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Cantata BWV 203
Amore traditore

Ref.

BWV 203

Italian Title

Amore traditore

English Title

O treacherous love (by Richard Stokes)

Event

Secular Cantata for an unknown event

Composed

1718-1723? (by J.S. Bach?)
1st performance: Unknown date & place

Text

Anon

Text: Italian-1 | Italian-6 | Translations: Catalan-1 | Dutch | English-1 | English-3I | English-3P | French-4 | French-6 | Hebrew-1 | Russian-3 | Spanish-3

Scoring

Soloist: Bass
Accompaniment: Harpsichord
Mvt. 1: Aria | Mvt. 2: Recitative | Mvt. 3: Aria

Score Vocal & Piano [0.83] | Score BGA [0.95 MB]

References

BGA: X1/2 | NBA: I/41 | BC: G 51 | Zwang: W 2 | First Published: BG, 1862 | Autograph score (fascimile): ?

Commentary

Crouch | AMG | Mincham | Reyes [Spanish]

Music

Music Examples

Discussions

Week of October 5, 2003; Week of December 28, 2008; Week of December 22, 2013

Contents

 

Complete Recordings
Recordings of Individual Movements

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

Discoraphy - Part 1

1

J.S. Bach: Cantata No. 203 - Amore traditore [C-3]

 

Cantata BWV 203 []

Ernst Victor Wolff (?)

Instrumental Ensemble (?)

Baritone: David McClosky; Ernst Victor Wolff (?) (Harpsichord)

Columbia Unissued [mx. XCO-31938-31941]

Nov 26, 1941

4 x 78 rpm

Recorded at Liederkranz Hall, New York, USA.

2

J.S. Bach: Cantata No. 203 (Amore traditore)

 

Cantata BWV 203 []

Baritone: Paul Sandoz; Harpsichord: Marcelle Charbonnier; Viola da gamba: Jean Schrick

Trésors de la musique TM-20/21 [mx. GCP-401/404]

Nov 10, 1950

2 x 78 rpm

Recorded at Salle Chopin, Paris, France.

3

J.S. Bach: Cantatas BWV 203 & BWV 211 [C-2]

 

Cantata BWV 203 [14:23]

Rolf Reinhardt (Director)

-

Bass: Bruno Müller; Harpsichord: Helma Elsner

Club National du Disque CHD-816
Vox PL-8980
Orbis

May 1954

LP / TT: 42:54

Recorded in Stuttgart, Germany.

4

Bach: Cantatas, Arias & Chorales [C-1]
Baroque - J.S. Bach, Telemann: Cantatas [C-3]

Cantata BWV 203 [16:30]

Baritone: Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau; Edith Picht-Axenfeld (Harpsichord); Irmgard Poppen (Cello)

EMI Classics

Feb 26 & 28, 1960

CD / TT: 72:25
CD / TT: 61:36

Recorded at Gemenudhaus, Berlin Zehlendorf, Germany.
Buy this album at:
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5

J.S. Bach: Cantatas BWV 203 & BWV 209 [E-3]
Bach-2000 Vol. 5 - Secular Cantatas
[L-1]

Cantata BWV 203 [14:26]

Gustav Leonhardt

-

Bass: Jacques Villisech; Harpsichord: Gustav Leonhardt

Telefunken SAWT-9465
Teldec

Feb 8, 1964

LP / TT: 38:20
11-CD / TT:

Recorded at Hans Queekhoven, Breukenen, the Netherlands.
Listen on YouTube: Complete Cantata [14:27]
Buy this album at:
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Listen to audio recording by clicking on the TV image Bach - Cantate BWV 203 - Amore traditore

6

Bach Cantatas: No. 211 “Coffee Cantata”; No. 203, “Amore traditore” [L-2]
Bach Cantatas
[C-1]

 

Cantata BWV 203 [15:45 / 15:45]

Rudolf Ewerhart (Director)

-

Bass: Klaus Ocker; Martin Galling (Harpsichord); Dieter Messlinger (Cello Continuo)

Vox
Turnabout TV-34071S / TV 4071
Vox CD3X-3039

1966

LP / TT: 45:52
LP / TT: 45:52
3-CD / TT: 193:03

Recorded in Germany.
Buy this album at:
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7

Music of Johann Sebastian Bach: harpsichord and vocal solo, August 3, 1974 [K-1]

 

Cantata BWV 203 []

Bass: Neil Wilson; Edith Kilbuck (Harpsichord)

University of Oregon, School of Music

Aug 3, 1974

2 reels. 7 in. / TT:

Presented as part of the University of Oregon School of Music, Summer Festival of Music, 1974.
Source: WorldCat Libraries

8

Bach made in Germany Vol. VII - Secular Cantatas I
Bach Edition Vol. 7 - Secular Cantatas
Bach: Kantate BWV 210, Kantate BWV 203
[L-8]

 
 

Cantata BWV 203 [14:03]

Peter Schreier

-

Bass: Siegfried Lorenz; Harpsichord: Walter Heinz Bernstein; Cello: Matthias Pfaender; Double-Bass: Markus Strauch

Eterna 827677
Berlin Classics / Brilliant Classics

Oct 16, 1981

LP / TT:
CD / TT: 62:19

Recorded at Christuskirche, Berlin, Germany.
Buy this album at:
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10-CD (2000): Amazon.co.uk | Amazon.de

9

Faculty Recital 1985 [C-16]

 

Cantata BWV 203 []

Baritone: Jay Wilkey; Maurice Hinson (Harpsichord); Megumi Ohkubo (Cello)

Southern Baptist Theological Seminary

Feb 5, 1985

MC / TT: 60 min

Recorded live in Heeren Recital Hal,. Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, Louisville, Kentucky, USA.
Source: WorldCat Libraries

10

Bach: “Amore Traditore” & other Works by Händel & Scarlatti

Cantata BWV 203 [13:16]

Bass: Max van Egmond; Harpsichord: Marco Mencoboni

Nuova Era 7099

Aug 28-30, 1991

CD / TT: 63:09

Recorded at Christ Church, Amsterdam, Holland.

11

Second annual harpsichord gala concert : music for one and three harpsichords [C-3]

 

Cantata BWV 203 [14:16]

Baritone: Nathaniel Watson; Harpsichord: Arthur Haas

Eastman School of Music

Feb 19, 1992

Reel-to-reel tape / TT:

Recorded live at Eastman School of Music, Rochester, NY, USA.
Source: WorldCat Libraries

12

Mark D. Morgan, baritone

 

Cantata BWV 203 [13:58]

Baritone: Mark D. Morgan; Piano: Lyle Indergaard

Eastman School of Music

Apr 30, 1992

Reel-to-reel tape / TT:

Recorded live at Eastman School of Music, Rochester, NY, USA.
Candidate for the degree Master of Music in Performance and Literature.
Source: WorldCat Libraries

13

J.S. Bach: Complete Cantatas Vol. 2
J.S. Bach: Kaffee-Kantate (Single Volume Cantatas
Vol. 1)
J.S. Bach: Solo Cantatas for Bass (Single Volume Cantatas
Vol. 4)

 
 

Cantata BWV 203 [13:07]

Ton Koopman

-

Bass: Klaus Mertens; Ton Koopman (Harpsichord); Jaap ter Linden (Cello)

Erato 063-12598-2
Antoine Marchand CC-72202
Antoine Marchand CC-72280
Antoine Marchand CC-72283

May 1995

3-CD / TT: 182:29
3-CD / TT: 182:29
CD / TT: 65:28
CD / TT: 62:54

Recorded at Waalse Kerk, Amsterdam, Holland.
1st recording of Cantata BWV 203 by T. Koopman & K. Mertens.
Listen on YouTube: Complete Cantata [13:20]
Buy this album at:
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Music Download 4-CD: Amazon.com | Classics Online
Single Volume CD 1 (2007): Amazon.com | Amazon.co.uk | Amazon.de
Music Download CD 1: ClassicasOnline
Single Volume CD 3 (2008): Amazon.com | Amazon.co.uk | Amazon.de
Music Download CD 3: Amazon.com | Amazon.co.uk | Amazon.de | ClassicsOnline


Listen to audio recording by clicking on the TV image Amore traditore

14

Edition Bachakademie Vol. 62 - Secular Cantatas

Cantata BWV 203 [11:12]

Helmuth Rilling

-

Bass: Dietrich Henschel; Harpsichord: Michael Behringer

Hänssler 92.062

Jan 1998

CD / TT: 59:13

Recorded at Stadthalle Sindelfingn, Germany.
Listen on YouTube: Mvt. 1: Aria for Bass [5:19] | Cantatas BWV 202, BWV 203, BWV 204 [59:11]
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Listen to audio recording by clicking on the TV image AMORE TRADITORE Cantata Italiana BWV 203 J.S Bach Johann Sebastian Bach - Weltliche Kantaten - (BWV 202), (BWV 203), (BWV 204)

15

Ton Koopman Plays Bach [O-5]

Cantata BWV 203 [12:18]

Ton Koopman

-

Baritone: Klaus Mertens; Harpsichord: Ton Koopman

EuroArts / Naxos 2050349

Jan 6-8, 2000

DVD / TT: 80:00

Filmed at the Gohliser Schlösschen, Leipzig, Germany.
2nd recording of Cantata BWV 203 by T. Koopman & K. Mertens.
Watch on YouTube [12:21]: Part 1 [6:35] | Part 2 [5:46]
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Listen to audio recording by clicking on the TV image Bach - Cantata ''Amore traditore'' BWV 203 - 1/2 Bach - Cantata ''Amore traditore'' BWV 203 - 2/2

16

Konzert vom Köthener Herbst / Aufzeichnung des Abschlusskonzertes vom 20.09.2009 aus dem Spiegelsaal im Schloss Köthen [R-2]

 

Cantata BWV 203 []

Konstanze Beyer

Leipziger Barockorchester

Bass: Gotthold Schwarz; David Timm (Harpsichord)

MDR

Sep 20, 2009

2-CD / TT: 98 min

Recorded live at Spiegelsaal im Schloss Köthen, Köthen (Anhalt), Saxony-Anhalt, Germany (during Köthener Herbst) Broadcast by Deutschlandradio Kultur on Dec 1, 2009.
Copy: Zentralbibliothek-Mediathek Archiv Fon-SCD-C 21626.
Source: SLUB Dresden

17

Eastman Virtuosi [C-1]

 

Cantata BWV 203 [13:56]

Bass-Baritone: Jan Opalach; Ulrika Davidsson (harpsichord)

Eastman School of Music

Jan 16, 2010

2-CD / TT: 70:46

Recorded in Kilbourn Hall,Eastman School of Music.Rochester, New York, USA.
Source: WorldCat Libraries

18

Amore Traditore

 

Cantata BWV 203 []

Singer: Jan van der Sangen; Francisco Sánchez (Marimba); Pablo Irizarri (Cimbalom)

YouTube

Apr 25, 2010

Video / TT:

Recorded & filmed live at Werkgebouw Het Veem, Amsterdam, the Netherlands.
Watch on YouTube: Mvt. 1: Aria for Bass [6:28] | Mvt. 3: Aria for Bass [5:56]

Listen to audio recording by clicking on the TV image Amore Traditore I Amore Traditore III

19

Amore Traditore (Timothy Passetto - Senior Recital) [C-1]

 

Cantata BWV 203 [15:00]

Baritone: Timothy Passetto; Robert Rocco (Harpsichord)

YouTube

Jan 9, 2011

Video / TT: 15:00

Senior Recital recorded & filmed live at the University of North Carolina School of the Arts, Winston-Salem, North Carolina, USA.
Watch on YouTube: Complete Cantata [15:00]

Listen to audio recording by clicking on the TV image Amore Traditore

20

J.S. Bach: Solo Cantatas for Bass BWV 82 · 158 · 56 · 203 [C-1]

 

Cantata BWV 203 [13:24]

Ryo Terakado

Il Gardellino

Bass: Dominik Wörner

Passacaille PAS-997
=

Jan 19-20, 2013

SACD / TT: 71:03
MP3 / TT: 70:59

Recorded at Protestantische Kirche, Sausenheim, Grünstadt, Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany. Production: Jan De Wilme, Musurgia bvba; Recording Engineer: Uwe Walter.
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21

Bach Collegium San Diego: J.S. Bach: Amore Traditore BWV 203 [C-1]

 

Cantata BWV 203 [13:52]

Ruben Valenzuela

Baritone: John Polhamus; Ruben Valenzuela (Harpsichord)

YouTube

Feb 8, 2013

Video / TT: 13:52

Recorded & filmed live at San Diego History Center (Balboa Park), San Diego, California, USA.
Watch on YouTube: Complete Cantata [13:52]

Listen to audio recording by clicking on the TV image Bach Collegium San Diego: J.S. Bach: Amore Traditore BWV 203

22

Amore Traditore (Faculty Voice Recital) [C-1]

 

Cantata BWV 203 [15:14]

Baritone: David Grogan; John Solomons (Piano), John Burton (Cello)

YouTube

Published: Jul 20, 2013

Audio / TT: 15:14

Recorded at at Irons Hall, University of Texas at Arlington, Texas, USA.
Listen on YouTube: Complete Cantata [15:14]

Listen to audio recording by clicking on the TV image Amore Traditore

23

Bach Cantate Nr.203 (Amor traditore) Tamotsu Azuma Mihoko Azuma

 

Cantata BWV 203 [13:58]

Baritone: Tamotsu Azuma; Mihoko Azuma (Harpsichord)

YouTube

Published: Apr 23, 2013

Audio / TT: 13:58

Recorded at…
Listen on YouTube: Complete Cantata [13:58]

Listen to audio recording by clicking on the TV image Bach Cantate Nr.203(Amor traditore) Tamotsu Azuma Mihoko Azuma

The list of recordings was compiled by Aryeh Oron (October 2002 - March 2014)
Thanks to contributors: Rudolf Bayer (October 2003), Yves Dubois (March 2011), Matthias Hansen (August 2006)

Cantata BWV 203: Details & Complete Recordings | Recordings of Individual Movements
Discussions:
Part 1 | Part 2 | Part 3

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