Cantatas 37

Lynne Dawson, The Purcell Quartet - Alessandro Scarlatti: Two Cantatas & 'La Folia' (1987) Reissue 2007

Alessandro Scarlatti - Two Cantatas & 'La Folia' (1987) Reissue 2007
Lynne Dawson, soprano; The Purcell Quartet

EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 287 Mb (incl 5%) | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 127 Mb (incl 5%) | Scans included
Genre: Classical, Vocal | Label: Helios/Hyperion | # CDH55233 | Time: 00:51:44

Alessandro Scarlatti wrote over 600 cantatas, two of which are on this 1987 disc performed by soprano Lynne Dawson and the Purcell Quartet: Correa nel seno amato and Già lusingato appieno. He wrote considerably less keyboard music – and next to nothing compared with the gargantuan achievement of his son Domenico – one of which is on this disc performed by Robert Woolley, the harpsichordist of the Purcell Quartet: the Variations on La Folia. With the chamber cantatas flanking the keyboard variations, this disc is a wonderful program of the elder Scarlatti's art. Though there are some who might argue English soprano Dawson is perhaps too reserved for this repertoire, none would argue that she doesn't have a clear voice and a supple technique. And while there are others who might argue the Purcell Quartet is perhaps too stringent for the repertoire, none would argue they don't play together with consummate ease and they don't accompany Dawson with brilliant mastery. But there are few who would disparage Woolley's blindingly virtuosic and blazingly demonic La Folia Variations.
Iestyn Davies, Arcangelo & Jonathan Cohen - JS Bach: Cantatas Nos 54, 82 & 170 (2017) [TR24][OF]

Iestyn Davies, Arcangelo & Jonathan Cohen - JS Bach: Cantatas Nos 54, 82 & 170
Classical | FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | 64:44 min | 1.22 GB | Digital booklet
Label: Hyperion | Tracks: 15 | Rls.date: 2017

Ich habe genug is a timeless, transcendental masterpiece: a profound expression of Christian faith at the very end of life. It demands artistry of a special order, and Iestyn Davies now joins the likes of Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau and Lorraine Hunt Lieberson in the work’s distinguished discography. The couplings are equally ravishing performances of two other great solo cantatas, while the two orchestral sinfonias which complete the album will prove refreshingly familiar.
Vox Luminis, Lionel Meunier - Bach: Actus Tragicus (Cantatas BWV 106, 150, 131, 12) (2016)

Vox Luminis, Lionel Meunier - Bach: Actus Tragicus (Cantatas BWV 106, 150, 131, 12)
Classical | FLAC (tracks)+cue, log, booklet | 84:36 min | 400 MB
Label: Alpha | Tracks: 26 | Rls.date: 2016

The year ends in fine style with a programme of cantatas by J.S. Bach performed by Vox Luminis. The Belgian group directed by the bass Lionel Meunier is now acknowledged as belonging among the worlds elite vocal ensembles, especially for its interpretations of German Baroque sacred music.
Philippe Jaroussky - Bach & Telemann: Sacred Cantatas (2016) [TR24][OF]

Philippe Jaroussky - Bach & Telemann: Sacred Cantatas
Classical | FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | 74:47 min | 1.37 GB | Digital booklet
Label: Erato/Warner Classics | Tracks: 21 | Rls.date: 2016

For his first album devoted entirely to works sung in German, star countertenor Philippe Jaroussky has chosen four religious cantatas: two by J.S. Bach (including the much-loved ‘Ich habe genug’) and two by Georg Philipp Telemann. Jaroussky is accompanied by the Freiburger Barockorchester, which also joined him for live performances at Berlin in 2015 as part of the singer’s season as artist-in-residence at the city’s historic Konzerthaus.

Philippe Jaroussky - Bach & Telemann: Sacred Cantatas (2016)  Music

Posted by LoveHive at Oct. 11, 2016
Philippe Jaroussky - Bach & Telemann: Sacred Cantatas (2016)

Philippe Jaroussky - Bach & Telemann: Sacred Cantatas (2016)
Classical, Counter Tenor | MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 01:14:47 | 172 MB
Label: Erato / Warner Classics

For his first album devoted entirely to works sung in German, star countertenor Philippe Jaroussky has chosen four religious cantatas: Two by J.S. Bach (including the much-loved Ich habe genug) and two by Georg Philipp Telemann. Jaroussky is accompanied by the Freiburger Barockorchester, which also joined him for live performances at Berlin in 2015 as part of the singer’s season as artist-in-residence at the city’s historic Konzerthaus.
Gemma Bertagnolli, Collegium Pro Musica, Stefano Bagliano - Telemann: Cantatas and Сhamber Music With Recorder (2013)

Georg Philipp Telemann - Cantatas and Сhamber Music With Recorder (2013)
Gemma Bertagnolli, soprano; Collegium Pro Musica; Stefano Bagliano, concert master

EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 328 Mb (incl 5%) | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 141 Mb (incl 5%) | Scans included
Genre: Classical | Label: Brilliant Classics | # 94334 | Time: 00:56:37

Gemma Bertagnolli is widely considered one of the leading sopranos in Early Music. Her voice is powerful, lyrical and passionate, always conveying the emotional message of the text. On this recording she joins Collegium Pro Musica and Stefano Bagliano in Cantatas for soprano, recorder and continuo, brilliant works displaying vocal and instrumental virtuosity.

Analyzing Bach Cantatas (repost)  eBooks & eLearning

Posted by libr at Dec. 26, 2015
Analyzing Bach Cantatas (repost)

Eric Chafe, "Analyzing Bach Cantatas"
English | ISBN: 0195161823 | 2003 | PDF | 305 pages | 18,5 mb
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.
Nicol Matt, Chamber Choir Of Europe - Mendelssohn: Complete Psalm Cantatas (2013)

Nicol Matt, Chamber Choir Of Europe - Mendelssohn: Complete Psalm Cantatas (2013)
EAC Rip | Flac (Image + cue + log) | 1 CD | Full Scans | 351 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: Brilliant Classics | Catalog Number: 94603

Mendelssohn’s Psalm Cantatas are small scale works for vocal soloists, choir and orchestra, based on well known psalms, expressing the general emotional content of the psalm in dramatic and romantic musical language. The writing is firmly rooted in the German choral tradition, no wonder for a composer who revived Bach’s Matthäus Passion in his time.
 Baroque Bass Cantatas from Central Germany (Klaus Mertens) (2009)

Baroque Bass Cantatas from Central Germany (Klaus Mertens) (2009)
Classical | Eac. Flac, Img+Cue, Log | Covers | 365 MB
Label: CPO | Catalog N.: cpo 777 298-2 | TT: 75:42

In the 17th and the early 18th centuries there were ample opportunities to work as a musician in Germany. Many cities and aristocratic courts had their own chapels. The best musicians were expected to compose instrumental music, music for special occasions like birthdays and weddings, sometimes operas and, of course, religious works. As most music was performed only once and compositions were considered old-fashioned within about ten years, there was a continuous demand for new music. Against this background it is hardly surprising that some of the composers of the 17th and 18th centuries have so far escaped the attention of modern scholars and performers.