Bach Secular Cantatas

Suzuki, Bach Collegium Japan - Bach: Secular Cantatas Vol 4 - Academic Cantatas (2014)

Suzuki, Bach Collegium Japan - Bach: Secular Cantatas Vol 4 - Academic Cantatas (2014)
EAC Rip | Flac (Image + cue + log) | 1 CD | Full Scans | 351 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: Bis | Catalog Number: 2001

The two works on this disc perfectly illustrate a particular type of secular cantata, the so-called ‘dramma per musica’. In such works the libretto is constructed dramatically, and the singers embody various roles, such as gods and other characters from antiquity, and allegorical figures. The parallel with opera is apparent, although the ‘drammi per musica’ do without any scenic element. Bach primarily used the form in works intended for princely tributes or academic festivities: educated audiences could be expected to recognize the characters and literary traditions involved.

Bach - Secular Cantatas Vol III (Masaaki Suzuki) (2013)  Music

Posted by Ebisu at June 5, 2014
Bach - Secular Cantatas Vol III (Masaaki Suzuki) (2013)

Bach - Secular Cantatas Vol III (Masaaki Suzuki) (2013)
Classical | Eac. Flac, Img+Cue, Log | Covers | 373 MB
Label: BIS | Catalog N.: BIS-2041 | TT: 77:26

A selection of Bach's secular smaller-scale choral and vocal works in the Suzuki BIS cantata cycle delights as much as the weightier ones have done.
Masaaki Suzuki is nearing the end of the excellent BIS cycle of all the Bach cantatas. Other complete current cycles of note are those by Ton Koopman on Challenge and John Eliot Gardiner on SDG. This is the only one on SACD although the disks can also be played in stereo on CD players and most computers. It's also a cycle using period instruments; Koopman's and Gardiner's do not.
Bach: Secular Cantatas vol II - Masaaki Suzuki, Bach Collegium Japan (2012)

Bach: Secular Cantatas vol II - Masaaki Suzuki, Bach Collegium Japan (2012)
EAC Rip | Flac (Image + cue + log) | 1 CD | Full Scans | 367 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: Bis | Catalog Number: 1971

Bach Collegium Japan and Masaaki Suzuki present their long-awaited second volume of secular cantatas by J.S. Bach. The “Hunt Cantata”, composed in 1713, is the oldest of his secular cantatas. The libretto includes a dramatic plot in which four divinities from ancient mythology appear.
J.S. Bach - Secular Cantatas 'Tönet, ihr Pauken' - Herreweghe (HM 2005)

J.S. Bach - Secular Cantatas | 2005 | Genre: Classical, Chorus
APE 1411 kbps | 44100 HZ Stereo | 262 MB

''‘Sound, ye drums! Ring out, ye trumpets!’
In his Leipzig years, Bach liked to remind people that he was not only Kantor of St Thomas’s, but also the city’s director of music. It was in this capacity that he wrote these sumptuous secular cantatas, in honour respectively of the university professor Kortte (BWV 207, 1726) and of Queen Maria Josepha (BWV 214, 1733). Allegorical figures such as Industry, Fortune, Honour and Gratitude take it in turns to sing of the learning and the merits of the recipients, borrowing material from one of the Brandenburg Concertos or ‘quoting’ some of the finest music from the Christmas Oratorio, not yet composed . . . '' – HarmoniaMundi.com
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Johann Sebastian Bach - The Cantatas [55 CD] (Repost)  Music

Posted by Bibixy at Sept. 14, 2013
Johann Sebastian Bach - The Cantatas [55 CD] (Repost)

Johann Sebastian Bach - The Cantatas (Masaaki Suzuki)
BIS | 1995-2011 | 55 CD | 55 RAR | 6.5Gb
MP3 192 Kbps | Lame encoded | Tracks | Covers & Booklets

For those who are not familiar with the Bach Collegium Japan, it is an orchestra and choir founded in 1990 by their director and keyboard player Masaaki Suzuki. The orchestra is renowned as Japan’s leading period instrument players applying their historically informed knowledge of sacred baroque music and specialising in the work of J.S. Bach. The chosen venue for Suzuki’s cycle of recordings has been the Shoin Women’s University Chapel in Kobe, Japan.
Suzuki really is a master of his art directing impeccable vocal and instrumental performances.
Telemann – Secular cantatas & Overtures (Dorothee Mields, Ewald Demeyere) (2009)

Telemann – Secular cantatas & Overtures (Dorothee Mields, Ewald Demeyere) (2009)
Classical | Eac. Flac, Img+Cue, Log | Covers | 489 MB
Label: Accent | Catalog N.: ACC 24199 | TT: 79:10

Telemann, with an absolute lack of seriousness, deploys a whole host of Italian operatic mannerisms in this work, and the challenge for the singers who've attempted it (not a large crowd) is to untrack themselves from regimes of discipline enough to be funny, but not to take a grotesque approach; the humor of the piece lies in small details that have to be delivered in a natural Way. Mields carries this off nicely, starting out in a sort of blank state and then adopting a pose of rising emotion. In the cornier and less interesting Der Weiber-Orden, TWV 20:49 (The Order of Women), she sounds entirely different, delivering the music in the intended tone of hearty, folkish humor. The three French-style instrumental overtures have plenty of humor themselves, with the last of them offering a gallery of theatrical figures (Scaramouche, Pierrot), concluding with an unusual "Mezzetin en Turc."

J.S.Bach - Complete Cantatas - Ton Koopman [vol.10 - 12 of 22]  Music

Posted by pmarkov at Aug. 19, 2010
J.S.Bach - Complete Cantatas - Ton Koopman [vol.10 - 12 of 22]

J.S.Bach - Complete Cantatas - Ton Koopman [vol.10 - 12 of 22]
9CDs of 67 | APE + CUE + EAC LOG | Cover + Booklet | 2.4Gb | Challenge Classics (2006)
Amsterdam Baroque Orchestra & Choir (Ton Koopman)

...Ton Koopman is an exclusive artist of the Time-Warner organization for which he is recording the complete cycle of the sacred and secular Cantatas of J.S. Bach as well as the integral of the works for organ. The organ recordings have been completed in July 1999. The cantatas will be completed in 2004. In September 1997 Ton Koopman was rewarded the Deutsche Schallplattenpreis "Echo Klassik 1997" for the Bach Cantatas...
Ton Koopman (Conductor, Harpsichord, Organ) - Short Biography
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Bach: Complete Works - Hänssler Edition Bachakademie - Vol. 17 - Secular Cantatas
Vol. 17: 4 CDs | 2000 | APE + CUE | Booklets: 136 MB | 1.2 GB

A very different set than Teldec's Bach 2000. The Hanssler Bachakademie, supervised by Helmut Rilling, is not HIP (historic instruments performance). The orchestras are warm and lush (but not huge). The soloists are, in general, extraordinary. The tempos are sane. Hanssler has included fragments of some incomplete BWV's that are not included in the Teldec set; a minor plus but appealing. I found I preferred these traditional instruments and the daring using of forte-piano in place of harpsichord on a few of the recordings (flute sonatas). Highlights for me are The Well-Tempered Clavier Books 1 and 2, Musical Offering, Flute Sonatas, The Motets. I also found I prefer these Cantatas recordings to any other, including the new Koopman, Suzuki and the well-known Leonhart-Harnoncourt. While not the newest recordings, the sound is warmer which I prefer to the new state-of-the-art HIP recordings. Although most of the Cantatas are older recordings, much of the Hanssler Bachakademie edition is newly recorded for this project and the sound is consistent and excellent.
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Bach: Complete Works - Hänssler Edition Bachakademie - Vol. 16 - Secular Cantatas
Vol. 16: 4 CDs | 2000 | APE + CUE | Booklets: 136 MB | 1.1 GB

A very different set than Teldec's Bach 2000. The Hanssler Bachakademie, supervised by Helmut Rilling, is not HIP (historic instruments performance). The orchestras are warm and lush (but not huge). The soloists are, in general, extraordinary. The tempos are sane. Hanssler has included fragments of some incomplete BWV's that are not included in the Teldec set; a minor plus but appealing. I found I preferred these traditional instruments and the daring using of forte-piano in place of harpsichord on a few of the recordings (flute sonatas). Highlights for me are The Well-Tempered Clavier Books 1 and 2, Musical Offering, Flute Sonatas, The Motets. I also found I prefer these Cantatas recordings to any other, including the new Koopman, Suzuki and the well-known Leonhart-Harnoncourt. While not the newest recordings, the sound is warmer which I prefer to the new state-of-the-art HIP recordings. Although most of the Cantatas are older recordings, much of the Hanssler Bachakademie edition is newly recorded for this project and the sound is consistent and excellent.
Bach Collegium Japan & Masaaki Suzuki - Bach: Celebratory Cantatas (2017)

Bach Collegium Japan & Masaaki Suzuki - Bach: Celebratory Cantatas
Classical, Cantata, Baroque | WEB FLAC (tracks) & d. booklet | 70:16 min | 346 MB
Label: BIS | Tracks: 20 | Rls.date: 2017

Besides the fact that they both celebrate Augustus III, Elector of Saxony and King of Poland, there is a close connection between the two works included on the eighth volume of Bach’s secular cantatas. On 2nd October 1734, the King and his family made a surprise visit to Leipzig, and in all haste a festive event was planned for three days later, in celebration of the anniversary of Augustus’s ascension to the Polish throne. Bach was asked to provide the musical entertainment, and consequently had to put aside the work he was busy composing… namely BWV 206 Schleicht, spielende Wellen, intended for a celebration of the King’s birthday on 7th October!