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Cantata BWV 206
Schleicht, spielende Wellen, und murmelt gelinde!

Ref.

BWV 206

German Title

Schleicht, spielende Wellen, und murmelt gelinde!

English Title

Glide, O sparkling waves and murmur softly (by Richard Stokes)

Event

Dramma per Musica, for the Birthday of Augusus III

Composed

Leipzig, 1734 (Stokes) or 1736
1st performance: October 7, 1736 - Leipzig
2nd performance: August 3, 1740 - Leipzig

Text

Anon [probably Christian Friedrich Henrici (Picander)]

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

Scoring

Soloists: Pleiße (Soprano), Donau (Alto), Elbe (Tenor), Weichsel (Bass); 4-part Chorus
Orchestra: 3 trumpets, timpani, 2 oboes d’amore, 3 transverse flutes, 2 violins, viola, continuo (cello & double-bass)
Mvt. 1: Chorus | Mvt. 2: Recitative | Mvt. 3: Aria | Mvt. 4: Recitative & Arioso | Mvt. 5: Aria | Mvt. 6: Recitative | Mvt. 7: Aria | Mvt. 8: Recitative | Mvt. 9: Aria | Mvt. 10: Recitative | Mvt. 11: Chorus

Score BGA [5.98 MB]

References

BGA: XX/2 | NBA: I/36 | BC: G 23, G 26 | Zwang: W 16 | First Published: BG, 1873 | Autograph score (Facsimile): Berlin, Staatsbibliothek

Commentary

Crouch | AMG | Mincham | Reyes [Spanish]

Music

Music Examples

Discussions

Week of October 26, 2003; Week of November 9, 2008; Week of October 6, 2013

Contents

 

Complete Recordings
Recordings of Individual Movements

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

Recordings

Complete Recordings

1

J.S. Bach: Cantata BWV 206 [L-7]
Bach-2000 Vol. 5: Secular Cantatas
[C-2]
J.S. Bach: Cantatas BWV 206 & 208 [C-4]

 

Cantata BWV 206 [42:02]

André Rieu

Monteverdi-Chor Hamburg (Chorus Master: Jürgen Jürgens) / Amsterdam Chamber Orchestra

Soprano [Pleiße]: Irmgard Jacobeit; Alto [Donau]: Wilhelmine Matthès; Tenor [Elbe]: Tom Brand; Bass [Weichsel]: Jacques Villisech

Telefunken SAWT-9425
Teldec
Teldec

Oct 21-27, 1962

LP / TT: 42:02
11-CD / TT:
CD / TT: 76:42

Recorded in Amsterdam, Holland.
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2 J.S. Bach: Schleicht, spielende Wellen, Drama per Musica BWV 206 [ES-3]
J.S. Bach: Schleicht, spielende Wellen, Cantata BWV 206
[ES-3]

 

Cantata BWV 206 [45:08]

Helmuth Rilling
Figuralchor der Gedächtniskirche Stuttgart / Bach-Collegium Stuttgart
Soprano [Pleiße]: Leonore Kirschstein; Alto [Donau]: Margarethe Bence; Tenor [Elbe]: Kurt Equiluz; Bass [Weichsel]: Erich Wenk
Heinz Zickler, Herbert Thal, Fritz Kelber (Trumpets); Konrad Hampe, Helmut Steinkraus, Claus Diedrich (Flutes); Alfred Sous, Willy Schnell (Oboe d'amore)
Continuo: Martin Galling (Harpsichord); Thomas Blees (Violoncello); Manfed Gräser (Double-bass); Karl Steinbrecher (Bassoon)
Bärenreiter-Musicaphon
BM-30 SL-1354
Nonesuch H-71187
Jun 1966 LP / TT: 45:08
Recorded at Gedächtniskirche, Stuttgart, Baden-Württemberg, Germany.
1st recording of Cantata BWV 206 by H. Rilling.

3

Bach: Kantaten Schleicht, spielende Wellen BWV 206 [C-5]

 

Cantata BWV 206 [43:25]

Helmut Koch

Rundfunk-Solistenvereinigung Berlin (Chorus Master: Dietrich Knothe) / Kammerorchester Berlin

Soprano: Elisabeth Speiser; Alto: Ingeborg Springer; Tenor: Peter Schreier; Bass: Theo Adam
Continuo section: Hartmut Friedrich (Violoncello); Willi Schade (Double bass); Otto Pischkitl (Bassoon); Dietrich Knothe (Harpsichord)

Eterna 826583

Sep-Oct 1973; Jan & Mar 1974

LP / TT: 43:25

Recorded at Studio Christuskirche Berlin, Germany.

4

Bach made in Germany Vol. VII - Secular Cantatas VI
Bach Edition Vol. 7 - Secular Cantatas
Bach: Dramma per musica BWV 206
[L-10]

Peter Schreier

Berliner Solisten (Chorus master: Dietrich Knothe) / Kammerorchester Berlin

Soprano [Pleiße]: Edith Mathis; Alto [Donau]: Carolyn Watkinson; Tenor [Elbe]: Peter Schreier; Bass [Weichsel]: Siegfried Lorenz

Eterna / Berlin Classics / Brilliant Classics

Nov 1979, Oct 1980, Oct 1981

TT: 41:12

Recorded at Christuskirche, Berlin, Germany.
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5

J.S. Bach Secular Cantatas BWV 206 & 207a [C-1]

 

Cantata BWV 206 [36:58]

Frieder Bernius

Kammerchor Stuttgart / Concerto Köln

Soprano [Pleiße]: Ruth Ziesak; Alto [Donau]: Michael Chance; Tenor [Elbe]: Christoph Prégardien; Bass [Weichsel]: Peter Kooy

Sony Classical SK-46492

Sep 19-26, 1990

CD / TT: 66:51

Recorded at Evangelische Kirche, Grönningen, Germany.
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6

Edition Bachakademie Vol. 64 - Secular Cantatas

Helmuth Rilling

Gächinger Kantorei Stuttgart / Bach-Collegium Stuttgart

Soprano [Pleiße]: Christine Schäfer; Alto [Donau]: Ingeborg Danz; Tenor [Elbe]: Stanford Olsen; Bass [Weichsel]: Michael Volle

Hänssler

June 1994

TT: 38:33

2nd recording of Cantata BWV 206 by H. Rilling. Recorded at Stadthalle Leonberg, Germany.
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7

J.S. Bach: Complete Cantatas Vol. 5

 

Cantata BWV 206 [39:52]

Ton Koopman

Amsterdam Baroque Orchestra & Choir

Soprano [Pleiße]: Sibylla Rubens; Soprano [Mvt. 11]: Anne Grimm; Alto [Donau]: Elisabeth von Magnus; Tenor [Elbe]: Christoph Prégardien; Bass [Weichsel]: Klaus Mertens

Erato 0630-17578-2
Antoine Marchand CC-72205

Sep & Nov 1996

4-CD / TT: 239:51

Recorded at Waalse Kerk, Amsterdam, Holland.
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8

J.S. Bach: Weltiche Kantaten · Secular Cantatas · Cantates Profanes [C-1]

Reinhard Goebel

Ex Tempore (Chorus Master: Florian Heyerick) / Musica Antiqua Köln

Soprano [Pleiße]: Dana Hanchard; Alto (Counter-tenor) [Donau]: Axel Köhler; Tenor [Elbe]: Christoph Genz; Bass [Weichsel]: Stefan Geyer

Archiv Produktion

Nov 1996

TT: 36:45

Recorded at Sendesaal, DeutchlandRadio, Köln, Germany.

9

J.S. Bach: Festmusiken zu Leipziger Universitätsfeiern [C-2]

Cantata BWV 206 [37:16]

David Timm

Leipziger Universitätschor / Pauliner Barockensemble, Leipzig

Soprano: Gesine Adler; Alto: Klaudia Zeiner; Tenor: Hermann Oswald; Bass: Wolf-Matthias Friedrich

Querstand

2009

5-CD / TT:

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The list of recordings was compiled by Aryeh Oron (October 2002 - November 2013)
Thanks to contributors: Matthias Hansen (September 2005, August 2006), Thomas Jaenicke (October 2009), Bradley Lehman (February 2004), Leslie Masters (August 2010), Walter Roth (June 2013), Thomas Shepherd (October 2003)

Cantata BWV 206: Details & Complete Recordings | Recordings of Individual Movements| Discussions: Part 1 | Part 2 | Part 3

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