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Cantata BWV 4
Christ lag in Todes Banden
Discography - Part 6

Recordings: Complete: 1900-1949 | 1950-1959 | 1960-1969 | 1970-1979 | 1980-1989 | 1990-1999 | 2000-2009 | 2010-2019 | Individual Movements

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30

Easter concert [C-1]

 

Cantata BWV 4 []

Margaret Pride

University of Western Australia Collegium Musicum / University of Western Australia Chamber Orchestra

Soprano: Julia Gooding; Sophie Yates (Harpsichord & Organ)

Music Society of the University of Western Australia

Apr 15, 1990

MC / TT:

Recorded during The Music Society's concert An Easter Celebration, held at Wintrop Hall, University of Western Australia.
Source: WorldCat Libraries (OCLC Number: 221443402)

31

Bach: Kantáták BWV 182, 4, 12 [C-1]

Cantata BWV 4 []

Géza Klembala

CantuS CorvinuS Vocal Ensemble / Concerto Armonico Chamber Orchestra

Soprano: Márta Fers; Alto: Éva Lax; Tenor: Péter Marosvári; Bass: Joszéf Moldvay

Allegro Thaler MZA-037

1992

CD / TT: 71:26

Recorded at Főnix Studio, Budapest, Hungary.
Source: Corvina könyvtári katalógus v3.6.14
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32

J.S. Bach: Christ Lag in Todes Banden; Oster-Oratorium · Easter Oratorio (BWV 4, 249) [C-3]
J.S. Bach: Magnificat, Easter Oratorio (BWV 243, 11, 50; 4, 249)
[C-3]

 
 

Cantata BWV 4 [18:58]

Andrew Parrott

Taverner Consort & Players

Soprano: Emily van Evera; Alto: Caroline Trevor; Tenor: Charles Daniels; Bass: David Thomas
Ripieni: Sopranos: Twig Hall, Rachel Platt
Violin 1: Andrew Manze; Violin 2: Margaret Faultless; Violas: Annette Isserlis, Colin Kitching; Violoncello: Jennifer Ward Clarke; Organ: John Toll

Virgin Classics VC5-45011-2
Virgin Veritas 5-61647-2
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Apr 1993

CD / TT: 59:13
MP3 / TT: 59:04
2-CD: 113:41
MP3 / TT: 113:22

Recorded at St Jude's Church, Hampstead Garden Suburb, London, England.
Producer: Simon Woods; Engineer: Mike Hatch; Editor: Tim Handley.
Listen on YouTube: Cantata BWV 4: Complete Cantata [HD: 18:56] | Complete Cantata [18:59]
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Listen to audio recording by clicking on the TV image J.S. Bach / Christ lag in Todesbanden, BWV 4 (Parrott) J. S. Bach: Christ lag in Todes Banden (BWV 4) (Parrott)

33

Festlische Reformationskonzert - 475 Jahre Reformation (Thuringia cantat) [C-1]

 

Cantata BWV 4 [15:55]

Wolfgang Unger

Thüringischer Akademischer Singkreis / Weimarer Barock-Ensemble (with original instruments)

No vocal soloists
WBE: Violins: Jürgen Karwath, Ulrich Kliegel; Violas: Jörg Emmrich, Matthias Erben; Violoncello: Werner Trenkmann; Violone: Hans-Dieter Koch; Bassoon: Christian Beuse; Organ & Harpsichord: André Kassel

Thorofon CTH-2267
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May 1993

CD / TT: 58:39
MP3 / TT: 58:34

Recorded at Jesus-Christus-Kirche, Berlin-Dahlem, Germany.
Production: Arthephon Musikproduktion, Berlin; Recording Supervision & Balance Engineer: Bernd Runge; Editing: Wolfgang Ragwitz.
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34

J.S. Bach: Cantates BWV 106 - 4 · Motet Der Gerechte kommt um [C-1]

Cantata BWV 4 [23:26]

Jean-François Frémont

Petits Chanteurs de Versailles / Sinfonie Saint-Julien

Tenor: Christophe Einhorn; Baritone: Jean-Louis Serre

Memory Song

Nov 1993; Mar 1994

CD / TT: 46:40

Recorded in Versailles, France.

35

J.S. Bach: Cantatas Volume IV - Early Cantatas from Mühlhausen and Weimar - Cantatas for Holy Week [C-4]

 
 
 

Cantata BWV 4 [16:45]

Jeffrey Thomas

(OVPP - No Choir) / American Bach Soloists (on period instruments)

Soprano: Judith Nelson; Alto: Daniel Taylor; Tenor: Benjamin Butterfield; Bass: Kurt-Owen Richards
Violins: Katherine Kyme, Lisa Weiss; Violas: Anthony Martin, George Thomson; Violone: Steven Lehning; Cornett: Stephen Escher; Trombones: Richard Van Hessel, D. Stanford Stadtfeld, Philip Neumann; Organ: John Butt

Koch International Classics 3-7235-2H1
American Bach Soloists

Mar 3-8 & Apr 25-26, 1994

CD / TT: 67:15

Recorded at St. Stephen's Church, Belvedere, California, USA.
Recording Engineer: Peter Nothnagle; Producer: Jeffrey Thomas; Assistant Producer: Steven Lehning.
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36

J.S. Bach: Complete Cantatas Vol. 1
J.S. Bach: Easter Cantatas
[B-1]

 
 
 
 
 

Cantata BWV 4 [18:50]
Appendix:
Sinfonia (Mvt. 1) from the 1724 score, which includes violins, viola, violone and Organ [1:10]
Versus I: Chorus (Mvt. 2) [3:47]
Versus II: Duet for Soprano Alto (Mvt. 3) [4:10]
Versus VII: Chorale (Mvt. 8) [1:18]
For the 2nd Leipzig performance of BWV 4 in 1725, Bach added a cornet and 3 trombones to the brass section (Mvts. 2, 3 & 8). At the same time (in Mvt. 1) a 16' bass viol was added.

Ton Koopman

Amsterdam Baroque Orchestra & Choir

Soprano: Barbara Schlick; Alto: Kai Wessel; Tenor: Guy de Mey; Bass: Klaus Mertens
ABO Soloists: Margaret Faultless, Foskien Kooistra (Violin); Jan Schlapp, Jane Norman (Viola); Jaap ter Linden (Violoncello); Jaap ter Linden, Jonathan Manson, Mieneke van der Velde (Violas da gamba)
ABC: Sopranos: María-Luz Álvarez, Els Bongers, Anne Grimm, Francine van der Heijden, Vera Lansink, Caroline Stam, Johannette Zomer; Altos: Richard Bryan, Annemieke Cantor, Stephen Carter, Peter de Groot; Tenors: Henk Gunneman, Joost van der Linden, Geraint Roberts, Huw Rhys-Evans; Basses: Donald Bentvelsen, Matthijs Mesdag, René Steur, Hans Wijers
ABO: Violins: Margaret Faultless, Foskien Kooistra, Nicola Cleminson, Marc Cooper, Iona Davies, Laura Johnson, Carla Marotta, Barry Sargent; Violas: Jan Schlapp, Jane Norman; Violoncellos: Jaap ter Linden, Penny Driver; Violas da gamba: Jonathan Manson, Mieneke van der Velde; Violone & Double-bass: Nicholas Pap; Trombones: Charles Toet, Sue Addison, Wim Becu; Cornett: Bruce Dickey; Bassoon: Marc Vallon; Organ: Jan Kleinbussink; Organ obbligato: Ton Koopman

Erato 4509-98536-2
Antoine Marchand CC-72201
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Antoine Marchand CC-72231

Nov 23-Dec 3, 1994

3-CD / TT: 198:45
3-CD / TT: 198:45
MP3 / TT: 198:08
2-CD / TT: 151:00

Recorded at Waalse Kerk, Amsterdam, the Netherlands. Producer: Tini Mathot; Sound engineer: Adriaan Verstijnen; Editing: Adriaan Verstijnen; Production Coordination: Willemijn Mooij.
See: Complete Cantatas Vol. 1 - conducted by Ton Koopman
Listen on YouTube: Cantata BWV 4: Complete Cantata [HD: 29:26]
Mvt. 1: Sinfonia [1:11] + Mvt. 2: Chorus [3:42] + Mvt. 3: Duet [S, A] [3:44] + Mvt. 4: Aria [T] [2:03] + Mvt. 5: Chorus [2:08] + Mvt. 6: Aria [B] [2:55] + Mvt. 7: Aria - Duet [S, T] [1:57] + Mvt. 8: Chorale [1:20]
Mvt. 1: Sinfonia [1:10] + Mvt. 2: Chorus [3:42] + Mvt. 3: Duet [S, A] [3:44] + Mvt. 4: Aria [T] [2:03] + Mvt. 5: Chorus [2:08] + Mvt. 6: Aria [B] [2:54] + Mvt. 7: Aria - Duet [S, T] [1:57] + Mvt. 8: Chorale [1:13]
Cantatas BWV 2, BWV 3, BWV 4, BWV 5 [76:45]
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Easter Cantatas 2-CD (2005): Amazon.co.uk | Amazon.de

Listen to audio recording by clicking on the TV image Johann Sebastian Bach -Cantata BWV 4- "Christ lag in Todesbanden" J. S. Bach - Cantata "Christ Lag In Todesbanden" BWV 4 - 1. Sinfonia (1/8) J. S. Bach - Cantata "Christ Lag In Todesbanden" BWV 4 - 2. Christ Lag In Todesbanden (2/8) J. S. Bach - Cantata "Christ Lag In Todesbanden" BWV 4 - 3. Den Tod Niemand Zwingen Kunnt (3/8) J. S. Bach - Cantata "Christ Lag In Todesbanden" BWV 4 - 4. Jesus Christus, Gottes Sohn (4/8) J. S. Bach - Cantata "Christ Lag In Todesbanden" BWV 4 - 5. Es War Ein Wunderlicher Krieg (5/8) J. S. Bach - Cantata "Christ Lag In Todesbanden" BWV 4 - 6. Hier Ist Das Rechte Osterlamm (6/8) J. S. Bach - Cantata "Christ Lag In Todesbanden" BWV 4 - 7. So Feirn Wir Das Hohe Fest (7/8) J. S. Bach - Cantata "Christ Lag In Todesbanden" BWV 4 - 8. Wir Essen Und Leben Wohl (8/8) J.S. Bach: Cantata BWV4 I. Sinfonia (Koopman-Amsterdam Baroque) J.S. Bach: Cantata BWV4 II. Chorus Versus I- Christ lag in Todesbanden (Koopman-Amsterdam Baroque) J.S. Bach: Cantata BWV4 III. Duetto-Versus II- Den Tod niemand zwingen kunnt (Koopman) J.S. Bach: Cantata BWV4 IV. Arcia (Tenor) Versus III- Jesus Christus, Gottes Sohn (Koopman) J.S. Bach: Cantata BWV4 V. Chorus Versus IV- Es war ein wunderlicher Krieg (Koopman) J.S. Bach: Cantata BWV4 VI. Aria (Bass) Versus V- Hier ist das rechte Osterlamm (Koopman) J.S. Bach: Cantata BWV4 VII. Duet (Soprano, Tenor) Versus VI- So feirn wir das hohe Fest (Koopman) J.S. Bach: Cantata BWV4 VIII. Chorus Versus VII- Wir essen und leben wohl (Koopman) J. S. Bach -  Cantatas BWV 2, 3, 4 y 5

37

J.S. Bach: Cantatas Vol. 1 (BWV 4, 150, 196)

 
 

Cantata BWV 4 [18:31]

Masaaki Suzuki

Bach Collegium Japan

Soprano: Yumiko Kurisu; Alto: Akira Tachikawa; Tenor: Koki Katano; Bass: Peter Kooy
Choir: Sopranos: Yumiko Kurisu (solo), Yoshie Hida, Tamiko Hoshi, Sachiko Muratani, Aki Yanagisawa; Altos: Akira Tachikawa (solo), Yuko Anazawa, Yoshikazu Mera, Claudia Schmitz, Tamaki Suzuki; Tenors: Koki Katano (solo), Takanori Onishi, Makoto Sakurada, Akira Takizawa; Basses: Peter Kooy (solo), Jun Hagiwara, Yoshiya Hida, Tetsuya Odagawa, Yoshitaka Ogasawara, Seiji Yoshikawa
Orchestra: Leader: Ryo Terakado; Violins 1: Azumi Takada, Mari Ono; Violins 2: Natsumi Wakamatsu, Makoto Akatsu; Viola 1: Yoshiko Morita; Violas 2: Amiko Watabe, Keiko Watanabe; Cellos: Hidemi Suzuki (principal), Moro-oka Norizumi; Violone: Shigeru Sakurai; Organ: Naoko Imai; Cornett: Yoshimichi Hamada; Alto trombone: Harry Ries; Tenor trombone: Charles Toet; Bass trombone: Wim Becu

BIS CD-751
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Jun-Jul 1995

CD / TT: 76:24
MP3 / T: 45:04

Recorded at the Kobe Shoin Women's University Chapel, Japan.
Recording Producer: Robert von Bahr; Sound Engineer: Hans Kipfer; Digital Editing: Hans Kipfer, Jens Braun; Executive Producer: Robert von Bahr.
Listen on YouTube: Cantata BWV 4: Mvt. 1: Sinfonia [1:14] + Mvt. 2: Chorus [4:02]
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Listen to audio recording by clicking on the TV image Bach - Cantata BWV 4 "Christ lag in todesbanden" - 1.Sinfonia Bach - Cantata BWV 4 "Christ lag in todesbanden" - 2. Coral

38

J.S. Bach: Christ lag in Todesbanden; Lobet den Herrn; Himmelskönig sei willkommen [C-8]

 

Cantata BWV 4 [19:52]

Philippe Pierlot

Choeur de Chambre de Namur (Chorus Master: Pierre Cao) / Ricercar Consort (Director: François Fernandez)

Soprano: Greta de Reyghere; Counter-tenor: Steve Dugardin; Tenor: Ian Honeyman; Bass: Max van Egmond
Philippe Pierlot (Viola da gamba); Siebe Henstra (Harpsichord)

Ricercar RIC-159139

1995 [released: May 6, 1995]

CD / TT:

Recorded in Liège, Belgium.
1st recording of Cantata BWV 4 by Ricercar Consort.

39

J.S. Bach: 3 Great Cantatas (BWV 4, 21, 159) [C-1]

 

Cantata BWV 4 []

George Shangrow

Seattle Chamber Singers / Orchestra Seattle

Soprano: Catherine Haight; Mezzo-soprano: Emily Lunde; Tenor: Gerald Sams; Bass: Brian Box

Orchestra Seattle/Seattle Chamber Singers

Mar 24, 1996

CD / TT: 72:55

Recorded live at First Free Methodist Church, Seattle, Washington, USA.
Source: WorldCat Libraries (OCLC Number: 72446387) & OSSCS Website

40

Gesprächskonzerte · Lecture Concerts - New Recordings J.S. Bach: Kantaten (Cantatas BWV 79, 110, 4, 67, 56, 140) [L-11]

 

Cantata BWV 4 [18:05]

Helmuth Rilling

Gächinger Kantorei Stuttgart / Bach-Collegium Stuttgart

Soprano: Sibylla Rubens; Alto: Ingeborg Danz; Tenor: Christoph Genz; Bass: Franz-Josef Selig
Wolf-Dieter Streicher (Violin); Zoltan Paulich (Violoncello); Albert Michael Lacher (Double-bass); Boris Kleiner (Organ)

Hänssler 98.459
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Apr 16, 1997

4-CD / TT: 235:36 MP3 / TT: 231:28

Recorded at SWR-Funkstudio Villa Berg, Germany.
Balance Engineer & Producer: Thilo Erdl [BWV 79], Michael Sander [BWV 4, 56]. The recording was part of series of TV productions "Lecture Concerts with Helmuth Rilling (1997-2000).
2nd recording of Cantata BWV 4 by H. Rilling.
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41

The Atlanta Baroque Orchestra in Concert [C-1]

 

Cantata BWV 4 []

Lyle Nordstrom (Musical Director, Theorbo)

Atlanta Schola Cantorum (Music Director: Eugene Pierce) / Atlanta Baroque Orchestra

Soprano: Leila Lazenby; Mezzo-soprano: Eileen Moreman; Tenor: Eric Nelson; Bass: Daniel Cole
Peter M. Marshall (Harpsichord; Jennifer Phillips (Harpsichord); Daniel Pyle (Harpsichord)
Catherine Bull (Flute); Janice Joyce (Flute); Jeanne Johnson-Watkins (Violin); Karen Clarke (Violin); Brad Knobel (Cello); George Riordan (Oboe); James Sullivan (Oboe); Charles Keith Collins (Bassoon)

Atlanta Baroque Orchestra

Apr 5, 1998

CD / TT:

Recorded at First Presbyterian Church of Atlanta, Gerorgia, USA.
Source: WorldCat Libraries & Atlanta Baroque Orchestra Website

42

J.S. Bach: Kóralkantáták II [C-2]

 

Cantata BWV 4 []

Salamon Kamp

Lutherania Choir (Lutheránia énekkar) / Matáv Szimfonikus Zenekar

Soprano: Noémi Kiss; Alto: Éva Lax; Tenor: Péter Marosvári; Tamás Sackaliczky (Organ)

Lutherania

Jun 7, 1998

MP3 / TT

Recorded live during 9h Budapest Bach Weeks, at Deák téri evangélikus templom (Lutheran Church), Budapest, Hungary.
1st recording of Cantata BWV 4 by S. Kamp.
Download this recording from: Lutherania: Recordings [MP3]

43

J.S. Bach: “Actus Tragicus” (Cantatas BWV 4, 12, 106 & 196) [C-1]

 

Cantata BWV 4 [19:50]

Konrad Junghänel

(OVPP - No Choir) / Cantus Cölln

Soprano: Johanna Koslowsky; Alto: Elisabeth Popien; Tenors: Gerd Türk, Wilfried Jochens; Bass: Stephan Schreckenberger
Violins: Andrea Keller, Werner Ehrhardt; Violoncello: Werner Matzke; Violone: Jesn-Michel Forest; Viola da gamba: Imke David, Lorenz Duftschmist; Bassoon: Lorenzo Alpert; Organ: Carsten Lohff

Harmonia Mundi France HMC-901694
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Apr 1999

CD / TT: 70:23
MP3 / TT: 70:09

Recorded at St. Osdag-Kirche, Neustadt-Mandelsloh, Lower Saxony, Germany.
Recording Engineer & Artistic Director: Andreas Neubronner (Tritonus).
See: “Actus Tragicus” - Cantatas BWV 4, 12, 106 & 196 - by Konrad Junghänel & Cantus Cölln
Listen on YouTube: Cantata BWV 4: Complete Cantata [20:01]
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Listen to audio recording by clicking on the TV image J.S. Bach - Cantata: "Christ lag in Todes Banden", BWV 4

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