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Johann Sebastian Bach, Bach Collegium Japan, Masaaki Suzuki - 48 O Ewiges Feuer Cantatas - 48 - 98 -117 - 120 FLAC album


Performer: Johann Sebastian Bach
Genre: Classical music
Title: 48 O Ewiges Feuer Cantatas - 48 - 98 -117 - 120
Released: 2011
Style: Baroque
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Composed By – Johann Sebastian Bach. Conductor – Masaaki Suzuki. Countertenor Vocals, Alto Vocals – Robin Blaze. Harpsichord – Masaaki Suzuki, Mizuho Doi. Liner Notes – Klaus Hofmann (3), Masaaki Suzuki. Liner Notes, Layout, Typography – Andrew Barnett. Liner Notes – Jean-Pascal Vachon.

The 16-voice membership of the Bach Collegium Japan is optimal, and the Baroque instrumentalists, especially the brasses, have the precision that's happily typical of the series. All four cantatas presented here, although not the most splendid ones in the canon, are substantial pieces evidently intended for some kind of public event, and it is in the big outer choruses, with chorale melodies threaded so artfully into places where it hardly seems possible that they could appear, that Suzuki is at his best, with superbly clear textures.

O ewiges Feuer, o Ursprung der Liebe (Chorus) Johann Sebastian Bach; Robin Blaze; Satoshi Mizukoshi; Peter Kooij; Bach Collegium Japan Chorus; Bach Collegium Japan; Masaaki Suzuki. 2. Recitative: Herr, unsre Herzen halten dir (Tenor) Johann Sebastian Bach; Robin Blaze; Satoshi Mizukoshi; Peter Kooij; Bach Collegium Japan Chorus; Bach Collegium Japan; Masaaki Suzuki. Approaching the end of their highly acclaimed cycle of Bach's complete cantatas, Masaaki Suzuki and the Bach Collegium Japan released this 48th volume in 2011. Countertenor Robin Blaze and soprano Hana Blažíková were singled out by critics for their performances here, alongside tenor Satoshi Mizukoshi and bass Peter Kooij.

Volume 48 of Masaaki Suzuki’s and Bach Collegium Japan’s traversal of Johann Sebastian Bach’s cantatas opens with Cantata 43, O ewiges Feuer, o Ursprung der Liebe – a jubilant work intended for Whit Sunday 1727, but with its origins in an earlier, secular wedding cantata. Its scoring, with three trumpets and timpani, returns in the closing work, Gott, man lobet dich in der Stille (BWV 120) composed for a festive church service marking the annual town council election in Leipzig  . Johann Sebastian Bach. O ewiges Feuer, o Ursprung der Liebe, BWV 34. 16'09. 01. O ewiges Feuer, o Ursprung der Liebe (Chorus).

In 1995, when Masaaki Suzuki and his Bach Collegium Japan began the monumental journey of recording the cantatas, they decided to follow in Bach's footsteps. When Suzuki began his series of Bach cantata recordings, some critics voiced concerns that the results would be inauthentic. It was felt that cultural differences would yield mistakes in intonation, in expressiveness, in understanding and singing the text, even in instrumental performances. The first few discs of the series were greeted with a lukewarm response but Suzuki did not waver and continued the series.

Volume 48 of Masaaki Suzuki’s and Bach Collegium Japan’s traversal of Johann Sebastian Bach’s cantatas opens with Cantata 34, O ewiges Feuer, o Ursprung der Liebe – a jubilant work intended for Whit Sunday 1727, but with its origins in an earlier, secular wedding cantata. Gott, man lobet dich in der Stille (BWV 120) was composed for a festive church service marking the annual town council election in Leipzig

Bach: Cantatas, Vol. 54. More actions. Go to artist profile. Johann Sebastian Bach; Bach Collegium Japan, Masaaki Suzuki. Bach: Secular Cantatas, Vol. 9 – The Contest Between Phoebus and Pan. Bach Collegium Japan, Masaaki Suzuki.

This eighth volume of Bach Collegium Japan’s Bach cantata series bridges the period between Bach’s departure from Cöthen and his arrival at Leipzig, early in 1723. Du wahrer Gott und Davids Sohn (No 23) was mainly written at Cöthen, while Jesus nahm zu sich die Zwölfe (No 22) must have been composed almost immediately on Bach’s reaching Leipzig. This is the case in at least one of these four mature works, O ewiges Feuer (No 34), where a recently discovered libretto places its premiere a good 15 years earlier than the 1742 of a later revision. As with the second version of Bach’s three cantata settings of Was Gott tut (Nos 98‑100), this graphic Whitsun work is given a sturdy performance. Yet Masaaki Suzuki’s strength lies in summoning up a world from the text and a sense of believing it (if not always in its capacity to enable a performance to fly far from its stylistic boundaries). Gott, man lobet dich in der Stille (BWV 120) was composed for a festive church service marking the annual town council election in Leipzig

Tracklist

O Ewiges Feuer, O Ursprung Der Liebe, BWV 34 - Kantate Zum 1. Pfingstfesttag (6th March 1727) (16:14)
1 1. [Chorus]. O Ewiges Feuer, O Ursprung Der Liebe … 7:05
2 2. Recitativo (Tenore). Herr, Unsre Herzen Halten Dir … 0:45
3 3. Aria (Alto). Wohl Euch, Ihr Auserwählten Seelen … 5:34
4 4. Recitativo (Basso). Erwählt Sich Gott Die Heilgen Hütten … 0:34
5 5. Tutti. Friede Über Israel … 2:24
Sei Lob Und Ehr Dem Höchsten Gut, BWV 117 - Bestimmung Unbekannt (21:19)
6 1. [Chorus]. Sei Lob Und Ehr Dem Höchsten Gut … 3:56
7 2. Recitativo (Basso). Es Danken Dir Die Himmelsheer … 1:09
8 3. Aria (Tenore). Was Unser Gott Geschaffen Hat … 2:45
9 4. [Choral]. Ich Rief Dem Herrn In Meiner Not … 0:54
10 5. Recitativo (Alto). Der Herr Ist Noch Und Nimmer Nicht … 1:21
11 6. [Aria] (Basso). Wenn Trost Und Hülf Ermangeln Muss … 3:08
12 7. [Aria] (Alto). Ich Will Dich All Mein Leben Lang … 3:27
13 8. Recitativo (Tenore). Ihr, Die Ihr Christi Namen Nennt … 0:44
14 9. [Chorus]. So Kommet Vor Sein Angesicht … 4:02
Was Gott Tut, Das Ist Wohlgetan (I), BWV 98 - Kantate Zum 21. Sonntag Nach Trinitatis (10th November 1726) (13:27)
15 1. [Chorus]. Was Gott Tut, Das Ist Wohlgetan … 3:52
16 2. Recitativo (Tenore). Ach Gott! Wenn Wirst Du Mich Einmal … 1:05
17 3. Aria (Soprano). Hört, Ihr Augen, Auf Zu Weinen! … 3:49
18 4. Recitativo (Alto). Gott Hat Ein Herz, Das Des Erbarmens Überfluss … 1:03
19 5. Aria (Basso). Meinen Jesum Lass Ich Nicht … 3:47
Gott, Man Lobet Dich In Der Stille Zu Zion, BWV 120 - Kantate Zum Ratswechsel (1728-29 or 1742?) (20:07)
20 1. [Aria] (Alto). Gott, Man Lobet Dich In Der Stille Zu Zion … 5:26
21 2. Chorus. Jauchzet, Ihr Erfreuten Stimmen … 6:10
22 3. Recitativo (Basso). Auf! Du Geliebte Lindenstadt … 1:16
23 4. Aria (Soprano). Heil Und Segen … 5:25
24 5. Recitativo (Tenore). Nun, Herr, So Weihe Selbst Das Regiment … 0:46
25 6. Choral. Nun Hilf Uns, Herr, Den Dienern Dein … 1:34

Companies, etc.

  • Phonographic Copyright (p) – BIS Records AB
  • Copyright (c) – BIS Records AB
  • Recorded At – Kobe Shoin Women's University, Japan

Credits

  • Alto Vocals – Hiroya Aoki, Sumihito Uesugi, Tamaki Suzuki
  • Bass Vocals – Chiyuki Urano, Daisuke Fujii, Yusuke Watanabe
  • Bass Vocals [Soloist], Bass Vocals – Peter Kooij
  • Bassoon [Continuo] – Yukiko Murakami
  • Composed By – Johann Sebastian Bach
  • Conductor – Masaaki Suzuki
  • Countertenor Vocals [Soloist], Alto Vocals – Robin Blaze
  • Edited By – Elisabeth Kemper
  • Engineer [Mixing] – Matthias Spitzbarth
  • Engineer [Sound], Mixed By – Matthias Spitzbarth
  • Executive-Producer – Robert von Bahr
  • Flute [Flauto Traverso I], Soloist – Liliko Maeda
  • Flute [Flauto Traverso II] – Kanae Kikuchi
  • Harpsichord [Cembalo, Continuo] – Masaaki Suzuki, Mizuho Doi
  • Liner Notes – Klaus Hofmann , Masaaki Suzuki
  • Liner Notes [English Programm Note Translation], Layout, Typography [Typesetting] – Andrew Barnett
  • Liner Notes [French Translation] – Jean-Pascal Vachon
  • Liner Notes [German Translation] – Anna Lamberti
  • Mixed By – Thore Brinkmann
  • Oboe [II] – Yukari Maehashi (tracks: 1 to 5, 15 to 19)
  • Oboe [II], Oboe [Taille] – Atsuko Ozaki (tracks: 6 to 25)
  • Oboe [Soloist], Oboe [I], Oboe d'Amore [I] – Masamitsu San-no-miya (tracks: Masamitsu San'nomiya)
  • Orchestra, Chorus – Bach Collegium Japan
  • Organ [Continuo] – Naoko Imai
  • Photography By [Hana Blažíková] – Ludék Sojka
  • Photography By [Peter Kooij] – Marco Borggreve
  • Photography By [Robin Blaze] – Robert Workman
  • Photography By [Satoshi Mizukoshi] – Olarenska*
  • Producer [Recording] – Thore Brinkmann
  • Soprano Vocals – Aki Matsui, Minae Fujisaki, Yoshie Hida
  • Soprano Vocals [Soloist], Soprano Vocals – Hana Blažíková
  • Technician [Tuner] – Akimi Hayashi
  • Tenor Vocals – Hiroto Ishikawa , Yosuke Taniguchi, Yusuke Fujii
  • Tenor Vocals [Soloist], Tenor Vocals – Satoshi Mizukoshi
  • Timpani – Robert Howes
  • Trumpet [Tromba I] – Toshio Shimada
  • Trumpet [Tromba II] – Hidenori Saito
  • Trumpet [Tromba III] – Ayako Murata
  • Viola – Mika Akiha, Mina Fukazawa
  • Violin [I] – Yukie Yamaguchi, Yuko Takeshima
  • Violin [II] – Azumi Takada, Shiho Hiromi, Yuko Araki
  • Violin [Soloist], Leader, Violin [I] – Natsumi Wakamatsu
  • Violoncello [Continuo] – Hidemi Suzuki
  • Violone [Continuo] – Takashi Konno

Notes

© & ℗ 2011, BIS Records AB, Akersberga
Recorded: June 2010 at the Kobe Shoin Women's University Chapel, Japan

Total Time: 72:13
36-page booklet with liner notes in English, German and French, including the original sung text with English translation.

Misprint on the front cover: 'CANTATAS 48 98 117 120' should be 'CANTATAS 34 98 117 120'. Based on the bis.se website this was subsequently corrected.
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Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode: 7318599918815
  • Label Code: LC 09421

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BIS-SACD-1881 Johann Sebastian Bach, Bach Collegium Japan, Masaaki Suzuki Johann Sebastian Bach, Bach Collegium Japan, Masaaki Suzuki - Cantatas 48: ►34 ►98 ►117 ►120 (O Ewiges Feuer) ‎(25xFile, FLAC, Album, RE) BIS BIS-SACD-1881 Unknown