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Bach's Cantata No. 8

10/03/12 9:00AM

This Sunday the Brattleboro Music Center presents the 2nd annual Blanche Moyse Memorial Concert at Marlboro College.  The all-Bach concert will include the Magnificat and 2 cantatas, one of which (No. 8) we'll listen to today.





Composer: Edward MacDowell
Ensemble: London Symphony Orchestra
Conductor: Kenneth Klein
CD/Album: Carpenter: Skyscrapers - Buck - Paine - MacDowell - Foote - Kenneth Klein
Record co./Cat #: EMI 49263


The Lark Ascending
Composer: Ralph Vaughan Williams
Ensemble: Monte Carlo Philharmonic
Conductor: Yakov Kreizberg
Soloists: Julia Fischer, violin
CD/Album: Julia Fischer: Poeme
Record co./Cat #: London Decca 15535


Quintet for Piano & Winds in Eb, K 452
Composer: Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Ensemble: Ensemble Wien-Berlin
Soloists: James Levine, piano ; Hansjorg Schellenberger, oboe ; Karl Leister, clarinet ; Gunter Hogner, horn ; Milan Turkovic, bassoon
CD/Album: Mozart and Beethoven: Quintets for Piano and Winds
Record co./Cat #: Deutsche Grammophon 419785


Cantata #140: Wachet Auf, BWV 140 ("Sleepers Awake")
Composer: Johann Sebastian Bach
Ensemble: Empire Brass
Soloists: Douglas Major, organ
CD/Album: Empire Brass: A Bach Festival for Brass & Organ
Record co./Cat #: EMI 31544


Cantata #8: Liebster Gott, wann werd ich sterben?, BWV 8 ("Dearest God, when will my death be?")
Composer: Johann Sebastian Bach
Ensemble: The Bach Ensemble
Conductor: Joshua Rifkin
Soloists: Julianne Baird, soprano ; Allan Fast, countertenor ; Frank Kelley, tenor ; Jan Opalach, bass-baritone
CD/Album: J.S. Bach: Cantatas 8, 78 & 99
Record co./Cat #: L'Oiseau-Lyre 421728


Symphony no. 5 in Eb, Op. 82
Composer: Jean Sibelius
Ensemble: San Francisco Symphony
Conductor: Herbert Blomstedt
CD/Album: Sibelius: Symphonies 4 & 5
Record co./Cat #: London 425858


Piano Sonata #23 "Appassionata" in f, Op. 57
Composer: Ludwig van Beethoven
Soloists: Murray Perahia, piano
CD/Album: Beethoven - Appassionata Sonata - Perahia
Record co./Cat #: Sony 39344


Scottish Fantasy, Op. 46
Composer: Max Bruch
Ensemble: Scottish Chamber Orchestra
Conductor: Alexander Platt
Soloists: Rachel Barton Pine, violin
CD/Album: Rachel Barton Pine: Scottish Fantasies for Violin & Orchestra
Record co./Cat #: Cedille 83


Concerto Grosso #5 in d, Op. 3/5
Composer: George Frideric Handel
Ensemble: Academy of Ancient Music
Conductor: Richard Egarr
CD/Album: Handel Concerti Grossi Op. 3
Record co./Cat #: Harmonia Mundi 907415


The Desert Music: First Movement
Composer: Steve Reich
Ensemble: Brooklyn Philharmonic Orchestra & Chorus
Conductor: Michael Tilson Thomas
CD/Album: Steve Reich: The Desert Music
Record co./Cat #: Nonesuch 79101


Symphony #2 in Eb
Composer: Charles Gounod
Ensemble: Academy of St. Martin in the Fields Chamber Ensemble
Conductor: Neville Marriner
CD/Album: Gounod: The 2 Symphonies - Faust Ballet Music
Record co./Cat #: Philips 462125
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