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'Aria' - Bach's Most Beautiful Arias / Magdalena Kozena, Anne Sofie von Otter, Thomas Quasthoff, Christine Schafer, Andreas Scholl, Fritz Wunderlich

Album Summary

>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Jauchzet Gott in Allen Landen, Kantate BWV 51
>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Vergnügte Ruh, Beliebte Seelenlust, Kantate BWV 170
>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Weihnachtsoratorium BWV 248
>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Herz und Mund und Tat und Leben, Kantate BWV 147
>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Mass in B minor, BWV 232
>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Johannes-Passion, BWV 245
>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Matthäus-Passion, BWV 244
>Bach, Johann Sebastian : O Ewiges Feuer, O ursprung der Liebe, Kantate BWV 34
>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Ich Habe Genug, Kantate BWV 82
>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Wer mich Liebet, der Wird mein Wort Halten, Kantate BWV 74
>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Osteroratorium, BWV 249
>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Selig ist der Mann, kantate BWV 57
>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Lasst uns Sorgen, Lasst uns Wachen, Kantate BWV 213
>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Schweigt Stille, Plaudert Nicht, Kaffeekantate BWV 211
>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Mer Hahn en Neue Oberkeet, Bauerkantate BWV 212
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Notes & Reviews:

ARIA presents over one hour of J.S. Bach's most beautiful arias, performed by some of the greatest artists including Emma Kirkby, Magdalena Kozená, Anne Sofie von Otter, Thomas Quasthoff, Christine Schäfer, Andreas Scholl and Fritz Wunderlich. This 18-track compilation is the perfect introduction to one of music's most important composers.


Works:

Jauchzet Gott in allen Landen, BWV 51: no 1, Jauchzet Gott in allen Landenby Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer: Christine Schäfer (Soprano)
Orchestra/Ensemble: Musica Antiqua Cologne
Period: Baroque
Written: 1730; Leipzig, Germany

Vergnügte Ruh, beliebte Seelenlust, BWV 170: no 1, Vergnügte Ruh' by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer: Magdalena Kozená (Mezzo Soprano)
Orchestra/Ensemble: Musica Antiqua Cologne
Period: Baroque
Written: 1726; Leipzig, Germany

Christmas Oratorio, BWV 248: no 8, Grosser Herr, und starker König by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer: Thomas Quasthoff (Bass Baritone)
Conductor: Sebastian Weigle
Orchestra/Ensemble: Staatskapelle Dresden
Period: Baroque
Written: 1734-1735; Leipzig, Germany

Herz und Mund und tat und Leben BWV 147: Jesus bleibet meine Freudeby Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer: Renée Fleming (Soprano)
Conductor: Andreas Delfs
Orchestra/Ensemble: Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Baroque
Written: 07/02/1723; Germany

Mass in B minor, BWV 232: Laudamus te by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer: Nancy Argenta (Soprano)
Conductor: John Eliot Gardiner
Orchestra/Ensemble: English Baroque Soloists
Period: Baroque
Written: 1747-1749; Leipzig, Germany

Saint John Passion, BWV 245: no 19, Ach, mein Sinn, wo willt du endlich hinby Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer: Neill Archer (Tenor)
Conductor: John Eliot Gardiner
Orchestra/Ensemble: English Baroque Soloists
Period: Baroque
Written: 1724; Leipzig, Germany

Saint Matthew Passion, BWV 244: no 47, Erbarme dich by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer: Anne Sofie von Otter (Mezzo Soprano), Fredrik From (Violin)
Conductor: Lars Ulrik Mortensen
Orchestra/Ensemble: Concerto Copenhagen
Period: Baroque
Written: ?1727; Leipzig, Germany

Saint Matthew Passion, BWV 244: no 75, Mache dich, mein Herze by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer: Thomas Quasthoff (Bass Baritone)
Conductor: Sebastian Weigle
Orchestra/Ensemble: Staatskapelle Dresden
Period: Baroque
Written: ?1727; Leipzig, Germany

O ewiges Feuer, O Ursprung der Liebe, BWV 34: no 3, Wohl euch, ihr auserwahlten Seelen by Johann Sebastian Bach
Conductor: John Eliot Gardiner
Orchestra/Ensemble: English Baroque Soloists
Period: Baroque
Written: after 1740; Leipzig, Germany

Ich habe genug, BWV 82: Ich freue mich auf meinen Tod by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer: Andreas Scholl (Countertenor)
Conductor: Julia Schröder
Orchestra/Ensemble: Basel Chamber Orchestra
Period: Baroque
Written: 1727; Cöthen, Germany

Wer mich liebet, der wird mein Wort halten, BWV 74: no 7, Nichts kann mich erretten by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer: Anne Sofie von Otter (Mezzo Soprano)
Conductor: Lars Ulrik Mortensen
Orchestra/Ensemble: Concerto Copenhagen
Period: Baroque
Written: 1725; Leipzig, Germany

Easter Oratorio, BWV 249: Sanfte soll mein Todeskummer by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer: Fritz Wunderlich (Tenor)
Conductor: Marcel Couraud
Orchestra/Ensemble: Stuttgart Bach Collegium Orchestra
Period: Baroque
Written: 1732-1735; Leipzig, Germany

Selig ist der Mann, BWV 57: no 7, Ich ende behende mein irdisches Lebenby Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer: Dorothea Röschmann (Soprano)
Conductor: Rainer Kussmaul
Orchestra/Ensemble: Berlin Baroque Soloists
Period: Baroque
Written: 1725; Leipzig, Germany

Hercules auf dem Scheidewege, BWV 213: Auf meinen Flügeln sollst du schweben by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer: Christoph Prégardien (Tenor)
Conductor: Gustav Leonhardt
Orchestra/Ensemble: Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment

Hercules auf dem Scheidewege, BWV 213: Ich will dich nicht hören by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer: Ralf Popken (Countertenor)
Conductor: Gustav Leonhardt
Orchestra/Ensemble: Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment

Schweigt stille, plaudert nicht, BWV 211 "Coffee Cantata": no 4, Ei! wie schmeckt der Coffee süße by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer: Barbara Bonney (Soprano)
Conductor: Gustav Leonhardt
Orchestra/Ensemble: Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment
Period: Baroque
Written: circa 1734-1735; Leipzig, Germany

Mer Hahn en neue Oberkeet, BWV 212 "Peasant Cantata": Und daß ihr's alle wißtby Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer: David Thomas (Bass), Emma Kirkby (Soprano)
Conductor: Christopher Hogwood
Orchestra/Ensemble: Academy of Ancient Music

Mer Hahn en neue Oberkeet, BWV 212 "Peasant Cantata": Wir gehn nun wo der Tudelsack by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer: David Thomas (Bass), Emma Kirkby (Soprano)
Conductor: Christopher Hogwood
Orchestra/Ensemble: Academy of Ancient Music
Period: Baroque
Written: 1742; Liepzig, Germany



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Works Details

>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Jauchzet Gott in Allen Landen, Kantate BWV 51 :: 1. Aria
  • Performer: Christine Schäfer (Soprano)
  • Conductor: Reinhard Goebel
  • Ensemble: Musica Antiqua Köln
  • Running Time: 3 min. 57 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Written: 09/17/1730

>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Vergnügte Ruh, Beliebte Seelenlust, Kantate BWV 170 :: 1. Aria
  • Performer: Magdalena Kozená (Voice)
  • Conductor: Reinhard Goebel
  • Ensemble: Musica Antiqua Köln
  • Running Time: 4 min. 27 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Form: Cantata/Oratorio
  • Written: 07/28/1726

>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Weihnachtsoratorium BWV 248 :: I. Teil. 8. Aria
  • Performer: Thomas Quasthoff (Bass Baritone)
  • Conductor: Sebastian Weigle
  • Ensemble: Baroque Concerto Copenhagen
  • Running Time: 4 min. 43 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Form: Cantata/Oratorio
  • Written: 1734

>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Herz und Mund und Tat und Leben, Kantate BWV 147 :: 10. Choral
  • Performer: Renée Fleming (Soprano)
  • Conductor: Andreas Delfs
  • Running Time: 2 min. 48 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Written: 07/02/1723

>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Mass in B minor, BWV 232 :: Gloria. 6. Laudamus te
  • Performers: Nancy Argenta (Soprano); Elizabeth Wilcock (Violin)
  • Conductor: John Gardiner
  • Running Time: 3 min. 57 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Form: Choral
  • Written: 1748-1749

>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Johannes-Passion, BWV 245 :: I. Teil. 13. Aria
  • Performer: Neill Archer (Tenor)
  • Conductor: John Gardiner
  • Running Time: 2 min. 29 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Written: 04/07/1724

>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Matthäus-Passion, BWV 244 :: II. Teil. 47. Aria
  • Performers: Fredrik From (Violin); Anne von Otter (Mezzo Soprano)
  • Conductor: Lars Mortensen
  • Ensemble: Concerto Copenhagen
  • Running Time: 6 min. 19 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Written: 1736

>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Matthäus-Passion, BWV 244 :: II. Teil. 75. Aria
  • Performer: Thomas Quasthoff (Bass Baritone)
  • Conductor: Sebastian Weigle
  • Running Time: 6 min. 17 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Written: 1736

>Bach, Johann Sebastian : O Ewiges Feuer, O ursprung der Liebe, Kantate BWV 34 :: 3. Aria
  • Performer: Bernarda Fink
  • Conductor: John Gardiner
  • Running Time: 6 min. 24 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Form: Cantata/Oratorio
  • Written: 1746-1747

>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Ich Habe Genug, Kantate BWV 82 :: 5. Aria
  • Running Time: 4 min. 2 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Form: Cantata/Oratorio
  • Written: 02/02/1727

>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Wer mich Liebet, der Wird mein Wort Halten, Kantate BWV 74 :: 7. Aria
  • Performer: Anne von Otter (Mezzo Soprano)
  • Conductor: Lars Mortensen
  • Ensemble: Concerto Copenhagen
  • Running Time: 5 min. 28 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Form: Cantata/Oratorio
  • Written: 05/20/1725

>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Osteroratorium, BWV 249 :: 7. Aria
  • Performer: Fritz Wunderlich
  • Conductor: Marcel Couraud
  • Running Time: 6 min. 49 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Form: Cantata/Oratorio
  • Written: 1743-1746

>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Selig ist der Mann, kantate BWV 57 :: 1. Aria
  • Performer: Dorothea Röschmann (Soprano)
  • Conductor: Rainer Kussmaul
  • Running Time: 3 min. 51 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Form: Cantata/Oratorio
  • Written: 12/26/1726

>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Lasst uns Sorgen, Lasst uns Wachen, Kantate BWV 213 :: 7. Aria
  • Performer: Christoph Prégardien
  • Conductor: Gustav Leonhardt
  • Running Time: 5 min. 33 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Form: Cantata/Oratorio
  • Written: 09/05/1733

>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Lasst uns Sorgen, Lasst uns Wachen, Kantate BWV 213 :: 9. Aria
  • Performer: Ralf Popken (Alto)
  • Conductor: Gustav Leonhardt
  • Running Time: 4 min. 30 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Form: Cantata/Oratorio
  • Written: 09/05/1733

>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Schweigt Stille, Plaudert Nicht, Kaffeekantate BWV 211 :: 4. Aria
  • Performer: Barbara Bonney
  • Conductor: Gustav Leonhardt
  • Running Time: 4 min. 37 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Form: Cantata/Oratorio
  • Written: 1732-1734

>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Mer Hahn en Neue Oberkeet, Bauerkantate BWV 212 :: 22. Aria
  • Performers: Emma Kirkby (Soprano); David Thomas (Bass)
  • Conductor: Christopher Hogwood
  • Running Time: 1 min. 13 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Form: Cantata/Oratorio
  • Written: 08/30/1742

>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Mer Hahn en Neue Oberkeet, Bauerkantate BWV 212 :: 24. Chor (Duetto)
  • Performers: Emma Kirkby (Soprano); David Thomas (Bass)
  • Conductor: Christopher Hogwood
  • Running Time: 1 min. 5 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Form: Cantata/Oratorio
  • Written: 08/30/1742