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Recordings & Discussions of Cantatas: Cantatas BWV 1-50 | Cantatas BWV 51-100 | Cantatas BWV 101-150 | Cantatas BWV 151-200 | Cantatas BWV 201-224 | Cantatas BWV Anh | Order of Discussion

Cantata BWV 102
Herr, deine Augen sehen nach dem Glauben!

Ref.

BWV 102

German Title

Herr, deine Augen sehen nach dem Glauben!

English Title

Lord, are not Thine eyes upon the truth! (by Richard Stokes)

Event

Cantata for the 10th Sunday after Trinity
Readings: Epistle: 1 Corinthians 12: 1-11; Gospel: Luke 19: 41-48
Musical Context: Motets & Chorales for 10th Sunday after Trinity

Composed

Leipzig, 1726
1st performance: August 25, 1726 - Leipzig
2nd performance: c. 1737 - Leipzig

Text

Jeremiah 5: 3 (Mvt. 1); Romans 2: 4-5 (Mvt. 4); Johann Heermann (Mvt. 7): Anon (Mvts. 2, 3, 5, 6) [C.S. Terry suggests Christian Weiss, Sr.; Neumann suggests Christiane Mariane von Ziegler; Walther Blankenburg suggests Christoph Helm]

German Text | NBA Text | Translations: Catalan-1 | Chinese-2 | Dutch-4 | English-1 | English-3I | English-3P | English-6 | English-10 | French-1 | French-4 | French-6 | Hebrew-1 | Indonesian | Italian-2 | Italian-4 | Japanese-6 | Russian-1 | Spanish-3 | Spanish-7
Chorale Text: So wahr ich lebe, spricht dein Gott

Scoring

Soloists: Alto, Tenor, Bass; 4-part Chorus
Orchestra: 2 oboes, 2 violins, viola, continuo
Mvt. 1: Chorus | Mvt. 2: Recitative | Mvt. 3: Aria | Mvt. 4: Arioso | Mvt. 5: Aria | Mvt. 6: Recitative | Mvt. 7: Chorale

Score Vocal & Piano [2.32 MB] | Score BGA [3.29 MB]
Autograph Score (Facsimile): D B Mus. ms. Bach P 97, Faszikel 1 (BWV 102: Mvts.) | D B Mus. ms. Bach St 41, Faszikel 1 (BWV 102: Soprano) | D B Mus. ms. Bach St 41, Faszikel 2 (BWV 102: Organ) [Bach Digital]
Chorales: Mvt. 7
Capella: Mvt. 7 [cap]
Score Examples: Parodies in Bach's Vocal Works
Chorale Melody: Vater unser im Himmelreich

References

BGA: XXIII | NBA: I/19 | BC: A 119 | Zwang: K 148 | First Published: BG, 1830 | Autograph score (facsimile): Berlin, Staatsbibliothek

Commentary

Crouch | AMG | Bethlehem | Dayton Bach Society | Emmanuel Music | Mincham | EvH [Dutch] | HT [Dutch] | KL [Dutch] | Role [French] | Reyes [Spanish]

Music

Music Examples

Discussions

Week of August 19, 2001; Week of November 25, 2007; Week of October 30, 2011

Contents

Complete Recordings
Recordings of Individual Movements

Discussions - Part 1 (1st round)
Discussions - Part 2 (2nd round)
Discussions - Part 2 (3rd round)

Bach Edition Vols. 8 & 9 - Cantatas Vols. 3 & 4 - conducted by Pieter Jan Leusink

Discography - Part 1

Complete Recordings

1

Britten at Aldeburgh (BBC) - Bach: Cantatas 102 & 151 [C-1]

 
 

Cantata BWV 102 [26:16]

Benjamin Britten

Aldeburgh Festival Singers / English Chamber Orchestra

Mezzo-soprano: Janet Baker; Tenor: Peter Pears; Baritone: Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau

Decca (BBC) 468819-2

Jun 26, 1965

CD / TT: 78:51

Recorded live at Blythburgh Church, Suffolk, England, during Aldeburgh Festival.
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2

Bach Aria Group - Cantatas, Arias & Choruses [C-10]

Brian Priestman

Bach Aria Group Chorus & Orchestra

Alto: Maureen Forrester; Tenor: Richard Lewis; Bass-Baritone: Norman Farrow

Desto / Vox

Late 1960’s ?

TT: 21:03

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3

Die Bach Kantate Vol. 47
Edition Bachakademie
Vol. 32

Helmuth Rilling

Gächinger Kantorei Stuttgart / Bach-Collegium Stuttgart

Alto: Eva Randova; Tenor: Kurt Equiluz; Bass: Wolfgang Schöne

Hänssler

Feb 1972

TT: 23:44

Recorded at Gedächtniskirche Stuttgart, Germany.
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4

Les Grandes Cantates de J.S. Bach Vol. 27
Bach Cantatas:
Volume 2

Cantata BWV 102 [24:57]

Fritz Werner

Heinrich-Schütz-Chor Heilbronn / Württembergisches Kammerorchester Heilbronn

Alto: Barbara Scherler; Tenor: Theo Altmeyer; Bass: Bruce Abel

Erato STU-70672
Erato 2584-61402-2

Oct 1973

LP / TT: 42:14
10-CD / TT: 722:00

Recorded in Schwaigern, Baden-Württemberg, Germany.
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5

Bach Cantatas Vol. 4 - Sundays after Trinity I

Karl Richter

Münchener Bach-Chor / Münchener Bach-Orchester

Contralto: Julia Hamari; Tenor: Peter Schreier; Bass: Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau

Archiv Produktion

Mar 1975; Mar, Oct 1976; June 1977

TT: 23:59

Recorded at Herkules-Saal, München, Germany.
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6

J.S. Bach: Das Kantatenwerk · Complete Cantatas · Les Cantates, Folge / Vol. 25 - BWV 99-102
J.S. Bach: Das Kantatenwerk - Sacred Cantatas
Vol. 6 - BWV 100-117
Bach-2000
Vol. 3: Sacred Cantatas 3 - BWV 100-117, 119-140, 143-149
Bach: Cantatas / Kantaten
Vol. 31 - BWV 100-102

 
 

Cantata BWV 102 [21:15 / 21:21]

Nikolaus Harnoncourt

Tölzer Knabenchor (Chorus Master: Gerhard Schmidt-Gaden) / Concentus Musicus Wien

Alto: Paul Esswood; Tenor: Kurt Equiluz; Bass: Philippe Huttenlocher

Telefunken 6.35443
Teldec 8.35443 ZL & 242 584-2
Teldec 4509-91760-2
Teldec 3984-25708-2
Teldec 8573-81179-2
Warner Classics 8573-81179-5

Feb 15, 1978

2-LP / TT: 88 min
2-CD / TT: 87:50
6-CD / TT: 368:50
15-CD / TT: 949:30
CD / TT: 69:31
CD / TT: 69:31

Recorded at Casino Zögernitz, Vienna, Austria.
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7

J.S. Bach: Herr, deine Augen sehen nach dem Glauben, BWV 102 [R-2]

 

Cantata BWV 102 [24 min]

Georg Christoph Biller

Leipziger Vocalensemble / Leipziger Barockorchester

Counter-tenor: Axel Köhler; Tenor: Martin Petzold; Baritone: Klaus Mertens

MDR Figaro

Jul 28, 1997

CD / TT: 24 min

Recorded at Thomaskirche, Leipzig, Saxony, Germany. Broadcast by MDR Figaro on Aug 16, 2009.
Copy: Zentralbibliothek-Mediathek Archiv Fon-SCD-C 20876.
Source: SLUB Dresden

8

Bach Edition Vol. 9 - Cantatas Vol. 4

 
 

Cantata BWV 102 [23:02]

Pieter Jan Leusink

Holland Boys Choir / Netherlands Bach Collegium

Alto: Sytse Buwalda; Tenor: Nico van der Meel; Bass: Bas Ramselaar

Brilliant Classics 99368

Oct-Nov 1999

5-CD / TT: 276:16

Recorded at St. Nicolaschurch, Elburg, Holland.
See: Bach Edition Vols. 8 & 9 - Cantatas Vols. 3 & 4 - conducted by Pieter Jan Leusink
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9

Bach Cantatas Vol. 5: Rendsburg/Braunschweig
For the 8th Sunday after Trinity
For the 10th Sunday after Trinity

 
 

Cantata BWV 102 [21:25]

John Eliot Gardiner

Monteverdi Choir / English Baroque Soloists

Counter-tenor: Daniel Taylor; Tenor: Christoph Genz; Bass: Gotthold Schwarz

Soli Deo Gloria 147

Aug 27, 2000

2-CD / TT: 118:46

Live recordings from the Bach Cantata Pilgrimage, at Dom, Braunschweig, Germany.
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10

J.S. Bach: Complete Cantatas Vol. 16

 
 

Cantata BWV 102 [20:39]

Ton Koopman

Amsterdam Baroque Orchestra & Choir

Alto: Bogna Bartosz; Tenor: James Gilchrist; Bass: Klaus Mertens

Antoine Marchand CC-72216

Oct-Nov 2002

3-CD / TT: 193:10

Recorded at Waalse Kerk, Amsterdam, Holland.
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11

J.S. Bach: Cantatas for the Complete Liturgical Year Vol. 3: "Ich habe genug" - Cantatas BWV 82 · 102 · 178

 

Cantata BWV 102 [22:46]

Sigiswald Kuijken

(OVPP - No Choir) / La Petite Bande

Soprano: Elisabeth Hermans; Alto: Petra Noskaiova; Tenor: Christoph Genz; Bass: Jan Van der Crabben

Accent 25303

Sep 2005

SACD / TT: 65:30

Recorded at Predikherenkerk, Leuven, Belgium.
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12

J.S. Bach: Cantatas Vol. 46 - BWV 17, 19, 45, 102

 
 

Cantata BWV 102 [20:45]
Appendix: Alternative version of the Aria for Tenor Erschrecke doch (Mvt. 5) from Cantata BWV 102 (with flute) [3:56]

Masaaki Suzuki

Bach Collegium Japan

Counter-tenor: Robin Blaze; Tenor: Gerd Türk; Bass: Peter Kooy

BIS 1851

Sep-Oct 2009

CD / TT: 76:24

Recorded at the Kobe Shoin Women's University Chapel, Japan.
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13

Lamentationes [C-4]

 

Cantata BWV 102 [21:38]

Marcel Ponseele

(OVPP - No Choir) / Il Gardellino

Counter-tenor: Damien Guillon; Tenor: Marcus Ullmann; Bass: Lieven Termont

Passacaille 977

Nov 24-27, 2010

CD / TT: 62:03

Recorded at AMUZ, Antwerp, Belgium.
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14

J.S. Bach: Lutheran Masses, Vol. 1 [V-7]

 

Cantata BWV 102 [21:50]

Harry Christophers

(8 singers singing two to a part) / The Sixteen Orchestra

Sopranos: Grace Davidson & Julia Doyle; Altos: Robin Blaze & William Purefoy; Tenors: Jeremy Budd & Mark Dobell; Basses: Ben Davies & Eamonn Dougan

Coro COR-16115
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May 20-24, 2013

CD / TT: 74:07
MP3 / TT: 73:55

Recorded at St Augustine's Church, Kilburn, London, England. Recording Producer: Mark Brown; Engineer: Mike Hatch.
Watch on YouTube: Sacred Music: Bach and the Lutheran Legacy | Harry Christophers (Presented by Simon Russell © Broascast by BBC) [58:54]
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The list of recordings was compiled by Aryeh Oron (August 2001 - October 2013)
Thanks to contributors: Rolf Günther (October 2012), Frits V. Herbold (March 2012), Dr. Martin A. Lobeck (August 2009), Jean Gabriel Puyraveau (June 2012)

Cantata BWV 102: Details & Complete Recordings | Recordings of Individual Movements | Discussions: Part 1 | Part 2 | Part 3

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