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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 | German-7 | 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, 2 violins, viola, 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 [Bach Digital]

References

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

Commentaries

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; February 14, 2016


Contents:

 

Complete Recordings
Recordings of Individual Movements

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

Cantatas Vol. 17 - conducted by Masaaki Suzuki

Discography

Complete Recordings


1

Radio Recording - Archiv-Nr: U0-03068 [R-34]

 

Cantata BWV 181 [16:10]

Max Thurn

Members of NDR-Chor / Members of Hamburger Rundfunkorchester

Soprano: Dorothea Förster-Georgi; Alto: Ursula Zollenkopf; Tenor: Helmut Kretschmar; Bass: Horst Günter
Helmut Stirnagel (Flute); Johannes Schlömer (Oboe); Adolf Scherbaum (Bach-Trumpet)
Basso continuo: Kurt Pickert (Organ); Wolfram Hentschel (Violoncello); Gerhard Ullrich (Double-bass)

Norddeutsche Rundfunk in Hamburg

Jan 20, 1958

Tape / TT:

Recorded in Hamburg, Germany.


2

Die Bach Kantate Vol. 27 (Cantatas BWV 181, 126, 127)
Edition Bachakademie Vol. 54 (Cantatas BWV 179-181)

 
 

Cantata BWV 181 [17:46]

Helmuth Rilling

Gächinger Kantorei Stuttgart / Bach-Collegium Stuttgart

Soprano: Arleen Augér; Altos: Gabriele Schnaut [Mvt. 2], Gabriele Schreckenbach [Mvt. 5]; Tenor: Kurt Equiluz; Bass: Niklaus Tüller
Hans Wolf (Trumpet); Peter-Lukas Graf (Flute) [Mvt. 1]; Sibylle Keller-Sanwald (Flute) [Mvt. 5]; Günther Passin (Oboe) [Mvt. 1]; Hedda Rothweiler (Oboe) [Mvt. 5]; Hermann Herder (Bassoon); [Mvt. 1]; Klaus Thunemann (Bassoon) [Mvt. 5]; Walter Forchert (Concert-master, Violin); Jürgen Wolf (Continuo Cello); Jakoba Hanke (Continuo Cello) [Mvts. 4-5]; Thomas Lom (Double-bass); Martha Schuster (Harpsichord); Hans-Joachim Erhard, (Harpsichord, Positive Organ [Mvts. 4-5]

Hänssler 98.878
Hänssler 92.054
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Jan-Feb 1974; Feb 1982

CD / TT: 55:26
CD / TT: 53:49
MP3 / TT: 53:49

Recorded at Gedächtniskirche Stuttgart, Baden-Württemberg, Germany.
Recording: Südwest Tonstudio, Stuttgart, Germany; Tonstudio Teije van Geest, Heidelberg [BWV 181/4-5]; Producer: Richard Hauck.
Listen on YouTube:
CD-2: Cantatas BWV 179, BWV 180, BWV 181 [HD: 53:48] | Cantatas BWV 179, BWV 180, BWV 181 [53:48]
Buy this album at:
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CD-2 (2000): Amazon.com Amazon.co.uk | Amazon.de | ArkivMusic
Music Download: Amazon.com | Amazon.co.uk | Amazon.de | ClassicsOnline | iTunes


3

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
LC: Natural Trumpets: Friedemann Immer; Transverse Flutes: Walter van Hauwe, Ricardo Kanji; Oboes: Bruce Haynes, Ku Ebbinge; Violins: Marie Leonhardt, Alda Stuurop, Marinette Troost, Antoinette van der Hombergh, Lucy van Dael; Violas: Ruth Hesseling, Udbahava Wilson Meyer; Violoncellos: Wouter Möller Richte van der Meer; Violone: Anthony Woodrow; Organ: Gustav Leonhardt, Bob van Asperen

Telefunken 6.35799
Teldec 8.35799 ZK & 242 738-2
Teldec 4509-91763-2
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Teldec 3984-25709-2
Teldec 8573-81156-2
Warner Classics 8573-81156-5
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Jan 9-12, 1987

2-LP / TT:
2-CD / TT: 107:21
6-CD / TT: 366:45
MP3 / TT: 362:32
15-CD / TT: 861:24
CD / TT: 70:04
CD / TT: 70:04
MP3 / TT: 69:19

Recorded at Doopsgezinde Kerk, Haarlem, the Netherlands.
Listen on YouTube:
Cantata BWV 181: Complete Cantata [13:48]
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Teldec CD (2000): Amazon.co.uk | Amazon.de
Warner CD (2007): Amazon.com | Amazon.co.uk | Amazon.de
Music Download CD: Amazon.com | Amazon.co.uk | Amazon.de | Amazon.de | iTunes



4

J.S. Bach: Complete Cantatas Vol. 7

 
 
 
 

Cantata BWV 181 [13:43]
Appendix:
Alternate Aria for Bass Leichtgesinnte Flattergeister (Mvt. 1) [314]
Alternate Chorus Laß, Höchster, uns zu allen Zeiten (Mvt. 5) [4:48]

Ton Koopman

Amsterdam Baroque Orchestra & Choir (Chorus Master: Simon Schouten)

Soprano: Lisa Larsson; Alto: Elisabeth von Magnus; Tenor: Gerd Türk; Bass: Klaus Mertens
ABO Soloists: Margaret Faultless (Violin); Jaap ter Linden (Cello); Marcel Ponseele (Oboe); Wilbert Hazelzet (Flute)
ABC: Sopranos: Els Bongers, Caroline Stam, María-Luz Álvarez, Francine van der Heijden, Henriette Feith; Alto: Stephen Carter, Peter de Groot, Mieke Wouters, Hugo Naessens; Tenors: Otto Bouwknegt, Henk Gunneman, Joost van der Linden, Geraint Roberts, Jeremy Ovenden; Basses: Donald Bentvelsen, Mitchell Sandler, René Steur, Hans Wijers
ABO: Violins: Margaret Faultless [Leader], Nicolo Cleminson, Marc Cooper, lona Davies, Foskien Kooistra, Carlo Marotto, Marshall Marcus, Sebasliaan van Vucht, Fanny Pestalozzi; Violas: Marlin Kelly, Morino Ascherson; Cellos: Jaap ter Linden, Jonathon Manson; Double-bass/Violone: Nicholas Pap; Flutes: Wilbert Hazelzet, Brian Berryman; Oboes: Marcel Ponseele, Michel Henry, Ann Vanlancker; Bassoon: Marc Vallon; Trumpet: Stephen Keavy; Lute: Mike Fentross; Organ/Harpsichord: Ton Koopman [recitatives & arias]; Organ: Jon Kleinbussink [choir]

Erato 3984-23141-2 Antoine Marchand CC-72207
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Sep & Oct 1997

3-CD / TT: 213:55
3-CD / TT: 213:55
MP3 / TT: 213:47

Recorded at Waalse Kerk, Amsterdam, the Netherlands.
Producer: Tini Mathot; Sound Engineer & Editor: Adriaan Verstijnen.
Listen on YouTube:
Cantata BWV 181: Complete Cantata [13:44]
Cantatas BWV 179, BWV 181, BWV 188, BWV 190, BWV 192 [147:12] ???
Buy this album at:
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Music Download 3-CD: Amazon.com | ClassicsOnline | iTunes


5

Bach Cantatas Vol. 20: Naarden / Southwell
For Septuagesima (BWV 144, 84, 92)
For Sexagesima (BWV 18, 181, 126)

 
 
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2.

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
MC: Sopranos: Donna Deam, Katharine Fuge, Angharad Gruffydd Jones, Gillian Keith, Elin Manahan Thomas, Belinda Yates; Altos: David Clegg, Charles Humphries, Robin Tyson, Lucy Ballard; Tenors: Julian Podger, Vernon Kirk, Nicolas Robertson, Robert Murray; Basses: Julian Clarkson, Thomas Guthrie, Michael McCarthy, Richard Savage
EBS: Violins 1: Alison Bury, Catherine Weiss, Debbie Diamond, Penelope Spencer, Rebecca Livermore; Violins 2: Lucy Howard, Andrew Roberts, Catherine Ford, Deirdre Ward; Violas: Annette Isserlis, Katherine McGillivray, Lisa Cochrane, Colin Kitching; Cellos: David Watkin, Catherine Rimer; Double-bass: Valerie Botwright; Flute: Rachel Beckett; Oboes: Susanne Regel, James Eastaway; Bassoon: Alastair Mitchell; Trumpet: Gabriele Cassone; Organ: Alastair Ross; Harpsichord: Silas J. Standage

Soli Deo Gloria SDG-153
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Feb 27, 2000

2-CD / TT: 95:25
MP3 / TT: 95:05

Live recordings from the Bach Cantata Pilgrimage, at Southwell Minster, England.
Producer: Isabella de Sabata; Balance Engineers: Kees de Visser (Polyhymnia International BV); Recording Engineers: Everett Porter (Polyhymnia), Mario Nozza (Eurosound); Tape Editors: Ientje Mooij, Jean-Marie Geijsen (Polyhymnia); Edition by Reinhold Kubik, published by Breitkopf & Härtel; Series Executive Producer: Isabella de Sabata.
Listen on YouTube:
Cantata BWV 181: Complete Cantata [12:19]
Buy this album at:
-CD (2009): Amazon.com | Amazon.co.uk | Amazon.de | ArkivMusic
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6

Bach Edition Vol. 21 - Cantatas Vol. 12
J.S. Bach: Complete Sacred Cantatas Vol. 10 (BWV 181-200)

 
 
 
 

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
HBC: Trebles: Jelle Stocker, Gerwin Zwep, Anne Jan Leusink, Herjan Pullen, Hans van Roset, Aalt Jan van Roest, Tanny Koomen, Claude Paulinck, Erik Guldenaar, Nicky Westerink, Peter van der Kolk; Counter-tenors: Arjan Dokter, Gerald Engeltjes, Vincent Groeneveld, Jan Zwerver, Arjen Nap, Jan Willem Prins, Arjan Heikoop; Tenors: Martinus Leusink, Cor van Twillert, Marijn Takken, Peter Bloemendaal; Basses: Jeroen Assink, Edwin Smit, Jim Groenevald, Sebastian Holz, Klaas Alberts, Richard Guldenaar, Huib van Hinsbergen
NBC: Violins: John Wilson Meyer [Concert-master], Laura Johnson, Pieter Affourtit, Elin Eriksson, Mimi Michell, Annabelle Ferdinand, Rachel Beesley, Antoinette Lohmann, Alida Schat; Violas: Jan Willem Vis, Simon Murphy, Örsze Adam, Marten Boeken; Violoncello: Frank Wakelkamp [BWV 181/2,3,4]; Double-bass: Maggie Urquhart, Robert Franenberg, Jan Hollestelle; Oboe: Peter Frankenberg [BWV 181/1,5]; Bassoons: Trudy van der Wulp, Norbert Kunst; Natural Trumpet: Susan Williams; Organ: Vaughan Schlepp [BWV 181/2,4], Stephen Taylor [BWV 181/4]

Brilliant Classics 99380
Brilliant Classics

Jun-Jul 2000

5-CD / TT: 332:53
MP3 / TT: 338:31

Recorded at St. Nicolaschurch, Elburg, the Netherlands.
Production Manager: Christine Schreuder; Artistic Director: Pieter Jan Leusink; Recording: Clavigram, Leerdam; Producer/Editing: Jean van Vugt; Balance & Recording Engineer, Editing: Louis van Emmerk.
Buy this album at:
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7

J.S. Bach: Cantatas Vol. 17 - Cantatas from Leipzig 1724 (BWV 153, 154, 73, 144, 181)

 
 

Cantata BWV 181 [12:38]

Masaaki Suzuki

Bach Collegium Japan

Soprano: Yukari Nonoshita; Counter-tenor: Robin Blaze; Tenor: Gerd Türk; Bass: Peter Kooy
Chorus: Sopranos: Yukari Nonoshita, Yoshie Hida, Mihoko Hoshikawa, Naoco Kaketa; Altos: Robin Blaze, Hiroya Aoki, Yukie Tamura
Sumihito Uesugi, Tenors: Gerd Türk, Satoshi Mizukoshi, Yosuke Taniguchi; Basses: Peter Kooy, Yoshitaka Ogasawara, Chiyuki Urano
Orchestra: Trumpet: Toshio Shimada; Transverse Flute: Liliko Maeda; Oboe: Masamitsu San'nomiya; Violins 1: Azumi Takada [Leader], Yuko Araki, Keiko Watanabe; Violins 2: Yuko Takeshima, Luna Oda, Mari Ono; Violas: Yoshiko Morita, Amiko Watabe
Continuo: Violoncello: Hidemi Suzuki; Double-bass: Yoshiaki Maeda; Bassoon: Kiyotaka Dohsaka; Harpsichord: Masaaki Suzuki; Organ: Masaaki Suzuki, Naoko Imai

BIS CD-1221
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Mar 10-11, 13-15, 2001

CD / TT: 66:53
MP3 / TT: 66:46

Recorded at the Kobe Shoin Women's University Chapel, Japan.
Balance Engineer: Ingo Petry; Producer: Marion Schwebel; Digital Editing: Christian Starke.
See: Cantatas Vol. 17 - conducted by Masaaki Suzuki
Buy this album at:
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8

J.S. Bach: Leichtgesinnte Flattergeister, BWV 181 [C13-1]

 

Cantata BWV 181 [14:17]

Salamon Kamp

Lutherania Choir / Lutheránia Zenekar

Soloists: Soprano: Angelika Czabán; Alto: Atala Schöck; Tenor: László Kálmán; Bass: Attila Fenyvesi

Lutherania

Feb 3, 2013

MP3 / TT: 14:17

Recorded live at Deák téri evangélikus templom (Lutheran Church), Budapest, Hungary. Recording: Holló Csaba.
Download from: Lutherania: Recordings [MP3]
Listen on BCW:
Cantata BWV 181 [14:17]: Mvt. 1: Aria [B] [3:17] + Mvt. 2: Recitative [A] [1:42] + Mvt. 3: Aria [T] [3:29] + Mvt. 4: Recitative [S] [0:45] + Mvt. 5: Chorus [5:04]


9

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 B192
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.
Buy this album at:
DVD (2015): J.S. Bach-Stiftung, St. Gallen: Shop | Amazon.de
11-DVD (2015): J.S. Bach-Stiftung, St. Gallen: Shop | Amazon.de


10

J.S. Bach: Kantaten über Leben und Tod (BWV 4, 9, 18, 106, 181) [CV-1]

 

Cantata BWV 181: Excerpts [] (from a complete performance)

Eric J. Milnes (Director & Organ)

(OVPP - No Choir) / Montréal Baroque

Soprano: Odéi Bilodeau; Alto: Elaine Lachica; Tenor: Philippe Gagné; Bass: Drew Santini
Grégoire Jeay (Transverse Flute); Matt Jennejohn (Oboe); Alexis Basque (Trumpet); Andrew Burn (Bassoon); Olivier Brault, Jacques-André Houle, Karol Gostynski, Tanya LaPerrière, Hélène Plouffe (Violins); Margaret Little, Nicolas Fortin, Olivier Brault, Hélène Plouffe (Violas); Susie Napper, Margaret Little (Violas da gamba); Susie Napper, Mélisande Corriveau, Felix Deak (Violoncellos); Pierre Cartier (Double-bass)

YouTube

Jun 9, 2014

Video / TT:

Recorded & filmed live at Das Alte Kapelle, Regensburg, Bavaria, Germany, during the Tage für Alte Musik Festival,.
Watch on YouTube:
Cantatas BWV 18 & 181: Excerpts [19:54]


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16. Konzert: J.S. Bach: Kantaten zum Sonntag Sexagesima (BWV 101, 181) [C-16]

Cantata BWV 181 [14:50]

Gerhard Polifka

Chor und Orchester der Bach-Kantaten-Club Würzburg

Soprano: Anna Feith; Alto: Lena Vogler; Tenor: Björn Beyer; Bass: Virgil Mischok
Jörg Reddin (Organ)

YouTube

Feb 8, 2015

Video / TT:

Recorded & filmed live at Franzikanerkirche, Würzburg, Bavaria, Germany, in the frame of Bach-Kantaten-Club Würzburg.
Video: Alexander Naji.
Source: Bach-Kantaten-Club Würzburg on Facebook | Bach-Kantaten-Club Würzburg Website
Watch on YouTube:
Cantata BWV 181: Complete Cantata [14:50]


The list of recordings was compiled by Aryeh Oron (February 2001 - May 2016)
Thanks to contributors: Frits V. Herbold (March 2012)

Cantata BWV 181: Details & Complete Recordings
Discussions:
Part 1 | Part 2 | Part 3 | Part 4


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