Bach: Cantatas BWV 82 & 170 (Damien Guillon)

Damien Guillon: Bach – Cantatas BWV 82 & 170

French countertenor Damien Guillon sings cantatas from Johann Sebastian Bach’s Ich habe genug, BWV 82 and Vergnügte Ruh, beliebte Seelenlust, BWV 170 with his own group, which he called Le Banquet Céleste, an orchestra he conducts.

Programme

  • Cantata: Ich habe genug, BWV 82

    Ich habe genug (original: Ich habe genung, English: “I have enough” or “I am content”), BWV 82, is a church cantata by Johann Sebastian Bach. He composed the solo cantata for bass in Leipzig in 1727 for the Feast Mariae Reinigung (Purification of Mary) and first performed it on 2 February 1727. In a version for soprano, BWV 82a, possibly first performed in 1731, the part of the obbligato oboe is replaced by a flute. Part of the music appears in the Notebook for Anna Magdalena Bach. The work is often performed and the most frequently recorded of all the Bach cantatas.

    1. 00:57 – Aria: Ich habe genug, ich habe den heiland
    2. 07:59 – Recitativo: Ich habe genug! Mein trost ist nur allein
    3. 09:10 – Aria: Schlummert ein, ihr matten augen
    4. 19:45 – Recitativo: Mein gott! Wenn kommt das schöne: nun!
    5. 20:32 – Aria: Ich freue mich auf meinen tod
  • Cantata: Vergnügte ruh, beliebte seelenlust, BWV 170

    Vergnügte Ruh, beliebte Seelenlust (Delightful rest, beloved pleasure of the soul), BWV 170, is a church cantata by Johann Sebastian Bach. He composed the solo cantata for alto in Leipzig for the sixth Sunday after Trinity and first performed it on 28 July 1726.

    1. 25:02 – Aria: Vergnügte ruh, beliebte seelenlust
    2. 31:27 – Recitativo: Die welt, das sündenhaus
    3. 32:45 – Aria: Wie jammern nich doch die verkehrten herzen
    4. 40:56 – Recitativo: Wer sollte sich demnach
    5. 42:05 – Aria: Mir ekelt, mehr zu leben
  • Encore:
    1. 50:46 – Aria: Vergnügte ruh, beliebte seelenlust

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