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Recordings & Discussions of Cantatas: Cantatas BWV 1-50 | Cantatas BWV 51-100 | Cantatas BWV 101-150 | Cantatas BWV 151-200 | Cantatas BWV 201-224 | Cantatas BWV Anh | Order of Discussion

Cantata BWV 174
Ich liebe den Höchsten von ganzem Gemüte

Ref.

BWV 174

German Title

Ich liebe den Höchsten von ganzem Gemüte

English Title

I love the Almighty with all my heart (by Richard Stokes)

Event

Cantata for Whit Monday [2nd Day of Pentecost]
Readings: Epistle: Acts 10: 42-48; Gospel: John 3: 16-21

Composed

Leipzig, 1729
1st performance: June 6, 1729 - Leipzig

Text

Christian Friedrich Henrici (Picander) (Mvts. 2-4); Martin Schalling (Mvt. 5)

German Text | NBA Text | Translations: Catalan-1 | Chinese-2 | Dutch | 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
Chorale Text: Herzlich lieb hab' ich dich, o Herr

Scoring

Soloists: Alto, Tenor, Bass; 4-part Chorus
Orchestra: 2 corno da caccia, 2 oboes, taille, 2 violins ripieno, viola di ripieno, 3 violins concertante, 3 violas concertante, 3 violoncellos concertante, continuo (+ basson, violone, organ)
Mvt. 1: Sinfonia | Mvt. 2: Aria | Mvt. 3: Recitative | Mvt. 4: Aria | Mvt. 5: Chorale

Score Vocal & Piano [1.86 MB] | Score BGA [4.32 MB]
Autograph Score (Facsimile): D B Mus. ms. Bach P 115 (BWV 174: Mvts.) | D B Mus. ms. Bach St 57 (BWV 174: Violins, Viola & BC) | D B Mus. Ms. Bach St 456 (BWV 174: Violoncello) [Bach Digital]
Chorales: Mvt. 5
Capella: Mvt. 5 [cap]

References

BGA: XXXV | NBA: I/14 | BC: A 87 | Zwang: K 178 | First Published: BG, 1888 | Autograph score (facsimile): Berlin, Staatsbibliothek [inc.] (Bereia, Ohio, 1985) | Provenance

Commentary

Crouch | AMG | Mincham | Benson | Seattle | EvH [Dutch] | Role [French] | Reyes [Spanish]

Music

Music Examples

Discussions

Week of July 20, 2003; Week of July 6, 2008; Week of February 27, 2011

Contents

 

Complete Recordings
Recordings of Individual Movements

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

John Eliot Gardiner - Bach Cantata Pilgrimage - Vol. 26

Recordings - Part 1

Complete Recordings

1

J.S. Bach: Cantatas Nos. 189 · 89 · 174 [C-3]

 

Cantata BWV 174 [23:07]

Kurt Redel

Choir and Orchestra "Pro Arte" Munich

Contralto: Anne Munch; Tenor: Helmut Krebs; Bass: Herbert Brauer

Erato LDE-3043
Westminster SWN-18755
Westminster XWN-18755
Musical Heritage Society MHS-566

Mar 31-Apr 4, 1956

LP / TT:

Recorded in Munich, Bavaria, Germany.

2

Die Bach Kantate Vol. 5
Edition Bachakademie Vol. 52

Helmuth Rilling

Gächinger Kantorei Stuttgart / Württembergisches Kammerorchester Heilbronn

Alto: Julia Hamari; Tenor: Aldo Baldin; Bass: Wolfgang Schöne

Hänssler

Feb, July 1984

TT: 22:15

Recorded at Gedächtniskirche Stuttgart, Germany.
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3

J.S. Bach: Das Kantatenwerk · Complete Cantatas · Les Cantates, Folge / Vol. 40 - BWV 170-174
J.S. Bach: Das Kantatenwerk - Sacred Cantatas
Vol. 9 - BWV 163-182
Bach-2000
Vol. 4: Sacred Cantatas 4 - BWV 150-159, 161-188, 192, 194-199
Bach: Cantatas / Kantaten
Vol. 52 - BWV 174-176

 
 
 
 

Cantata BWV 174 [20:37]

Nikolaus Harnoncourt

Tölzer Knabenchor (Chorus Master: Gerhard Schmidt-Gaden) / Concentus Musicus Wien

Boy Alto: Christian M. Immler (Soloist of the Tölzer Knabenchor); Tenor: Kurt Equiluz; Bass: Robert Holl

Telefunken 6.35659
Teldec 8.35659 ZL
Teldec 4509-91763-2
Teldec 3984-25709-2
Teldec 8573-81158-2
Warner Classics 8573-81158-5

P 1987

2-LP / TT: 91 min
2-CD / TT: 90:38
6-CD / TT: 366:45
15-CD / TT: 861:24
CD / TT: 50:20
CD / TT: 50:20

Recorded at Casino Zögernitz, Vienna, Austria (?).
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4

Bach Cantatas Vol. 26: Long Melford
For Whit Sunday
For Whit Monday

 
 

Cantata BWV 174 [21:01]

John Eliot Gardiner

Monteverdi Choir / English Baroque Soloists

Alto: Nathalie Stutzmann; Tenor: Christoph Genz; Bass: Panajotis Iconomou

Soli Deo Gloria 121

Jun 12, 2000

2-CD / TT: 117:40

Live recording from the Bach Cantata Pilgrimage, at Holy Trinity Church, Long Melford, England.
See: John Eliot Gardiner - Bach Cantata Pilgrimage - Vol. 26
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5

Bach Edition Vol. 21 - Cantatas Vol. 12

 
 

Cantata BWV 174 [21:38]

Pieter Jan Leusink

Holland Boys Choir / Netherlands Bach Collegium

Alto: Sytse Buwalda; Tenor: Nico van der Meel; Bass: Bas Ramselaar

Brilliant Classics 99380

Jun-Jul 2000

5-CD / TT: 332:53

Recorded at St. Nicolaschurch, Elburg, Holland.
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6

J.S. Bach: Complete Cantatas Vol. 19
J.S. Bach: Whitsun Cantatas (Single Volume Cantatas Vol. 11)

 
 

Cantata BWV 174 [19:17]

Ton Koopman

Amsterdam Baroque Orchestra & Choir (Choir Master: Ulrike Grosch)

Alto: Bogna Bartosz; Tenor: Christoph Prégardien; Bass: Klaus Mertens

Antoine Marchand CC-72219
Antoine Marchand CC-72290

Sep 26-Oct 2, 2002 [Mvts. 2-4]
Feb 21-23, 2003 [Mvt. 1]
Oct 15-18, 2003 [Mvt. 5]

3-CD / TT: 181:11
CD / TT: 68:16

Recorded at Waalse Kerk, Amsterdam, Holland.
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7

J.S. Bach: Cantatas Vol. 50 - Man singet mit Freuden, Cantatas · 49 · 145 · 149 · 174 (Cantatas from Leipzig 1726-29)

 
 

Cantata BWV 174 [20:57]

Masaaki Suzuki

Bach Collegium Japan

Counter-tenor: Robin Blaze; Tenor: Gerd Türk; Bass: Peter Kooy

BIS 1941

Feb 2011

SACD / TT: 74:57

Recorded at the Kobe Shoin Women's University Chapel, Japan.
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The list of recordings was compiled by Aryeh Oron (October 2002 - March 2012)
Thanks to contributors: Frits V. Herbold (March 2012)

Cantata BWV 174: Details & Complete Recordings | Recordings of Individual Movements | Discussions: Part 1 | Part 2 | Part 3

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