Bach Ad Infinitum

thu 5 mar 2020 13:00 

Episode 794. In this weeks’ episodes: cantatas, Bach arrangements and at the end of the week requests by fans of Bach. Today: the parody cantata “Erhöhtes Fleisch Und Blut” BWV 173, the second violin partita on piano, concerto for oboe and violin BWV 1060R and Noa sings ‘Letters to Bach’.

Because of the busy Whitsun time in 1724, Bach decided to fall back on congratulatory cantatas. BWV 173 is entirely a parody on the birthday cantata ‘Durchlauchtster Leopold’ (BWV 173a, 1717).

Read more about this cantata (in Dutch).

Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750)

Links: Panajotis Iconomou

1. Cantata “Erhöhtes Fleisch Und Blut”, BWV 173
– Erhöhtes Fleisch Und Blut
– Ein Geheiligtes Gemüte
– Gott Will, O Ihr Menschenkinder
– So Hat Gott Die Welt Geliebt
– Unendlichster, Denn Man Doch Vater Nennt
– Rühre, Höchster, Unsern Geist
Lisa Larsson, soprano. Nathalie Stutzmann, alto. Christoph Genz, tenor. Panajotis Iconomou, bass. Monteverdi Choir and English Baroque Soloists led by John Eliot Gardiner
(CD: Cantatas, Vol. 26 [Disc 2] Gardiner)

2. From: Violin Partita No. 2 in D minor, BWV 1004: Ciaccona
Roland Pontinen, piano

3. A Pair [Siciliana]
4. Look At Me
5. Mars – Master
6. Invention #1
7. Ave Maria
8. Little Lovin’ [Invention #4]
Noa, vocals. Gil Dor, guitar
(CD Letters to Bach)

9. Concerto voor oboe, violin, string section and basso continuo, BWV 1060R
– I. Allegro
– II. Adagio
– III. Allegro
Isabelle Faust, violin. Xenia Löffler, oboe. Akademie Für Alte Musik Berlin led by Bernhard Forck


With thanks to Muziekweb in Rotterdam.

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