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Bach Ad Infinitum

Episode 786. This week we’ll listen to more cantatas and we introduce 3 new Bach albums (by Xenia Löffler, Julien Libeer and Emmanuelle Bertrand).

Bach wrote Cantata BWV 52 for the 23rd Sunday  after Trinity Sunday. The piece was first performed on November 24, 1726.

Read more about this cantata (in Dutch).

Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750)
1. Cantata “Falsche Welt, dir trau ich nicht”, BWV 52
– Sinfonia
– Falsche Welt, dir trau ich nicht!
– Immerhin, immerhin, wenn ich gleich verstoßen bin
– Gott ist getreu!
– Ich halt es mit dem lieben Gott
– In dich hab ich gehoffet, Herr
Anna Prohaska, soprano. Xenia Löffler, oboe. Collegium 1704 led by Václav Luks
(album: Bach Oboe Concertos & Cantatas)

Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach
2. Sinfonia for 2 oboes, 2 horns, strings and basso continuo in G major, H. 655 Wq. 180
– I. Allegro di molto
– II. Largo
– III. Allegro assai
Xenia Löffler, oboe. Akademie für Alte Musik Berlin
(album: CPE Bach Oboe Concertos – Symphonies Wq.180 & 181, Harmonia Mundi, 2020)

Johann Sebastian Bach
3. French Suite no. 5 in G major, BWV 816
– I. Allemande
– II. Courante
– III. Sarabande
– IV. Gavotte
– V. Bourrée
– VI. Loure
– VII. Gigue
Julien Libeer, piano
(album: Bach & Bartók Suites, Harmonia Mundi, 2020)

4. from Cantata BWV 198, “Lass, Fürstin, Lass Noch Einen Strahl”:
– Wie Starb Die Heldin So Vergnügt
– Verstummt, Ihr Holden Saiten
Magdalena Kozená, mezzo soprano. Musica Florea led by Marek Stryncl
(album: Bach – Arias)

With thanks to PIAS, Classical music & Jazz.

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