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Cantata BWV 134
Ein Herz, das seinen Jesum lebend weiß

Ref.

BWV 134

German Title

Ein Herz, das seinen Jesum lebend weiß

English Title

A heart that knows its Jesus to be living (by Richard Stokes)

Event

Cantata for Easter Tuesday [3rd day of Easter]
Readings: Epistle: Acts 13: 26-33; Gospel: Luke 24: 36-47

Composed

Leipzig, 1724
1st performance: April 11, 1724 - Leipzig
2nd performance: March 27, 1731 - Leipzig
3rd performance: April 12, 1735 ? - Leipzig

Text

Anon

German Text | NBA Text | Translations: Catalan-1 | Chinese-1 | Chinese-2 | Dutch-6 | English-1 | English-3I | English-3P | English-6 | English-10 | French-4 | French-6 | Hebrew-1 | Indonesian | Italian-2 | Russian-1 | Spanish-3 | Spanish-7

Scoring

Soloists: Alto, Tenor; 4-part Chorus
Orchestra: 2 oboes, 2 violins, viola, continuo
Mvt. 1: Recitative | Mvt. 2: Aria | Mvt. 3: Recitative | Mvt. 4: Aria (Duet) | Mvt. 5: Recitative | Mvt. 6: Chorus

Score Vocal & Piano [2.36 MB] | Score BGA [3.50 MB] | Score BGA Anh [0.87 MB]
Autograph Score (Facsimile): D B Mus. ms. Bach P 44, Faszikel 3 (BWV 134: Mvts.) [Bach Digital]

References

BGA: XXVIII | NBA: I/10 | BC: A 59 | Zwang: K 65 | First Published: BG, 1881 | Autograph score (facsimile): Berlin, Staatsbibliothek

Commentary

BCW | Crouch | AMG | Emmanuel Music | Mincham | EvH [Dutch] | Role [French] | Reyes [Spanish]

Music

Music Examples

Discussions

Week of March 17, 2002; Week of March 26, 2006; Week of August 2, 2009

Contents

Complete Recordings - BWV 134
Complete Recordings - BWV 134a
Recordings of Individual Movements from BWV 134

Discussions - Part 1 (1st round)
Discussions - Part 2 (2nd round)
Discussions - Part 3 (3rd round)
Discussions - Part 4

John Eliot Gardiner - Bach Cantata Pilgrimage - Vol. 22
Complete Cantatas Vol. 10 - conducted by Ton Koopman
Cantatas Vol. 18 - conducted by Masaaki Suzuki

Recordings - Part 1

Complete Recordings

1

Bach: 13 Sacred Cantatas & 13 Sinfonias [C-3]
J.S. Bach: 10 Festkantaten [C-7]

 

Cantata BWV 134 [28:55]

Helmut Winschermann

Kantorei Barmen-Gemarke (Chorus Master: Helmut Kahlhöfer) / Deutsche Bachsolisten

Altos: Julia Hamari; Tenor: Kurt Equiluz

Philips 454346
Philips 6542806-810

Feb 1971

5-CD / TT: 352:39
10-LP / TT:

 

2

Die Bach Kantate Vol. 30
Edition Bachakademie Vol. 42

Helmuth Rilling

Gächinger Kantorei Stuttgart / Bach-Collegium Stuttgart

Alto: Helen Watts; Tenor: Adalbert Kraus

Hänssler

Sep 1976; Jan 1977

TT: 31:05

Recorded at Gedächtniskirche Stuttgart, Germany.
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3

Bach: Kantaten BWV 4, BWV 134 [L-9]
Bach Kantaten: BWV 4, BWV 134, BWV 31
[C-3]
Bach Made in Germany Vol. 4 -
Cantatas III
J.S. Bach: Oster-Kantaten · Easter Cantatas BWV 4 · 31 · 66 · 134
[C-18]

 
 
 

Cantata BWV 134 [30:57 / 31:09]

Hans-Joachim Rotzsch

Thomanerchor Leipzig / Neues Bachisches Collegium Musicum

Alto: Ortrun Wenkel; Tenor: Peter Schreier
Continuo: Burkhard Schmidt (Violoncello); Achim Beyer (Double-bass); Gerd Schulze (Bassoon); Walter-Heinz Bernstein (Organ)

Eterna 827516
Berlin Classics BC-2067-2
=
Leipzig Classics 0018262BC
Berlin Classics 0184112BC
=

1981

LP / TT: 50:58
CD / TT: 74:01
MP3 / TT: 73:45
CD / TT: 68:28
2-CD / TT: 105:30
MP3 / TT: 105:33

Recorded at Paul-Gerhardt-Kirche, Leipzig, Germany. Recording Producers: Reimar Bluth; Balance Engineer: Eberhard Richter; Recording Enginneers: Gerlald Junge, Horst Langherrich; Editing: Annelene Dziengel, Hildegard Mehe.
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4

J.S. Bach: Das Kantatenwerk · Complete Cantatas · Les Cantates, Folge / Vol. 33 - BWV 132-135
J.S. Bach: Das Kantatenwerk - Sacred Cantatas
Vol. 7 - BWV 119-137
Bach-2000
Vol. 3: Sacred Cantatas 3 - BWV 100-117, 119-140, 143-149
Bach: Cantatas / Kantaten
Vol. 42 - BWV 134-137

 
 

Cantata BWV 134 [26:30]

Gustav Leonhardt

Knabenchor Hannover (Chorus Master - Heinz Hennig) & Collegium Vocale Gent (Chorus Master - Philippe Herreweghe) / Leonhardt-Consort

Alto: René Jacobs; Tenor: Marius van Altena

Telefunken 6.35607
Teldec 242 618-2 ZL
Teldec 4509-91761-2
Teldec 3984-25708-2
Teldec 8573-81168-2
Warner Classics 8573-81168-5

Mar 25+27, 1983

2-LP / TT: 81 min
2-CD / TT: 81:03
6-CD / TT: 371:34
15-CD / TT: 949:30
CD / TT: 72:13
CD / TT: 72:13

Recorded at Doopsgezinde Kerk, Haarlem, the Netherlands.
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5

J.S. Bach: Complete Cantatas Vol. 10
J.S. Bach: Easter Cantatas [B-1]

 
 

Cantata BWV 134 [25:16]

Ton Koopman

Amsterdam Baroque Orchestra & Choir

Alto: Michael Chance; Tenor: Paul Agnew

Erato 8573-80220-2
Antoine Marchand CC-72210
Antoine Marchand CC-72231

Oct 1998

3-CD / TT: 224:01
3-CD / TT: 224:01
2-CD / TT: 151:00

Recorded at Waalse Kerk, Amsterdam, Holland.
See: Complete Cantatas Vol. 10 - conducted by Ton Koopman
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Easter Cantatas 2-CD (2005): Amazon.co.uk | Amazon.de

6

Bach Cantatas Vol. 22: Eisenach
For Easter Sunday / For Easter Monday
For Easter Monday / For Easter Tuesd

 
 

Cantata BWV 134 [23:57]

John Eliot Gardiner

Monteverdi Choir / English Baroque Soloists

Counter-tenor: Daniel Taylor; Tenor: James Gilchrist

Soli Deo Gloria 128

Apr 24-25, 2000

2-CD / TT: 120:39

Live recordings from the Bach Cantata Pilgrimage at Georgenkirche, Eisenach, Germany.
See: John Eliot Gardiner - Bach Cantata Pilgrimage - Vol. 22
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7

Bach Edition Vol. 20 - Cantatas Vol. 11

 
 

Cantata BWV 134 [27:36]

Pieter Jan Leusink

Holland Boys Choir / Netherlands Bach Collegium

Alto: Sytse Buwalda; Tenor: Knut Schoch

Brilliant Classics 99379

Jun-Jul 2000

5-CD / TT: 367:20

Recorded at St. Nicolaschurch, Elburg, Holland.
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8

J.S. Bach: Cantatas Vol. 18 - Cantatas from Leipzig 1724 - BWV 66, 67, 134

 
 

Cantata BWV 134 [26:35]

Masaaki Suzuki

Bach Collegium Japan

Counter-tenor: Robin Blaze; Tenor: Makoto Sakurada

BIS 1251

May 18-23, 2001

CD / TT: 69:43

Recorded at the Kobe Shoin Women's University Chapel, Japan.
See: Cantatas Vol. 18 - conducted by Masaaki Suzuki
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9

J.S. Bach: Cantatas for the Complete Liturgical Year Vol. 17: “Widerstehe doch der Sünde” - Cantatas BWV 186 · 168 · 134 · 54

 

Cantata BWV 134 [25:54]

Sigiswald Kuijken

(OVPP - No Choir) / La Petite Bande

Soprano: Yeree Suh; Alto: Petra Noskaiova; Tenor: Christoph Genz; Bass: Jan Van der Crabben

Accent ACC-25317

Apr 2009

SACD / TT: 77:51

Recorded at l’Academiezaal, Sint Truiden, Belgium.
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The list of recordings was compiled bAryeh Oron (March 2002 - October 2013)
Thanks to contributors: Matthias Hansen (August 2006, June 2013), Frits V. Herbold (March 2012), Christian Moll (November 2009), Claude Role (October 2013), Thomas Shepherd (April 2007)

Cantatas BWV 134 & BWV 134a: Details & Complete Recordings of BWV 134 | Recordings of Individual Movements from BWV 134 | Details & Recordings of BWV 134a | Discussions: Part 1 | Part 2 | Part 3 | Part 4

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