Bach Cantatas, Vol. 22: Eisenach

Bach Cantatas, Vol. 22: Eisenach

by John Eliot Gardiner
     
 

In this volume recorded on April 23-25, 2000, in the Georgenkirche in Eisenach -- the town of Bach's birth and the church of his baptism -- John Eliot Gardiner has programmed two cantatas for Easter Sunday -- "Christ lag in Todesbandend" (Christ lies in the Bonds of Death) (BWV 4) and "Der Himmel lacht! DieSee more details below

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In this volume recorded on April 23-25, 2000, in the Georgenkirche in Eisenach -- the town of Bach's birth and the church of his baptism -- John Eliot Gardiner has programmed two cantatas for Easter Sunday -- "Christ lag in Todesbandend" (Christ lies in the Bonds of Death) (BWV 4) and "Der Himmel lacht! Die Erde jubilieret!" (The Heavens Laugh! The Earth Rejoices) (BWV 31) -- two cantatas for Easter Monday -- "Erfeut euch, ihr Herzen" (Rejoice, Heart) (BWV 66) and "Bleib bei uns, denn es will Abend werden" (Remain with us, it is towards evening and the day is far spent) (BWV 6) -- and two cantatas for Easter Tuesday -- "Ein Herz, das seinen Jesum lebend weiss" (The heart that truly knows Jesus) (BWV 134) and "Ich lebe, mein Herze, zu deinem Ergotzen" (I live, my heart, for your salvation) (BWV 145). And every movement in every work is suffused with spirituality, from the dark night of the soul that is "Christ lag in Todesbandend" to the bright rejoicing of "Der Himmel lacht!" to the ethereal serenity of "Ich lebe, mein Herze." Although there have certainly been other musical, beautiful, and even spiritual recordings of Bach's cantatas in the past and will surely be other fine recordings of the same ilk in the future, these recordings are bound to be special for a long time. As always in this series, no matter what the venue, the recordings are vivid and immediate.

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Product Details

Release Date:
04/10/2007
Label:
Soli Deo Gloria
UPC:
0843183012824
catalogNumber:
128

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  1. Cantata No. 4, "Christ lag in Todes Banden," BWV 4 (BCA 54)  - Johann Sebastian Bach  -  English Baroque Soloists  - John Eliot Gardiner  - James Gilchrist  -  Monteverdi Choir  - Richard Stokes  - Stephen Varcoe  - Daniel Taylor  - Gillian Keith
  2. Cantata No. 31, "Der Himmel lacht! die Erde jubilieret," BWV 31 (BC A55)  - Johann Sebastian Bach  -  English Baroque Soloists  - John Eliot Gardiner  - James Gilchrist  -  Monteverdi Choir  - Richard Stokes  - Stephen Varcoe  - Gillian Keith
  3. Cantata No. 66, "Erfreut euch, ihr Herzen," BWV 66 (BC A56)  - Johann Sebastian Bach  -  English Baroque Soloists  - John Eliot Gardiner  - James Gilchrist  -  Monteverdi Choir  - Richard Stokes  - Stephen Varcoe  - Daniel Taylor
  4. Cantata No. 6 "Bleib bei uns, denn es will Abend werden," BWV 6 (BC A57)  - Johann Sebastian Bach  -  English Baroque Soloists  - John Eliot Gardiner  - James Gilchrist  -  Monteverdi Choir  - Richard Stokes  - Stephen Varcoe  - Daniel Taylor
  5. Cantata No. 134, "Ein Herz, das seinen Jesum lebend weiss," BWV 134 (BC A59)  - Johann Sebastian Bach  -  English Baroque Soloists  - John Eliot Gardiner  - James Gilchrist  -  Monteverdi Choir  - Richard Stokes  - Daniel Taylor
  6. Cantata No. 145, "Ich lebe, mein Herze, zu deinem Ergötzen," BWV 145 (BC A60)  - Johann Sebastian Bach  -  English Baroque Soloists  - John Eliot Gardiner  - James Gilchrist  -  Monteverdi Choir  - Richard Stokes  - Stephen Varcoe  - Gillian Keith

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