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This means, for instance, that the violino concertino placed close to the mike is much louder than the rest of the ensemble. If Johann Agricola also belonged to this ‘Kreis’ circle why shouldnot he also be the author of the beautiful melody Retrieved 15 July The diminuendi only serve to make this failing utterly clear to any observant listener.

The fourth, by Ramin, is the first recording of this cantata. This is a moment when vocalists and instrumentalists both gather their strength for the energetic attack of the next, accented note which introduces vir new micro-phrase. Agricola 1J. Gerda Schriever does not make it in the aria for alto. He does not keep the tension along the heer for alto, and the deficiencies of his voice come forth — fragility, instability, and unnaturally. The cantata in five movement is scored for three soloists sopranoalto and tenora four-part choir, two oboestwo oboes da cacciatwo violinsviolabasso continuoan obbligato violin and an obbligato bassoon.

The grief-motif, entering in the first full bar is repeated no less than times in the course of the movement, stressing the urgency of the prayer to Christ. Everything is so clear and bright, and overwhelming with emotion.

Dick Wursten also stated: Otherwise this version is excellent in every respect precision, clarity, balance within the choir and between the choir and the instrumentalists and represents the best style for singing a 4-pt chorale properly.


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 attempting to introduce lively expression in the singing of a chorale, Harnoncourt loses sight of the real meaning behind the text of the chorale.

I hope to see many of you participating in the discussion.

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Kreuziger do you remember her? The accompaniment he gets from Harnoncourt is also less supportive. The most famous is: The occupation with the ‘love for the neighbour’ v. The soprano chridt has an almost dead quality that only occasionally thrusts itself forward with great effort by increasing volume considerably on the high notes f and g.

But alas, he’s dead. The very order of his argument–from the necessity of knowing how we are frogiven, to the necessity of obeying the law, to the necessity of knowing how this obedience pleases God–placed the law and obedience to it squarely at the center of Melanchthon’s theology.

Ramin [1] ; Rilling [3] ; Harnoncourt [4] ; Leusink [6] Mvt. jseu

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

My personal penitence will be translating this cantatatext into Dutch. The anti-nomianistic subtone, which I still hear in it, even when Agricola Johann, iesu not the author, gives it an aspect of theological teaching which is very normal for the first hymns of the Reformation, which were often complete catechisms Dutch translation of this hymn in three verses by J.

By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. As I am still convinced until further teaching shows Here is an attempt to summarize, but also extend the commentaries I related ruff my last posting: The musical phrases are fractured and dissected into micro units that receive strong and weak accents.


Thomas Braatz wrote June 27, His voice tend to sound screamy in the upper register and regarding expression he does not have much to offer.

Retrieved 23 June The cantata text is formed by the unchanged five stanzas of Johann Agricola ‘s hymn. The cantata text is formed by the unchanged five stanzas of Johann Agricola ‘s chorale ca. When I was young and just getting started with my Ruc studiesAlbert Schweitzer was one of my heros and also someone whose writings on Bach I took as gospel.

But when the choir enters, he changes this pattern ms. I’m sure Tom Braatz will slag off Harnoncourt again but I cannot help being stirred by the Austrian performance of this rif.

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

Helmut Wittek comes off well although he may not at times live up up to the exacting demands of his aria. I was fortunate to be able to communicate with him also through a local physician who worked with Schweitzer in his African Clinic. herd

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

Isn’t amazing what beautfiul hymns and melodies in that rather short period were created?! Rilling [3]Leusink [6]Harnoncourt [4]Ramin [1] As always, I would like to hear other opinions, regarding the above mentioned performances, or other recordings. The sopranos sing as usual the chorale melody, doubling by the first oboe, each line of it being anby independent parts for the other voices.

He found it printed on a paper, from before with the title: