J.S. Bach

Recommended (or not) Recordings

Secular cantatas BWV 206 & 207 a

Main Performer
or Conductor:
Frieder Bernius
Accompaniment/Orchestra:Concerto Köln & Kammerchor St³ttgart
Soloists:Ruth Ziesak, Soprano
Michel Chance, Alto
Christoph PrÚgardien, Tenor
Peter Kooy, bass
Individual Works:Auf, schmetternde Töne der muntern Trompeten, BWV 207a
Schleicht, spielende Wellen, BWV 206
Format:Compact Disc
Record Label:Sony Classical
Catalog Number:SK 46 492
Year Released/Recorded:September 19 - 26, 1990
Total Playing Time:66:51
Comments:RenÚ Cevasco Matthei said:

Bernius is a very obscure barroque conductor. I´m only listened the motets with the same chorus and orquestra, in the "Vivarte" serie from Sony Classical.
This cd, from 1991, gives a excepcional recording of two seculars cantatas dedicated to Augustus III, Elector of Saxony and King of Poland. The congratulation vein of BWV 206 and 207 a (a rarity) with Augustus person, is reflected in the vivid and coloured orquestation. Bernius has stile with Bach. His BWV 206 is very elegant and transparent in comparation with Reinhart Goebel & Musica Antiqua Köln version at Archiv (more arcaic and faster, but no less interesting). BVV 207 a, have an intrumental ritornello parodied from Branderburg Concert n° 1. Recomemend.

Acknowledgements:Thank you to the following for submitting this recording and for your comments:
  • RenÚ Cevasco Matthei
Date First Submitted:06/19/2001