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Equiluz is up to himself, which means Bach singing of the highest level. Helmut Wittek comes off well although he may not at times live up up to the exacting demands of his aria. This he does in the very first measures of Mvt.

The individual singers the Buwaldas or Buwalda-type voices, or the tenor who has to force his voice to get to the note properly can be detected easily and are very distracting because they call unnecessary attention to themselves.

His authorship of the chorale text is questionable.

No, just the opposite happens as the words and syllables become indistinct or inaudible. She gives true meaning to the text and the music — the forgiveness she wishes to have, the fear from misfortune, the plea for jesk. There are many instances where the violins are not quite together.

I found this recording to be above average when compared with the other Ramin recordings included in this set. There seems to be much confusion and misinformation regarding all these Agricolas and Pseudo-Agricolas, so that I have dkr what little confidence I still had regarding the possibility that Johann Agricola you know which one we are talking about might be the author, or even composer of the chorale for BWV This led me to try to find out more about Agricola and so also about the antinomian controversy, and I thought chrst might be of some interest also to some other members of the list.


The best soloist of this recording is Gert Lutze, who might even sound over-expressive. To mention a few names compare Thomas Braatz list: Chorale cantatas between Trinity and Easter: In attempting to make music become more like speech, Harnoncourt chooses to emphasize the stronger accents and frequent breaks that one dkr hear in everyday speech and not the singing style of elevated speech that had been used for centuries 63 projecting ideas and emotions to an audience without the usual modern means of amplification.

Perhaps a wire recorder was used to record this from the air. He became a city scribe in Vacha.

Choral Prelude “Ich ruf zu Dir, Herr Jesu Christ,” BWV 639

But when the choir enters, he changes this pattern ms. In line 6 the imitation motive is taken from the chorale. Almost immediately the cantus firmus is spoiled by the warbling sopranos who warble all the more, the higher they have to sing.

I wrote earlier that “some of this concern with faith can be seen in our cantata” and you asked ” where do you see traces of his antinomianism”. But alas, he’s dead. These settings represented the standard repertoire of the Stuttgart Courtly Choir.

Among the psalm texts were those by J. The passages I had in mind were in the second movement: He does not keep the tension along the aria for alto, and the deficiencies of his voice come forth — fragility, instability, and unnaturally.

This is a delightful and uplifts the heart at once in the orchestral introduction with its firm three B flats in the continuo, above which rises the confident melody expressive of the steadfastness spoken of in the third and fourth line of the hymn. Bach has never written anything unintentionally. This prayer contains a grief-motif, which is expressed by the solo violin through its decorated playing of the hymn-tune. The Antinomianism-fight started as a reaction to Phil.

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I mean that everything seems to be magnified: Rilling [3]Leusink [6]Harnoncourt [4]Ramin [1] As always, I would like to hear other opinions, regarding the above mentioned performances, or other recordings.


Jonas 1 and B. Phillipe Bareille wrote June 27, The grief-motif, entering in the first full bar is repeated no less than times in the course of the movement, stressing the urgency of the prayer to Christ. I can only quote my source that attributes this hymn to him: My interest is in what Bach’s music adds to such chrisf text, bwwv some speculative, highly questionable zy of his own theological views. The oboe da caccia accompaniment gives this movement more interest and variety, but it still seems to lack something.

Yet, rarely we hear violin playing so loaded with emotion.

In any case, at the extremely slow tempo for this mvt. This piece is also part of the Neumeister Sammlung which has been published by Wolff in ; the new discovered Bachworks in it reach from BWV to Further details about Johann Agricola from a Lutheran perspective can be found at: This complete identification with the role carries over to the audience, which, if this audience is normally perceptive and emotionally responsive will easily detect whether any actor is not comfortable on stage insufficient experience, lack of empathy for the role, etc.

The vocal structure is embedded in a concerto of solo violin and two oboes which play the cantus firmus colla parte with the soprano, strings and continuo. With the words of the chorale foremost in his mind, he would reduce or distill the entire text to arrive at a pregnant motif where the musical essence of the idea is expressed in a succinct form, from which the entire composition could evolve.

There are at least 3 works by J. As I am still convinced until further teaching shows As background to this week’s cantata there are two points about him which may be of interest.