Ton Koopman & The Amsterdam Baroque Orchestra & Choir

Complete Bach Cantatas Vol. 11

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Format: CD
Label: Challenge Classics
UPC: 0608917221121
Catnr: CC 72211
Release date: 03 October 2005
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03 October 2005
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About the album

Previously begun on Erato, Koopman's cantata cycle was taken over and completed in 2007 on Challenge Classics. It now looks set to surpass the famous Leonhardt-Harnoncourt set on Teldec (and indeed most of his other competitors).

Koopman favours an intimate approach to the choruses - namely one voice to a part. Also, he opts for females soloists rather than boys, as would have been the case in Bach's day, and he favours mixed rather than solely male choirs. For many this will be a plus point, and it is good news for fans of Barbara Schlick. He goes for slightly higher than normal pitch - a semi-tone above present day pitch, which, as Christopher Wolff's notes point out, is what Bach used in Mühlhausen and Weimar, brightening the sonority quite a lot.

The singing in virtually all the cantatas is pretty impressive and the instrumental playing is of a very high order.

"Koopman's directing vitality keeps the music spontaneously alive, with no sense of over-refinement or scholarly rectitude; the recording is first class, and the documentation could hardly be more informative. In short, this is a more enjoyable and rewarding seriesthat will give much satisfaction" - Penguin Guide to Recorded Classical Music, 2008.

Deel 11 uit de serie Bach Cantates opgenomen door Ton Koopman
Op dit album met Cantates van Bach is goed te horen dat Ton Koopman zijn koren graag intiem laat klinken, door één stem tegelijk te laten horen. In de tijd van Bach was het gebruikelijk dat jongens voor een deel de solo's zongen. Koopman kiest ervoor om vrouwelijke solisten en gemengde koren te laten optreden. De zang in de cantates is indrukwekkend en het instrumentale spel is van een zeer hoog niveau.

Tussen 1994 en 2004 nam dirigent Ton Koopman de enorme taak op zich om alle cantates, gecomponeerd door Johann Sebastian Bach, op te nemen met zijn Amsterdam Baroque Orchestra & Choir. Tijdens zijn leven schreef Bach vermoedelijk 295 cantates, waarvan er 202 bewaard zijn gebleven. Het overgrote deel van deze cantates kwam tot stand in de jaren 1723-1725 in de tijd dat Bach in Leipzig verbleef. Althans volgens biograaf Christoph Wolff, met wie Ton Koopman samenwerkte aan het enorme Bach-project.

Bach schreef de meeste cantates als muzikale omlijsting van de zondagse kerkdienst. De cantates sloten inhoudelijk aan bij de lezingen en de preek van die zondag of kerkelijke feestdag. Het was dus functionele gebruiksmuziek, maar van een hoog muzikaal niveau. Vaak beginnen de cantates met een uitgebreid openingskoor, gevolgd door enkele aria's en recitatieven (vertellende stukken, zonder tekstherhalingen).

Koopman heeft, zoals gezegd, alle bewaarde 202 cantates opgenomen. Zijn verzameling is onderverdeeld in 22 delen. Musicologen verdelen Bach's enorme cantateproductie over 5 cantatejaargangen. Een cantatejaargang of cantate-jaarcyclus bestaat uit een groep van bij elkaar horende cantates, geschreven voor de kerkdiensten van één kerkelijk jaar.

Artist(s)

Ton Koopman

Ton Koopman is a leading figure in Early Music and historically informed performance practice. As organist and harpsichordist Ton Koopman has performed all over the world and played the most beautiful historical instruments of Europe. His Amsterdam Baroque Orchestra & Choir has gained worldwide fame as one of the best ensembles on period instruments. Between 1994 and 2004 Ton Koopman and ABO&C have recorded all sacred and secular cantatas by Johann Sebastian Bach, an extraordinary project that earned international acclaim. After that Koopman recorded the complete works by Bach’s predecessor, Dieterich Buxtehude. Besides performing as a soloist and with his ABO&C, Ton Koopman is very active as a guest conductor for modern orchestras and also devotes part of his time...
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Ton Koopman is a leading figure in Early Music and historically informed performance practice. As organist and harpsichordist Ton Koopman has performed all over the world and played the most beautiful historical instruments of Europe. His Amsterdam Baroque Orchestra & Choir has gained worldwide fame as one of the best ensembles on period instruments. Between 1994 and 2004 Ton Koopman and ABO&C have recorded all sacred and secular cantatas by Johann Sebastian Bach, an extraordinary project that earned international acclaim. After that Koopman recorded the complete works by Bach’s predecessor, Dieterich Buxtehude. Besides performing as a soloist and with his ABO&C, Ton Koopman is very active as a guest conductor for modern orchestras and also devotes part of his time to teaching. Ton Koopman is president of the International Dieterich Buxtehude Society and, since 2019, president of the Leipzig Bach Archiv.

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Amsterdam Baroque Orchestra & Choir

Ton Koopman founded the Amsterdam Baroque Orchestra in 1979. The group consists of internationally renowned baroque specialists who meet up several times a year and work together to prepare and perform new exciting programmes. For the musicians each concert is a new experience and Koopman's boundless energy and enthusiasm are a sure guarantee of the highest quality. The Amsterdam Baroque Choir was founded in 1992 and it made its debut during the Holland Festival of Early Music in Utrecht performing the world première of the Requiem (for 15 voices) and Vespers (for 32 voices) by H.I.F. Biber. The recording of both of these works won the Cannes Classical Award for the best performance of 17th/18th century choral music. For its rare...
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Ton Koopman founded the Amsterdam Baroque Orchestra in 1979. The group consists of internationally renowned baroque specialists who meet up several times a year and work together to prepare and perform new exciting programmes. For the musicians each concert is a new experience and Koopman's boundless energy and enthusiasm are a sure guarantee of the highest quality.
The Amsterdam Baroque Choir was founded in 1992 and it made its debut during the Holland Festival of Early Music in Utrecht performing the world première of the Requiem (for 15 voices) and Vespers (for 32 voices) by H.I.F. Biber. The recording of both of these works won the Cannes Classical Award for the best performance of 17th/18th century choral music. For its rare combination of textural clarity and interpretative flexibility, the Amsterdam Baroque Choir is considered among today’s most outstanding choirs. In 1994 Ton Koopman and the Amsterdam Baroque Orchestra & Choir embarked upon the most ambitious recording project of the last decades: the integral recording of Bach’s secular and sacred cantatas. For this extraordinary project Koopman and his ensemble received the Deutsche Schallplatten-Preis Echo Klassik. Next to the CD recordings three books have been edited and published by Ton Koopman and the musicologist Christoph Wolff and a series of six documentaries was produced and broadcasted by various TV stations.
Alongside Bach’s music the Amsterdam Baroque Orchestra & Choir has recorded all major baroque and classical works. Major recognitions include the Gramophone Award, Diapason d'Or, 10-Repertoire, Stern des Monats-Fono Forum, the Prix Hector Berlioz and two Edison Awards. In 2008 the ensemble and Ton Koopman have been honoured with the prestigious BBC Award. Since March 2003 “Antoine Marchand”, a new sub-label of Challenge Classics, took over the release of Koopman’s new recordings and among many others has published 22 CD boxes of the Bach Cantatas, a new recording of the St. Matthew Passion (on CD and DVD) and St. Markus Passion of J.S. Bach (DVD), live recorded in Milan, as well as the first seven volumes of the Buxtehude Opera-Omnia Edition. Ton Koopman and the ABO & ABC are regular guests at the major concert halls of Europe, the USA and Japan. In the 2008/09 season they will tour extensively in Europe (Amsterdam, Paris, Madrid, Vienna, Milan, Cologne, Dresden, Düsseldorf etc) and in Far East with concerts in Hong Kong, Seoul and Tokyo.
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Johann Sebastian Bach

Johann Sebastian Bach was a German composer and musician of the Baroque period. He enriched established German styles through his skill in counterpoint, harmonic and motivic organisation, and the adaptation of rhythms, forms, and textures from abroad, particularly from Italy and France. Bach's compositions include the Brandenburg Concertos, the Goldberg Variations, the Mass in B minor, two Passions, and hundreds of cantatas. His music is revered for its technical command, artistic beauty, and intellectual depth.  Bach's abilities as an organist were highly respected during his lifetime, although he was not widely recognised as a great composer until a revival of interest in and performances of his music in the first half of the 19th century. He is now generally regarded as one of the greatest composers of all time.  
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Johann Sebastian Bach was a German composer and musician of the Baroque period. He enriched established German styles through his skill in counterpoint, harmonic and motivic organisation, and the adaptation of rhythms, forms, and textures from abroad, particularly from Italy and France. Bach's compositions include the Brandenburg Concertos, the Goldberg Variations, the Mass in B minor, two Passions, and hundreds of cantatas. His music is revered for its technical command, artistic beauty, and intellectual depth.

Bach's abilities as an organist were highly respected during his lifetime, although he was not widely recognised as a great composer until a revival of interest in and performances of his music in the first half of the 19th century. He is now generally regarded as one of the greatest composers of all time.


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Disc #1
01.
'Herr Jesu Christ, wahr' Mensch und Gott' BWV 127: Chorus: 'Herr Jesu Christ, wahr' Mensch und Gott'
05:44
02.
'Herr Jesu Christ, wahr' Mensch und Gott' BWV 127: Recitative (Tenor): 'Wenn alles sich zur letzten Zeit entsetzet'
01:14
03.
'Herr Jesu Christ, wahr' Mensch und Gott' BWV 127: Aria (Soprano): 'Die Seele ruht in Jesu Händen'
08:22
04.
'Herr Jesu Christ, wahr' Mensch und Gott' BWV 127: Recitative and Aria (Bass): 'Wenn einstens die Posaunen schallen'
03:42
05.
'Herr Jesu Christ, wahr' Mensch und Gott' BWV 127: Chorale: 'Ach Herr, vergib all unsre Schuld'
01:00
06.
'Wo soll ich fliehen hin' BWV 5: Chorus: 'Wo soll ich fliehen hin'
04:41
07.
'Wo soll ich fliehen hin' BWV 5: Recitative (Bass): 'Der Sünden Wust hat mich nicht nur befleckt'
01:02
08.
'Wo soll ich fliehen hin' BWV 5: Aria (Tenor): 'Ergieße dich reichlich'
04:57
09.
Wo soll ich fliehen hin' BWV 5: Recitative with Chorale (Alto): Mein treuer Heiland tröstet mich
01:23
10.
'Wo soll ich fliehen hin' BWV 5: Aria (Bass): 'Verstumme, Höllenheer'
06:16
11.
Wo soll ich fliehen hin BWV 5: Recitative (Soprano): 'Ich bin ja nur das kleinste Teil der Welt'
00:47
12.
'Wo soll ich fliehen hin' BWV 5: Choral: 'Führ auch mein Herz und Sinn'
00:57
13.
'Was frag ich nach der Welt' BWV 94: Chorus: 'Was frag ich nach der Welt'
02:25
14.
'Was frag ich nach der Welt' BWV 94: Aria (Bass): 'Die Welt ist wie ein Rauch und Schatten'
02:11
15.
'Was frag ich nach der Welt' BWV 94: Chorale and Recitative (Tenor): 'Die Welt sucht Ehr und Ruhm'
03:21
16.
'Was frag ich nach der Welt' BWV 94: Aria (Alto): 'Betörte Welt, betörte Welt!'
05:12
17.
'Was frag ich nach der Welt' BWV 94: Chorale and Recitative (Bass): 'Die Welt bekümmert sich'
02:32
18.
'Was frag ich nach der Welt' BWV 94: Aria (Tenor): 'Die Welt kann ihre Lust und Freud'
04:17
19.
Was frag ich nach der Welt BWV 94: Aria (Soprano): Es halt es mit der blinden Welt
03:18
20.
Was frag ich nach der Welt' BWV 94: Chorale: 'Was frag ich nach der Welt!
01:46

Disc #2
01.
'Jesu, nun sei gepreiset' BWV 41: Chorus: 'Jesu, nun sei gepreiset'
07:47
02.
'Jesu, nun sei gepreiset' BWV 41: Aria (Soprano): 'Laß uns, o höchster Gott'
05:27
03.
'Jesu, nun sei gepreiset' BWV 41: Recitative (Alto): 'Ach! deine Hand, dein Segen muß allein'
01:04
04.
'Jesu, nun sei gepreiset' BWV 41: Aria (Tenor): 'Woferne du den edlen Frieden'
08:17
05.
'Jesu, nun sei gepreiset' BWV 41: Recitative (Bass): 'Doch weil der Feind bei Tag und Nacht'
00:53
06.
'Jesu, nun sei gepreiset' BWV 41: Chorale: 'Dein ist allein die Ehre'
01:51
07.
'Christ unser Herr zum Jordan kam' BWV 7: Chorus: 'Christ unser Herr zum Jordan kam'
06:18
08.
'Christ unser Herr zum Jordan kam' BWV 7: Aria (Bass): 'Merkt und hört, ihr Menschenkinder'
04:37
09.
'Christ unser Herr zum Jordan kam' BWV 7: Recitative (Tenor): 'Dies hat Gott klar'
01:11
10.
'Christ unser Herr zum Jordan kam' BWV 7: Aria (Tenor): 'Des Vaters Stimme ließ sich hören'
03:40
11.
'Christ unser Herr zum Jordan kam' BWV 7: Recitative (Bass): 'Als Jesus dort nach seinen Leiden'
01:05
12.
Christ unser Herr zum Jordan kam BWV 7: Aria (Alto): Menschen, glaubt doch dieser Gnade
02:47
13.
'Christ unser Herr zum Jordan kam' BWV 7: Chorale: 'Das Aug allein das Wasser sieht'
01:19
14.
Wohl dem, der sich auf seinen Gott BWV 139: Chorus: Wohl dem, der sich auf seinen Gott
04:20
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Wohl dem, der sich auf seinen Gott BWV 139: Aria (Tenor): Gott ist mein Freund
05:31
16.
Wohl dem, der sich auf seinen Gott BWV 139: Recitative (Alto): Der Heiland sendet ja die Seinen
00:39
17.
Wohl dem, der sich auf seinen Gott' BWV 139: Aria (Bass): 'Das Unglück schlägt auf allen Seiten
05:03
18.
Wohl dem, der sich auf seinen Gott BWV 139: Recitative (Soprano): Ja trag ich gleich den größten Feind in mir
00:52
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Wohl dem, der sich auf seinen Gott BWV 139: Chorale: Dahero Trotz der Höllen Heer!
00:48

Disc #3
01.
Mache dich, mein Geist, bereit BWV 115: Chorus: Mache dich, mein Geist, bereit
04:01
02.
Mache dich, mein Geist, bereit' BWV 115: Aria (Alto): Ach, schläfrige Seele, wie?
08:36
03.
Mache dich, mein Geist, bereit BWV 115: Recitative (Bass): Gott, so fur deine Seele wacht
01:11
04.
Mache dich, mein Geist, bereit' BWV 115: Aria (Soprano): Bete aber auch dabei
06:53
05.
Mache dich, mein Geist, bereit BWV 115: Recitative (Tenor): Er sehnet sich nach unserm Schreien
00:48
06.
Mache dich, mein Geist, bereit' BWV 115: Chorale: Drum so laßt uns immerdar
00:55
07.
'Herr Jesu Christ, du höchstes Gut' BWV 113: Chorus: 'Herr Jesu Christ, du höchstes Gut'
04:11
08.
'Herr Jesu Christ, du höchstes Gut' BWV 113: Chorale (Alto): 'Erbarm dich mein in solcher Last'
04:06
09.
'Herr Jesu Christ, du höchstes Gut' BWV 113: Aria (Bass): 'Fürwahr, wenn mir das kommet ein'
03:01
10.
'Herr Jesu Christ, du höchstes Gut' BWV 113: Chorale and Recitative (Bass): 'Jedoch dein heilsam Wort'
02:11
11.
'Herr Jesu Christ, du höchstes Gut' BWV 113: Aria (Tenor): 'Jesus nimmt die Sünder an'
04:23
12.
'Herr Jesu Christ, du höchstes Gut' BWV 113: Recitative (Tenor): 'Der Heiland nimmt die Sünder an'
02:08
13.
'Herr Jesu Christ, du höchstes Gut' BWV 113: Aria (Soprano, Alto): 'Ach Herr mein Gott, vergib mirs doch'
02:08
14.
'Herr Jesu Christ, du höchstes Gut' BWV 113: Chorale: 'Stärk mich mit deinem Freudengeist'
01:02
15.
'Meine Seel erhebt den Herren' BWV 10: Chorus: 'Meine Seel erhebt den Herren'
03:23
16.
'Meine Seel erhebt den Herren' BWV 10: Aria (Soprano): 'Herr, der du stark und mächtig bist'
05:25
17.
'Meine Seel erhebt den Herren' BWV 10: Recitative (Tenor): 'Des Höchsten Güt und Treu'
01:09
18.
'Meine Seel erhebt den Herren' BWV 10: Aria (Bass): 'Gewaltige stößt Gott vom Stuhl'
02:26
19.
'Meine Seel erhebt den Herren' BWV 10: Duet (Alto, Tenor) and Chorale: 'Er denket der Barmherzigkeit'
02:14
20.
'Meine Seel erhebt den Herren' BWV 10: Recitative (Tenor): 'Was Gott den Vätern alter Zeiten'
01:57
21.
'Meine Seel erhebt den Herren' BWV 10: Chorale: 'Lob und Preis sei Gott'
00:51
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