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)

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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J.S.Bach - The Cantatas Pilgrimage (Gardiner) [Repost]  

Posted by Bibixy at July 17, 2013
J.S.Bach - The Cantatas Pilgrimage (Gardiner) [Repost]

J.S.Bach - The Cantatas Pilgrimage (Gardiner)
Soli Deo Gloria | 1999/2010 | 51 CD | 28 RAR | 4.44Gb
Lame encoded | MP3 192 Kbps | Covers | Tracks

When we embarked on the Bach Cantata Pilgrimage in Weimar on Christmas Day 1999 we had no real sense of how the project would turn out. There were no precedents, no earlier attempts to perform all Bach’s surviving church cantatas on the appointed feast day and all within a single year, for us to draw on or to guide us. Just as in planning to scale a mountain or cross and ocean, you can make meticulous provision, calculate your route and get all the equipment in order, in the end you have to deal with whatever the elements - both human and physical - throw at you at any given moment. (Sir John Eliot Gardiner)

Bach-Complete Cantatas Vol. 6-Harnoncourt, Leonhardt  

Posted by boticario at April 12, 2012
Bach-Complete Cantatas Vol. 6-Harnoncourt, Leonhardt

Bach-Complete Cantatas VOL.6, Cantatas BWV 21-23-Harnoncourt, Leonhardt
Vinyl rip in 24-bit/96 kHz + 16 bit/44 Khz | FLAC | cue & Tech Log | Complete Artwork, Scores | 1,87 Mb | FP
Telefunken – SKW 6/1-2 (1973) Original Germany Pressing | Baroque

"First integral of the cantatas of Bach on period instruments. In memory of Gustav Leonhardt."
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.
Ciofini, Accademia Hermans - Steffani: Lagrime Dolorose - Secular Cantatas (2014)

Ciofini, Accademia Hermans - Steffani: Lagrime Dolorose - Secular Cantatas (2014)
EAC Rip | Flac (Image + cue + log) | 271 MB | MP3 320Kbps CBR | 147 MB | 1 CD | Full Scans
Genre: Classical | Label: Brilliant Classics | Catalog Number: 94299

Thanks to the advocacy of world star Cecilia Bartoli (her bestselling album “Mission”) the music of Agostino Steffani enjoys a glorious resurrection. This newly recorded CD contains the 6 Secular Cantatas for vocal soloists and a group of instruments, both strings and winds.