JuSt Bach

Bart Schneeman, Johannette Zomer

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Original Recording Format: DSD 256

Our most familiar image of Johann Sebastian Bach is that of Cantor of the Thomaskirche in Leipzig.
For twenty­seven years he was responsible for the church music on Sundays and feast days in the town’s four main churches. For this purpose he composed his many cantatas, the now world­famous passions and the six motets. The enormous number of cantatas (an estimated 250) written by Bach in Leipzig, combined with their outstanding quality, is one of the most astonishing creative achievements in western culture. For their performance he selected the best choral singers from the pupils of the nearby Thomasschule and students from Leipzig University. In his Componirstube, or composing parlour, Bach handled his musical material with scrupulousness and self­assurance. In so doing, the practice of borrowing, or readapting existing music to fulfil urgent day­to­day requirements, was no unusual matter. It was also a way of drawing attention to forgotten pieces, and a sign that Bach was well aware of the enduring quality of his music. This CD presents a wonderful anthology of gems from Bach’s huge output of cantatas. The soprano soloist takes the leading role, and expresses a wide range of human emotions from angst and deep despair to trust, joie de vivre and exuberant jubilation. A comforting or cheerful oboe or cello is often at her side, and she becomes closely engaged with them in moving or lively dialogues.

Tracklist

1.
Orchestra Suite no. 1 in C Major - Ouverture
05:49
2.
BWV 68 Aria Mein Glaubiges Herze
03:41
3.
BWV 105 Aria - Wie zittern und wanken
06:24
4.
BWV 1056 Harpsichord Concerto in F minor - Largo
02:28
5.
BWV21 Sinfonia
02:28
6.
BWV21 Aria - Seufzer, Tranen, kummer, Not
04:44
7.
BWV 49 Sinfonia
06:29
8.
BWV 32 Aria - Liebster Jesu, mein Verlangen
05:50
9.
BWV 196 Der Herr Denket an uns - Sinfonia
01:40
10.
BWV 202 Aria - Weichet nur, Betrubte Schatten
06:11
11.
BWV 202 Recitativo - Die Welt wird wieder neu
00:30
12.
BWV 202 Aria - Phebus eilt
03:20
13.
BWV 202 Recitativo - Drum sucht auch amor
00:38
14.
BWV 202 Aria - Wenn die Fruhlingslufte streichen
02:48
15.
BWV 202 Recitativo - Und dieses ist das Glucke
00:41
16.
BWV 202 Aria - Sich uben im liebe
04:15
17.
BWV 202 Recitativo - So sei das Band
00:21
18.
BWV 202 Gavotte: Sehet in Zufriedenheit
01:29

Total time: 00:59:46

Additional information

Label

SKU

39917

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Artists

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Composers

Genres

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Cables

van der Hul

Digital Converters

Horus

Editing Software

Pyramix

Mastering Engineer

Jared Sacks

Mastering Room

Grimm LS1

Microphones

Bruel & Kyaer, Schoeps

Mixing Board

Rens Heijnis custom made

Original Recording Format

Producer

Jared Sacks

Recording Engineer

Jared Sacks

Recording location

Cunerakerk, Rhenen, The Netherlands

Recording Software

Merging

Recording Type & Bit Rate

256FS

Release Date September 8, 2017

Press reviews

Luister [8] 5 out of 5

Voor het samengaan van sopraan en hobo is een zinvolle greep gedaan uit de rijkdom aan aria’s en cantates. (…) Een welhaast volmaakte versmelting van twee voertuigen van levende lucht. (…) Diepe rust overheerst, nergens haast.

BBC Radio 3

Another brand new Bach recording was the source of much delight for me this week with soprano Johannette Zomer and oboist Bart Schneemann joining forces with Zomer’s own Tulipa Consort to explore an anthology of favourite moments from Bach cantatas. I was particularly struck by the delight with which they perform the second number, the aria Mein glaubiges Herze, frohlokke (Aria) – Cantata No. 68 My faithful heart Bach’s cantata 68 it’s deliciously carefree and cheery. It’s an anthology that is pure pleasure from end to end.

Nederlands Dagblad

Op deze cd laat [Bart Schneemann] zich van een heel andere kant zien: als barokhoboist. Samen met sopraan Johannette Zomer voert hij een aantrekkelijk programma uit. (…) De cd is een geslaagd product.

De Gelderlander

Chapeau voor dit indrukwekkende samen spel. (…) Kleurrijk en joyeus.

Opus Klassiek

Johannette Zomer past deze sopraanaria’s en recitatieven als een handschoen, terwijl de smeltende toon van de hoboïst Bart Schneemann daarvoor het best denkbare kader vormt. Wat in niet mindere mate geldt voor het door Johannette Zomer opgerichte Tulipa Consort dat zich heeft gespecialiseerd in de historiserende uitvoeringspraktijk van de zeventiende- en achttiende-eeuwse (barok)muziek.

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