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Bach Ad Infinitum

wed 9 mar 2022 13:00 

Govert Jan Bach’s weekday programme about the oeuvre of Johann Sebastian Bach.

Episode 1043. This Bachweek we will be listening to cantatas for Sunday Estomihi (Quinquagesima), which is the Sunday before Ash Wednesday, or Sunday next before Lent. This Sunday’s theme is the biblical story of Jesus announcing his entry into Jerusalem and healing a blind man. Today cantata “Herr Jesu Christ, wahr’ Mensch und Gott”, BWV 127 among others.

Johann Sebastian Bach (1685–1750)
1. Cantata “Herr Jesu Christ, wahr’ Mensch und Gott”, BWV 127
– 1. [Choral] “Herr Jesu Christ, Wahr’ Mensch Und Gott”
– 2. Recitativo “Wenn Alles Sich Zur Letzten Zeit Entsetzet”
– 3. Aria “Die Seele Ruht In Jesu Händen”
– 4. Recitativo “Wenn Einstens Die Posaunen Schallen”
– 5. Choral “Ach, Herr, Vergib All Unser Schuld”
Dorothee Mields, soprano. Jan Kobow, tenor. Peter Kooij, bass. Collegium Vocale Gent conducted by Philippe Herreweghe
(CD Bach – Jesu, Deine Passion, Cantatas 22, 23, 127, 159)

Read more about cantata BWV 127.

2. Sonata no.1 BWV 1001 in G minor (arr. for string quartet)
– Adagio
– Fugue. Allegro
– Siciliana
– Finale. Presto
Brodsky Quartet
(CD Homage To Bach – The Solo Violin Sonatas arranged for String Quartet)

Johann Christian Bach (1735-1782)
3. Magnificat, E 22
– 1. Magnificat Anima Mea
– 2. Et Misericordia Eius
– 3. Fecit Potentiam
– 4. Gloria Patri
– 5. Et In Saecula Saeculorum
Joélle Harvey and Olivia Vermeulen, soprano. Iestyn Davies, countertenor. Thomas Walker, tenor. Thomas Bauer, baritone. Arcangelo conducted by Jonathan Cohen
(CD Bach Magnificats)

Johann Sebastian Bach
4. From “Herr Jesu Christ, wahr’ Mensch und Gott”, BWV 127
– Herr Jesu Christ, wahr’ Mensch und Gott (Chorus)
J.S. Bach-Stiftung, Rudolf Lutz
(CD Bach-Kantaten N°24)


Pictured: Jonathan Cohen

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