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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 4
Christ lag in Todesbanden
Discography - Part 2

Recordings of Individual Movements

M-1

Bach Transcriptions [C-2]

Aria for Tenor Jesus Christus, Gottes Sohn (Mvt. 4) from Cantata BWV 4, transcribed for orchestra by Leopold Stokowski [2:59]

Leopold Stokowski

Philadelphia Orchestra

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Pearl

Apr 1937

CD

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M-2

Great Pianists - J.S. Bach: Piano Transcriptions
George Copeland: The Victor Solo Recordings

Aria for Tenor (Mvt. 4) from Cantata BWV 4, transcribed to piano by Walter Rummel [4:29]

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Piano: George Copeland

Naxos Historical
Pearl

May 1938

CD

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M-3

Count John McCormack: The Final Recordings
A Christian Celebration


Aria for Tenor 'Jesus Christ the Son of God' (Mvt. 4) from Cantata BWV 4 [2:43]

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Tenor: John McCormack; Piano: Gerald Moore

Pearl

Mar 1941

CD

Recorded at Abbey Road, London, England.
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M-4

Germaine Cernay - mezzo-soprano 1900-1943 [C-1]
Germaine Cernay: Sänger-Chronik 1900-2005
[C-1]

 

Duet for Soprano & Alto Den Tod niemand zwingen kunnt (Mvt. 3) from Cantata BWV 4 [3:36]

Soprano: Marta Angelici; Mezzo-soprano: Germaine Cernay; Noëlie Pierront (Organ)

Club “99” C-99-111
Hamburger Archiv für Gesangskunst 10057

Mar 10, 1942

LP / TT:
CD / TT::

Original 78 rpm’s releases:
BWV 4/3: Lumen 30.059 [mx. YL-154] Cantate Pour Le Jour De Paques
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M-5

Christ lag in Todesbanden [C-11]

Aria for Tenor Jesus Christus, Gottes Sohn (Mvt. 4) from Cantata BWV 4, transcribed for orchestra by Leopold Stokowski []

Leopold Stokowski

Philharmonic Symphony Orchestra New York

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NYP 821/2

Apr 1947

33"

Recorded live

M-6

Bach Transcriptions [C-5]

Aria for Tenor Jesus Christus, Gottes Sohn (Mvt. 4) from Cantata BWV 4 []

Leopold Stokowski

Leopold Stokowski Symphony Orchestra

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RCA

Aug 1950

CD

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M-7

J.S. Bach: Cantata No. 31; Seven Easter Chorales [L-4]
J.S. Bach: Cantatas BWV 146, BWV 161, 7 Easter Chorales
[C-6]

 

Chorale Christ lag in Todesbanden (Mvt. 8) from Cantata BWV 4 [1:16]

Chorales: Soprano: Friedl Heising; Alto: Liesl Kimmel; Tenor: Alfred Planyavsky; Bass: Leo Heppe, Kurt Rapf (Organ)

Bach Guild BG-512
Vanguard Classics OVC-2541

1951

LP / TT: 50 min
CD / TT: 70:37

Recorded in Vienna, Austria.
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M-8

Paul Robeson Live at Carnegie Hall [C-1]

Christ lag in Todesbanden from Cantata BWV 4 [3:15]

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Bass: Paul Robeson

Vanguard

May 1958

CD

Recorded live at Carnegie Hall, New York City, NY, USA.
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M-9

Mormon Tebernacle Choir: Jesu, Joy of Man's Desiring - 20 Great Bach & Handel Choruses [C-1]

Now Keep we all this Holy Feast from Cantata BWV 4 [2:42]

Eugene Ormandy

Mormon Tabernacle Choir (Directo: Richard P. Condie) / Philadelphia Orchestra

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Sony Classics

1958 / 1962

CD

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M-10

The Complete Sinfonias from Bach's Cantatas [C-1]

Sinfonia (Mvt. 1) from Cantata BWV 4 [1:10]

Hans Pflugbeil

Bach-Orchester Berlin

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Baroque Music Club

Late 1950's - Late 1960's ?

CD

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M-11

W.A. Mozart: Requiem mass in D minor, K. 626 [C-2]

 

Chorale from Cantata BWV 4 []

Karel Husa

Ithaca High School Concert Choir / Cornell Chamber Orchestra

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University Recording Service

Mar 17, 1963

LP / TT:

Recorded live in concert at Cornell University, Ithaca, New York, USA.
Source: WorldCat Libraries

M-12

Lobe den Herren - Well-known Chorales in Settings by J.S. Bach [C-1]

Sinfonia (Mvt. 1) from Cantata BWV 4 [1:10]
Chorale (Mvt. 8) from Cantata BWV 4 [1:12]

Hermann Kreutz

Bachchor Gütersloh

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Cantate 57617

Jun 1968

CD / TT: 68:13

Recorded at Martin-Luther-Kirche Gütersloh, Germany.
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M-13

Bach: 13 Sacred Cantatas & 13 Sinfonias [C-3]

 

Sinfonia (Mvt. 1) from Cantata BWV 4 [1:29]

Helmut Winschermann

Deutsche Bachsolisten

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Philips

Dec 1968

5-CD

 

M-14

Bach - Stokowski - Czech Philharmonic Orchestra [C-9]
Leopokd Stokowski: Decca Recordings, 1965-1972 [Box Set]


Aria for Tenor Jesus Christus, Gottes Sohn (Mvt. 4) from Cantata BWV 4 [4:36]

Leopold Stokowski

Czech Philharmonic Orchestra

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Supraphon/Decca

Sep 1972

CD

Recorded at Rudolfinum, Prague, Czechoslovakia.
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M-15

J.S. Bach Orchestral Transcriprions by Stokowski [C-1] [O-1]

Aria for Tenor Jesus Christus, Gottes Sohn (Mvt. 4) from Cantata BWV 4, transcribed for orchestra by Leopold Stokowski [3:41]

Robert Pikler

Sydney Symphony Orchestra

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Chandos

1980

CD

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M-16

Trumpet, Corno Da Caccia And Organ [C-5]

Aria for Tenor (Mvt. 4) from from Cantata BWV 4, arranged for 2 horns & organ [2:16]

Trumept & Corno da Cacia: Ludwig Güttler & Kurt Sandau; Organ: Friedrich Kircheis

Capriccio

Mar 1985

CD

Recorded at Kathedrale, Dresden, Germany.
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M-17

Stokowski’s SymphoBach [C-1] [O-2]

Aria for Tenor Jesus Christus, Gottes Sohn (Mvt. 4) from Cantata BWV 4, arranged for orchestra by Leopold Stokowski [3:49]

Matthias Bamert

BBC Philharmonic

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Chandos

Sep 1993

CD

Recorded at Chapel of New Broadcasting House, Manchester, England.
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M-18

The Art of Cantus Firmus Vol. 1 [T-2]

Chorale Christ lag in Todesbanden (Mvt. 8) from Cantata BWV 4 [3:50]
All arranged for trumpet & organ

Pascal Vigneron (Trumpet); Vincent Warnier (Organ) [Giroud organ]

Quantum 6963

Jan 1995

CD / TT:

Recorded at Grand-Bornand, Haute-Savoie, France.

M-19

Bach to the Future [C-1]

Duet Den Tod (Mvt. 3) Cantata BWV 4 [3:59]

Derek Holman

St. Simon Men and Boy Choir, Toronto (Chorus Master: Kevin Reeves)

Treble: Nicholas Donnelly; Counter-tenor: Daniel Taylor
Organ: Bruce Ubukata; Cello: Julian Armour; Piano: Judith Ginsburg; Harpsichord, Organ: Mathew Larkin; Oboe: Charles Hamann; Harp: Gordon Johnston; Cello: Steven E. Smith

IBS

1996

CD

 

M-20

Bach: Baroque Brass [C-1]

Excerpt from Cantata BWV 4 [4:51]

James Tinsley

Niagara Brass Ensemble

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Analekta Fleurs de Lys

1996

CD

 

M-21

The Ankor Choir [C-1]

Duet (Mvt. 3) from Cantata BWV 4

Dafna Ben-Yohanan

Ankor Children's Choir

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Thorofon

1996 ?

CD

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M-22

Bach for All Seasons - Selections from the Choral Works of J.S. Bach [C-1]

Lord Jesus Christ, God's Only Son (from Cantata BWV 4) [2:19]
All sung in English

Cantor Rick Erickson (Director & Organist)

The Holy Trinity Bach Choir (Phyllis Curran, Elizabeth Farnum, Julia Fischer, Megan Friar, Jolle Greenleaf, Paul Houghtaling, Marc Molomot, Scott Murphree, Michael Ruff, Daniel Clark Smith, Benjamin Sosland, Emm-Jane Stokely, Jon Szabo) / The Bach Players (Cynthia Roberts, violin; Allen Whear, cello; Lucas Harris, lute; Julie Brye, oboe; Lee Soper, trumpet; Joe Tompkins, timpani)

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Augsburg Fortress

Mar 1999

CD / TT: 55:46

Recorded at Holy Trinity Lutheran Church, New York, New York, USA.
Compiled and edited by Rick Erickson and Mark Bighley. The focus of this collection is to provide churches and choirs a practical resource for use in worship.
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M-23

Kirchenmusik in der Lutherischen Stadtkirche Wien: Bach - Händel - Graun - Alain - Heiller – Holik [C-1]

 

Excerpt from Cantata BWV 4 [4:00]

Arno Hartmann

Chor und Orchester der Capella Lutherana Wien

Soprano: Ursula Fiedler; Alto: Beatrix Robein; Tenor: Peter Leussink; Bass: Guido Ebi

Extraplatte EX 372-2

May 1999

CD / TT: 78:00

Recorded at Luterische Stadtkirche, Vienna, Austria.
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M-24

J.S. Bach: Cantatas & Arias [C-1]

 

Sinfonia (Mvt. 1) from Cantata BWV 4 [1:51]

Fabio Biondi (Director & Violin)

Europa Galante

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Virgin Veritas 545420

Mar 25-30, 2000

CD / TT: 67:55

Recorded at La Biblioteca Monumentale dell Abbazia di San Giovanni Evangelista, Parma, Italy.
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M-25

La Música de Bach a la Orilla del Mar [C-2]

Despiertense Durmientes from Cantata BWV 4, arranged for guitar with ocean sounds [3:19]

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Guitar: Simon Wynberg

SPJ

2001

CD

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M-26

Bach Edition Vol. 23 - Chörale / Chorales [C-2]

Chorale (Mvt. 8) from Cantata BWV 4 [1:07]

Nicol Matt

Nordic Chamber Choir / Soloists of the Freiburger Barockorchester

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Brilliant Classics / Bayer Records

Jun 1999

4-CD

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M-27

Bach: Arias & Duets [C-1]

 

Duet for Soprano & Alto (Mvt. 3) from Cantata BWV 4 []

Antony Walker

Orchestra of the Antipodes

Soprano: Sara Macliver; Alto: Sally-Anne Russell

ABC Classics 476118-3

Oct 9-13, Dec 10, 2003

CD / TT: 72:51

Recorded at Eugene Goossens Hall, ABC Ultimo Centre, Australia.
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M-28

Serious Songs, Sad Faces [C-1]

Sinfonia (Mvt. 1) from Cantata BWV 4, arranged for trombone & piano by Mark Hetzler [1:17]

Trombone: Mark Hetzler; Piano: Lisa Leonard

Summit

2003

CD

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M-29

J.S. Bach: Cantata Movements [C-1]

Duet (Mvt. 3) from Cantata BWV 4, transcribed for organ by Peter Bækgaard [2:56]
Aria for Tenor (Mvt. 4) from Cantata BWV 4, transcribed for organ by Peter Bækgaard [2:26]

Organ: Helge Gramstrup [Poul-Gerhard Andersen Organ 1967]

ClassicO

Oct 2004; May, Aug 2005

CD

Premiere recording. Recorded at Sankt Markus Church, Århus, Denmark.

M-30

Den Tod niemand zwingen kunnt from Christ lag in Todes Banden, BWV 4; Wir eilen mit schwachen from Jesu, der du meine Seele, BWV 78 [C-1]

 

Duet for Soprano & Alto Den Tod niemand zwingen kunnt (Mvt. 3) from Cantata BWV 4, arranged for women's chorus with violoncello, double bass, and organ []

Miguel Felipe

Boston Conservatory. Women's Chorus

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Boston Conservatory

2004

2-CD / TT: 88:00

Source: WorldCat Libraries

M-31

Bach / Purcell / Handel: Stokowski Transcriptions [T-1]

 

Bach-Stokowski: Aria for Tenor Jesus Christus, Gottes Sohn (Mvt. 4) from Cantata BWV 4, transcribed for orchestra [3:48]

José Serebrier

Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra

Timothy Walden (Cello)

Naxos 8.55788

Jun 29-30, 2005

CD / TT: 67:51

Recorded at Concert Hall, Lighthouse, Poole, UK.
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M-32

Bach Piano Transcriptions - 6: Walter Rummel [C-1]

Chorale (Aria) (Mvt. 4) from Cantata BWV 4, transcribed to piano by Walter Rummel [3:38]

Piano: Jonathan Plowright

Hyperion

Jul 2005

2-CD

Recorded at Potton Hall, Suffolk, England.
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M-33

The Voice of Bach [C-5]

 

Cantata BWV 4: Sinfonia in E minor (Mvt. 1) [1:20]

Daniel Taylor

Theatre of Early Music

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Sony BMG 729031

Aug 6-11, 2007

CD / TT: 53:02

Recorded at MultiMedia Room, Schulich School of Music, McGill University, Montreal, Canada.
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M-34

Peace Like a River [C-2]

 

Duet for Soprano & Alto Den Tod, niemand zwingen kunnt (Mvt. 2) from Cantata BWV 4 []

Sun Min Lee

Women of the Westminster Chapel Choir

Benjamin Dale (Cello); Cara Peterson (Organ)

Westminster Study Recording

Apr 25, 2009

CD / TT:

Recorded at Bristol Chapel, Westminster Choir College, Rider University, Princeton, New Jersey, USA, Recorded, edited and mastered by John C. Baker.
Source: WorldCat Libraries

M-35

J.S. Bach: Une cantate imaginaire [C-2]

 

Sinfonia (Mvt. 1) from Cantata BWV 18 [3:01]

Nathalie Stutzmann

Orfeo 55

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Deutsche Grammophon 4810062

Apr 2012

CD / TT: 79:47

Recorded at L’Arsenal de Metz, France.
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M-36

A Bach Recital - keyboard works and transcriptions [K-1]

Bach-Rummel: Aria for Tenor Jesus Christus, Gottes Sohn (Mvt. 4) from Cantata BWV 4, transcribed for piano [4:02]

Penelope Thwaites (Piano)

LIR Classics LI-027

Feb 4-6, 2013

CD / TT: 59:37

Recorded at Potton Hall, Suffolk, England. Producer: Jeremy Hayes; Engineer: Ben Connellan.
Review: BBC Music Magazine
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M-37

Christ Lag in Todesbanden, Sinfonia and Versus1 [C-2]

 

Cantata Christ Lag in Todesbanden, BWV 4: Mvt. 1: Sinfonia & Mvt. 2: Chorus [5:14]

Mark Bangert

Saint Luke Bach Choir & Orchestra

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YouTube

Apr 14, 2013

Video / TT:

Recorded & filmed live at Saint Luke Church, Chicago, Illinois, USA, in the frame of Bach Cantata Series - Saint Luke Church, at the celebration of Martin Marty's 60 years of ordained ministry.
Watch on YouTube: Cantata BWV 4: Mvt. 1: Sinfonia & Mvt. 2: Chorus [5:14]

Unknown Recording Date

M-38

Music Masterpieces before 1750 Vol. 3: 17th & 18th Centuries [C-4]

1. Chorale (Mvt. 8) from Cantata BWV 4 [1:42]
2. Chorale (Mvt. 8) from Cantata BWV 4 [1:43]
3. Chorus (Mvt. 5) from Cantata BWV 4 [3:15]

Mogens Wöldike [1, 3]

Chorus of the Danish State Radio [1, 3]

Organ: Gert Sørensen [3]; Organ: Finn Videro [2]

Haydn Society

?

CD

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The list of recordings was compiled by Aryeh Oron (April 2000 - June 2014)
Thanks to Contributors: Yoel L. Arbeitman (April 2006), Frits V. Herbold (January 2014), Manfred Krugmann (June 2012), Peter Tanzer (November 2001)

Cantata BWV 4: Details & Complete Recordings | Recordings of Individual Movements | Discussions: Part 1 | Part 2 | Part 3 | Part 4 | Part 5

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