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J.S. Bach: Cantatas for Christmas / Magdalena Kozena, Bernarda Fink, Michael Chance, James Gilchrist, Christoph Genz

Audio Samples

>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Cantata no 63, "Christen, ätzet diesen Tag," BWV 63
>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Cantata no 191, "Gloria in excelsis Deo" BWV 191
>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Cantata no 91, "Gelobet seist su, Jesu Christ," BWV 91
>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Cantata no 110, "Unser Mund sei voll Lachens" BWV 110
>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Christum wir sollen loben schon, BWV 121
>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Cantata no 34, "O ewiges Feuer, O Ursprung der Liebe," BWV 34
>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Cantata no 57, "Selig ist der Mann" BWV 57
>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Cantata no 64, "Sehet, welch eine Liebe" BWV 64
>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Cantata no 151, "Süsser Trost, mein Jesus kömmt" BWV 151
>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Cantata no 133, "Ich freue mich in dir" BWV 133
>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Singet dem Herrn ein neues Lied, motet for chorus, BWV 225 (BC C1)
>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Cantata no 152, "Tritt auf due Glaubensbahn" BWV 152
>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Cantata no 122, "Das neugeborne Kindelein" BWV 122
>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Cantata no 28, "Gottlob! nun geht das Jahr zu Ende," BWV 28
>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Cantata no 190, "Singet dem Herrn ein neues Lied" BWV 190
>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Cantata no 143 "'Lobe den Herrn, meine Seele" BWV 143
>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Cantata no 41, "Jesu, nun sei gepreiset" BWV 41
>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Cantata no 16, "Herr Gott, dich loben wir" BWV 16
>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Cantata no 171, "Gott, wie dein Name, so ist auch dein Ruhm" BWV 171
>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Cantata no 153, "Schau, lieber Gott, wie meine Feind" BWV 153
>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Cantata no 58, "Ach Gott, wie manches Herzeleid" BWV 58
>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Cantata no 65, "Sie werden aus Saba alle kommen" BWV 65
>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Cantata no 123, "Liebster Immanuel, Herzog der Frommen" BWV 123

Album Summary

>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Cantata no 63, "Christen, ätzet diesen Tag," BWV 63
>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Cantata no 191, "Gloria in excelsis Deo" BWV 191
>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Cantata no 91, "Gelobet seist su, Jesu Christ," BWV 91
>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Cantata no 110, "Unser Mund sei voll Lachens" BWV 110
>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Christum wir sollen loben schon, BWV 121
>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Cantata no 34, "O ewiges Feuer, O Ursprung der Liebe," BWV 34
>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Cantata no 57, "Selig ist der Mann" BWV 57
>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Cantata no 64, "Sehet, welch eine Liebe" BWV 64
>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Cantata no 151, "Süsser Trost, mein Jesus kömmt" BWV 151
>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Cantata no 133, "Ich freue mich in dir" BWV 133
>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Singet dem Herrn ein neues Lied, motet for chorus, BWV 225 (BC C1)
>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Cantata no 152, "Tritt auf due Glaubensbahn" BWV 152
>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Cantata no 122, "Das neugeborne Kindelein" BWV 122
>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Cantata no 28, "Gottlob! nun geht das Jahr zu Ende," BWV 28
>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Cantata no 190, "Singet dem Herrn ein neues Lied" BWV 190
>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Cantata no 143 "'Lobe den Herrn, meine Seele" BWV 143
>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Cantata no 41, "Jesu, nun sei gepreiset" BWV 41
>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Cantata no 16, "Herr Gott, dich loben wir" BWV 16
>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Cantata no 171, "Gott, wie dein Name, so ist auch dein Ruhm" BWV 171
>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Cantata no 153, "Schau, lieber Gott, wie meine Feind" BWV 153
>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Cantata no 58, "Ach Gott, wie manches Herzeleid" BWV 58
>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Cantata no 65, "Sie werden aus Saba alle kommen" BWV 65
>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Cantata no 123, "Liebster Immanuel, Herzog der Frommen" BWV 123
Performers Conductor Ensembles Composer

Notes & Reviews:

This box set is a collection of Cantatas for the Christmas season from our award-winning series of recordings from the 2000 Bach Cantata Pilgrimage. It features a cast of stellar soloists including Magdalena Koená, Bernarda Fink, Michael Chance, James Gilchrist, Christoph Genz. The Monteverdi Choir and English Baroque Soloist give brilliant performances, making this release a must-have gift for Christmas. The set contains 6 CDs and a booklet with notes by Sir John Eliot Gardiner - texts in German and English.

The Times, 21st December 2012
Fresh and incisive, Gardiner's live performances are an ideal tonic for any winter blues.



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Works Details

>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Cantata no 63, "Christen, ätzet diesen Tag," BWV 63
  • Conductor: John Gardiner
  • Ensemble: Monteverdi Choir
  • Running Time: 25 min. 4 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Form: Cantata/Oratorio
  • Written: 1714-1715
  • Studio/Live: Live

>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Cantata no 191, "Gloria in excelsis Deo" BWV 191
  • Conductor: John Gardiner
  • Running Time: 12 min. 54 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Form: Cantata/Oratorio
  • Written: 1741-1745
  • Studio/Live: Live

>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Cantata no 91, "Gelobet seist su, Jesu Christ," BWV 91
  • Conductor: John Gardiner
  • Running Time: 14 min. 47 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Form: Cantata/Oratorio
  • Written: 12/25/1724
  • Studio/Live: Live

>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Cantata no 110, "Unser Mund sei voll Lachens" BWV 110
  • Conductor: John Gardiner
  • Running Time: 20 min. 53 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Form: Cantata/Oratorio
  • Written: 12/25/1725
  • Studio/Live: Live

>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Christum wir sollen loben schon, BWV 121
  • Conductor: John Gardiner
  • Running Time: 17 min. 27 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Form: Cantata/Oratorio
  • Written: 12/26/1724
  • Studio/Live: Live

>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Cantata no 34, "O ewiges Feuer, O Ursprung der Liebe," BWV 34
  • Conductor: John Gardiner
  • Running Time: 13 min. 20 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Form: Cantata/Oratorio
  • Written: 12/26/1723
  • Studio/Live: Live

>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Cantata no 57, "Selig ist der Mann" BWV 57
  • Performer: Peter Harvey (Bass Baritone)
  • Conductor: John Gardiner
  • Running Time: 21 min. 42 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Form: Cantata/Oratorio
  • Written: 12/26/1726
  • Studio/Live: Live

>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Cantata no 64, "Sehet, welch eine Liebe" BWV 64
  • Conductor: John Gardiner
  • Running Time: 16 min. 15 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Form: Cantata/Oratorio
  • Written: 12/27/1723
  • Studio/Live: Live

>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Cantata no 151, "Süsser Trost, mein Jesus kömmt" BWV 151
  • Performer: Gillian Keith (Soprano)
  • Conductor: John Gardiner
  • Running Time: 16 min. 31 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Form: Cantata/Oratorio
  • Written: 12/27/1726
  • Studio/Live: Live

>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Cantata no 133, "Ich freue mich in dir" BWV 133
  • Conductor: John Gardiner
  • Running Time: 17 min. 33 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Form: Cantata/Oratorio
  • Written: 12/27/1724
  • Studio/Live: Live

>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Singet dem Herrn ein neues Lied, motet for chorus, BWV 225 (BC C1)
  • Conductor: John Gardiner
  • Running Time: 13 min. 7 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Form: Choral
  • Written: 1726-1727
  • Studio/Live: Live

>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Cantata no 152, "Tritt auf due Glaubensbahn" BWV 152
  • Conductor: John Gardiner
  • Running Time: 17 min. 29 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Form: Cantata/Oratorio
  • Written: 12/30/1714
  • Studio/Live: Live

>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Cantata no 122, "Das neugeborne Kindelein" BWV 122
  • Conductor: John Gardiner
  • Running Time: 14 min. 20 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Form: Cantata/Oratorio
  • Written: 12/31/1724
  • Studio/Live: Live

>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Cantata no 28, "Gottlob! nun geht das Jahr zu Ende," BWV 28
  • Performer: Joanne Lunn (Soprano)
  • Conductor: John Gardiner
  • Running Time: 13 min. 33 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Form: Cantata/Oratorio
  • Written: 12/30/1725
  • Studio/Live: Live

>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Cantata no 190, "Singet dem Herrn ein neues Lied" BWV 190
  • Conductor: John Gardiner
  • Running Time: 16 min. 11 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Form: Cantata/Oratorio
  • Written: 01/01/1724
  • Studio/Live: Live

>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Cantata no 143 "'Lobe den Herrn, meine Seele" BWV 143
  • Conductor: John Gardiner
  • Running Time: 11 min. 15 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Form: Cantata/Oratorio
  • Written: 1708-1714
  • Studio/Live: Live

>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Cantata no 41, "Jesu, nun sei gepreiset" BWV 41
  • Conductor: John Gardiner
  • Running Time: 24 min. 41 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Form: Cantata/Oratorio
  • Written: 01/01/1725
  • Studio/Live: Live

>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Cantata no 16, "Herr Gott, dich loben wir" BWV 16
  • Conductor: John Gardiner
  • Running Time: 15 min. 8 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Form: Cantata/Oratorio
  • Written: 01/01/1726
  • Studio/Live: Live

>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Cantata no 171, "Gott, wie dein Name, so ist auch dein Ruhm" BWV 171
  • Conductor: John Gardiner
  • Running Time: 14 min. 50 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Form: Cantata/Oratorio
  • Written: 01/01/1729
  • Studio/Live: Live

>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Cantata no 153, "Schau, lieber Gott, wie meine Feind" BWV 153
  • Conductor: John Gardiner
  • Running Time: 11 min. 21 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Form: Cantata/Oratorio
  • Written: 01/02/1724
  • Studio/Live: Live

>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Cantata no 58, "Ach Gott, wie manches Herzeleid" BWV 58
  • Performers: Ruth Holton (Soprano); Peter Harvey (Bass Baritone)
  • Conductor: John Gardiner
  • Running Time: 13 min. 38 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Written: 01/05/1727
  • Studio/Live: Live

>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Cantata no 65, "Sie werden aus Saba alle kommen" BWV 65
  • Conductor: John Gardiner
  • Running Time: 14 min. 38 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Form: Cantata/Oratorio
  • Written: 01/06/1724
  • Studio/Live: Live

>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Cantata no 123, "Liebster Immanuel, Herzog der Frommen" BWV 123
  • Conductor: John Gardiner
  • Running Time: 22 min. 39 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Form: Cantata/Oratorio
  • Written: 01/06/1725
  • Studio/Live: Live