Discography: (SE) BIS Records AB New Releases: "Mozart – Piano Concertos Nos 5 & 6 etc" and "Bach – Secular Cantatas, Volume 6"

Contributed by admin on Feb 13, 2016

BIS Records AB annouces two new releases for the month of February 2016:

Mozart – Piano Concertos Nos 5 & 6 etc

BIS-2084 | SACD     EAN 7318599920849      TT: 69'30

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Piano Concerto No.5 in D major, K 175
Piano Concerto No.6 in B flat major, K 238
Three Concertos after J. C. Bach, K 107 (D major, G major, E flat major)

Ronald Brautigam, fortepiano
Die Kölner Akademie / Michael Alexander Willens

On the final stretch of their series of Mozart’s piano concertos, Ronald Brautigam, Michael Willens and Die Kölner Akademie are working their way backwards through the composer’s catalogue. Here, on the penultimate disc, they have reached the earliest of the original works, composed in 1773 and 1776 respectively. ...

Bach – Secular Cantatas, Volume 6

BIS-2181 | SACD       EAN 7318599921815      TT: 78'55

Johann Sebastian Bach: Lass, Fürstin, lass noch einen Strahl, BWV 198 (Trauerode)
Schlage doch, gewünschte Stunde, aria, BWV 53 [Georg Melchior Hoffmann (?)]
Tilge, Höchster, meine Sünden (Psalm 51), BWV 1083, after the ‘Stabat mater’ by G.B. Pergolesi

Bach Collegium Japan / Masaaki Suzuki
Joanne Lunn, soprano [BWV 198]; Carolyn Sampson, soprano [BWV 1083];
Robin Blaze, alto [BWV 198, BWV 53, BWV 1083]; Gerd Türk, tenor [BWV 198];
Dominik Wörner, bass [BWV 198]

Although Bach's sacred cantatas span a huge expressive range and display a striking stylistic diversity, they were all composed for performance during a church service. In the case of the secular cantatas, on the other hand, their respective purpose is as varied as their subject matter and emotional content. They were usually commissions intended for occasions such as weddings, funerals and birthdays. As such they were sometimes performed in churches, and some of them have religious texts, but as the works gathered here exemplify, they were not related to the particular theme of the church service on a certain day.  ...

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