Le Banquet Celeste, Damien Guillon & Maude Gratton – Bach: Cantatas BWV 169 & 82 (2019) [FLAC 24bit/96kHz]

Le Banquet Céleste, Damien Guillon & Maude Gratton – Bach: Cantatas BWV 169 & 82 (2019)
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Following his recording of J. S. Bach’s solo cantatas for alto BWV 35 and 170 (issued in 2009), countertenor Damien Guillon has continued his work of research and interpretation, devoting a second album to the Cantata BWV 169 for alto solo and to the famous BWV 82 Ich habe genug ; though better known in its 1727 version for bass, from 1735 onwards it was also performed by an alto voice. To complement this cantata programme, organist Maude Gratton performs Bach’s Prelude and Fugue BWV 543, as well as the chorales Allein Gott in der Höh sei Ehr, BWV 662, BWV 663 & BWV 664.

Throughout his life, Bach showed exceptional talent as a pedagogue. As an orphan who had been obliged to learn everything by himself, he retained the deep-rooted urge to teach and pass on his knowledge. His cantatas are spiritual lessons, just as his keyboard works constitute a tutor in the instrument. It was with his children, first and foremost, that he exercised this talent as a born teacher, and particularly with his prodigiously gifted eldest son, Wilhelm Friedemann. For him he wrote the Two-part Inventions and Three-part Sinfonias; for him too The Well-Tempered Clavier and the Orgel-Buchlein (Little organ book); and this extraordinary method culminated in the Trio Sonatas for organ. The cantata Geist und Seele wird verwirret (Spirit and soul are dumbfounded) BWV 35 is one of the three written for solo alto without choral participation and with reduced instrumental forces. The work comprises two parts, for performance before and after the sermon. Soloist and organ engage in a dialogue charged with the elation of trust in God, brimming with coloratura passages and runs. Also for alto solo, the cantata Vergnugte Ruh, beliebte Seelenlust (Contented repose, beloved heart’s desire) BWV 170 dates from just six weeks before Geist und Seele. It too features a solo organ part, later transcribed by Bach for flute and continuo. The cantata is based on a passage from the Sermon on the Mount in which Christ urges his listeners to live in peace with others.

Tracklist:
01. Cantata, BWV 170 “Vergnügte Ruh’, Beliebte Seelenlust”: I. Aria
02. Cantata, BWV 170 “Vergnügte Ruh’, Beliebte Seelenlust”: II. Recitativo
03. Cantata, BWV 170 “Vergnügte Ruh’, Beliebte Seelenlust”: III. Aria
04. Cantata, BWV 170 “Vergnügte Ruh’, Beliebte Seelenlust”: IV. Recitativo
05. Cantata, BWV 170 “Vergnügte Ruh’, Beliebte Seelenlust”: V. Aria
06. Organ Sonata No.3 in D Minor, BWV 527: I. Andante
07. Organ Sonata No.3 in D Minor, BWV 527: II. Adagio e dolce
08. Organ Sonata No.3 in D Minor, BWV 527: III. Vivace
09. Cantata, BWV 35 “Geist und Seele Wird Verwirret”: I. Concerto
10. Cantata, BWV 35 “Geist und Seele Wird Verwirret”: II. Aria
11. Cantata, BWV 35 “Geist und Seele Wird Verwirret”: III. Recitativo
12. Cantata, BWV 35 “Geist und Seele Wird Verwirret”: IV. Aria
13. Cantata, BWV 35 “Geist und Seele Wird Verwirret”: V. Sinfonia
14. Cantata, BWV 35 “Geist und Seele Wird Verwirret”: VI. Recitativo
15. Cantata, BWV 35 “Geist und Seele Wird Verwirret”: VII. Aria
16. Fantasia and Fugue in G Minor, BWV 542: I. Fantaisie
17. Fantasia and Fugue in G Minor, BWV 542: II. Fugu

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