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  • Audio CD (6 May 2013)
  • Number of Discs: 20
  • Format: Box set
  • Label: CLASSICAL
  • ASIN: B00CD8SK72
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Track Listings

Disc: 1

  1. Kantate BWV 61 : Ouverture (Choeur) 'Nun komm, der Heiden Heiland' - Remastered
  2. Kantate BWV 61 : Recit de tenor 'Der Heiland ist gekommen' - Remastered
  3. Kantate BWV 61 : Air de tenor 'Komm, Jesu, komm zu deiner Kirche' - Remastered
  4. Kantate BWV 61 : Recit de Basso 'Siehe, ich stehe vor der Tur' - Remastered
  5. Kantate BWV 61 : Air de soprano 'Öffne dich, mein ganzes Herze' - Remastered
  6. Kantate BWV 61 : Choral 'Amen, Amen! komm du schone Freudenkrone' - Remastered
  7. Kantate BWV 40 : Chorale 'Darzu ist erschienen der Sohn Gottes' - Remastered
  8. Kantate BWV 40 : Recit Tenore 'Das Wort ward Fleisch' - Remastered
  9. Kantate BWV 40 : Chorale Die Sund macht Leid' - Remastered
  10. Kantate BWV 40 : Aria Hollische Schlange, wird dir nicht bange?' - Remastered
  11. Kantate BWV 40 : Recit 'Die Schlange, so im Paradies' - Remastered
  12. Kantate BWV 40 : Chorale 'Schuttle deinen Kopf und sprich' - Remastered
  13. Kantate BWV 40 : Aria 'Christenkinder, freuet euch' - Remastered
  14. Kantate BWV 40 : Chorale 'Jesu, nimm dich deiner Glieder' - Remastered
  15. Kantate BWV 28 : Aria (Soprano) 'Gottlob! nun geht das Jahr zu Ende' - Remastered
  16. Kantate BWV 28 : Coro 'Nun lob, mein Seel, den Herren' - Remastered
  17. Kantate BWV 28 : Recit-Arioso (Basso) 'So spricht der Herr' - Remastered
  18. Kantate BWV 28 : Recit (Tenor) 'Gott ist ein Quell, wo lauter Gute fleu t' - Remastered
  19. Kantate BWV 28 : Duet (Alto, Teor) 'Gott hat uns im heurigen Jahr gesegnet' - Remastered
  20. Kantate BWV 28 : Chorale 'All solch dein Gut wir preisen' - Remastered
  21. Kantate BWV 65 : Choral 'Sie werden aus Saba alle kommen' - Remastered
  22. Kantate BWV 65 : Choral 'Die Kon'ge aus Saba kamen dar' - Remastered
  23. Kantate BWV 65 : Recit (Basso) 'Was dort Jesaias vorhergesehn' - Remastered
  24. Kantate BWV 65 : Aria (Basso) 'Gold aus Ophir ist zu schlecht' - Remastered
  25. Kantate BWV 65 : Recit (Tenor) 'Verschmahe nicht, du, meiner Seelen Licht'- Remastered
  26. Kantate BWV 65 : Aria (Tenor) 'Nimm mich dir zu eigen hin' Remastered
  27. Kantate BWV 65 : Choral 'Ei nun, mein Gott, so fall ich dir' - Remastered

Disc: 2

  1. Kantate BWV 110 : Coro 'Unser Mund sei voll Lachens' - Remastered
  2. Kantate BWV 110 : Aria 'Ihr Gedanken und ihr Sinnen - Remastered
  3. Kantate BWV 110 : Recit (basso) 'Dir, Herr, ist niemand gleich'- Remastered
  4. Kantate BWV 110 : Aria (Alto) 'Ach Herr, was ist ein Menschenkind' - Remastered
  5. Kantate BWV 110 : Duet (Soprano, Tenore) 'Ehre sei Gott in der Hohe' - Remastered
  6. Kantate BWV 110 : Aria (Basso) 'Wacht auf! ihr Adern und ihr Glieder'- Remastered
  7. Kantate BWV 110 : Chorale 'Alleluja! Gelobt sei Gott!' - Remastered
  8. Kantate BWV 57 : Aria (Basso) 'Selig ist der Mann'- Remastered
  9. Kantate BWV 57 : Recit (Soprano) 'Ach! Dieser su e Trost''- Remastered
  10. Kantate BWV 57 : Aria (Soprano) 'Ich wunschte mir den Tod'- Remastered
  11. Kantate BWV 57 : Recit (Soprano, Basso) 'Ich reiche dir die Hand' '- Remastered
  12. Kantate BWV 57 : Aria (Basso) 'Ja, ja, ich kann die Feinde schlagen'- Remastered
  13. Kantate BWV 57 : Recit (Soprano, Basso) 'In meiner Scho liegt Ruh und Leben '- Remastered
  14. Kantate BWV 57 : Aria (Soprano) 'Ich ende nehende mein irdisches Leben' - Remastered
  15. Kantate BWV 57 : Choral 'Richte dich, Liebste, nach meinem Gefallen'- Remastered
  16. Kantate BWV 32 : Aria (Soprano) 'Liebster Jesu, main Verlangen' - Remastered
  17. Kantate BWV 32 : Recit (Basso) 'Was ists,da du mich gesuchet' - Remastered
  18. Kantate BWV 32 : Aria (Basso) 'Hier, in meines Vaters Statte' - Remastered
  19. Kantate BWV 32 : Recit (Soprano, Basso) 'Ach! heiliger und gro er Gott' - Remastered
  20. Kantate BWV 32 : Aria (Soprano, Basso) 'Nun verschwinden alle Plagen' - Remastered
  21. Kantate BWV 32 : Choral 'Mein Gott, offne mir die Pforten' - Remastered

Disc: 3

  1. Cantata No.82 Ich habe genug BWV82 : I Aria "Ich habe genug" [Bass]
  2. Kantate BWV 82 : Recit 'Ich habe genung! Mein Trost ist nur allein' - Remastered
  3. Kantate BWV 82 : Aria (Bass) 'Schlummert ein, ihr matten Augen' - Remastered
  4. Kantate BWV 82 : Recit 'Mein Gott! wann kommt das schone: Nun!' - Remastered
  5. Kantate BWV 82 : Aria (Bass) 'Ich freue mich auf meinen Tod' - Remastered
  6. Kantate BWV 92 : Choral 'Ich Hab in Gottes Herz und Sinn' - Remastered
  7. Kantate BWV 92 : Recit-Choral (Bass) 'Es kann mir fehlen nimmermehr!' - Remastered
  8. Kantate BWV 92 : Aria (Tenor) 'Seht, seht! wie rei t, wie bricht, wie fallt' - Remastered
  9. Kantate BWV 92 : Choral (Alto) 'Zudem ist Weisheit und Verstand' - Remastered
  10. Kantate BWV 92 : Recit (Tenor) 'Wir wollen nun nicht langer zagen' - Remastered
  11. Kantate BWV 92 : Aria (Bass) 'Das Brausen von den rauhen Winden' - Remastered
  12. Kantate BWV 92 : Recit-Choral 'Ei nun, mein Gott, so fall ich dir' - Remastered
  13. Kantate BWV 92 : Recit (Sop) 'Meinem Hirten bleib ich treu' - Remastered
  14. Kantate BWV 92 : Choral 'Soll ich denn auch des Todes Weg' - Remastered
  15. Kantate BWV 23 : Aria 'Du wahrer Gott und Davids Sohn' - Remastered
  16. Kantate BWV 23 : Recit (Tenor) 'Ach, gehe nicht voruber' - Remastered
  17. Kantate BWV 23 : Chorus 'Aller Augen warten, Herr' - Remastered
  18. Kantate BWV 23 : Chorale 'Christe, du Lamm Gottes' - Remastered

Disc: 4

  1. Kantate BWV 72 : Choral 'Alles nur nach Gottes Willen'' - Remastered
  2. Kantate BWV 72 : Recit (Alto) 'O selger Christ' - Remastered
  3. Kantate BWV 72 : Recit (Bass) 'So Glaube nun!' - Remastered
  4. Kantate BWV 72 : Aria (Sop) 'Mein Jesus will se tun' - Remastered
  5. Kantate BWV 72 : Choral 'Was mein Gott will, das gescheh allzeit'' - Remastered
  6. Kantate BWV 1 : Chorus 'Wie schon leuchtet der Morgenstern' - Remastered
  7. Kantate BWV 1 : Recit (Tenor) 'Du wahrer Gotter und Marien Sohn' - Remastered
  8. Kantate BWV 1 : Aria (Sop) 'Erfullet, ihr himmlischen gottlichen Flammen' - Remastered
  9. Kantate BWV 1 : Recit (Bass) 'Ein irdsher Glanz, ein leiblich Licht' - Remastered
  10. Kantate BWV 1 : Aria (Tenor) 'Unser Mund und Ton der Saiten' - Remastered
  11. Kantate BWV 1 : Choral 'Wie bin ich doch so herzlich froh' - Remastered
  12. Cantata No 182 Himmelskonig, sei willkommen BWV182 : I Sonata [Concerto]
  13. Cantata No 182 Himmelskonig, sei willkommen BWV182 : II Chorus - "Himmelskonig, sei willkommen" [Choir]
  14. Kantate BWV 182 : Recit (Bass) 'Siehe, siehe, ich komme' - Remastered
  15. Kantate BWV 182 : Aria (Bass) 'Starkes Lieben, das dich, gr er Gottwssohn' - Remastered
  16. Kantate BWV 182 : Aria (Alto) 'Leget euch dem Heiland unter' - Remastered
  17. Kantate BWV 182 : Aria (Tenor) 'Jesu, la durch Wohl und Weh' - Remastered
  18. Kantate BWV 182 : Choral 'Jesu, deine Passion' - Remastered
  19. Kantate BWV 182 : Chorus 'So lasset uns gehen in Salem der Freuden' - Remastered

Disc: 5

  1. Kantate BWV 249 : Sinfonia - Remastered
  2. Kantate BWV 249 : Adagio - Remastered
  3. Kantate BWV 249 : Duo & Chorus 'Kommt eilet und laufet' - Remastered
  4. Kantate BWV 249 : Recit 'Wir sind erfreut' - Remastered
  5. Kantate BWV 249 : Aria (Sop) 'Seele, deine Spezereien' - Remastered
  6. Kantate BWV 249 : Recit 'Hier ist die Gruft' - Remastered
  7. Kantate BWV 249 : Aria (Tenor) 'Sanfte soll mein Todeskummer'' - Remastered
  8. Kantate BWV 249 : Recit 'Indessen seufzen wir' - Remastered
  9. Kantate BWV 249 : Aria (alto) 'Saget, saget mir erfeut' - Remastered
  10. Kantate BWV 249 : Recit 'O kalter Manner Sinn' - Remastered
  11. Kantate BWV 249 : Chorus 'Preis und Dank'- Remastered
  12. Kantate BWV 249 : Chorale 'Preis und Dank'- Remastered
  13. Kantate BWV 4 : Sinfonia - Remastered
  14. Kantate BWV 4 : Verse 1 Coro 'Christ lag in Todes Banden' - Remastered
  15. Kantate BWV 4 : Verse 2 Duetto 'Den Tod niemand zwingen kunnt' - Remastered
  16. Kantate BWV 4 : Verse 3 Aria (Tenor) 'Jesus Christus, Gottes Sohnt' - Remastered
  17. Kantate BWV 4 : Verse 4 Coro 'Es war ein wunderlicher Krieg' - Remastered
  18. Kantate BWV 4 : Verse 5 Aria (Bass) 'Hier ist das rechte Osterlamm' - Remastered
  19. Kantate BWV 4 : Verse 6 Duet (Sop) 'So feiern wir das hohe Fest' - Remastered
  20. Kantate BWV 4 : Verse 7 Choral 'Wir essem und leben wohl' - Remastered

Disc: 6

  1. Kantate BWV 31 : Coro : 'Der Himmel lacht! Die Erde jubiliert' - Remastered
  2. Kantate BWV 31 : Coro : 'Der Himmel lacht! Die Erde jubiliert' - Remastered
  3. Kantate BWV 31 : Recitativo (Basso) :'Erschwunschter Tag! sei, Seele, wieder froh' - Remastered
  4. Kantate BWV 31 : Aria (Basso) : 'Furst des Lebens, starker Streiter'' - Remastered
  5. Kantate BWV 31 : Recitativo (Soprano) : 'Weil denn das Haupt sein Glied' - Remastered
  6. Kantate BWV 31 : Aria (Tenore) : 'Adam muss in uns verwesen' - Remastered
  7. Kantate BWV 31 : Recitativo (Soprano) : 'Weil denn das Haupt sein Glied' - Remastered
  8. Kantate BWV 31 : Aria (Soprano) : 'Letzte Stunde, brich herein' - Remastered
  9. Kantate BWV 31 : Choral : 'So fahr ich hin zu Jesu Christ' - Remastered
  10. Kantate BWV 6 : Choral 'Ach, bleib bei uns, Herr Jesu Christ' - Remastered
  11. Kantate BWV 6 : Aria 'Hochgelobter Gettessohn'- Remastered
  12. Kantate BWV 6 : Coro 'Bleib bei uns, denn es will abend werden'- Remastered
  13. Kantate BWV 6 : Recitativo 'Es hat die Dunkelheit an vielen Orten'- Remastered
  14. Kantate BWV 6 : Aria 'Jesu, la uns auf dich sehen' - Remastered
  15. Kantate BWV 6 : Choral 'Beweis dein Macht, Herr Jesu Christ'- Remastered
  16. Cantata BWV 104 Coro 'Du Hirte Israel, hore' - Remastered
  17. Cantata BWV 104 Recit (Tenor) 'Der hochste Hirte sorgt vor mich' - Remastered
  18. Cantata BWV 104 Aria (Tenor) ''Verbrigt mein Hirte sich zu lange'' - Remastered
  19. Cantata BWV 104 Recit. 'Ja, dieses Wort ist meiner Seele Speise' - Remastered
  20. Cantata BWV 104 Aria 'Begluckte Herde, Jesu Schafe' - Remastered
  21. Cantata BWV 104 Choral 'Der Herr ist mein getreuer Hirt'- Remastered

Disc: 7

  1. Kantate BWV 67 : Coro : "Halt im Gedachtnis Jesu Christ" - Remastered
  2. Kantate BWV 67 : Aria : 'Mein Jesus ist erstanden'- Remastered
  3. Kantate BWV 67 : Recitativo : 'Mein Jesu, heissest du des Todes gift'- Remastered
  4. Kantate BWV 67 : Choral : 'Erschienen ist der herrrlich Tag' - Remastered
  5. Kantate BWV 67 : Recitativo : 'Doch scheinst fast, dass mich der Feinde Rest'- Remastered
  6. Kantate BWV 67 : Aria : 'Friede sei mit euch''- Remastered
  7. Kantate BWV 67 : Choral : 'Du friedefurst, Herr Jesu Christ '- Remastered
  8. Cantata BWV 85 Aria (Bass) 'Ich bin ein guter Hirt' - Remastered
  9. Cantata BWV 85 Aria (Alto) 'Jesus ist ein guter Hirt' - Remastered
  10. Cantata BWV 85 Choral (Soprano) 'Der Herr ist mein getreuer Hirt' - Remastered
  11. Cantata BWV 85 Recit. (Tenor) 'Wenn die Mietlinge schlafen' - Remastered
  12. Cantata BWV 85 Aria (Tenor) 'Seht, was die Liebe tut' - Remastered
  13. Cantata BWV 85 Choral 'Ist Gott mein Schutz und treuer Hirt'- Remastered
  14. Cantata BWV 103 Choral 'Ihr werdet weinen und heulen' - Remastered
  15. Cantata BWV 103 Recit.(Tenor) 'Wer sollte nicht in Klagen untergehen' - Remastered
  16. Cantata BWV 103 Aria (Alto) 'Kein Arzt ist ausser dir zu finden' - Remastered
  17. Cantata BWV 103 Recit. (Alto) 'Du wirst mich nach der Angst auch wiederum erquicken' - Remastered
  18. Cantata BWV 103 Aria (Tenor) 'Erholet euch, betrubte Sinnen' - Remastered
  19. Cantata BWV 103 Choral "'ch hab dich einen Augenblick' - Remastered
  20. Kantate BWV 87 : Aria (Basso) : 'Bisher habt ihr nichts gebeten in meinem namen' - Remastered
  21. Kantate BWV 87 : Recitativo (Alto) : 'O Wort, das Geist und Seel erschreckt' - Remastered
  22. Kantate BWV 87 : Aria (Alto) : 'Vergib, O Vater, unsere schuld' - Remastered
  23. Kantate BWV 87 : Recitativo (Tenore) : 'Wenne unsere schuld bis an den Himmel steigt' - Remastered
  24. Kantate BWV 87 : Aria (Basso) : 'In der Welt habt ihr Angst' - Remastered
  25. Kantate BWV 87 : aria (Tenore) : 'Ich will leiden, ich will schweigen' - Remastered
  26. Kantate BWV 87 : Choral : 'Muss ich sein betrubet?' - Remastered

Disc: 8

  1. Kantate BWV 43 : Choeur ' Gott fahret auf mit Jauchzen' - Remastered
  2. Kantate BWV 43 : Recit de tenor 'Es will der Hochste sich ein Siegsgepang bereiten' - Remastered
  3. Kantate BWV 43 : Air de tenor 'Ja tausendmal tausend beleiten den Wagen' - Remastered
  4. Kantate BWV 43 : Recit de soprano 'Und der Herr, nachdem er mit ihnen geredet hatte' - Remastered
  5. Kantate BWV 43 : Air de soprano 'Mein Jesus hat nunmehr' - Remastered
  6. Kantate BWV 43 : Recit de basse 'Es kommt der Holden Held' - Remastered
  7. Kantate BWV 43 : Air de basse 'Er ists, der ganz allein' - Remastered
  8. Kantate BWV 43 : Recit de contralto 'Der Vater hat ihm ja' - Remastered
  9. Kantate BWV 43 : Air de contralto 'Ich sehe schon im Geist' - Remastered
  10. Kantate BWV 43 : Recit de soprano 'Er will mir neben sich' - Remastered
  11. Kantate BWV 43 : Choral 'Du Lebensfurst, Herr Jesu Christ' - Remastered
  12. Cantata BWV 11 Coro 'Lobet Gott in seinen Reichen !' - Remastered
  13. Cantata BWV 11 Recit (Tenor) 'Der Herr Jesus hub seine Hande auf' - Remastered
  14. Cantata BWV 11 Recit. (Bass) 'Ach, Jesu, ist dein Abschied schon so nah ?' - Remastered
  15. Cantata BWV 11 Aria (Alto) 'Ach, bleibe doch, mein liebstes Leben'' - Remastered
  16. Cantata BWV 11 Recit. (Tenor) 'Und ward aufgehoben zusehends' - Remastered
  17. Cantata BWV 11 Choral 'Nun lieget alles unter dir' - Remastered
  18. Cantata BWV 11 Recit. (Tenor, Bass) 'Und da sie ihm nachsahen' - Remastered
  19. Cantata BWV 11 Recit (Alto) 'Ach ja ! so komme bald zururck' - Remastered
  20. Cantata BWV 11 Recit. (Bass) 'Sie aber beteten ihn an' - Remastered
  21. Cantata BWV 11 Aria (Soprano) 'Jesu, deine Gnadenblicke' - Remastered
  22. Cantata BWV 11 Choral 'Wann soll es doch geschehen' - Remastered
  23. Kantate BWV 34 : Choral 'O ewiges Feuer, o Ursprung der Liebe' - Remastered
  24. Kantate BWV 34 : Recit. (Tenor) 'Herr! unsre Herzen halten dir dein Wort' - Remastered
  25. Kantate BWV 34 : Aria (Alto) 'Wohl euch, ihr auserwahlten Seelen' - Remastered
  26. Kantate BWV 34 : Aria (Bass) 'Erwahlt sich Gott die heilgen Hutten' - Remastered
  27. Kantate BWV 34 : Choral 'Friede uber Israel!' - Remastered
  28. Kantate BWV 34 : Choral 'Dankt den hochsten Wunderhanden' - Remastered

Disc: 9

  1. Kantate BWV 68 : Choral 'Also hat Gott die Welt geliebt' - Remastered
  2. Kantate BWV 68 : Aria (Sop) 'Mein Glaubiges Herze' - Remastered
  3. Kantate BWV 68 : Recit 'Ich bin mit Petro nicht vermessen' - Remastered
  4. Kantate BWV 68 : Aria (Bass) 'Du bist geboren mir zugute' - Remastered
  5. Kantate BWV 68 : Choral 'Wer an ihn glaubet' - Remastered
  6. Kantate BWV 39 : Choral 'Brich dem Hungrigen dein Brott' - Remastered
  7. Kantate BWV 39 : Recit 'Der Reiche Gott wirft seinen Überflu '' - Remastered
  8. Kantate BWV 39 : Aria (Alto) Seinem Schopfer noch auf Erden'' - Remastered
  9. Kantate BWV 39 : Aria (Alto) 'Wohl zu Thun' - Remastered
  10. Kantate BWV 39 : Aria (Sop) 'Hochster, was ich habe' - Remastered
  11. Kantate BWV 39 : Recit 'Wie soll ich dir, o Herr' - Remastered
  12. Kantate BWV 39 : Chorale Selig sind Sie - Remastered
  13. Cantata BWV 7 : coro 'Christ unser Herr zum Jardan kam' - Remastered
  14. Cantata BWV 7 : Aria (Bass) 'Merkt und hort, ihr Menschenkinder' - Remastered
  15. Cantata BWV 7 : Recit. (Tenor) 'Dies hat Gott klar mit Worten' - Remastered
  16. Cantata BWV 7 : Aria (Tenor) 'Des Vaters Stimme liess sich horen' - Remastered
  17. Cantata BWV 7 : Recit. (Bass) 'Als Jesus dort nach seinen Leiden' - Remastered
  18. Cantata BWV 7 : Aria (Alto) Menschen, glaubt doch dieser Gnade' - Remastered
  19. Cantata BWV 7 : Choral 'Das Aug allein das Wasser sieht' - Remastered

Disc: 10

  1. Kantate BWV 76 : Coro 'Die Himmel erzahlen die Ehre Gottes' - Remastered
  2. Kantate BWV 76 : Recitativo "So laBt sich gott nicht unbezeuget" - Remastered
  3. Kantate BWV 76 : Aria 'Hort, ihr Volker' - Remastered
  4. Kantate BWV 76 : Recitativo 'Wer aber hort' - Remastered
  5. Kantate BWV 76 : Aria 'Fahr ihn, abgottisches Zunft!' - Remastered
  6. Kantate BWV 76 : Recitativo 'Du hast uns, Herr, von allen StraBen' - Remastered
  7. Kantate BWV 76 : Choral 'Es woll uns Gott genadig sein' - Remastered
  8. Kantate BWV 76 : Sinfonia - Remastered
  9. Kantate BWV 76 : Recitativo 'Gott segne noch die treue Schar' - Remastered
  10. Kantate BWV 76 : Aria 'Hasse nur, hasse mich recht!' - Remastered
  11. Kantate BWV 76 : Recitativo 'Ich fuhle schon im Geist' - Remastered
  12. Kantate BWV 76 : Aria 'Liebt, ihr christen, in der Tat!' - Remastered
  13. Kantate BWV 76 : Reciativo 'So soll die Christenheit' - Remastered
  14. Kantate BWV 76 : Choral 'Es danke Gott, und lobe dich' - Remastered
  15. Kantate BWV 30 : Chorus 'Freue dich, erloste Schar'- Remastered
  16. Kantate BWV 30 : Recit 'Wir haben Rast'- Remastered
  17. Kantate BWV 30 : Aria (Bass) 'Gelobet sei Gott, gelobet sein Name'- Remastered
  18. Kantate BWV 30 : Recit 'Der Herold Kommt'- Remastered
  19. Kantate BWV 30 : Aria (Alto) 'Kommt, ihr angefochtnen Sunder' - Remastered
  20. Kantate BWV 30 : Choral Eine Stimme la t sich horen' - Remastered
  21. Kantate BWV 30 : Recit 'So bist du denn, mein Heil, bedacht' - Remastered
  22. Kantate BWV 30 : Aria (Bass) 'Ich will nun hassen'- Remastered
  23. Kantate BWV 30 : Recit 'Und ob wohl sonst der Unbestand' - Remastered
  24. Kantate BWV 30 : Aria (Sop) 'Eilt, ihr Stunden, kommt herbie' - Remastered
  25. Kantate BWV 30 : Recit Geduld, der angenehme Tag' - Remastered
  26. Kantate BWV 30 : Chorus 'Freue dich, geheilgte Shar' - Remastered

Disc: 11

  1. Cantata BWV 21 Sinfonia - Remastered
  2. Cantata No 21 Ich hatte viel Bekummernis BWV21 : II Chorus - "Ich hatte viel Bekummernis" [Choir]
  3. Cantata BWV 21 Aria (Sop) 'Seufzer, Tranen, Kummer, Not' - Remastered
  4. Cantata BWV 21 Recit (Tenor) 'Wie hast du dich, mein Gott' - Remastered
  5. Cantata BWV 21 Aria (Tenor) 'Bache von gesalznen Zahren' - Remastered
  6. Cantata BWV 21 Chorus 'Was betrubst, du dich, meine Seele' - Remastered
  7. Cantata BWV 21 Recit 'Ach Jesu, meine Ruh' - Remastered
  8. Cantata BWV 21 Duet 'Komm, mein Jesu' - Remastered
  9. Cantata BWV 21 Chorus 'Sei nun wieder zufrieden' - Remastered
  10. Cantata BWV 21 Aria (Tenor) 'Erfreue dich, Seele' - Remastered
  11. Cantata BWV 21 Chorus 'Das Lamm, das erwurget ist' - Remastered
  12. Cantata BWV 10 Chorus 'Meine Seel erhebt den Herren' - Remastered
  13. Cantata BWV 10 Aria (Sop) 'Herr, der stark und machtig bist' - Remastered
  14. Cantata BWV 10 Recit 'Des Hochsten Gut und Treu' - Remastered
  15. Cantata BWV 10 Aria (Bass) 'Gewaltige sto t Gorr vom Stuhl' - Remastered
  16. Cantata BWV 10 Duetto 'Er denket der Barmherzigkeit' - Remastered
  17. Cantata BWV 10 Recit 'Was Gott den Vatern alter Zeiten' - Remastered
  18. Cantata BWV 10 Chorus 'Meine Seel erhebt den Herren' - Remastered
  19. Cantata BWV 53 - Remastered

Disc: 12

  1. Cantata No.147 Herz und Mund und Tat und Leben BWV147: X Chorus - "Jesu bleibet meine Freude" [Choir]
  2. Cantata BWV 147 Recit 'Gebenedeiter Mund!' - Remastered
  3. Cantata BWV 147 Aria (Alto) 'Schame dich, o Seele, nicht' - Remastered
  4. Cantata BWV 147 Recit 'Verstockung kann Gewaltige verblenden' - Remastered
  5. Cantata No.147 Herz und Mund und Tat und Leben BWV147 : V Aria - "Bereite dir, Jeus, noch itzo die Bahn" [Soprano]
  6. Cantata BWV 147 Chorale 'Wohl mir, da ich Jesum habe' - Remastered
  7. Cantata BWV 147 Aria (Tenor) 'Hilf, Jesu, hilf' - Remastered
  8. Cantata BWV 147 Recit 'Der hochsten Allmacht Wunderhand' - Remastered
  9. Cantata BWV 147 Aria (Bass) 'Ich will von Jesu Wundern singen' - Remastered
  10. "Jesus bleibet meine Freude" BWV147 [Jesu Joy of Man's Desiring]
  11. Cantata BWV 105 Chorus 'Herr, gehe nicht ins Gericht' - Remastered
  12. Cantata BWV 105 Recit 'Mein Gott, verwirf mich nicht' - Remastered
  13. Cantata BWV 105 Aria (Sop) 'Wie zittern und wanken' - Remastered
  14. Cantata BWV 105 Recit 'Wohl aber dem, der seinen Burgen wei - Remastered
  15. Cantata BWV 105 Aria (Tenor) 'Kann ich nur Jesum mir zum Freunde machen' - Remastered
  16. Cantata BWV 105 Chorus 'Nun, ich wei , du wirst mir mir stillen' - Remastered
  17. Cantata BWV 160 Aria - MONO Remastered
  18. Cantata BWV 160 Recit - MONO Remastered
  19. Cantata BWV 160 Aria - MONO Remastered
  20. Cantata BWV 160 Recit - MONO Remastered
  21. Cantata BWV 160 Aria - MONO Remastered

Disc: 13

  1. Cantata BWV 102 Chorus 'Herr,deine Augen sehen nach dem Glauben!' Remastered
  2. Cantata BWV 102 Recit 'Wo ist das Ebenbild' Remastered
  3. Cantata BWV 102 Aria (Alto) 'Weh der Seele' Remastered
  4. Cantata BWV 102 Aria (Bass) 'Verachtest du den Reichtum seiner Gnade' Remastered
  5. Cantata BWV 102 Aria (Tenor) 'Erschrecke doch, du allzu sichre Seele!' Remastered
  6. Cantata BWV 102 Recit 'Beim Warten ist Gefahr' Remastered
  7. Cantata BWV 102 Chorale 'Heut lebst du, heut bekehre dich' Remastered
  8. Cantata No.137 Lobe den Herren BWV137 : I Chorus - "Lobe den Herren" [Choir]
  9. Cantata No.137 Lobe den Herren BWV137 : II Aria - "Lobe den Herren" [Alto]
  10. Cantata BWV 137 Aria (Tenor) 'Lobe den Herren, der deinen Stand sichtbar gesegnet' Remastered
  11. Cantata BWV 137 Aria 'Lobe den Herren, der Kunstlich und fein dich bereitet' Remastered
  12. Cantata BWV 137 Choral 'Lobe den Herren, was in mir ist, lobe den Namen!' Remastered
  13. Cantata BWV 78 Chorus 'Jesu, der du meine Seele' - Remastered
  14. Cantata BWV 78 Aria 'Wir eilen mit schwachen, doch emsigen Schritten' - Remastered
  15. Cantata BWV 78 Recit 'Ach! ich bin ein Kind der Sunden' - Remastered
  16. Cantata BWV 78 Aria (Tenor) 'Das Blut, so meine Schld durchsteicht' - Remastered
  17. Cantata BWV 78 Recit 'Die Wunden, Nagel, Kron und Grab' - Remastered
  18. Cantata BWV 78 Aria (Bass) 'Nun, du wrist mein Gewissen stillen' - Remastered
  19. Cantata No.78 Jesu, der du meine Seele BWV78 : VII Chorus - 'Herr, ich glaube, hilf mir Schwachen' [Choir]

Disc: 14

  1. Cantata No.51 Jauchzet Gott in allen Landen! BWV51 : I Aria - "Jauchzet Gott in allen Landen!" [Soprano]
  2. Cantata BWV 51 Recit (Sop) 'Wir beten zu dem Tempel an' - Remastered
  3. Cantata BWV 51 Aira (Sop) 'Hochster, mache deine Gute' - Remastered
  4. Cantata BWV 51 Choral 'Sei Lob und Preis mit Ehren' - Remastered
  5. Cantata BWV 51 Aira (Sop) 'Alleluja!' - Remastered
  6. Cantata BWV 8 Chorus 'Liebster Gott, wenn werd ich sterben' - Remastered
  7. Cantata BWV 8 Aria (Tenor) 'Was willst du dich, mein Geist, entsetzen' - Remastered
  8. Cantata BWV 8 Recit 'Zwar fuhlt mein schwaches Herz' - Remastered
  9. Cantata BWV 8 Aria (Bass) 'Doch weichet, ihr tollen, vergeblichen Sorgen!' - Remastered
  10. Cantata BWV 8 Recit 'Behalte nur, o Welt, das Meine!' - Remastered
  11. Cantata BWV 8 Chorale 'Herrscher uber Tod und Leben' - Remastered
  12. Cantata No.130 Herr Gott, dich loben alle wir BWV130 : I Chorus - "Herr Gott, dich loben alle wir" [Choir]
  13. Kantate BWV 130 : Recit 'Ihr heller Glanz'- Remastered
  14. Cantata No.130 Herr Gott, dich loben alle wir BWV130 : III Aria - "Der alte Drache brennt vor Neid" [Bass]
  15. Kantate BWV 130 : Recit 'Wohl aber uns' - Remastered
  16. Cantata No 130 Herr Gott, dich loben alle wir BWV130 : V Aria - "Lass, o Furst der Cherubinen" [Tenor]
  17. Kantate BWV 130 : Choral 'Darum wir billig loben dich' - Remastered
  18. Cantata BWV 50 Chorus 'Nun ist das Heil und die Kraft' - Remastered

Disc: 15

  1. Cantata No.19 Es erhub sich ein Streit BWV19 : I Chorus - "Es erhub sich ein Streit" [Choir]
  2. Cantata BWV 19 Recit 'Gottlob! der Drache liegt' - Remastered
  3. Cantata BWV 19 Aria (Sop) 'Gott schickt uns Mahanaim zu' - Remastered
  4. Cantata BWV 19 Recit 'Was ist der schnode Mensch' - Remastered
  5. Cantata BWV 19 Aria (Tenor) 'Bleibt, ihr Engel, bleibt dei mir!' - Remastered
  6. Cantata BWV 19 Recit 'La uns das Angesicht' - Remastered
  7. Cantata BWV 19 Choral 'La dein engel mit mir fahren' - Remastered
  8. Cantata BWV 149 Chorus 'Man singet mit Freuden vom Sieg' - Remastered
  9. Cantata BWV 149 Aria (Bass) 'Kraft und Starke sei gesungen' - Remastered
  10. Cantata BWV 149 Recit 'Ich furchte mich vor tausend Feinden nicht' - Remastered
  11. Cantata BWV 149 Aria (Sop) 'Gottes Engel weichen nie' - Remastered
  12. Cantata BWV 149 Recit 'Ich danke dir, mein lieber Gott' - Remastered
  13. Cantata BWV 149 Aria (Aira, Tenor) 'Seid wachsam, ihr heiligen Wachter' - Remastered
  14. Cantata BWV 149 Choral 'Ach Herr, la dein lieb Engelein' - Remastered
  15. Cantata BWV 180 Chorus 'Schmucke dich, o liebe Seele' Remastered
  16. Cantata BWV 180 Aria (Tenor) 'Ermuntre dich' Remastered
  17. Cantata BWV 180 Recit 'Wie teuer sind des heilgen Mahles Gaben' Remastered
  18. Cantata BWV 180 Aira (Sop) 'Wie teuer sind des heilgen Mahles Gaben' Remastered
  19. Cantata BWV 180 Recit 'Mein Herz fuhlt in sich Furcht und Freude' Remastered
  20. Cantata BWV 180 Aira (Sop) 'Lebens Sonne, Licht der Sinnen' Remastered
  21. Cantata BWV 180 Recit 'Herr, la an mir dein treues Lieben' Remastered
  22. Cantata BWV 180 Chorale 'Jesu, wahres Brot des Lebens' Remastered

Disc: 16

  1. Cantata BWV 56 Aria (Bass) 'Ich will den Kreuzstab gerne tragen' - Remastered
  2. Cantata BWV 56 Recit 'Mein Wandel auf der Welt' - Remastered
  3. Cantata BWV 56 Aria (Bass) 'Endlich, endlich wird mein Joch' - Remastered
  4. Cantata BWV 56 Recit 'Ich stehe fertig und bereit' - Remastered
  5. Cantata BWV 56 Choral 'Komm, o Tod, du Schlafes Bruder' - Remastered
  6. Cantata BWV 98 Chorus 'Was Gott tut, das ist wohlgetan' - Remastered
  7. Cantata BWV 98 Recit 'Ach Gott! wenn wirst du mich einmal' - Remastered
  8. Cantata BWV 98 Aria (Sop) 'Hort, ihr Augen, auf zu weinen' - Remastered
  9. Cantata BWV 98 Recit 'Gott hat ein Herz, das des Erbarmens Überflu ' - Remastered
  10. Cantata BWV 98 Aria (Bass) 'Meinen Jesum La ich nicht' - Remastered
  11. Cantata BWV 26 Chorus 'Es ist nichts Gesundes an meinem Leibe' - Remastered
  12. Cantata BWV 26 Recit 'Die ganze Welt ist nur ein Hospital' - Remastered
  13. Cantata BWV 26 Aria (bass) 'Ach, wo hol ich Armer Rat' - Remastered
  14. Cantata BWV 26 Recit 'O Jesu, lieber Meister' - Remastered
  15. Cantata BWV 26 Aria (Sop) 'Öffne meinen schlechten Liedern' - Remastered
  16. Cantata BWV 26 Chorus 'Ich will alle meine Tage' - Remastered
  17. Cantata BWV 90 Aria (Tenor) 'Es rei et euch ein schrecklich Ende' - Remastered
  18. Cantata BWV 90 Recit 'Des Hochsten Gute wird von Tag zu Tage neu' - Remastered
  19. Cantata BWV 90 Aria (Bass) 'So loschet im Eifer der rachende Richter' - Remastered
  20. Cantata BWV 90 Recit 'Doch Gottes Auge sieht auf uns als Auserwahlte' - Remastered
  21. Cantata BWV 90 Chorus 'Leit uns mit deiner rechten Hand' - Remastered

Disc: 17

  1. Cantata No.70 Wachet! betet! betet! wachet! BWV70 : I Chorus - "Wachet! betet! betet! wachtet!" [Choir]
  2. Cantata BWV 70 Recit 'Erschreket, ihr verstocken Sunder' - Remastered
  3. Cantata BWV 70 Aria (Aria) 'Wenn kommt der Tag' - Remastered
  4. Cantata BWV 70 Recit 'Auch bei dem himmlischen Verlangen' - Remastered
  5. Cantata BWV 70 Aria (Soprano) 'La t der Spotter Zungen schmahen' - Remastered
  6. Cantata BWV 70 Recit 'Jedoch bei dem unartigen Geschlecte' - Remastered
  7. Cantata BWV 70 Choral 'Freu dich sehr, o meine Seele' - Remastered
  8. Cantata BWV 70 Aria (Tenor) 'Hebr euer Haupt emor' - Remastered
  9. Cantata BWV 70 Recit 'Ach, soll nicht dieser gro e Tag' - Remastered
  10. Cantata BWV 70 Aria (Bass) 'Seligster Erquickungstag'' - Remastered
  11. Cantata BWV 70 Choral 'Nicht nach Welt, nach Hi,,el nicht'- Remastered
  12. Cantata No.140 Wachet auf, ruft uns die Stimme BWV140 : I Chorus - '"Wachet auf, ruft uns die Stimme" [Choir]
  13. Cantata BWV 140 Recit 'Er kommt, der Brautgam kommt' - Remastered
  14. Cantata BWV 140 Aria (Sop, Bass) 'Wann kommst du, mein Heil?' - Remastered
  15. Cantata No 140 Wachet auf, ruft uns die Stimme BWV140 : IV Chorus - "Zion hort Wachter singen" [Choir]
  16. Cantata BWV 140 Recit 'So geh herein zumir' - Remastered
  17. Cantata No.140 Wachet auf, ruft uns die Stimme BWV140 : V Duet - "Mein Freund ist mein!" [Soprano - Bass]
  18. Cantata BWV 140 Choral 'Gloria sei dir gesungen' - Remastered
  19. Cantata BWV 79 Chorus 'Gott, der Herr, ist Sonn und Schild' - Remastered
  20. Cantata BWV 79 Aria (Alto) 'Gott ist unsre Sonn und Schild' - Remastered
  21. Cantata BWV 79 Chorale 'Nun danket alle Gott' - Remastered
  22. Cantata BWV 79 Recit 'Gottlob, wir wissen den rechten Weg' - Remastered
  23. Cantata BWV 79 Aria (Sop, Bass) 'Gott, ach Gott, verla die Deinen nimmermehr!' - Remastered
  24. Cantata BWV 79 Chorale 'Erhalt uns in der Wahrheit' - Remastered

Disc: 18

  1. Kantate BWV 80 : Chorale : 'Ein feste Burg ist unser Gott' - Remastered
  2. Kantate BWV 80 : Aria (Sop, Bass) : 'Mit unser Macht' - Remastered
  3. Kantate BWV 80 : Recitativo (Basso) : "Erwage doch, kind Gottes"' - Remastered
  4. Kantate BWV 80 : Aria (Soprano) : 'Komm in mein Herzenshaus' - Remastered
  5. Kantate BWV 80 : Choral : "Und wenn die welt voll Teufel war" - Remastered
  6. Kantate BWV 80 : Recitativo (Tenore) : 'So stehe denn bei Christi blutgefarbten fahne' - Remastered
  7. Kantate BWV 80 : Duetto (Alto, Tenore) : 'Wie seling sind doch die' - Remastered
  8. Kantate BWV 80 : Choral : 'Das Wort sie sollen lassen stahn' - Remastered
  9. Cantata BWV 150 Sinfonia - Remastered
  10. Cantata BWV 150 Chorus 'Nach dir, herr, verlanget mich' - Remastered
  11. Cantata BWV 150 Aria (Sop) 'Doch bin und bleibe ich vergnugt' - Remastered
  12. Cantata BWV 150 Chorus 'Leite mich in deiner Wahrheit' - Remastered
  13. Cantata BWV 150 Aria (Alto, Tenor, Bass) 'Zedern mussen von den Winden' - Remastered
  14. Cantata BWV 150 Chorus 'Meine Augen sehen stets zu dem Herm' - Remastered
  15. Cantata BWV 150 Chorus 'Meine Tage in dem Leide' - Remastered
  16. Cantata BWV 131 Chorus 'Aus der Tiefe rufe ich' - Remastered
  17. Cantata BWV 131 Aria (Sop, Bass) 'So du willst, Herr, Sunde zurechnen' - Remastered
  18. Cantata BWV 131 Chorus Ich harre des Herrn' - Remastered
  19. Cantata BWV 131 Aria (Alto) 'Meine Seele wartet auf den Herrn' - Remastered
  20. Cantata BWV 131 Chorus 'Israel, hoffe auf den Herrn' - Remastered

Disc: 19

  1. Cantata BWV 106 Sonatina - Remastered
  2. Cantata BWV 106 Chorus 'Gottes Zeit ist die allerbeste Zeit' - (Alto) 'In deine Hande befehl ich meinen Geist' - Remastered
  3. Cantata BWV 106 Aria (Alto, Basso) 'Heute wirst du mit mir im Paradies sein' - Remastered
  4. Cantata BWV 106 Chorus 'Glorie, Lob, Ehr und Herrlichkeit' - Remastered
  5. Cantata BWV 119 Chorus 'Preise, Jerusalem, den Herrn' - Remastered
  6. Cantata BWV 119 Recit (Tenor) 'Gesegnet Land, gluckselge Stadt' - Remastered
  7. Cantata BWV 119 Aria (Tenor) 'Wohl dir, du Volk der Linden' - Remastered
  8. Cantata BWV 119 Recit (Bass) 'So herrlich stehst du, liebe Stadt' - Remastered
  9. Cantata BWV 119 Aria (Alto) 'Die Obrigleit ist Gottes Gabe' - Remastered
  10. Cantata BWV 119 Recit- Chorus (Sop) 'Der Herr hat Guts an uns getan' - Remastered
  11. Cantata BWV 119 Recit 'Zuletzt! Da du uns, Herr, zu deinem Volk gesetzt' - Remastered
  12. Cantata BWV 119 Chorus 'Hilf deinem Volk, Herr Jesu Christ' - Remastered
  13. Cantata BWV 200 - Remastered
  14. Cantata BWV 51 (Second Recording) Aira (Sop) 'Alleluja!' - MONO Remastered
  15. Cantata BWV 51 (Second Recording) Recit (Sop) 'Wir beten zu dem Tempel an' - MONO Remastered
  16. Cantata BWV 51 (Second Recording) Aira (Sop) 'Hochster, mache deine Gute' - MONO Remastered
  17. Cantata BWV 51 (Second Recording) Choral 'Sei Lob und Preis mit Ehren' - MONO Remastered

Disc: 20

  1. Cantata BWV 140 Chorus ' Wachet auf, ruft uns die Stumme' - Remastered 2ND VERSION
  2. Cantata BWV 140 Recit 'Er kommt, der Brautgam kommt' - Remastered 2ND VERSION
  3. Cantata BWV 140 Aria (Sop, Bass) 'Wann kommst du, mein Heil?' - Remastered 2ND VERSION
  4. Cantata BWV 140 Choral 'Zion hort Wachter singen' - Remastered 2ND VERSION
  5. Cantata BWV 140 Recit 'So geh herein zumir' - Remastered 2ND VERSION
  6. Cantata BWV 140 Aira (Sop, Bass) 'Mein Freund ist mein! Und ich bin sein! - Remastered 2ND VERSION
  7. Cantata BWV 140 Choral 'Gloria sei dir gesungen' - Remastered 2ND VERSION
  8. Cantata BWV 85 Aria (Bass) 'Ich bin ein guter Hirt' - Remastered
  9. Cantata BWV 85 Aria (Alto) 'Jesus ist ein guter Hirt' - Remastered
  10. Cantata BWV 85 Chorale (Soprano) 'Der Herr ist mein getreuer Hirt' - Remastered
  11. Cantata BWV 85 Recit (Tenor) 'Wenn die Mietlinge schlafen' - Remastered
  12. Cantata BWV 85 Aria (Tenor) 'Seht, was die Liebe tut' - Remastered
  13. Cantata BWV 85 Chorus 'Ist Gott mein Schutz und treuer Hirt' - Remastered
  14. Cantata BWV 104 Chorus 'Du Hirte Israel, hore' - Remastered
  15. Cantata BWV 104 Recit (Tenor) 'Der hochste Hirte sorgt vor mich' - Remastered
  16. Cantata BWV 104 Aria (Tenor) 'Verbirgt mein Hirte sich zu lange' - Remastered
  17. Cantata BWV 104 Recit (Bass) 'Ja, diese Wort ist meiner Seelen Speise' - Remastered
  18. Cantata BWV 104 Aria (Bass) 'Begluckte Herde, Jesu Schafe' - Remastered
  19. Cantata BWV 104 Chorale 'Der Her ist mein getreuer Hirt' - Remastered

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Like Johannes Climacus on amazon.com, I already have the previous two-volume Erato release, so I also cannot comment on the sound qualities of this particular issue. However, I can comment on its aesthetic value. Here, I confess, I am totally biased; I learned to love the cantatas via Werner and his recordings, first released in Australia by the World Record Club - I have a whole stack of vinyl. Werner was recording as the whole idea of Bach performance was changing. There was already a move away from "operatic" voices of a type that Bach would not have known, and towards smaller ensembles. It wasn't HIP (Werner uses modern instruments), but it was on the way. And, to my ears, the Werner recordings, while occasionally lacking the virtuosity of later recordings, have a charm all of their own. One area of virtuosity definitely NOT lacking is the instrumental soloists, from Erato's stable of virtuosi. The main trumpet soloist is Maurice André, probably the greatest trumpeter ever to put lips to mouthpiece - just listen to his wonderful rendition of the obbligato in BWV147.

Now nobody ever gets these things completely right, whatever "right" means in this context (often purely a matter of personal preference), and to my ears, occasionally Werner gets it "wrong". But only occasionally. In my opinion, these recordings should be bought and treasured by all cantata enthusiasts
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HASH(0x910d2f6c) out of 5 stars Fritz Werner's Bach: Full of Grace 30 July 2013
By Johannes Climacus - Published on Amazon.com
Fritz Werner belonged to a generation of "specialist" conductors that emerged after World War II in response to a renewed interest in Baroque music and stylistically aware performance practice. Other distinguished members of that generation were Karl Richter, Karl Ristenpart and Felix Prohaska (to name just a few). This movement was eventually overtaken by the turn toward what we know today as "historically-informed performance practice" that utilizes period instruments and the latest results of musicological research. Listeners of an older generation, who lived through this momentous transition, will have retained a deep affection for those "specialists" of the early-LP era who devoted their musical careers to restoring to currency scores that had long-since lain mute on the shelves of dusty libraries--including, of course, the majority of Bach's cantatas. Since then, of course, Bach lovers have been the beneficiaries of several more-or-less "complete" recorded editions of the Cantatas, by Rilling, Harnoncourt-Leonhardt, Koopman, Leusink, Suzuki and Gardiner. May they all be blessed! But the distinctive, if more selective, efforts of that earlier generation deserve to be heard and enjoyed for their many virtues, even if by today's standards their limited notions of performance practice achieved, at best, mixed results.

Fritz Werner's cycle of 60 Bach cantatas occupied that conductor from the late 1950's to 1972. During this time he also recorded all four of Bach's large-scale sacred works as well as the Motets (and these, like the Cantatas, have been reissued several times by Erato and, latterly by Warner, during the CD era). Despite vicissitudes of a largely amateur choir and (at limes) less than cohesive chamber orchestra, and regardless of the musicological limitations mentioned above, Werner's achievement as an exponent of Bach's sacred music was considerable, and has permanent value for listeners of every generation. Werner's approach to this repertoire is, at its best, full of grace--by which I mean a certain graciousness, humility, generosity of spirit, and a plainspoken honesty that aims not to impress the listener with feats of virtuosity, but to serve the composer's intentions as he understood them. Werner was a dedicated musician and Bachian who clearly enjoyed what he was doing, and that enjoyment by and large comes across in this venerable recordings.

The qualifiers in the above paragraphs must be duly noted. Werner did not achieve with the modern instruments of his Pforzheim Chamber Orchestra the degree of precision and cohesiveness evoked by Karl Richter from his Munich Bach Ensemble. Werner's strings can sound seedy at times, and there are occasional lapses of ensemble and intonation. On the other hand, the wind and brass playing are outstanding (the roster of soloists contains some very distinguished names, mostly from France). The Heinrich Schütz choir, as indicated above, was not a super-professional ensemble. Again, intonation and ensemble can sometimes be wayward. However, their tone is characteristically light and transparent, and their diction is good (though not quite up to the awesome standards set by Richter's Munich Bach Choir). It is the solo singing, in my estimation, that lifts this enterprise from the tolerably good to the memorable, and gives Werner's Cantata series its enduring value. Nearly all of vocal soloists have light, attractive voices; they sing Bach's demanding arias expressively and idiomatically (within the limitations of stylistic understanding of that generation). Agnes Giebel, Helmut Krebs, Barry McDaniel--to cite only three of Werner's distinguished roster of soloists--give some of the most memorable performances of their respective arias (and duets) ever recorded--and I am not excluding for comparison Richter's equally distinguished group, nor that host of vocalists that have graced the complete cycles of Rilling, Harnoncourt/Leonhardt, Koopman, Leusink, Suzuki and Gardiner.

Werner's interpretive stance, as indicated above, emphasizes simplicity of utterance over searching out hidden theological meanings (a la Richter and Gardiner). He avoids making music that is already polyphonically complex and melodically ornate into something imposing, garish or merely decorative. He favors clean textures, moderate tempos (they will seem to slow to younger listeners brought up on today's early music ensembles), and lifted but not jerkily sprung rhythms. The phrasing is generally smooth and legato, with a nicely inflected sense of line. Do not expect rhythmic cells to be articulated in the detached way we have come to take for granted in period performance practice. The expressive qualities of the music emerge effortlessly and naturally, without underlining or italicizing. This approach can at times seem a bit dull, though if one will more often than not find it engaging as long as one is willing to appreciate a style of performance very different from what we have recently come to expect. I have enjoyed Werner's Bach recordings for decades--through various incarnations on LP and CD--and I expect that unbiased listeners willing to follow Werner's Bach in the unglamorous "slow lane", so to speak, will be richly rewarded. It is to be hoped that this latest, and relatively inexpensive, reissue of this material from Warner will inspire a new generation of listeners willing to revisit and retrieve the distinguished contributions of these early-music pioneers who did so much to revive great music that had hitherto remained obscure--such as the Bach Cantatas.

Since I already own the previous Warner/Erato reissue of Werner's Bach recordings, I cannot comment on the sound quality of this new edition. The sound, on LP and earlier CD incarnations, was always good, though with a hint of overload at higher dynamic levels (more noticeable in the arias than choral movements). I strongly recommend this volume, and its companion (containing the Passions, Christmas Oratorio, B-Minor Mass and Motets), to collectors of all ages and persuasions; these recordings will afford much edification--and more than enough aesthetic food for thought.
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HASH(0x916467d4) out of 5 stars This collection is packed with many of... 21 Dec. 2013
By Jon Miller ('Kirk') - Published on Amazon.com
...Bach's greatest Cantatas. And it comprises only a sampling of extant Werner Bach.Of those in the best twenty five that I know, I would
include #s 4, 78, 8, 6, 1,76,21,106, 80,182, 50 34, 32, 110, and 79. Included here among my
top 10 are #s 8, 31, 21, 106, 147 and 182. of which #31 is the most joyous, 21 is the most packed with quality end to end, and 147 and 182 most redolent of a pastoral paradise. #50 is one long chorus which qualifies as the greatest choral work in the briefest time span, possibly excepting Mozart's Ave Verum Corpus k618.

Fritz Werner was quite reliable and sometimes inspired. He owns BWV31. I would
love to have heard Karl Richter conduct it. But Werner's brass, joy, and two of his
soloists, Agnes Giebel and Helmut Krebs I find inimitable. Krebs is the finest
Bach tenor that I have heard, including the admittedly brief Bach recorded by
Fritz Wunderlich. Among nagging absences on disc: BWV 32 with Bazia Rezitcka and Karl
Ristenpart , and #s 32 and 57 with Ameling, Prey and Helmut Winschermann. Soloists for Werner
are uneven, especially Franz Kelch. But Fredericke Sailer appears too
briefly here and elsewhere. The excellent American baritone Barry McDaniel, however, appears prominently.

This Werner set is most valuable as a single package of Bach's
finest cantatas. Richter's 5 box collection divided among liturgical occasions is also
essential. Some KR performances are preferable by a small margin, e.g. #s 8, 147, 21 and 182, but they are organized differently (see my reviews of Voulmes II-IV). One must have both documents. Werner's #31 remains a life-changer
HASH(0x9164d4b0) out of 5 stars I have to say amen to Kirk List's comments on ... 25 Aug. 2015
By John Wilton - Published on Amazon.com
I have to say amen to Kirk List's comments on Werner's BWV31, Die Himmel Lacht (the heavens laughed). I don't have this collection, but I recently pulled an old MHS LP reissue of the original Erato LP, and I was utterly stunned. The first movement is Sonata (instrumental), and is the most joyous outburst I can remember hearing. One thing I would add is that the trumpet soloist is the incomparable Maurice André.
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