J.S. Bach

Recommended (or not) Recordings

Secular Cantatas

Main Performer
or Conductor:
Gustav Leonhardt
Accompaniment/Orchestra:Orchestra and Choir of the Age of Enlightenment
Soloists:Rene Jacobs, Alto
Christoph Pregardien, Tenor
David Thomas, Bass
Individual Works:IndividualWorks: "Zerreisset, zersprenget" (Aeolus Appeased), BWV 205
"Toenet, ihr Pauken! Erschallet, Trompeten!", BWV 214
Format:Compact Disc
Record Label:Philips
Catalog Number:432 161-2
Year Released/Recorded:1990
Total Playing Time:66:28
Comments:Leonhardt conducts an exceptional performance of "Aeolus Appeased," with David Thomas impressive as Aeolus, the blustering god of the winds. Also includes a performance of the congratulatory cantata BWV 214, most of the music of which was later reused for the "Christmas Oratorio."
Acknowledgements:Thank you to the following for submitting this recording and for your comments:
  • Thomas Hubeart
Date First Submitted:02/28/1997