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The Bach Cantatas Website celebrates its 13th anniversary

Aryeh Oron wrote (January 5, 2014):
The Bach Cantatas Website (BCW) was launched in its current form and address on December 30, 2000.

The BCW is located at: http://www.bach-cantatas.com
Description: The Bach Cantatas Website (BCW) is a comprehensive site covering all aspects of J.S. Bach's cantatas and his other vocal works and many of his instrumental works. The BCW contains for most works: detailed discographies, discussions, texts and translations, scores, commentaries, references, music examples... Performers of Bach’s works: their biographies, Bach discographies... Poets & composers associated with Bach: their biographies, Bach connection... Other resources: the Lutheran church year, chorale texts & melodies, books and movies on Bach, concerts, Bach festivals, guide to Bach tour... The BCW is an international collective project.

Some statistics: by the end of 2013, the BCW contains over 29,000 pages, 99,000 photos, 3,800 music files, and 3,000 PDF files.
The BCW is definitely the most popular site dedicated to J.S. Bach and his music and amongst the most popular sites dedicated to Classical Music in general.
The BCW has each day about 12-14,000 visits, from about 16-17,000 users, who see about 50,000-60,000 pages.
The BCW is rated very high in Google and other search engines, and there are over 430,000 links from other websites to the BCW (including, for example, over 7,000 links from Wikipedia and over 1,600 from YouTube)

There have been many improvements & additions to the BCW last year. See:
http://www.bach-cantatas.com/Topics/Newsletter-2013.htm

As the creator of the BCW, not to me to testify for the value it has to the users. I know that it is extensively used by the academic community, by performers and by classical music fans around the world. The number of visits and the feedback I am getting continuously encourage me to continue, expanding, updating and improving the BCW. Many of the feedback messages from last year can be read at the page:
http://www.bach-cantatas.com/Topics/About-2013.htm

I would like to use this opportunity to thank the numerous contributors to the discussions in the Bach Mailing Lists and some other lists, whose messages are compiled into the pages of the BCW. Their names are mentioned accordingly above each quoted message. I would also like to thank the many Bach lovers around the world who have sent me material to be included in the BCW, such as articles, translation of cantata texts, recording details, biographies, photos, music examples, links to other sites, etc. Their names are mentioned accordingly in the relevant pages.

I continue to look forward to receiving your comments (corrections, suggestions, improvements, etc.) about the BCW. The instructions how to send me comments, appear in the following page:
http://www.bach-cantatas.com/How.htm

I wish you all another Great and Happy Bach Year!

Ehud Shiloni wrote (January 5, 2014):
[To Aryeh Oron] Happy Anniversary!

Thanks!

Anne (Nessie) Russell wrote (January 5, 2014):
This is indeed a wonderful resource. Is there anything we can do to restart the conversations about instrumental music on the BachRecordings list>

 

Cantata BWV 51 - Updated Discography

Aryeh Oron wrote (January 13, 2014):
The discography pages of Cantata BWV 51 “Jauchzet Gott in allen Landen!” for solo soprano, trumpet, string & continuo on the BCW has been revised and updated. That includes:
- Adding many details, cover photos, etc to existing recordings.
- 37 (!) new recording, most of them from YouTube, making it a total of 138 complete (or near complete) recordings.
- Over 120 listening/watching options to recordings directly from the discography pages, just below the recording details.
- Adding over 50 bio pages of “new” performers of this cantata
- Adding over 20 performer discography pages.

Since in many cases the data presented in YouTube is only partial, I had to do a deep search over the web to complete the missing details. Also, finding all the segments of a specific recording on YouTube is not easy. However, you have now all the info of each recording presented in one place together with options to watching/listening to many of them..

As usual with all the discographies on the BCW, all the issues of the same recording are presented together. The discography pages are inter-linked. You can start, for example, at the last decade page (2010-2019) and go backward to pages of previous decades:
http://www.bach-cantatas.com/BWV51-Rec9.htm

I believe this is the most comprehensive discography of this popular cantata. If you are aware of a recording of BWV 51 I have missed or want to correct/add details of a recording already presented on the BCW, please do not hesitate to inform me.

I would be happy to get your input regarding this cantata, for example:
- If you are a listener: your opinion of the relative merits of the recordings available on the page above an/or other recordings at your disposal.
- If you have performed this cantata as a singer, player or conductor: your perception from preparing the cantata for performance and performing it.

NB: Currently BWV 51 is the most recorded of Bach church cantatas. However a few week ahead we shall discuss Cantata BWV 82 which can be sung by all 4 solo voices. I am afraid to think about the amount of work involving in updating the discography of that cantata “Ich habe genug“.

 

Cantata BWV 56 - Revised & Updated Discography

Aryeh Oron wrote (March 12, 2014):
The discography pages of Cantata BWV 56 “Ich will den Kreuzstab gerne tragen” for solo bass, soprano, 2 oboes, strings, bassoon & continuo on the BCW has been revised and updated. That includes:
- Adding many details, cover photos, etc to existing recordings. This time I have also added the names of members of the vocal & instrumental ensembles (if known)
- 7 new recordings, making it a total of 71 complete (or near complete) recordings.
- Many listening/watching options to recordings directly from the discography pages, just below the recording details.
- Adding many bio pages of “new” performers of this cantata
- Adding/updating relevant performer discography pages.

As usual with all the discographies on the BCW, all the issues of the same recording are presented together. Because the number of different recordings became too big for a single page, I had to split it into several pages, a page per a decade. The discography pages are inter-linked. You can start, for example, at the last decade page (2010-2019) and go backward to pages of previous decades: http://www.bach-cantatas.com/BWV56-Rec8.htm

I believe this is the most comprehensive discography of this famous cantata. If you are aware of a recording of BWV 56 missing from these pages, or want to correct/add details of a recording already presented on BCW, please do not hesitate to inform me.

I would be happy to get your input regarding this cantata, for example:
- If you are a listener: your opinion of the relative merits of the recordings available on the page above an/or other recordings at your disposal.
- If you have performed this cantata as a singer, player or conductor: your perception from preparing the cantata for performance and performing it.

 

BCW: Major Bach Events 2014

Aryeh Oron wrote (March 14, 2014):
I have updated the page of Major Bach Events on the BCW, to include all the Bach Festivals 2014: http://www.bach-cantatas.com/Concerts/Event-2013.htm
The Main Page of all known Bach Festivals & Cantata Series around the world: http://www.bach-cantatas.com/Festival/index.htm
All the relevant Festival pages on the BCW have been updated as well.

Recent additions to this section:
Bachfest Ankara (Bach Concert Series in Ankara, Turkey): http://www.bach-cantatas.com/Festival/Festival-Ankara.htm
CONCORA Bach Festival (New Bach Festival in CN, USA): http://www.bach-cantatas.com/Festival/Festival-CONCORA.htm
Bach Consort Nijkerk (Bach Cantata Series in the Netherlands): http://www.bach-cantatas.com/Festival/Festival-Nijkerk-Bach-Consort.htm
Bach:vokal (Bach Cantata Series in Stuttgart, Germany): http://www.bach-cantatas.com/Festival/Festival-Stuttgart-Bach-Vokal.htm

If you are aware of a major Bach event (Festival, Competition, Conference, etc.) missing from the above pages, please inform me.

 

BCW: Over 10,000 Musician Bios!

Aryeh Oron wrote (April 3, 2014):
The BCW contains short biographies of musicians, organised in two sections.

Performers of J.S. Bach's works: http://www.bach-cantatas.com/Bio/index.htm
This section contains short biographies of every performer who has taken part in a recording of Bach's vocal works: mainly singers, conductors, chorus masters, choral and instrumental groups, as well as performers of Bach's solo keyboard and lute works. You can find in this section bios of many other instrumentalists, but at this stage the collection of their bios is far from being comprehensive.
The info for each bio is includes:
- Birth - date & place, death - date & place (if applicable)
- Body of the bio, including studies, prizes, main steps of the career, repertoire, important recordings, etc.
- Source/s of information and contributor/s
- Photos
- List of the recordings of Bach works in which the performer has taken part, arranged by conductor’s name (linked to the conductor’s discography page on the BCW), and BWV number
- If the performer has recorded under his/her name, there are links to his/her discography pages on the BCW
- Links to other sites.

Poets & Composers associated with J.S. Bach: http://www.bach-cantatas.com/Lib/index.htm
This section contains short biographies of:
- Hymn-Writers, whose Chorale Texts were used in Bach's Vocal Works
- Librettists, whose texts were used in Bach's Vocal Works
- Composers of Chorale Melodies used in Bach's Vocal Works
- Composers, who used in their compositions Chorale Melodies used in Bach's vocal works
- Composers/Arrangers, who transcribed Bach's works for piano and for orchestra
- Musicians, belonging to the Bach Family
- Thomaskantors
- Composers, whose works were performed by J.S. Bach
- Composers, whose works were attributed to J.S. Bach
The info is presented in a similar way to the section of performer bios, but instead of a list of recordings, there is a description of the Bach Connection and a list of relevant works. In many cases there are links to other pages on the BCW associated with the musician, such as his/her arrangements/transcriptions of J.S. Bach’s works.

Naturally, there is some overlap between the two collections, since a players, for example, can also be a composer/arranger. In that case, the musician has only one bio on the BCW, but his name appears in the index pages of both sections.

The combined number of musician bios in both collections has just crossed the number 10,000. I believe this is one of the biggest collections of its kind on the web.

If you would like to contribute a biography of a musician associated with J.S. Bach, to complete a missing bio, and/or to expand/correct existing bio, please send it to me in accordance with the guidelines at: http://www.bach-cantatas.com/Bio/IndexBio-Exp.htm

Thanks,

 

Cantata BWV 32 - Revised & Updated Discography

Aryeh Oron wrote (April 8, 2014):
The discography pages of Cantata BWV 32 “Liebster Jesu, mein Verlangen” for solo soprano & bass, oboe, 2 violins, viola & continuo (with 4-part Chorus for the final chorale) on the BCW has been revised and updated. See:
Complete Recordings (29): http://www.bach-cantatas.com/BWV32.htm
Recordings of Individual Movements (18): http://www.bach-cantatas.com/BWV32-2.htm
The revised discography includes many listening/watching options to recordings directly from the discography pages, just below the recording details.

I believe this is the most comprehensive discography of this beautiful solo cantata. If you are aware of a recording of BWV 32 missing from these pages, or want to correct/add details of a recording already presented on the BCW, please do not hesitate to inform me.

 

Cantata BWV 49 - Revised & Updated Discography

Aryeh Oron wrote (April 15, 2014):
The discography pages of Cantata BWV 49 “Ich geh’ und suche mit Verlangen” for solo soprano & bass, oboe d’amore, 2 violins, viola, obbligato organ & continuo on the BCW has been revised and updated. See:
Complete Recordings (16): http://www.bach-cantatas.com/BWV49.htm
Recordings of Individual Movements (19): http://www.bach-cantatas.com/BWV49-2.htm
The revised discography includes many listening/watching options to recordings directly from the discography pages, just below the recording details.

I believe this is the most comprehensive discography of this solo cantata. If you are aware of a recording of BWV 49 missing from these pages, or want to correct/add details of a recording already presented on the BCW, please do not hesitate to inform me.

 

Cantata BWV 57 - Revised & Updated Discography

Aryeh Oron wrote (April 23, 2014):
The discography pages of Cantata BWV 57 “Selig ist der Mann” for solo soprano & bass, 2 oboes, taille, 2 violins, viola, organ & continuo on the BCW has been revised and updated. See:
Complete Recordings (24): http://www.bach-cantatas.com/BWV57.htm
Recordings of Individual Movements (19): http://www.bach-cantatas.com/BWV57-2.htm
The revised discography includes many listening/watching options to recordings directly from the discography pages, just below the recording details.

I believe this is the most comprehensive discography of this solo cantata. If you are aware of a recording of BWV 57 missing from these pages, or want to correct/add details of a recording already presented on the BCW, please do not hesitate to inform me.

I have also created a page for the current discussion (round 4): http://www.bach-cantatas.com/BWV57-D4.htm

 

Cantata BWV 58 - Revised & Updated Discography

Aryeh Oron wrote (April 28, 2014):
The discography pages of Cantata BWV 58 “Ach Gott, wie manches Herzeleid” [II] for solosoprano & bass, 2 oboes, taille, 2 violins, viola & continuo on the BCW has been revised and updated. See:
Complete Recordings (15): http://www.bach-cantatas.com/BWV58.htm
Recordings of Individual Movements (3): http://www.bach-cantatas.com/BWV58-2.htm
The revised discography includes many listening/watching options to recordings directly from the discography pages, just below the recording details.

I believe this is the most comprehensive discography of this solo cantata. If you are aware of a recording of BWV 58 missing from these pages, or want to correct/add details of a recording already presented on the BCW, please do not hesitate to inform me.

 

Cantata BWV 59 - Revised & Updated Discography

Aryeh Oron wrote (May 6, 2014):
The discography pages of Cantata BWV 59 “Wer mich liebet, der wird mein Wort halten” [I] for solo soprano & bass, 4-part Chorus (for the Chorale), 2 trumpets, timpani, 2 violins, viola & continuo on the BCW has been revised and updated. See:
Complete Recordings (14): http://www.bach-cantatas.com/BWV59.htm
Recordings of Individual Movements (5): http://www.bach-cantatas.com/BWV59-2.htm
The revised discography includes many listening/watching options to recordings directly from the discography pages, just below the recording details.

I believe this is the most comprehensive discography of this solo cantata. If you are aware of a recording of BWV 59 missing from these pages, or want to correct/add details of a recording already presented on the BCW, please do not hesitate to inform me.

 

Cantata BWV 152 - Revised & Updated Discography

Aryeh Oron wrote (May 12, 2014):
The discography pages of Cantata BWV 152 “Tritt auf die Glaubensbahn” for solo soprano & bass, recorder, oboe, viola d’amore, viola da gamba & continuo on the BCW has been revised and updated. See:
Complete Recordings (23): http://www.bach-cantatas.com/BWV152.htm
Recordings of Individual Movements (6): http://www.bach-cantatas.com/BWV152-2.htm
The revised discography includes many listening/watching options to recordings directly from the discography pages, just below the recording details.

Interesting point: Marcel Ponseele is the oboist in 3 recordings: Jérôme Lejeune/Ricercar Consort (1989), Ton Koopman/ABO (1995), Masaaki Suzuki/BCJ (1997).

I believe this is the most comprehensive discography of this solo cantata. If you are aware of a recording of BWV 152 missing from these pages, or want to correct/add details of a recording already presented on the BCW, please do not hesitate to inform me.

 

Cantata BWV 20 - Revised & Updated Discography

Aryeh Oron wrote (May 29, 2014):
The discography pages of Cantata BWV 20 “O Ewigkeit, du Donnerwort” [I] for alto, tenor & bass; trumpet, 3 oboes, 2 violins, viola& continuo on the BCW has been revised and updated. See:
Complete Recordings (11): http://www.bach-cantatas.com/BWV20.htm
Recordings of Individual Movements (8): http://www.bach-cantatas.com/BWV20-2.htm
The revised discography includes many listening/watching options to recordings directly from the discography pages, just below the recording details.

I believe this is the most comprehensive discography of this choral cantata. If you are aware of a recording of BWV 20 missing from these pages, or want to correct/add details of a recording already presented on the BCW, please do not hesitate to inform me.

 

Cantata BWV 2 - Revised & Updated Discography

Aryeh Oron wrote (May 31, 2014):
The discography pages of Cantata BWV 2 “Ach Gott, vom Himmel sieh darein” for alto, tenor, bass & 4-part chorus; 4 trombones, 2 violins, 2 oboes, viola & continuo on the BCW has been revised and updated. See:
Complete Recordings (13): http://www.bach-cantatas.com/BWV2.htm
Recordings of Individual Movements (3): http://www.bach-cantatas.com/BWV2-2.htm
The revised discography includes many listening/watching options to recordings directly from the discography pages, just below the recording details.

You may have noticed that in the recent revisions of Cantata Discographies, I have started adding the complete personnel of participants in the recordings: not only conductor, vocal & instrumental ensembles and vocal soloists, but also instrumental soloists, members of the ensembles, producers and recording engineers.

I believe this is the most comprehensive discography of this choral cantata. If you are aware of a recording of BWV 2 missing from these pages, or want to correct/add details of a recording already presented on the BCW, please do not hesitate to inform me.

 

Cantata BWV 7 - Revised & Updated Discography

Aryeh Oron wrote (June 6, 2014):
The discography pages of Cantata BWV 7 “Christ unser Herr zum Jordan kam” for alto, tenor, bass; 4-part chorus; 2 oboes d’amore, 2 violins, concertante violin, viola, & continuo (partly with organ) on the BCW has been revised and updated. See:
Complete Recordings (13): http://www.bach-cantatas.com/BWV7.htm
Recordings of Individual Movements (8): http://www.bach-cantatas.com/BWV7-2.htm
The revised discography includes many listening/watching options to recordings directly from the discography pages, just below the recording details.

I believe this is the most comprehensive discography of this choral cantata. If you are aware of a recording of BWV 7 missing from these pages, or want to correct/add details of a recording already presented on the BCW, please do not hesitate to inform me.

 

Cantata BWV 135 - Revised & Updated Discography

Aryeh Oron wrote (June 10, 2014):
The discography pages of Cantata BWV 135 “Ach Herr, mich armen Sünder” for alto, tenor, bass; 4-part chorus; 2 oboes, 2 violins, viola, continuo, which includes trombone (in the opening chorus) and horn (in the closing chorale) on the BCW has been revised and updated. See:
Complete Recordings (11): http://www.bach-cantatas.com/BWV135.htm
Recordings of Individual Movements (9): http://www.bach-cantatas.com/BWV135-2.htm
The revised discography includes many listening/watching options to recordings directly from the discography pages, just below the recording details.

I believe this is the most comprehensive discography of this choral cantata. If you are aware of a recording of BWV 135 missing from these pages, or want to correct/add details of a recording already presented on the BCW, please do not hesitate to inform me.

 

Cantata BWV 10 - Revised & updated Discography

Aryeh Oron wrote (June 17, 2014):
The discography pages of Cantata BWV 10 “Meine Seel erhebt den Herren” for the Feast of Visitation of Mary on the BCW has been revised and updated.
The cantata is scored for soprano, alto, tenor & bass soloists, 4-part Chorus and orchestra of trumpet, 2 oboes, 2 violins, viola & continuo.

The revision includes:
* Adding many details, larger front & back cover photos, etc to existing recordings.
* Listing of all known issues of each recording
* Complete personnel of participants in the recordings: not only conductor, vocal & instrumental ensembles and vocal soloists, but also instrumental soloists, members of the ensembles, producers and recording engineers.
* Adding new recordings:
* Adding bio pages of “new” performers of this cantata
* Adding/updating relevant performer discography pages.
* Listening/watching options to recordings directly from the discography pages (below the recording details)

The discography of Cantata BWV 10 is presented chronologically in 2 pages:
Complete Recordin(21): http://www.bach-cantatas.com/BWV10.htm
Recordings of Individual Movements (14): http://www.bach-cantatas.com/BWV10-2.htm

I believe this is the most comprehensive discography of this chorale cantata. If you are aware of a recording of BWV 10 missing from these pages, or want to correct/add details of a recording already presented on the BCW, please do not hesitate to inform me.

 

Bach's Pupils

Aryeh Oron wrote (July 3, 2014):
J.S. Bach is most probably the most influential composer in the Western world music and beyond. His influence upon composers and composition began with the musicians who surrounded him. He selected and instructed musicians for orchestras and choirs in Weimar and Leipzig. His work as Thomaskantor included teaching instrumental and vocal lessons to the church musicians and later to the musicians of the court orchestra. J.S. Bach was also a teacher of his own children, four of whom would become important composers (Wilhelm Friedemann, Carl Philipp Emanuel, Johann Christoph Friedrich and Johann Christian), and of his second wife, Anna Magdalena.

J.S. Bach was an influential teacher and certainly a very good one, since under his wings excellent composers in their own right have emerged. Of the Mühlhausen, Weimar and Köthen periods should be mentioned Johann Martin Schubart, Bach's successor in Weimar, was also one of his first pupils, as was Johann Kaspar Vogler. Also Johann Tobias Krebs, Johann Gottfried Ziegler, Johann Schneider, and Bernhard Bach, the son of J.S. Bach's eldest brother. It may be partly accidental that we do not know of a greater number of Bach's pupils from these periods. An interesting case is Bernhard Christian Kayser who followed his teacher from Köthen to Leipzig.

Still, it is certain that it was not until he was in Leipzig that J.S. Bach was busiest as a teacher. He trained there not only pupils at the Thomaschule (Thomaners), but also young men who have come to Leipzig to study with him (private instruction, gaining experience mainly in playing various instruments, but a few also have good adult voices). Among his Leipzig pupils must be mentioned Heinrich Nicolaus Gerber, Johann Ludwig Krebs, son of the above-mentioned musician, Johann Friedrich Agricola, Gottfried August Homilius, Johann Philipp Kirnberger, Christoph Transchel, Johann Theophilus Goldberg, Johann Christoph Altnikol and Johann Christian Kittel. One of his pupils, Johann Friedrich Doles, became later Thomaskantor himself and a leading composer of Protestant church music.

With great assistance from Thomas Braatz I have compiled a list of all known pupils of J.S. Bach from all periods of his activity as a teacher, including Mühlhausen, Weimar and Köthen, and of course, Leipzig. The list contains the names of pupils and students with whom J.S. Bach had musical contact during his Leipzig tenure with special emphasis upon the Thomaner and University of Leipzig students, but with the inclusion as well of some private music students who do not fall into either category.

The list of Bach's pupils presented is presented on the BCW at: http://www.bach-cantatas.com/Other/Pupil-List.htm

The list is divided into two parts: musicians (85) and non-musicians (61).
For all Bach's pupils who became professional musicians I have created bio pages, linked from their names in the list.

Although 146 seems quite impressive, I believe that the actual number of pupils at the Thomasschule during J.S. Bach's 27-year tenure years as Thomaskantor (1723-1750) is even bigger. And indeed, I have just discovered that in 2012 and 2013, staff at the Leipzig Bach Archive, headed by Dr. Peter Wollny, carried out systematic research into the lives and careers of the 325 Thomaner who had attended the boarding part of the choir school during Bach’s period. One in every four Bach Thomaner worked in later life as a church musician or schoolteacher. Thanks to this detailed research work in East German archives, numerous documents have been found which throw light on the life and teaching principles of the choir school. I hope to get the info from them and complete the list.

 

Cantata BWV 177 - Revised & updated Discography

Aryeh Oron wrote (July 16, 2014):
The discography pages of the Chorale Cantata BWV 177 “Ich ruf zu dir, Herr Jesu Christ” for the 4th Sunday after Trinity on the BCW has been revised and updated.
The cantata is scored for soprano, alto & tenor soloists; 4-part Chorus; and orchestra of 2 oboes, violin concertante, 2 violins, obbligato bassoon, viola, continuo (organ for parts of some movements). See:
Complete Recordings (12): http://www.bach-cantatas.com/BWV177.htm
Recordings of Individual Movements (9): http://www.bach-cantatas.com/BWV177-2.htm
The revised discography includes many listening/watching options to recordings directly from the discography pages, just below the recording details.

I believe this is the most comprehensive discography of this chorale cantata. If you are aware of a recording of BWV 177 missing from these pages, or want to correct/add details of a recording already presented on the BCW, please do not hesitate to inform me.

 

Cantata BWV 93 - Revised & updated Discography

Aryeh Oron wrote (July 18, 2014):
The discography pages of the Chorale Cantata BWV 93 “Wer nur den lieben Gott läßt walten” for the 5th Sunday after Trinity on the BCW has been revised and updated.
The cantata is scored for soprano, alto, tenor & bass soloists; 4-part Chorus; and orchestra of 2 oboes, 2 violins, viola & continuo. See:
Complete Recordings (25): http://www.bach-cantatas.com/BWV93.htm
Recordings of Individual Movements (13): http://www.bach-cantatas.com/BWV93-2.htm
The revised discography includes many listening/watching options to recordings directly from the discography pages, just below the recording details.

I believe this is the most comprehensive discography of this chorale cantata. If you are aware of a recording of BWV 93 missing from these pages, or want to correct/add details of a recording already presented on the BCW, please do not hesitate to inform me.

 

Cantata BWV 9 - Revised & updated Discography

Aryeh Oron wrote (July 19, 2014):
The discography pages of the Chorale Cantata BWV 9 “Es ist das Heil uns kommen her” for the 6th Sunday after Trinity on the BCW has been revised and updated.
The cantata is scored for soprano, alto, tenor & bass soloists; 4-part Chorus; and orchestra of transverse flute, oboe d’amore, 2 violins, viola, & continuo. See:
Complete Recordings (14): http://www.bach-cantatas.com/BWV9.htm
Recordings of Individual Movements (7): http://www.bach-cantatas.com/BWV9-2.htm
The revised discography includes many listening/watching options to recordings directly from the discography pages, just below the recording details.

I believe this is the most comprehensive discography of this chorale cantata. If you are aware of a recording of BWV 9 missing from these pages, or want to correct/add details of a recording already presented on the BCW, please do not hesitate to inform me.

 

BCW: Spreadsheet “The movements of cantatas of J. S. Bach. Attributes, appraisals & feelings”

Aryeh Oron wrote (July 20, 2014):
I have recently added to the BCW Spreadsheet “The movements of cantatas of J. S. Bach. Attributes, appraisals & feelings”, prepared by Sergei Toropov from Russia placed in the section “Cantatas” of BCW.
Linked from: http://www.bach-cantatas.com/IndexBWV.htm [under Contents].

The Spreadsheet includes:
Rows: 241 cantata (including “Non-Bach”), 1658 movements.
Columns:
1) TYPE CNT by Durr, Boyd & Whittaker, VOICE mvt, INSTR SOLO mvt, Author, Event & Readings;
2) Bach composed, performed & marked;
3) MVT Index feelings and CNT Sum of feelings, Recorded by BCW;
4) Appraisals & feelings by A. Schweitzer.

In English and Russian languages.

Excel native instruments to search, filter, sort and commit personal assessments and additional information.

 

Cantata BWV 107 - Revised & updated Discography

Aryeh Oron wrote (July 20, 2014):
The discography pages of the Chorale Cantata BWV 107 “Was willst du dich betrüben” for the 7th Sunday after Trinity on the BCW has been revised and updated.
The cantata is scored for soprano, tenor & bass soloists; 4-part Chorus; and orchestra of corno da caccia, 2 transverse flutes, 2 oboes d’amore, 2 violins, viola, organ, & continuo. See:
Complete Recordings (12): http://www.bach-cantatas.com/BWV107.htm
Recordings of Individual Movements (3): http://www.bach-cantatas.com/BWV107-2.htm
The revised discography includes many listening/watching options to recordings directly from the discography pages, just below the recording details.

I believe this is the most comprehensive discography of this chorale cantata. If you are aware of a recording of BWV 107 missing from these pages, or want to correct/add details of a recording already presented on the BCW, please do not hesitate to inform me.

 

Cantata BWV 178 - Revised & updated Discography

Aryeh Oron wrote (July 21, 2014):
The discography pages of the Chorale Cantata BWV 178 “Wo Gott derr Herr nicht bei uns hält” for the 8th Sunday after Trinity on the BCW has been revised and updated.
The cantata is scored for alto, tenor & bass soloists; 4-part Chorus; and orchestra of 2 oboes, 2 oboes d’amore, viola, horn in the soprano continuo. See:
Complete Recordings (10): http://www.bach-cantatas.com/BWV178.htm
Recordings of Individual Movements (4): http://www.bach-cantatas.com/BWV178-2.htm
The revised discography includes many listening/watching options to recordings directly from the discography pages, just below the recording details.

I believe this is the most comprehensive discography of this chorale cantata. If you are aware of a recording of BWV 178 missing from these pages, or want to correct/add details of a recording already presented on the BCW, please do not hesitate to inform me.

 

Cantata BWV 94 - Revised & updated Discography

Aryeh Oron wrote (July 27, 2014):
The discography pages of the Chorale Cantata BWV 94 “Was frag ich nach der Welt” for the 9th Sunday after Trinity on the BCW has been revised and updated.
The cantata is scored for soprano, alto, tenor & bass soloists; 4-part Chorus; and orchestra of transverse flute, 2 oboes, 2 violins, viola, organ & continuo. See:
Complete Recordings (11): http://www.bach-cantatas.com/BWV94.htm
Recordings of Individual Movements (10): http://www.bach-cantatas.com/BWV94-2.htm
The revised discography includes many listening/watching options to recordings directly from the discography pages, just below the recording details.

I believe this is the most comprehensive discography of this chorale cantata. If you are aware of a recording of BWV 94 missing from these pages, or want to correct/add details of a recording already presented on the BCW, please do not hesitate to inform me.

 

Cantata BWV 101 - Revised & updated Discography

Aryeh Orton wrote (August 4, 2014):
The discography pages of the Chorale Cantata BWV 101 “Nimm von uns Herr, du treuer Gott” for the 10th Sunday after Trinity on the BCW has been revised and updated.
The cantata is scored for soprano, alto, tenor & bass soloists; 4-part Chorus; and orchestra of transverse flute, 2 oboes, taille, 2 violins, viola, continuo, which includes horn, 3 trombones & strings. See:
Complete Recordings (12): http://www.bach-cantatas.com/BWV101.htm
Recordings of Individual Movements (4): http://www.bach-cantatas.com/BWV101-2.htm
The revised discography includes many listening/watching options to recordings directly from the discography pages, just below the recording details.

I believe this is the most comprehensive discography of this chorale cantata. If you are aware of a recording of BWV 101 missing from these pages, or want to correct/add details of a recording already presented on the BCW, please do not hesitate to inform me.

 

Cantata BWV 113 - Revised & updated Discography

Aryeh Oron wrote (August 10, 2014):
The discography pages of the Chorale Cantata BWV 113 “Herr Jesu Christ, du höchstes Gut” for the 11th Sunday after Trinity on the BCW has been revised and updated.
The cantata is scored for soprano, alto, tenor & bass soloists; 4-part Chorus; and orchestra of Orchestra: transverse flute, 2 oboes, 2 oboes d’amore, 2 violins, viola & continuo. See:
Complete Recordings (8): http://www.bach-cantatas.com/BWV113.htm
Recordings of Individual Movements (10): http://www.bach-cantatas.com/BWV113-2.htm
The revised discography includes many listening/watching options to recordings directly from the discography pages, just below the recording details.

I believe this is the most comprehensive discography of this chorale cantata. If you are aware of a recording of BWV 113 missing from these pages, or want to correct/add details of a recording already presented on the BCW, please do not hesitate to inform me.

 

Cantata BWV 137 - Revised & updated Discography

Aryeh Oron wrote (August 18, 2014):
The discography pages of the Chorale Cantata BWV 137 “Lobe den Herren, den mächtigen König der Ehren” for the 12th Sunday after Trinity on the BCW has been revised and updated.
The cantata is scored for soprano, alto, tenor & bass soloists; 4-part Chorus; and orchestra of 3 trumpets, timpani, 3 oboes, 2 violins, viola & continuo. See:
Complete Recordings (27): http://www.bach-cantatas.com/BWV137.htm
Recordings of Individual Movements (10): http://www.bach-cantatas.com/BWV137-2.htm
The revised discography includes many listening/watching options to recordings directly from the discography pages, just below the recording details.

I believe this is the most comprehensive discography of this chorale cantata. If you are aware of a recording of BWV 137 missing from these pages, or want to correct/add details of a recording already presented on the BCW, please do not hesitate to inform me.

 

Cantata BWV 33 - Revised & updated Discography

Aryeh Oron wrote (August 26, 2014):
The discography pages of the Chorale Cantata BWV 33 “Allein zu dir, Herr Jesu Christ” for the 13th Sunday after Trinity on the BCW has been revised and updated.
The cantata is scored for alto, tenor & bass soloists; 4-part Chorus; and orchestra of 2 oboes, 2 violins, viola, organ, continuo. See:
Complete Recordings (12): http://www.bach-cantatas.com/BWV33.htm
Recordings of Individual Movements (16): http://www.bach-cantatas.com/BWV33-2.htm
The revised discography includes many listening/watching options to recordings directly from the discography pages, just below the recording details.

I believe this is the most comprehensive discography of this chorale cantata. If you are aware of a recording of BWV 33 missing from these pages, or want to correct/add details of a recording already presented on the BCW, please do not hesitate to inform me.

 

Cantata BWV 78 - Revised & updated Discography

Aryeh Oron wrote (September 4, 2014):
The discography pages of the Chorale Cantata BWV 78 “Jesu, der du meine Seele” for the 14th Sunday after Trinity on the BCW have been revand updated.
The cantata is scored for alto, tenor & bass soloists; 4-part Chorus; and orchestra of transverse flutes, 2 oboes, 2 violins, cello, violone, viola, continuo with organ. There is also a horn in the continuo for the opening chorus. See:
Complete Recordings (43): http://www.bach-cantatas.com/BWV78.htm
Recordings of Individual Movements (57): http://www.bach-cantatas.com/BWV78-2.htm
The revised discography includes many listening/watching options to recordings directly from the discography pages, just below the recording details.

In addition, I put at the BCW Home Page (1st row) 4 videos of this cantata. 2 are complete recordings: by Elaine Comparone and The Queen's Chamber Band, Choir & Soloists from 2009; and by Karl-Friedrich Beringer and Windsbacher Knabenchor & Akademie für Alte Musik Berlin, recorded & filmed live in Dresden in July 2011 (several months before his official recording later that year). The other 2 videos are of the popular aria-duet for soprano & alto "Wir eilen mit schwachen": by Rosemarie Landry & Maureen Forrester filmed during Canada 300 Bach Festival in 1985; and by James McCarthy & Brooklyn Boys Chorus recorded & filmed in the early 1980's. I find these two videos as the most charming of over 50 recordings of this duet.

I believe this is the most comprehensive discography of this magnificent chorale cantata. If you are aware of a recording of BWV 78 missing from these pages, or want to correct/add details of a recording already presented on the BCW, please do not hesitate to inform me.

 

Cantata BWV 99 - Revised & updated Discography

Aryeh Oron wrote (September 9, 2014):
The discography pages of the Chorale Cantata BWV 99 “Was Gott tut, das ist wohlgetan” for the 15th Sunday after Trinity on the BCW have been revised and updated.
The cantata is scored for alto, tenor & bass soloists; 4-part Chorus; and orchestra of horn, transverse flute, oboe d’amore, 2 violins, viola, continuo. See:
Complete Recordings (13): http://www.bach-cantatas.com/BWV99.htm
Recordings of Individual Movements (15): http://www.bach-cantatas.com/BWV99-2.htm
The revised discography includes many listening/watching options to recordings directly from the discography pages, just below the recording details.

The English composer William Walton wrote in 1940 music for the ballet "The Wise Virgins", based on the parable of the ten virgins in St. Matthew 25:1-13. The music was arranged by Walton from the works of J.S. Bach. The score consisted of 9 numbers, 6 of which Walton abstracted for an orchestral suite. The first movement "What God hath done is rightly done", is based on the opening chorus of Cantata BWV 99.
I have revised and updated also the discography page of "The Wise Virgins" on the BCW (14 complete recoirdings and 7 of individual movements): http://www.bach-cantatas.com/Arran/OT-Walton-Rec.htm

In addition, I put at the BCW Home Page 2 audios of complete recordings of this cantata: Joshua Rifkin (1988) and Pieter Jan Lesink (1999) and 2 videos: Aria-Duet for Soprano & Alto from the cantata series of Rudolf Lutz and J.S. Bach Foundation and the 1st movement of "The Wise Virgins" with Tõnu Kalam conducting the UNC Symphony Orchestra.

I believe this is the most comprehensive discography of this chorale cantata. If you are aware of a recording of BWV 99 missing from these pages, or want to correct/add details of a recording already presented on the BCW, please do not hesitate to inform me.

 

Cantata BWV 8 - Revised & updated Discography

Aryeh Oron wrote (September 14, 2014):
The discography pages of the Chorale Cantata BWV 8 “Liebster Gott, wenn werd ich sterben?” for the 16th Sunday after Trinity on the BCW have been revised and updated.
The cantata is scored for soprano, alto, tenor & bass soloists; 4-part chorus; and orchestra of transverse flute, 2 oboes d’amore, strings, continuo; horn features in the continuo for the 1st movement. See:
Complete Recordings (19): http://www.bach-cantatas.com/BWV8.htm
Recordings of Individual Movements (12): http://www.bach-cantatas.com/BWV8-2.htm
The revised discography includes many listening/watching options to recordings directly from the discography pages, just below the recording details.

I also put at the BCW Home Page three complete recordings of this cantata. Two are audios: a studio recording by Philippe Herreweghe& Collegium Vocale Gent (1998) and a live recording conducted by Hans Zender from Bachfest Leipzig 2005. The third is a video of a live performance in New York in 2012, conducted by Mary Westbrook-Geha with Blanche Moyse Chorale.

I believe this is the most comprehensive discography of this cantata. If you are aware of a recording of BWV 8 missing from these pages, or want to correct/add details of a recording already presented on the BCW, please do not hesitate to inform me.

 

Cantata BWV 114 - Revised & updated Discography

Aryeh Oron wrote (September 21, 2014):
The discography pages of the Chorale Cantata BWV 114 “Ach, lieben Christen, seid getrost” for the 17th Sunday after Trinity on the BCW have been revised and updated.
The cantata is scored for soprano, alto, tenor & bass soloists; 4-part chorus; and orchestra of 2 oboes, flute, 2 violins, viola& continuo (horn added for the opening chorus and the closing chorale). See:
Complete Recordings (9): http://www.bach-cantatas.com/BWV114.htm
Recordings of Individual Movements (15): http://www.bach-cantatas.com/BWV114-2.htm
The revised discography includes many listening/watching options to recordings directly from the discography pages, just below the recording details.

I also put at the BCW Home Page three complete recordings of this cantata. Two are audios: a studio recording conducted by Helmuth Rilling from his cantata cycle (1974/1981) and a live recording conducted by Gustav Leonhardt in Paris (1988). The third is a video of a live performance from Budapest Bach Weeks 2012, conducted by Salamon Kamp.

I believe this is the most comprehensive discography of this chorale cantata. If you are aware of a recording of BWV 114 missing from these pages, or want to correct/add details of a recording already presented on the BCW, please do not hesitate to inform me.

 

BCW: Major Bach Events 2014/Q4 & 2015

Aryeh Oron wrote (September 30, 2014):
I have updated the pages of Major Bach Events on the BCW, to include all the Bach Festivals around the world in the last quarter of 2014 and in 2015:
http://www.bach-cantatas.com/Concerts/Event-2014.htm
http://www.bach-cantatas.com/Concerts/Event-2015.htm
The Main Page of all known Bach Festivals & Series around the world (over 250!):
http://www.bach-cantatas.com/Festival/index.htm
All the relevant Festival pages on the BCW have been updated as well.

Recent additions to this section:
Bachdag Amersfoort (Bach Day in Amersfoort, the Netherlands):
http://www.bach-cantatas.com/Festival/Festival-Amersfoort.htm
The Advent Project (Concert Series in Vienna, VA, USA):
http://www.bach-cantatas.com/Festival/Festival-Advent-Project.htm
Colorado Bach Festival (Bach Festival in Denver & Fort Collins, CO, USA)
http://www.bach-cantatas.com/Festival/Festival-Colorado.htm
Bachfest CWRU (Festival at Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, OH, USA)
http://www.bach-cantatas.com/Festival/Festival-CWRU.htm
Les Concerts J.S. Bach de Lutry (Concert Series & Festival in Lutry, Switzerland)
http://www.bach-cantatas.com/Festival/Festival-Lutry.htm

If you are aware of a major Bach event (Festival, Competition, Conference, etc.) missing from the above pages, please inform me.

 

Cantata BWV 96 - Revised & updated Discography

Aryeh Oron wrote (September 30, 2014):
The discography pages of the Chorale Cantata BWV 96 “Herr Christ, der einige Gottessohn” for the 18th Sunday after Trinity on the BCW have been revised and updated.
The cantata is scored for soprano, alto, tenor & bass soloists; 4-part chorus; and orchestra of transverse flute, piccolo flute, piccolo violin, 2 oboes, 2 violins, horn and trombone in the continuo. See:
Complete Recordings (14): http://www.bach-cantatas.com/BWV96.htm
Recordings of Individual Movements (9): http://www.bach-cantatas.com/BWV96-2.htm
The revised discography includes many listening/watching options to recordings directly from the discography pages, just below the recording details.

I also put at the BCW Home Page: http://www.bach-cantatas.com/
four complete recordings of this cantata. Two are audios: studio recordings by Karl Richter (1977-1978) and Nikolas Harnoncourt (1978). The other two are videos of live performances: Sigiswald Kuijken with La Petite Bande sung OVPP (2009) and, on the other hand, Salamon Kamp with Lutherania Choir & Chamber Orchestra (2001).

I believe this is the most comprehensive discography of this chorale cantata. If you are aware of a recording of BWV 96 missing from these pages, or want to correct/add details of a recording already presented on the BCW, please do not hesitate to inform me.

You can also read on the BCW William Hoffman's detailed introduction to the discussion of this cantata in the BCML (4th round): http://www.bach-cantatas.com/BWV96-D4.htm

 

Cantata BWV 5 - Revised & updated Discography

Aryeh Orn wrote (October 9, 2014):
The discography pages of the Chorale Cantata BWV 5 “Wo soll ich fliehen hin?” for the 19th Sunday after Trinity on the BCW have been revised and updated.
The cantata is scored for soprano, alto, tenor & bass soloists; 4-part chorus; and orchestra of slide trumpet, 2 oboes, 2 violins, viola & continuo. See:
Complete Recordings (13): http://www.bach-cantatas.com/BWV5.htm
Recordings of Individual Movements (9): http://www.bach-cantatas.com/BWV5-2.htm
The revised discography includes many listening/watching options to recordings directly from the discography pages, just below the recording details.

I also put at the BCW Home Page: http://www.bach-cantatas.com/
four recordings of this cantata. Two are audios of the complete cantata from complete recorded cycle: Helmuth Rilling (1979) and Ton Koopman (1999). The other two are videos of the opening chorus taken from complete cycles of the cantatas Óscar Gershensohn with La Capilla Real de Madrid from Spain (2011) and Christopher Shepard with Sydneian Bach Choir & Orchestra from Australia (2013). Unfortunately, only segments from these two cycles are currently available on the web and I am not sure that they have been recorded/filmed in their completeness.

I believe this is the most comprehensive discography of this chorale cantata. If you are aware of a recording of BWV 5 missing from these pages, or want to correct/add details of a recording already presented on the BCW, please do not hesitate to inform me.

You can also read on the BCW William Hoffman's detailed introduction to the discussion of this cantata in the BCML (4th round): http://www.bach-cantatas.com/BWV5-D4.htm

 

Cantata BWV 38 - Revised & updated Discography

Aryeh Oron wrote (October 20, 2014):
The discography pages of the Chorale Cantata BWV 38 “Aus tiefer Not schrei ich zu Dir” for the 21st Sunday after Trinity on the BCW have been revised and updated.
The cantata is scored for soprano, alto, tenor & bass soloists; 4-part chorus; and orchestra of 4 trombones, 2 oboes, 2 violins, viola, basso continuo which includes bassoon, violoncello, violone & organ. See:
Complete Recordings (16): http://www.bach-cantatas.com/BWV38.htm
Recordings of Individual Movements (13): http://www.bach-cantatas.com/BWV38-2.htm
The revised discography includes many listening/watching options to recordings directly from the discography pages, just below the recording details.

I also put at the BCW Home Page: http://www.bach-cantatas.com/
four recordings of this cantata. Two are audios of the complete cantata: Karl Richter (1977-1978) and Philippe Herreweghe (2003). The other two are videos of the beautiful Aria-Trio (Mvt. 5) taken from ongonig complete cycles of the cantatas: Rudolf Lutz with J.S. Bach-Stiftung from Switzerland (2007) and Kay Johannsen with Solistenensemble Stimmkunst & Stiftsbarock Stuttgart from Germany (2013).

I believe this is the most comprehensive discography of this chorale cantata. If you are aware of a recording of BWV 38 missing from these pages, or want to correct/add details of a recording already presented on the BCW, please do not hesitate to inform me.

You can also read on the BCW William Hoffman's detailed introduction to the discussion of this cantata in the BCML (4th round): http://www.bach-cantatas.com/BWV38-D5.htm

 

Cantata BWV 180 - Revised & updated Discography

Aryeh Oron wrote (October 14, 2014):
The discography pages of the Chorale Cantata BWV 180 “Schmücke dich, o liebe Seele” for the 20th Sunday after Trinity on the BCW have been revised and updated.
The cantata is scored for soprano, alto, tenor & bass soloists; 4-part chorus; and orchestra of 2 recorders, 2 transverse flutes, oboe, oboe da caccia (English horn), violoncello piccolo, 2 violins, viola & continuo. See:
Complete Recordings (24): http://www.bach-cantatas.com/BWV180.htm
Recordings of Individual Movements (12): http://www.bach-cantatas.com/BWV180-2.htm
The revised discography includes many listening/watching options to recordings directly from the discography pages, just below the recording details.

I also put at the BCW Home Page: http://www.bach-cantatas.com/
four complete recordings of this cantata. Two are audios: a performance from the 1984 Oregon Bach Festival prepared by Helmuth Rilling and conducted by his student, and Christophe Coin (1993) from his mini-cycle of cantatas with violoncello piccolo. The other two are videos of live performances: Rudolf Lutz and the Choir & Orchestra of J.S. Bach Foundation (including a lecture, 2009), and David Chin in OVPP performance with forces from Eastman School of Music (2013).

I believe this is the most comprehensive discography of this chorale cantata. If you are aware of a recording of BWV 180 missing from these pages, or want to correct/add details of a recording already presented on the BCW, please do not hesitate to inform me.

 

Cantata BWV 80 - Revised & updated Discography

Aryeh Oron wrote (October 28, 2014):
The discography pages of the Chorale Cantata BWV 80 “Ein' feste Burg ist unser Gott” for the Feast of Reformation (October 31) on the BCW have been revised and updated.
The cantata is scored for soprano, alto, tenor & bass soloists; 4-part chorus; and orchestra of 3 trumpets, timpani, 2 oboes, 2 violins, viola, cello, violone (double-bass), organ continuo (the trumpets and timpani parts are thought to be later additions by .F. Bach). This is one the most recorded among the Bach Cantatas; both the original version (without trumpets & timpani) and the later version have been recorded. See:
Complete Recordings (46): http://www.bach-cantatas.com/BWV80.htm
Recordings of Individual Movements (28): http://www.bach-cantatas.com/BWV80-2.htm
The revised discography includes many listening/watching options to recordings directly from the discography pages, just below the recording details.

I also put at the BCW Home Page: http://www.bach-cantatas.com/
four recordings of this cantata. Two are audios of the complete cantata: Fritz Werner with big forces and conventional instruments (1959) and Joshua Rifkin with minimal forces and original instruments (1985). The other two are videos of recent performances of the three choral movements (1, 5 & 8) by Spyros Klapsis & Musica Sacra Choir from Greece (2009) and by Rebecca Lord & UCLA Chorale from USA (2011).

I believe this is the most comprehensive discography of this chorale cantata. If you are aware of a recording of BWV 80 missing from these pages, or want to correct/add details of a recording already presented on the BCW, please do not hesitate to inform me.

You can also read on the BCW William Hoffman's detailed introduction to this week's discussion of the cantata in the BCML (4th round): http://www.bach-cantatas.com/BWV80-D7.htm

 

BCW: Videos of Bach places

Aryeh Oron wrote (October 31, 2014):
Peter Bach Jr. contributed to the BCW thirteen Bach videos about thirteen Bach locations. Nine videos are about the cities and places Bach lived in his life: Arnstadt, Dornheim, Eisenach, Köthen, Leipzig, Lüneburg, Mühlhausen, Ohrdruf, Weimar. Four additional videos present Bach cities and Bach places, which are related to the Bach family of musicians and only indirectly related to J.S. Bach. Wechmar is so considerable for the Bach Genealogy, that it is a must, to present it here; Gotha as well plays a role in the early Bach Genealogy, and Andisleben is the exception to the rule: that is exciting for the American Bachs of the family of musicians. And Erfurt? Erfurt is the Bach City, of all Bach cities.

Te videos come with narrated text (in both English and German), music (of J.S. Bach and his contemporaries) and information, with a length of 3-4, one is 6 minutes. You can do a mini Bach tour sitting in your chair, viewing them as appetizers for a real Bach tour, or evoking reminiscences of past visits to these places.

All the videos are presented in a dedicated page on the BCW: http://www.bach-cantatas.com/Tour/Video-Place.htm
as well as in the relevant place pages in the section of Guide to Bach Tour on the BCW: http://www.bach-cantatas.com/Tour/index.htm
where you can find a lot of information about every place associated with Bach: Places J.S. Bach lived in, places Bach visited, Bach family places, 50 in total. Each place page/s contain: Description and history of the place and its Bach connection, Relevant events in life history of J.S. Bach, Performance dates of J.S. Bach’s vocal works, Features of interest, Information & links, Photos, Maps, and more.

 

Cantata BWV 115 - Revised & updated Discography

Aryeh Oron wrote (November 6, 2014):
The discography pages of the Chorale Cantata BWV 115 “Mache dich, mein Geist, bereit” for the 22nd Sunday after Trinity on the BCW have been revised and updated.
The cantata is scored for soprano, alto, tenor & bass soloists; 4-part chorus; and orchestra of transverse flute, oboe d’amore, 2 violins, viola, violoncello piccolo, continuo including horn in the chorale movements. See:
Complete Recordings (12): http://www.bach-cantatas.com/BWV115.htm
Recordings of Individual Movements (10): http://www.bach-cantatas.com/BWV115-2.htm
The revised discography includes many listening/watching options to recordings directly from the discography pages, just below the recording details.

I also put at the BCW Home Page: http://www.bach-cantatas.com/
four recordings of this cantata. Two are audios of the complete cantata: Nikolaus Harnoncourt (1979) and Christophe Coin (1993), both with original instruments. The other two are videos: the complete cantata conducted by Salamon Kamp from Budapest and the aria for soprano from a recital of Ying Fang at Juilliard School, New York.

I believe this is the most comprehensive discography of this chorale cantata. If you are aware of a recording of BWV 115 missing from these pages, or want to correct/add details of a recording already presented on the BCW, please do not hesitate to inform me.

You can also read on the BCW William Hoffman's detailed introduction to this week's discussion of the cantata in the BCML (4th round): http://www.bach-cantatas.com/BWV115-D5.htm

 

Cantata BWV 139 - Revised & updated Discography

Aryeh Oron wrote (November 14, 2014):
The discography pages of the Chorale Cantata BWV 139 “Wohl dem, der sich auf seinen Gott” for the 23rd Sunday after Trinity on the BCW have been revised and updated.
The cantata is scored for soprano, alto, tenor & bass soloists; 4-part chorus; and orchestra of 2 oboes d’amore, 2 violins, viola, organ & continuo. See:
Complete Recordings (12): http://www.bach-cantatas.com/BWV139.htm
Recordings of Individual Movements (4): http://www.bach-cantatas.com/BWV139-2.htm
The revised discography includes many listening/watching options to recordings directly from the discography pages, just below the recording details.

I also put at the BCW Home Page: http://www.bach-cantatas.com/
2 audios and 2 videos of the cantata. A short description below the audio/video image is linked to the full details at the discography pages.

I believe this is the most comprehensive discography of this chorale cantata. If you are aware of a recording of BWV 139 missing from these pages, or want to correct/add details of a recording already presented on the BCW, please do not hesitate to inform me.

You can also read on the BCW William Hoffman's detailed introduction to this week's discussion of the cantata in the BCML (4th round): http://www.bach-cantatas.com/BWV139-D4.htm

 

Cantata BWV 26 - Revised & updated Discography

Aryeh Oron wrote (November 17, 2014):
The discography pages of the Chorale Cantata BWV 26 “Ach wie flüchtig, ach wie nichtig” for the 24th Sunday after Trinity on the BCW have been revised and updated.
The cantata is scored for soprano, alto, tenor & bass soloists; 4-part chorus; and orchestra of 2 transverse flute, 3 oboes, 2 violins, viola, continuo including organ & horn. See:
Complete Recordings (17): http://www.bach-cantatas.com/BWV26.htm
Recordings of Individual Movements (11): http://www.bach-cantatas.com/BWV26-2.htm
The revised discography includes many listening/watching options to recordings directly from the discography pages, just below the recording details.

I also put at the BCW Home Page: http://www.bach-cantatas.com/
2 audios and 2 videos of the cantata. A short description below the audio/video image is linked to the full details at the discography pages.

I believe this is the most comprehensive discography of this chorale cantata. If you are aware of a recording of BWV 26 missing from these pages, or want to correct/add details of a recording already presented on the BCW, please do not hesitate to inform me.

You can also read on the BCW William Hoffman's detailed introduction to this week's discussion of the cantata in the BCML (4th round): http://www.bach-cantatas.com/BWV26-D5.htm

 

Cantata BWV 116 - Revised & updated Discography

Aryeh Oron wrote (November 28, 2014):
The discography pages of the Chorale Cantata BWV 116 “Du Friedefürst, Herr Jesu Christ” for the 25h Sunday after Trinity on the BCW have been revised and updated.
The cantata is scored for soprano, alto, tenor & bass soloists; 4-part chorus; and orchestra of 2 oboes d’amore, 2 violins, viola, continuo (with horn added for the two chorale movements). See:
Complete Recordings (9): http://www.bach-cantatas.com/BWV116.htm
Recordings of Individual Movements (4): http://www.bach-cantatas.com/BWV116-2.htm
The revised discography includes many listening/watching options to recordings directly from the discography pages, just below the recording details.

I also put at the BCW Home Page: http://www.bach-cantatas.com/
2 audios of the cantata. A short description below the audio/video image is linked to the full details at the discography pages.

I believe this is the most comprehensive discography of this chorale cantata. If you are aware of a recording of BWV 116 missing from these pages, or want to correct/add details of a recording already presented on the BCW, please do not hesitate to inform me.

You can also read on the BCW William Hoffman's detailed introduction to this week's discussion of the cantata in the BCML (4th round): http://www.bach-cantatas.com/BWV116-D5.htm

 
 

Cantata BWV 62 - Revised & updated Discography

Aryeh Oron wrote (December 2, 2014):
The discography pages of the Chorale Cantata BWV 62 “Nun komm, der Heiden Heiland” [II] for the for the 1st Sunday in Advent on the BCW have been revised and updated.
The cantata is scored for soprano, alto, tenor & bass soloists; 4-part chorus; and orchestra of 2 oboes, 2 violins, viola, & continuo with horn. See:
Complete Recordings (25): http://www.bach-cantatas.com/BWV62.htm
Recordings of Individual Movements (19): http://www.bach-cantatas.com/BWV62-2.htm
The revised discography includes many listening/watching options to recordings directly from the discography pages, just below the recording details.

I also put at the BCW Home Page: http://www.bach-cantatas.com/
2 audios and 2 videos of the cantata. A short description below the audio/video image is linked to the full details at the discography pages.

I believe this is the most comprehensive discography of this chorale cantata. If you are aware of a recording of BWV 62 missing from these pages, or want to correct/add details of a recording already presented on the BCW, please do not hesitate to inform me.

You can also read on the BCW William Hoffman's detailed introduction to this week's discussion of the cantata in the BCML (4th round): http://www.bach-cantatas.com/BWV62-D6.htm

 

Cantata BWV 91 - Revised & updated Discography

Aryeh Oron wrote (December 11, 2014):
The discography pages of the Chorale Cantata BWV 91 “Gelobet seist du, Jesu Christ” for Christmas Day on the BCW have been revised and updated.
The cantata is scored for soprano, alto, tenor & bass soloists; 4-part chorus; and orchestra of 2 horns, timpani, 3 oboes, 2 violins, viola & continuo. See:
Complete Recordings (13): http://www.bach-cantatas.com/BWV91.htm
Recordings of Individual Movements (6): http://www.bach-cantatas.com/BWV91-2.htm
The revised discography includes many listening/watching options to recordings directly from the discography pages, just below the recording details.

I have also added to the movement pages of this cantata an option to move back and forth between the movements and to each movement page the relevant portion of the BGA score. See: http://www.bach-cantatas.com/INS/BWV091-01.htm

I also put at the BCW Home Page: http://www.bach-cantatas.com/
2 audios and 2 videos of the cantata. A short description below the audio/video image is linked to the full details at the discography pages.

I believe this is the most comprehensive discography of this chorale cantata. If you are aware of a recording of BWV 91 missing from these pages, or want to correct/add details of a recording already presented on the BCW, please do not hesitate to inform me.

You can also read on the BCW William Hoffman's detailed introduction to this week's discussion of the cantata in the BCML (4th round): http://www.bach-cantatas.com/BWV91-D5.htm

 

BCW: New Utility - Moving between movements of Bach' vocal works

Aryeh Oron wrote (December 18, 2014):
The BCW contains a page for each movement of Bach's vocal works. The page includes: BWV Number, Mvt. No, Title, Soloists, Choir and Insrumentation; in many cases also: Text, CT and its author, CM and its author, CM Score, and the relevant part of the BGA Score.
These pagers serve, among other things, as the data-base for the Search Works/Movements utility:
http://www.bach-cantatas.com/INS-Search.htm
The movement pages are also linked from the main pages of Bach Cantatas & Other Vocal Works on the BCW.

I received recently a request from Åse Lunnan from Radio Norway:
"I am a music librarian in the Norwegian Broadcasting Company and I use your website several times a week. It is extremely useful for cataloging Bach cantatas in our record library. I check the instrumentations for each and every aria, recitative etc. There is one thing I would love to see, and that is a “next movement”-button from movement to movement in a cantata or oratorio/passion. Then we wouldn’t have to click back to the cantata’s /oratorio’s main page every single time we want to check the next movement. This adds a lot of extra clicking, especially in the oratorios/passions. I need to check every movement. "

Yesterday I finished adding inter-links to ALL the movement pages of Bach's vocal works, allowing the user moving back and forth between the movements:
Cantatas BWV 1-215
Masses BWV 232-236
Magnificats BWV 243-243a
Passions BWV 244-245
Oratorios BWV 248/1-6, 249

Åse Lunnan wrote in response:
"That is truly impressing and extremely helpful. I noticed yesterday when cataloging BWV 232 that I could press “next movement” all through the mass, and it saved me a lot of time! Time that you’ve had to spend instead, scripting... but now I’ll be able to save a lot of time each and every time I work with Bach vocal works here in our library, and I am sure there are a lot of other people who’ll appreciate this too.
Thank you so much for doing this!! And thanks again for a great resource, your site makes my work a lot easier."

I hope you will find the new utility useful for your needs as well.

Anthony Kozar wrote (December 31, 2014):
[To Aryeh Oron] Thanks very much, Aryeh!!

This is a very useful addition. I found myself wishing for these links back when I was retagging the vocal works in my iTunes library.

Thanks!

 

Cantata BWV 121 - Revised & updated Discography

Aryeh Oron wrote (December 18, 2014):
The discography pages of the Chorale Cantata BWV 121 “Christum wir sollen loben schont” for the 2nd Day of Christmas on the BCW have been revised and updated.
The cantata is scored for soprano, alto, tenor & bass soloists; 4-part chorus; and orchestra of horn, oboe d’amore, 3 trombones, 2 violins, viola & continuo (with organ). See:
Complete Re(11): http://www.bach-cantatas.com/BWV121.htm
Recordings of Individual Movements (5): http://www.bach-cantatas.com/BWV121-2.htm
The revised discography includes many listening/watching options to recordings directly from the discography pages, just below the recording details.

I have also added to the movement pages of this cantata an option to move back and forth between the movements and to each movement page the relevant portion of the BGA score. See: http://www.bach-cantatas.com/INS/BWV121-01.htm

I also put at the BCW Home Page: http://www.bach-cantatas.com/
2 audios of the cantata. A short description below the audio/video image is linked to the full details at the discography pages.

I believe this is the most comprehensive discography of this chorale cantata. If you are aware of a recording of BWV 91 missing from these pages, or want to correct/add details of a recording already presented on the BCW, please do not hesitate to inform me.

You can also read on the BCW William Hoffman's detailed introduction to this week's discussion of the cantata in the BCML (4th round): http://www.bach-cantatas.com/BWV121-D4.htm

 

Cantata BWV 133 - Revised & updated Discography

Aryeh Oron wrote (December 24, 2014):
The discography pages of the Chorale Cantata BWV 133 “Ich freue mich in dir” for the the 3rd Day of Christmas [St John's Day] on the BCW have been revised and updated.
The cantata is scored for soprano, alto, tenor & bass soloists; 4-part chorus; and orchestra of cornett, 2 oboes d’amore, 2 violins, viola & continuo. See:
Complete Recordings (12): http://www.bach-cantatas.com/BWV133.htm
Recordings of Individual Movements (5): http://www.bach-cantatas.com/BWV133-2.htm
The revised discography includes many listening/watching options to recordings directly from the discography pages, just below the recording details.

I have also added to the movement pages of this cantata an option to move back and forth between the movements and to each movement page the text and relevant portion of the BGA score. See: http://www.bach-cantatas.com/INS/BWV133-01.htm

I also put at the BCW Home Page: http://www.bach-cantatas.com/
2 audios and 2 videos of the cantata. A short description below the audio/video image is linked to the full details at the discography pages.

I believe this is the most comprehensive discography of this chorale cantata. If you are aware of a recording of BWV 133 missing from these pages, or want to correct/add details of a recording already presented on the BCW, please do not hesitate to inform me.

You can also read on the BCW William Hoffman's detailed introduction to this week's discussion of the cantata in the BCML (4th round): http://www.bach-cantatas.com/BWV133-D4.htm

 

Cantata BWV 122 - Revised & updated Discography

Aryeh Oron wrote (December 30, 2014):
The discography pages of the Chorale Cantata BWV 122 “Das neugeborene Kindelein” for the the the 1st Sunday after Christmas Day on the BCW have been revised and updated.
The cantata is scored for soprano, alto, tenor & bass soloists; 4-part chorus; and orchestra of 3 transverse flutes (or recorders), oboe da caccia, 2 oboes, bassoon, 2 violins, viola & continuo with organ. See:
Complete Recordings (11): http://www.bach-cantatas.com/BWV122.htm
Recordings of Individual Movements (6): http://www.bach-cantatas.com/BWV122-2.htm
The revised discography includes many listening/watching options to recordings directly from the discography pages, just below the recording details.

I have also added to the movement pages of this cantata an option to move back and forth between the movements and to each movement page the text and relevant portion of the BGA score. See: http://www.bach-cantatas.com/INS/BWV122-01.htm

I also put at the BCW Home Page: http://www.bach-cantatas.com/
2 audios and 1 video of the cantata. A short description below the audio/video image is linked to the full details at the discography pages.

I believe this is the most comprehensive discography of this chorale cantata. If you are aware of a recording of BWV 122 missing from these pages, or want to correct/add details of a recording already presented on the BCW, please do not hesitate to inform me.

You can also read on the BCW William Hoffman's detailed introduction to this week's discussion of the cantata in the BCML (4th round): http://www.bach-cantatas.com/BWV122-D4.htm

Happy New Year!

 

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