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Cantata BWV 181
Leichtgesinnte Flattergeister

Ref.

BWV 181

German Title

Leichtgesinnte Flattergeister

English Title

Scatterbrained and Shallow People (by Alec Robertson)

Event

Solo Cantata for Sexagesima Sunday
Readings: Epistle: 2 Corinthians 11: 19 - 12: 9; Gospel: Luke 8: 4-15

Composed

Leipzig, 1724
1st performance: February 13, 1724 - Leipzig
2nd performance: 1743-1746 - Leipzig

Text

Anon

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

Scoring

Soloists: Soprano, Alto, Tenor, Bass; 4-part Chorus
Orchestra: trumpet, transverse flute, oboe, strings, continuo (harpsichord or organ in the various numbers)
Mvt. 1: Aria [B] | Mvt. 2: Recitative [A] | Mvt. 3: Aria [T] | Mvt. 4: Recitative [S] | Mvt. 5: Chorus

Score Vocal & Piano [1.16 MB] | Score BGA [1.79 MB]
Autograph Score (Facsimile): D B Mus. ms. Bach St 66 (BWV 181: Parts) [Bach Digital]

References

BGA: XXXVII | NBA: I/7 | BC: A 45 | Zwang: K 63 | First Published: BG, 1891 | Autograph score (facsimile): ?

Commentary

English: Crouch | AMG | Emmanuel Music | Mincham
EvH [Dutch] | KL [Dutch] | Role [French] | Reyes [Spanish]

Music

Music Examples

Discussions

Week of February 27, 2000; Week of March 12, 2006; Week of March 21, 2010

Contents

 

Complete Recordings
Recordings of Individual Movements

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

Cantatas Vol. 17 - conducted by Masaaki Suzuki

Discography

Complete Recordings

1

Die Bach Kantate Vol. 27
Edition Bachakademie Vol. 54

Helmuth Rilling

Gächinger Kantorei Stuttgart / Bach-Collegium Stuttgart

Soprano: Arleen Augér; Altos: Gabriele Schnaut (No.2), Gabriele Schreckenbach; Tenor: Kurt Equiluz; Bass: Niklaus Tüller

Hänssler

Jan-Feb 1974; Feb 1982

TT: 17:46

Recorded at Gedächtniskirche Stuttgart, Germany.
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2

J.S. Bach: Das Kantatenwerk · Complete Cantatas · Les Cantates, Folge / Vol. 42 - BWV 180-184
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. 54 - BWV 180-182

 
 
 

Cantata BWV 181 [13:48],

Gustav Leonhardt

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

Boy Soprano: Alexander Raymann (Soloist of the Knabenchor Hannover); Alto: Paul Esswood; Tenor: Kurt Equiluz; Bass: Max van Egmond

Telefunken 6.35799
Teldec 8.35799 ZK & 242 738-2
Teldec 4509-91763-2
Teldec 3984-25709-2
Teldec 8573-81156-2
Warner Classics 8573-81156-5

Jan 9-12, 1987

2-LP / TT:
2-CD / TT: 107:21
6-CD / TT: 366:45
15-CD / TT: 861:24
CD / TT: 70:04
CD / TT: 70:04

Recorded at Doopsgezinde Kerk, Haarlem, the Netherlands.
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3

J.S. Bach: Complete Cantatas Vol. 7

 
 

Cantata BWV 181 [13:43]
Appendix:
Alternate Aria for Bass Leichtgesinnte Flattergeister (Mvt. 1) [3:14]
Alternate Chorus Laß, Höchster, uns zu allen Zeiten (Mvt. 5) [4:48]

Ton Koopman

Amsterdam Baroque Orchestra & Choir

Soprano: Lisa Larsson; Alto: Elisabeth von Magnus; Tenor: Gerd Türk; Bass: Klaus Mertens

Erato 3984-23141-2 Antoine Marchand CC-72207

Sep & Oct 1997

3-CD / TT: 213:55

Recorded at Waalse Kerk, Amsterdam, Holland.
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4

Bach Cantatas Vol. 20: Naarden / Southwell
For Septuagesima
For Sexagesima

 
 

Cantata BWV 181 [11:54]

John Eliot Gardiner

Monteverdi Choir / English Baroque Soloists

Soprano: Angharad Gruffydd Jones; Counter-tenor: Robin Tyson; Tenor: James Gilchrist; Bass: Stephan Loges

Soli Deo Gloria 153

Feb 27, 2000

2-CD / TT: 95:25

Live recordings from the Bach Cantata Pilgrimage, at Southwell Minster, England.
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5

Bach Edition Vol. 21 - Cantatas Vol. 12

 
 

Cantata BWV 181 [14:40]

Pieter Jan Leusink

Holland Boys Choir / Netherlands Bach Collegium

Soprano: Marjon Strijk; 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: Cantatas Vol. 17 - Cantatas from Leipzig 1724 - BWV 73, 144, 153, 154, 181

 
 

Cantata BWV 181 [12:38]

Masaaki Suzuki

Bach Collegium Japan

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

BIS 1221

Mar 10-11, 13-15, 2001

CD / TT: 66:53

Recorded at the Kobe Shoin Women's University Chapel, Japan.
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7

J.S. Bach: Kantate BWV 181 "Leichtgesinnte Flattergeister" [D-76]
Bach-Kantaten-Edition der Bach-Stiftung St. Gallen: Bach erlebt VIII - Das Bach-Jahr 2014

 
 

Cantata BWV 181 []

Conductor & Harpsichord: Rudolf Lutz
Reflection lecture: Hildegard Elisabeth Keller

(OVPP - No Choir) / Orchester der J.S. Bach-Stiftung

Soloists: Soprano: Miriam Feuersinger; Alto: Alex Potter; Tenor: Julius Pfeiffer; Bass: Klaus Mertens
Orchestra: Violins: Renate Steinmann, Olivia Schenkel; Viola: Susanna Hefti; Violoncello: Martin Zeller; Violone: Iris Finkbeiner; Transverse flute: Anne Parisot; Trumpet: Patrick Henrichs; Oboe: Ingo Müller; Bassoon: Susann Landert; Organ: Nicola Cumer

J.S. Bach Stiftung St. Gallen żB192
J.S. Bach Stiftung St. Gallen

Feb 21, 2014

DVD / TT: 84 min
11-DVD / TT: 937 min

Recorded live at Evangelische Kirche, Trogen, Switzerland, in the frame of J.S. Bach-Stiftung, St. Gallen: Cantata Series.
The DVD contains film recordings of the complete cantata performance, the musical and theological introductory workshop, and reflection lecture on the cantata text. The DVD also features a documentary in German, English and Spanish on the making of our sound and image recordings and their distribution across the world.
Recording & Production: Sound Engineers: Stefan Ritzenthaler, Johannes Widmer; Producer: Meinrad Keel; Production: Gallus Media AG, Switzerland; DVD format: PAL.
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The list of recordings was compiled by Aryeh Oron (February 2001 - August 2015)
Thanks to contributors: Frits V. Herbold (March 2012)

Cantata BWV 181: Details & Complete Recordings
Discussions:
Part 1 | Part 2 | Part 3

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