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J.S. Bach: Cantatas for the complete liturgical year Vol 17 - Widerstehe doch der Sünde, BWV186, 168, 134, 54 Hybrid SACD

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  • Conductor: Sigiswald Kuijken
  • Composer: J S Bach
  • Audio CD (28 Oct. 2013)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: Hybrid SACD
  • Label: Accent Records
  • ASIN: B00F007RN8
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 278,995 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

Track Listings

Disc: 1

  1. Ärgre Dich, O Seele, Nicht
  2. Die Knechtsgestalt, Die Not...
  3. Bist Du, Der Mir Helfen Soll
  4. Ach, Dass Ein Christ So...
  5. Mein Heiland Lässt Sich Merken
  6. Ob Sich's Anließ, Als Wollt Er Nicht
  7. Es Ist Die Welt Die Große...
  8. Die Armen Will Der Herr...
  9. Nun Mag Die Welt...
  10. Lass, Seele, Kein Leiden...
  11. Die Hoffnung Wart' Der Rechten Zeit
  12. Tue Rechnung! Donnerwort
  13. Es Ist Nur Fremdes Gut
  14. Kapital Und Interessen
  15. Jedoch Erschrocknes Herz...
  16. Herz, Zerreiß Des...
  17. Stärk Mich Mit Deinem Freudengeist
  18. Ein Herz, Das Seinen...
  19. Auf, Gläubige, Singet...
  20. Wohl Dir, Gott Hat...
  21. Wir Danken Und Preisen...
  22. Doch Wirke Selbst...
  23. Erschallet, Ihr Himmel, Erfreue Dich...
  24. Widerstehe Doch Der Sünde
  25. Die Art Verruchter Sünden
  26. Wer Sünde Tut, Der Ist Vom Teufel

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In the beginning there was great scepticism towards the thesis that Bach s sacred vocal works were originally written for solo voices. Now this interpretation is establishing itself more and more. With this edition of one cantata for each Sunday and the great feasts of the ecclesiastical year Sigiswald Kuijken and La Petite Bande want to strengthen this new approach and prove it with their excellent performances. This Vol. 17 of 18 offers four cantatas: one for the Seventh Sunday after Trinity, Ninth Sunday after Trinity, third day of Easter and Oculi.

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You lean back after an excellent lunch, and then - how could you have forgotten ? - a waiter appears with your bill, a bill indeed for the lunches of a lifetime, bigger than you could ever pay, even had you not maxed out your divine credit card years ago.

"Your bill, Sir" - it hits you like a thunderbolt.

So begins the text of Bach's Cantata 168, "Tue Rechnung - Donnerwort". It sounds ludicrous to us, and more so as the details of moral capital and interest are described, but it spoke volumes to consciences of the merchants and bankers of Leipzig in the Thomankirche in July 1725. They took it seriously, and so did Bach, setting it to dramatic and powerful music, but music which only makes sense to us now if we are prepared to suspend our cynicism and attend to its text.
This is the point Sigiswald Kuijken has sought to make throughout this cantata series. Bach's church music is rhetorical, it expresses the text, and to perform it in a way that deflects attention from the text - as very often happens - is to betray it. Kuijken therefore avoids exaggerated speeds or aggressive phrasing, and always aims at clarity of expression.

We can hear this tendency clearly in Cantata 54 "Widerstehe doch der Sünde". It's the most familiar work here because it often figures in solo Bach albums by altos who perform its fine first aria lyrically, with rich full tone. Petra Noskaiova by contrast, though she sings musically, makes no attempt at a beautiful sound, indeed she resembles an angry schoolteacher; but that is entirely appropriate to the text: "Stand up against sin!".

This is the third volume of the series to appear since January, after a two-year pause.
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