Like its two predecessors, the eighth volume of our complete recording of Bach's cantatas is devoted to the first annual cyle of Leipzig cantatas of 1723/24. In planning and implementing this cycle, Bach took upon himself a burden of work far in excess of anything he had earlier assumed — to say nothing of the creative and artistic challenges involved. Whereas his Weimar cantatas of 1714-16 had been written at regular monthly intervals, he now had four times as much work on his hands. In the circumstances, it is entirely understandable that, whenever possible, he fell back on existing works, especially those written in Weimar, although pieces composed were no less liable to be pillaged. These self-borrowings notwithstanding, the main emphasis none the less lay on the composition of new works, and the first cycle of cantatas that Bach wrote for Leipzig is notable for the number of new pieces that it contains.       Challenge Classics on sale

Disc No:CC 72208
Price: Sek. 120 (3CD)
Name: J.S. Bach: Cantatas Vol 8

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Bach, Johann Sebastian Sie werden aus Saba alle kommen
BWV 65      
Bogna Bartosz, Alto
Dorothea Röschmann, Soprano
Elisabeth von Magnus, Alto
Jörg Dürmüller, Tenor
Klaus Mertens, Bass
Amsterdam Baroque Orchestra, Amsterdam Baroque Choir - Ton Koopman
Bach, Johann Sebastian Was soll ich aus dir machen, Ephraim?
BWV 89      
Bach, Johann Sebastian O Ewigkeit, du Donnerwort
BWV 60      
Bach, Johann Sebastian Erfreute Zeit im neuen Bunde
BWV 83      
Bach, Johann Sebastian Darzu ist erschienen der Sohn Gottes
BWV 40      
Bach, Johann Sebastian Schauet doch und sehet, ob irgend ein Schmerz sei
BWV 46      
Bach, Johann Sebastian Sehet, welch eine Liebe hat uns der Vater erzeiget
BWV 64      
Bach, Johann Sebastian Ihr Menschen, r?hmet Gottes Liebe
BWV 167      
Bach, Johann Sebastian Ich glaube, lieber Herr, hilf meinem Unglauben
BWV 109      
Bach, Johann Sebastian Jesus schläft, was soll ich hoffen
BWV 81      
Bach, Johann Sebastian Du sollt Gott, deinen Herren, lieben
BWV 77      
Bach, Johann Sebastian Es rei§et euch ein schrecklich Ende
BWV 90      

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