J.S. Bach

Recommended (or not) Recordings

Cantatas, Volume 10

Main Performer
or Conductor:
Masaaki Suzuki
Accompaniment/Orchestra:Bach Collegium Japan
Soloists:Miah Persson (Soprano)
Robin Blaze (Counter-tenor)
Makoto Sakurada (tenor)
Peter Kooj (Bass)
Corna da tirarsi
Oboe da caccia
Individual Works:Cantata No.105, `Herr,gehe nicht ins Gericht mit deinem Knecht', BWV 105.
Cantata No.179, `Siehe zu, dass deine Gottesfurcht nicht Heuchelei sei', BWV 179.
Cantata No.186, `Argre dich, o Seele, nicht', BWV 186.
Format:Compact Disc
Record Label:BIS
Catalog Number:BIS-CD-951
Year Released/Recorded:FEB.1999
Total Playing Time:63'12
Comments:Gordon Martin said:

This is a wonderful cd of some of Bach's greatest music from the cantatas. BWV 105, in particular, is a ravishingly beautiful performance of the utmost sensitivity. The high spot is the soprano aria `Wie zittern und wanken' where Bach finds the most graphic musical ideas to depict the `trembling and wavering' that is the norm for most people as they struggle with their faith. And yet it is the most beautiful music one could wish to hear. The pure soprano, plangent oboe and trembling strings combine to create aural magic. But the whole cantata is on this level of supreme musical achievement. Again the Japanese forces and mainly European soloists have provided us with another definitive performance it would seem.

Acknowledgements:Thank you to the following for submitting this recording and for your comments:
  • Gordon Martin
Date First Submitted:06/18/2000