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    J.S. Bach - The Secular Cantatas

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    J.S. Bach
    Cantata No.209 ‘Non sa che sia dolore’ (1729)
    Secular Cantata in Italian Style
    BWV 209/5

    Aria, ‘ Ricetti Gramezza E Pavento’
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    This graceful little movement in the form of a Gavotte ends Bach’s Cantata No. 202. The text in translation reads -

    Witness in contented bliss
    A thousand radiant days of favour,
    That soon in time to come
    Does your affection bear its flower !


    J.S. Bach
    Little Aria/Gavotte
    From Cantata No. 202 (c. 1729)
    BWV 202/9
    Soloist - Agnes Giebel (1966)
    Concerto Amsterdam
    Dir - Jaap Schroder
    Telefunken/Teldec

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    And this little break -

    J.S. Bach
    Musette in D Major
    (From Anna Magdelena Notebook)

    Pianist - Rosalyn Tureck, (1914-2003) Pianist, Harpsichordist, Conductor and Editor. Teacher, enthusiast and promoter of Bach's music throughout the USA and worldwide.

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    J.S. Bach
    Aria with Thirty Variations, BMW988 ('Goldberg Variations')
    Opening
    Soloist - Rosalyn Tureck (1914-2003)
    Great Hall of the Philharmonic
    St. Petersburg, Russia 1995

    'Tureck - the only great artistic influence in my career' (Glenn Gould)

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    J.S. Bach
    Opening Movement
    Cantata No. 207 (1726)
    BWV 207/1
    Opening Chorus
    'Vereinigte Zwietracht de wechs'
    Musica Antiqua Koln, Choir and Soloists

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    Hi Robert,

    Thank you for sharing that. Some beautiful Bach just before Christmas, what could be better.


    Margaret

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    Hi there Margaret,

    Glad you like these. Here's another -

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    J.S. Bach
    ‘A Musical Drama’
    Cantata BWV 206, 'Schleicht, spielende Wellen, und murmelt gelinde!’
    BWV 206/3
    Bass Aria - ‘’Schleuß des Janustempels Türen’’

    Text -

    Close those Janus temple portals !
    As we our hearts open wide.
    Since to Thee alone our faith was promised,
    Moved alone, Lord, by thy kindness
    Our repentant hearts - These our filial hearts and spirits
    With obedience turn to Thee.

    In this extraordinary aria Bach employs a bass soloist to sing harmonic accompaniments besides melody in an astonishing demonstration of mastery of harmony. This cantata, officially written for the holiday of a dignitary, Augustus 3rd, in 1724 almost certainly includes one of Bach’s musical replies to concerted and growing criticism against his career. The work was several times scheduled for performance during his later career (e.g. in 1736, 1740 and again in 1742) but was cancelled by others each time. How else was Bach to respond to criticism of his music ? He did so musically. The librettist remains unknown. It may have been Bach himself.

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    J.S. Bach
    Cantata No. 202 (c.1729)
    Opening Movement
    Aria ‘Weichet nur, bertrubte Schatten’
    BWV 202/1

    Text -

    Yield now I say you brooding shadows,
    Frost and tempests, take your rest!

    Flora's mirth
    Will our breast
    Nothing but merry joy now furnish,
    For she draws with flowers nigh


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    I'll finish this short thread by returning to Bach's wonderful 'Christmas Oratorio'. From the same J.S.Bach, the most stupendous miracle in the entire history of music.

    Happy Christmas to all members and best wishes for this coming New Year ! Here's the lovely Sinfonia -

    J.S. Bach
    Sinfonia
    Scene on the Nativity of Jesus Christ
    Christmas Oratorio
    BWV 248
    Christopher Hogwood - Conductor
    Academy of Ancient Music
    London

    L'Oiseau Lyre/Decca

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    thank you for sharing

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