JOHANN SEBASTIAN BACH (1685-1750): Cantatas: Lobet Gott in seinen Reichen, BWV 11 (Anni Quistorp [soprano], Frieda Dierolf [alto], Hans Schubert-Meister [tenor], Karl August Neumann [baritone]. May 14, 1931), Freue dich, erlöste Schar, BWV 30 (Helene Fahrni [soprano], Henriette Lehne [alto], Paul Reinecke [tenor], Johannes Oettel [bass]. April 18, 1937), O ewiges Feuer, o Ursprung der Liebe, BWV 34 (Charlotte Wolf-Matthäus [alto], Reinecke [tenor], Richard Franz Schmidt [bass]. Oct. 22, 1939), excerpts from Ich ruz zu dir, Herr Jesu Christ, BWV 177 (June 28, 1931), In allen meinen Taten, BWV 97 (Aug. 23, 1931), Erhöhtes Fleisch und Blut, BWV 173 (May 16, 1932) and Du Hirte Israel, höre, BWV 104 (April 19, 1931) (additional artists in excerpts: Ilse Kögel [soprano], Margarethe Krämer-Bergau [alto], Hanns Fleischer, Martin Kremer [tenors], Kurt Wichmann [bass].

Catalogue Number: 01P089

Label: Querstand

Reference: VKJK 1111

Format: CD

Price: $19.98

Description: Collectors of the previous volumes in this series will know what to expect: dozens of photos of the recording studio, equipment, radio building, radio antennae, the shellac discs from which these recordings were transferred, Leipzig, documents of all kinds pertaining to the recordings and to the Gewandhaus operations during the 1930s, bound into a 64-page book. These must be some of the earliest Bach cantata recordings ever (and only BWV 34 was recorded while the Third Reich was killing tens of thousands of people, in this case mostly Polish officers, aristocrats and intellegentsia). The only things not included are cantata texts but then, if you're buying this set, you are going to have multiple copies of these cantatas in other recordings, now aren't you? 2 CDs.


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