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Bach: Sacred Cantatas for Bass / Müller-Brachmann, et al

Album Summary

>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Cantata no 56, "Ich will den Kreuzstab gerne tragen" BWV 56
>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Cantata no 82, "Ich habe genug" BWV 82
>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Cantata no 158, "Der Friede sei mit dir" BWV 158
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Notes & Reviews:

Intimately bound up with the Lutheran tradition, Bach's sacred cantatas are among his greatest, most heart-felt and life-affirming works. 'Ich will den Kreuzstab gerne tragen' (I will gladly carry the suffering cross), with its repeated use of the metaphor of life as a voyage over troubled waters, depicts man's suffering and the joyful expectation of redemption. 'Ich habe genug' (I have enough!), while expressing contempt for earthly suffering, includes one of Bach's most popular arias, the deeply moving 'Schlummert ein' (Close now, ye tired and weary eyelids), with its fervent expression of the hope of "blessed rest and perfect peace" in the afterlife.



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>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Cantata no 56, "Ich will den Kreuzstab gerne tragen" BWV 56
  • Performers: Christian Hommel (Oboe); Hanno Muller-Brachmann (Bass Baritone); Gerhard Anders (Cello); Harald Hoeren (Organ)
  • Conductor: Helmut Müller-Brühl
  • Notes: Sendesaal Köln, Germany (05/30/2004-06/01/2004)
  • Running Time: 17 min. 10 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Form: Cantata/Oratorio
  • Written: 10/27/1726

>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Cantata no 82, "Ich habe genug" BWV 82
  • Performers: Hanno Muller-Brachmann (Bass Baritone); Christian Hommel (Oboe); Gerhard Anders (Cello); Harald Hoeren (Organ)
  • Conductor: Helmut Müller-Brühl
  • Notes: Sendesaal Köln, Germany (05/30/2004-06/01/2004)
  • Running Time: 21 min. 6 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Form: Cantata/Oratorio
  • Written: 02/02/1727

>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Cantata no 158, "Der Friede sei mit dir" BWV 158
  • Performers: Christian Hommel (Oboe); Harald Hoeren (Organ); Gerhard Anders (Cello); Hanno Muller-Brachmann (Bass Baritone); Tina Scherer; Daniel Rothert (Flute)
  • Conductor: Helmut Müller-Brühl
  • Notes: Sendesaal Köln, Germany (05/30/2004-06/01/2004)
  • Running Time: 10 min. 7 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Form: Cantata/Oratorio
  • Written: 1732-1735