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J. S. Bach: Funeral Cantatas BWV 131 & 198


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Listen  1. Laß, Fürstin, laß noch einen Strahl, BWV 198: "Laß, Fürstin, laß noch einen Strahl", (Chorus) 7:07£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  2. Laß, Fürstin, laß noch einen Strahl, BWV 198: "Dein Sachsen, dein bestürztes Meissen", (Soprano) 1:33£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  3. Laß, Fürstin, laß noch einen Strahl, BWV 198: "Verstummt, verstummt, ihr holden Saiten!" (Soprano) 3:54£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  4. Laß, Fürstin, laß noch einen Strahl, BWV 198: "Der Glocken bebendes Getön" (Alto)0:45£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  5. Laß, Fürstin, laß noch einen Strahl, BWV 198: "Wie starb die Heldin so vergnügt!" (Alto) 7:42£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  6. Laß, Fürstin, laß noch einen Strahl, BWV 198: "Ihr Leben ließ die Kunst zu sterben" (Tenor) 1:16£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  7. Laß, Fürstin, laß noch einen Strahl, BWV 198: "An dir, du Fürbild grosser Frauen" (Chorus) 1:42£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  8. Laß, Fürstin, laß noch einen Strahl, BWV 198: "Der Ewigkeit saphirnes Haus" (Tenor) 5:12£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  9. Laß, Fürstin, laß noch einen Strahl, BWV 198: "Was Wunder ist's?" (Bass) 2:34£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen10. Laß, Fürstin, laß noch einen Strahl, BWV 198: "Doch, Königin! du stirbest nicht" (Chorus) 6:33£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen11. Aus der Tiefen rufe ich, Herr, zu dir, BWV 131: "Aus der Tiefen rufe ich, Herr, zu dir" (Sinfonia, Chorus) 4:18£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen12. Aus der Tiefen rufe ich, Herr, zu dir, BWV 131: "So du willst, Herr, Sünde zurechnen" (Bass) 4:20£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen13. Aus der Tiefen rufe ich, Herr, zu dir, BWV 131: "Ich harre des Herrn" (Chorus) 3:34£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen14. Aus der Tiefen rufe ich, Herr, zu dir, BWV 131: "Meine Seele wartet auf den Herrn" (Tenor) 6:04£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen15. Aus der Tiefen rufe ich, Herr, zu dir, BWV 131: "Israel, hoffe, auf den Herrn" (Chorus) 4:01£0.99  Buy MP3 

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Selected from the award-winning cycle of recordings of the complete cantatas of J. S. Bach by Ton Koopman and the Amsterdam baroque Orchestra and Choir, the two "Funeral" pieces included in this album represent works from very different periods in Bach's creative life.

The cantata "Aus der Tiefen rufe ich, Herr, zu dir" BWV 131 originates from Mühlhausen and was written in 1707 or 1708 for an unknown occasion, most likely a penitential service perhaps related to the big fire that had devastated large sections of the town of Muhlhausen shortly before Bach's arrival there in 1707.

The Funeral Ode "Laß, Furstin, laß noch einen Strahl" BWV 198 on the other hand is a large-scale, two-part cantata composed twenty years later in Leipzig in commemoration of the death of the Electress of Saxony and Queen of Poland. It is based on a morning poem in strophic ode format by Johann Christoph Gottsched, at the time Leipzig's most celebrated literary figure. The artful poem was commissioned by an aristocratic student, Hans Carl von Kirchbach, in the name of the "German Society" at the University and for the academic act of mourning for the death of the Electress of Saxony and Queen of Poland, Christiane Eberhardine, wife of Augustus the Strong. Kirchbach commissioned the music for the event from another Leipzig celebrity, Johann Sebastian Bach, and not from the music director of the University, Johann Gottlieb Gorner. The latter complained, but accepted the fact that this was an unusually prominent occasion. The work of 1727 could not be performed again in this form because the text makes concrete references to the queen. However, in 1731 the composer reused major parts of the Funeral Ode for his St. Mark Passion, now lost.

Personnel:
The Amsterdam Baroque Orchestra & Choir, Ton Koopman - (conductor)

Soloists:
Lisa Larsson - (soprano), Elizabeth von Magnus - (alto), Paul Agnew, Guy de Mey - (tenor), Klaus Mertens - (bass)

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