Bach: Cantatas for the 3rd Sunday of Epiphany

Bach: Cantatas for the 3rd Sunday of Epiphany

by John Eliot Gardiner
     
 

In composing his cycles of cantatas for the Lutheran church year, J. S. Bach returned frequently to the same spiritual topics. The four cantatas included here were written between 1724 and 1729, but all were intended for performance on the third Sunday after Epiphany, in late January. All reflecting on the same Gospel reading, these concise works comprise a set of… See more details below

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In composing his cycles of cantatas for the Lutheran church year, J. S. Bach returned frequently to the same spiritual topics. The four cantatas included here were written between 1724 and 1729, but all were intended for performance on the third Sunday after Epiphany, in late January. All reflecting on the same Gospel reading, these concise works comprise a set of variations on the theme of accepting the ultimately benevolent will of God. In "Alles nur nach Gottes Willen," BWV 72, and "Was mein Gott will, das g'scheh allzeit," BWV 111, this belief is expressed with straightforward confidence, whereas in "Herr, wie du willt, so schicks mit mir," BWV 73, it is treated more as a proposition to be argued and proved. "Ich steh mit einem Fuss im Grabe," BWV 156, acknowledges the promise of redemption through God's will but in a mournful tone that reflects the experience of intense grief and pain. The performances here -- part of the Bach Cantata Pilgrimage series led by John Eliot Gardiner for the 250th anniversary of the composer's death -- capture the pious spirit of Bach's music in all its guises.

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Product Details

Release Date:
05/09/2000
Label:
Archiv Produktion
UPC:
0028946358221
catalogNumber:
463582
Rank:
307923

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  1. Cantata No. 72, "Alles nur nach Gottes willen," BWV 72 (BC A37)  - Johann Sebastian Bach  - John Eliot Gardiner  - Sara Mingardo  - Stephen Varcoe  -  Monteverdi Choir  -  English Baroque Soloists  - Joanne Lunn  - Hartmut Pfeiffer  - Albrecht von Brandenburg  - Salomon Franck  - Elias Gottlieb Haussmann  - Janet Berridge  - Michael Berridge  - Dennis Collins  - Jacques Fournier  - Reinhard Luthje  - Helene von Menissier  - Sid McLauchlan
  2. Cantata No. 73, "Herr, wie du willt, so schicks mit mir," BWV 73 (BC A35)  - Johann Sebastian Bach  - John Eliot Gardiner  - Stephen Varcoe  -  Monteverdi Choir  -  English Baroque Soloists  - Joanne Lunn  - Julian Podger  - Hartmut Pfeiffer  - Kaspar Bienemann  - Ludwig Helmbold  - Elias Gottlieb Haussmann  - Janet Berridge  - Michael Berridge  - Dennis Collins  - Jacques Fournier  - Reinhard Luthje  - Helene von Menissier  - Sid McLauchlan
  3. Cantata No. 111, "Was mein Gott will, das g'scheh allzeit," BWV 111  - Johann Sebastian Bach  - John Eliot Gardiner  - Sara Mingardo  - Stephen Varcoe  -  Monteverdi Choir  -  English Baroque Soloists  - Joanne Lunn  - Julian Podger  - Hartmut Pfeiffer  - Albrecht von Brandenburg  - Elias Gottlieb Haussmann  - Janet Berridge  - Michael Berridge  - Dennis Collins  - Jacques Fournier  - Reinhard Luthje  - Helene von Menissier  - Sid McLauchlan
  4. Cantata No. 156, "Ich steh mit einem Fuss im Grabe," BWV 156 (BC A38)  - Johann Sebastian Bach  - John Eliot Gardiner  - Sara Mingardo  - Stephen Varcoe  -  Monteverdi Choir  -  English Baroque Soloists  - Joanne Lunn  - Julian Podger  - Hartmut Pfeiffer  - Kaspar Bienemann  -  Picander  - Johann Hermann Schein  - Elias Gottlieb Haussmann  - Janet Berridge  - Michael Berridge  - Dennis Collins  - Jacques Fournier  - Reinhard Luthje  - Helene von Menissier  - Sid McLauchlan

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