Bach: Cantatas & Arias (2011)

Bach

The English Concert

Harry Bickett

The Italian term ‘cantata’ was generally applied to pieces written for a single voice in the eighteenth century and Bach’s practice was no different; he used the term ‘concerto’ for most of his works with multiple voices (now also called ‘cantatas’). But, apart from the presence or absence of a chorus, the two types are otherwise similar, products of the same environment and designed for the same purpose; both consist of sequences of recitatives, arias and chorales. The arias are the most developed musical forms, each generally based on the opening instrumental ‘ritornello,’ which contains the musical seed for the entire movement, setting its tone and mood. The vocal part is woven into this pre-established sound world, perfectly capturing the sense of the individual as part of an overarching order. This is something central to Bach’s religious outlook but it is also relevant for other conceptions of the human condition. 

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The English Concert

The English Concert was founded by Trevor Pinnock in 1973 and is among the world’s leading early music ensembles. Under Andrew Manze’s direction, the orchestra has added annual appearances in the USA to its worldwide touring schedule and is expanding its recording plans with harmonia mundi usa.

Elizabeth Watts

With a voice described by International Record Review as "one of the most beautiful Britain has produced in a generation" Elizabeth Watts has established herself as "one of the brightest new talents" (The Independent). Her debut recording of Schubert Lieder for  SONY Red Seal, a Gramophone magazine’s ‘Editor's Choice’, was hailed for its "milky timbre & interpretative maturity" (FT) "technical mastery" (Gramophone) and "radiant delivery" (BBC Music).  She has also released a disc of Bach Cantatas for Harmonia Mundi and most recently a disc of Strauss Songs for Hyperion, both to critical acclaim. Forthcoming recordings include CPE Bach’s Magnificat and JS Bach’s St John Passion.
Elizabeth was a chorister at Norwich Cathedral and studied archaeology at Sheffield University, before attending the Royal College of Music. She was selected by YCAT in 2004, won the 2006 Kathleen Ferrier Prize, the 2007 Outstanding Young Artist Award at the Cannes "MIDEM Classique Awards" and gained international recognition at the 2007 BBC Cardiff Singer of the World Competition, winning the Rosenblatt Recital Song Prize. From 2005- 2007 she was a member of English National Opera’s Young Singers Programme, where she appeared as Papagena Die Zauberflöte, Barbarina Figaro, Music and Hope in Monteverdi L’Orfeo and in Purcell King Arthur. She currently is an Artist in Residence at the Southbank Centre, London and the recipient of a Borletti-Buitoni Trust Award.

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Bach: Cantatas & Arias (2011)

Bach

The English Concert

Mastering Engineer: Brad Michel
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Recording location: All Hallows Church, gospel Oak, London
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Aria: Letzte Stunde, brich herein, from Cantata BWV 31
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Aria: Ich wünschte mir den Tod, from Cantata BWV 57
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Cantata: Mein Herze schwimmt im Blut, BWV 199 - Recitativo: Mein Herze schwimmt im Blut
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Cantata: Mein Herze schwimmt im Blut, BWV 199 -Stumme Seufzer, stille Klagen
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Cantata: Mein Herze schwimmt im Blut, BWV 199 - Recitativo: Doch Gott muss mir genädig sein
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Cantata: Mein Herze schwimmt im Blut, BWV 199 - Tief gebückt und voller Reue
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Cantata: Mein Herze schwimmt im Blut, BWV 199 - Recitativo: Auf diese Schmerzens-Reu
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Cantata: Mein Herze schwimmt im Blut, BWV 199 - Choral: Ich, Dein betrübtes Kind
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Cantata: Mein Herze schwimmt im Blut, BWV 199 - Recitativo: Ich lege mich in diese Wunden
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Cantata: Mein Herze schwimmt im Blut, BWV 199 - Aria: Wie freudig ist mein Herz
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Aria: Wie zittern und wanken, from Cantata BWV 105
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Aria: Ich bin vergnügt mit meinem Glücke from Cantata BWV 84
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Cantata: Jauchzet Gott in allen Landen! BWV 51 - Aria: Jauchzet Gott in allen Landen
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Cantata: Jauchzet Gott in allen Landen! BWV 51 - Recitativo: Wir beten zu dem Tempel an
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Cantata: Jauchzet Gott in allen Landen! BWV 51 - Aria: Höchster, mache deine Güte
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Cantata: Jauchzet Gott in allen Landen! BWV 51 - Choral: Sei Lob und Preis mit Ehren
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Cantata: Jauchzet Gott in allen Landen! BWV 51 - Aria: Alleluja!
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