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Between Trinity and Advent: William Rowland Ludwig wrote July 4, I like it because I find that his singing reflects honesty.

Rilling [3]Leusink [6]Ramin [1]Harnoncourt [4] Overall performance: Part 1 Part 2 Part 3 Part 4. This version is very slow and deliberate, almost dirge-like.

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This piece is also part of the Neumeister Sammlung which has been published by Wolff in ; the new discovered Bachworks in it reach from BWV to I am not going to analyse the mvts, nor the achievement of the singers within the known spectrum neither remarkably good nor badI only want to share some things I heard Tonmalerei.

Nevertheless, this is a benchmark recording of the non-HIP variety. His production is very natural, unlike some mature counter-tenors singers. Dick Wursten wrote June 29, This he does in the very first measures of Mvt.

I suppose this type of dark treatment was generally preferred a half century ago, not only because the players and singers were living in East Germany at a time relatively soon after WW II, but also because this mode of performance with full orchestral forces including double basses was still favored at that time. Johann Agricola [Pauer]a music publisher appointed by the court in Innsbruck, Austria.

I wrote earlier that “some of this concern with faith can be seen in our cantata” and you asked ” where do you see traces of his antinomianism”.

In line 6 the imitation motive is taken from the chorale.


This complete identification with the role carries over to the audience, which, if this audience is normally perceptive and emotionally responsive will easily detect whether any actor is not comfortable on stage insufficient experience, lack of empathy for the role, etc.

Speratus, among others, all of whom Luther asked for their contributions for this new style of evangelical church hymn.

The same source as I quoted above but other author: In short, a fascinating performance. Retrieved 23 June While this is taking place, the 2 nd oboe drops down a minor 3 rd from its first note. Discussions in the Week of June 23, 1 st round.

Choral Prelude “Ich ruf zu Dir, Herr Jesu Christ,” BWV

The cheerful playing of the fagot and the violin contribute to the success of this rendition of the aria for tenor. Hamari accedes to the challenge set by Bach in the aria for alto. The her of the text I cry to thee suggests that we will have another example of a plea, a cry from the depth. They simply do not have proper control of their voices. The cantata text is formed by the unchanged five stanzas of Johann Agricola ‘s chorale ca.

She holds the simple line gloriously, manages to put the right amount of expression into each word.

Rir this is the only recording of this cantata that you have, use your imagination to conjure up the strong fervency which this mvt. This echoes precisely the same notes at the beginning of the chorale melody. He has no problems with intonation or expression and he does more than justice to the subtle nuances of the score.

Choral Prelude “Ich ruf zu Dir, Herr Jesu Christ,” BWV 639

In attempting to make music become more like speech, Harnoncourt chooses to emphasize the stronger accents and frequent breaks that one would hear in everyday speech and not the singing style of elevated speech that had been used for centuries in projecting ideas and emotions to an audience without the usual modern means of amplification. He himself would be ashamed, and offer his apologies for this lemma in the Compendium, I’m sure This special musical figure incorporates the dramatic contrast between opposite directions.


The complete title is: Considering the time this recording was made, it is understandable that her voice is full of vibrato. But when the choir enters, he changes this pattern ms. The soprano Ulrike Taube is not much better in the ensuing aria.

Chorale Prelude ‘Ich ruf’ zu dir, Herr Jesu Christ’, BWV 639 (arr. Ferruccio Busoni)

This is a moment when vocalists and instrumentalists both gather their strength for the energetic attack of the next, accented note which introduces a sir micro-phrase. In the altos there are Buwalda-type voices, while in the tenor part, the thin, raspy voices make themselves heard. If this performance were notated meticulously, rests would appear in the score.

There are at least 3 works by J. There is only one way to interpret this type of diminuendo: To mention a few names compare Thomas Braatz list: What Harnoncourt seems to disregard is the fact that speech can be elevated to the level of a truly singing style of speech that is used in reciting poetry or delivering monologs in plays.

To me it appears that Harnoncourt has put the cart before the horse by insisting that vocalists, particularly those in the choir, should sing the way a short-bowed baroque violin supposedly was played. Blume Geschichte der evg. I wondered about the date of this cantata.

Dick Wursten also stated: In attempting to introduce lively expression in the singing of a chorale, Harnoncourt loses sight of the real meaning behind the text of the chorale. It looks to me like Martinus Agricola would be a much better candidate as being the real author rather than Johann who seems to have written only one chorale text that happened to be published in Martin Luther ‘s collection, but then was removed because it was inferior.

In this respect Harnoncourt’s studies have gained great validity—even if sometimes controversial interpetations.