwin - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Audio CD
Anyone who has been following Ton Koopman's interpretations of J.S. Bach's works over the years knows that Koopman is probably one of the best (if not the best) in the business. The man has mostly focused his music on the Baroque era, and has rarely gone later than Mozart.

With that said, after purchasing this volume on iTunes, I was certainly not disappointed in making this purchase. Koopman once again displays his conducting prowess with the release of this recording. Granted, it is long, but that is to be expected when dealing with a highly prolific and gifted composer like Bach was.

While I am not a musicologist by any means like some of my fellow reviewers are, I can at least appreciate the lifetime of devotion that Koopman has made with regard to music. It should come as no surprise to anyone that he received the Order of the Netherlands Lion in April 2003 for his contributions to music, and this recording is yet another fine example of why he received that prestigious award.
5.0 out of 5 stars Slowed down??? 19 Dec 2013
By David N. Lyon-buchanan - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Audio CD
I can';t quite fathom this observation about the Challenge re-release being slowed down. The data for the recording is identical. A check of MP3 times posted for this issue is identical to that of the Erato V I. I have also checked V 5 of the Challenge reissue against the Erato original. No difference in times. if the original master was slowed down for this re-issue there would be a noticeable pitch variation and of course the posted times would not correspond for the tracks. Can someone clarify this?
4.0 out of 5 stars J.S. Bach cantatas 24 Oct 2013
By Rudy DEighton - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
Koopman's executions of the Bach's cantata's are simply the best you can purchase. I've been a professional musician (now retired) and I know what I'm talking about.
4 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars simply magnificent 16 Sep 2007
By Gregory J. Drasler - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
The tensile presence juxtaposed in these recordings with the full throated power and resonance of the music makes this recording a treasure. It transends time.
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