Recordings/Discussions
Background Information
Performer Bios

Poet/Composer Bios

Additional Information

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 134
Ein Herz, das seinen Jesum lebend weiß

Ref.

BWV 134

German Title

Ein Herz, das seinen Jesum lebend weiß

English Title

A heart that knows its Jesus to be living (by Richard Stokes)

Event

Cantata for Easter Tuesday [3rd day of Easter]
Readings: Epistle: Acts 13: 26-33; Gospel: Luke 24: 36-47
Musical Context: Motets & Chorales for Easter

Composed

Leipzig, 1724
1st performance: April 11, 1724 - Leipzig
2nd performance: March 27, 1731 - Leipzig
3rd performance: April 12, 1735 ? - Leipzig

Text

Anon

Text: German-1 | German-6 (1) | German-6 (2) | German-7 (1) | German-7 (2) | NBA Text
Translations: Catalan-1 | Chinese-1 | Chinese-2 | Dutch-6 | English-1 | English-3I | English-3P | English-6 | English-10 | French-4 | French-6 | Hebrew-1 | Indonesian-1 | Italian-2 | Russian-1 | Russian-3 | Spanish-3 | Spanish-7

Scoring

Soloists: Alto, Tenor; 4-part Chorus
Orchestra: 2 oboes, 2 violins, viola, continuo
Mvt. 1: Recitative | Mvt. 2: Aria | Mvt. 3: Recitative | Mvt. 4: Aria (Duet) | Mvt. 5: Recitative | Mvt. 6: Chorus

Score Vocal & Piano [2.36 MB] | Score BGA [3.50 MB] | Score BGA Anh [0.87 MB]
Autograph Score (Facsimile): D-B Mus. ms. Bach P 1138 | D B Mus. ms. Bach P 44, Faszikel 3 | D-B Mus. ms. Bach St 18 [Bach Digital]

References

BGA: XXVIII | NBA: I/10 | BC: A 59 | Zwang: K 65 | First Published: BG, 1881 | Autograph score (facsimile): Berlin, Staatsbibliothek

Commentaries

English: BCW | Crouch | AMG | Emmanuel Music | Mincham
EvH [Dutch] | Role [French] | Reyes [Spanish]

Music

Music Examples

Discussions

Week of March 17, 2002; Week of March 26, 2006; Week of August 2, 2009; Week of March 27, 2016

Contents

Complete Recordings - BWV 134
Complete Recordings - BWV 134a
Recordings of Individual Movements from BWV 134

Discussions - Part 1 (1st round)
Discussions - Part 2 (2nd round)
Discussions - Part 3 (3rd round)
Discussions - Part 4
Discussions - Part 5 (4th round)

John Eliot Gardiner - Bach Cantata Pilgrimage - Vol. 22
Complete Cantatas Vol. 10 - conducted by Ton Koopman
Cantatas Vol. 18 - conducted by Masaaki Suzuki

Discography - Part 1

Complete Recordings

1

Bach: 13 Sacred Cantatas & 13 Sinfonias [C-3]
J.S. Bach: 10 Festkantaten [C-7]

 

Cantata BWV 134 [LP: 30:03; CD: 28:55]

Helmut Winschermann

Kantorei Barmen-Gemarke (Chorus Master: Helmut Kahlhöfer) / Deutsche Bachsolisten

Altos: Julia Hamari; Tenor: Kurt Equiluz

Philips 454346
Philips 6542806-810

Feb 28-Mar 5, 1971

5-CD / TT: 352:39
10-LP / TT:

Recorded at...

2

Die Bach Kantate Vol. 30 (Cantatas BWV 31, 134)
Edition Bachakademie Vol. 42 (Cantatas BWV 133-135)

 
 

Cantata BWV 134 [31:05]

Helmuth Rilling

Gächinger Kantorei Stuttgart / Bach-Collegium Stuttgart

Alto: Helen Watts; Tenor: Adalbert Kraus
Jacques Chambon, Hedda Rothweiler (Oboes); Günther Pfitzenmaier (Bassoon); Walter Forchert (Violin); Jürgen Wolf (Continuo Cello); Peter Gartiser (Double-bass); Martha Schuster (Harpsichord); Montserrat Torrent (Positive Organ)

Hänssler 98.881
Hänssler 92.042
=

Sep 1976; Jan 1977

CD / TT: 53:30
CD / TT: 66:27
MP3 / TT: 66:27

Recorded at Gedächtniskirche Stuttgart, Baden-Württemberg, Germany.
BWV 134: Recording: Südwest-Tonstudio, Stuttgart; Recording Supervision: Richard Hauck.
Listen on YouTube:
Cantata BWV 134: Complete Cantata [31:24]
CD-2: Cantatas BWV 133, BWV 134, BWV 135 [66:45] | Cantatas BWV 133, BWV 134, BWV 135 [66:26]
Buy this album at:
CD-1 (1996): Amazon.com | Amazon.co.uk | Amazon.de
CD-1 (1997): Amazon.com | Amazon.co.uk | Amazon.de
CD-2 (2000): Amazon.com | Amazon.co.uk | Amazon.de | ArkivMusic
CD-2 (2010): Amazon.com | Amazon.co.uk | Amazon.de
Music Download: Amazon.com | Amazon.co.uk | Amazon.de | ClassicsOnline | iTunes

Listen to audio recording by clicking on the TV image

3

Bach: Kantaten BWV 4, BWV 134 [L-9]
Bach Kantaten: BWV 4, BWV 134, BWV 31
[C-3]
Bach Made in Germany Vol. 4 -
Cantatas III
J.S. Bach: Oster-Kantaten · Easter Cantatas BWV 4 · 31 · 66 · 134
[C-18]

 
 
 

Cantata BWV 134 [30:57 / 31:09]

Hans-Joachim Rotzsch

Thomanerchor Leipzig / Neues Bachisches Collegium Musicum

Alto: Ortrun Wenkel; Tenor: Peter Schreier
Continuo: Burkhard Schmidt (Violoncello); Achim Beyer (Double-bass); Gerd Schulze (Bassoon); Walter-Heinz Bernstein (Organ)

Eterna 827516
Berlin Classics BC-2067-2
=
Leipzig Classics 0018262BC
Berlin Classics 0184112BC
=

1981

LP / TT: 50:58
CD / TT: 74:01
MP3 / TT: 73:45
CD / TT: 68:28
2-CD / TT: 105:30
MP3 / TT: 105:33

Recorded at Paul-Gerhardt-Kirche, Leipzig, Germany. Recording Producers: Reimar Bluth; Balance Engineer: Eberhard Richter; Recording Enginneers: Gerlald Junge, Horst Langherrich; Editing: Annelene Dziengel, Hildegard Mehe.
Buy this album at:
BC CD (1993): Amazon.com | Amazon.co.uk | Amazon.de
BC Music Download: ClassicsOnline | iTunes
LC CD (2000): Amazon.co.uk | Amazon.de
LC 11-CD (1999): Amazon.co.uk | Amazon.de
BC 2-CD (2007): Amazon.com | Amazon.co.uk | Amazon.de
BC Music Download 2-CD: Amazon.com | Amazon.co.uk | Amazon.de | ClassicsOnline

4

J.S. Bach: Das Kantatenwerk · Complete Cantatas · Les Cantates, Folge / Vol. 33 (BWV 132-135)
J.S. Bach: Das Kantatenwerk - Sacred Cantatas
Vol. 7 (BWV 119-137)
Bach-2000
Vol. 3: Sacred Cantatas 3 (BWV 100-117, 119-140, 143-149)
Bach: Cantatas / Kantaten
Vol. 42 (BWV 134-137)

 
 

Cantata BWV 134 [26:30]

Gustav Leonhardt

Knabenchor Hannover (Chorus Master: Heinz Hennig) & Collegium Vocale Gent (Chorus Master: Philippe Herreweghe) / Leonhardt-Consort

Alto: René Jacobs; Tenor: Marius van Altena
LC: Oboes: Bruce Haynes, Ku Ebbinge; Violins: Marie Leonhardt, Lucy van Dael, Alda Stuurop, Antoinette van der Hombergh, Emilio Moreno; Violas: Staas Swierstra, Marinette Troost; Violoncellos: Wouter Möller, Rainer Zipperling [BWV 134/2,4,6]; Violone: Margret Urqhuart; Bob van Asperen [BWV 134/2,4,6], Organ: Gustav Leonhardt,

Telefunken 6.35607
Teldec 242 618-2 ZL
Teldec 4509-91761-2
=
Teldec 3984-25708-2
Teldec 8573-81168-2
Warner Classics 8573-81168
=

Mar 25+27, 1983

2-LP / TT: 81 min
2-CD / TT: 81:03
6-CD / TT: 371:34
MP3 / TT: 370:47
15-CD / TT: 949:30
CD / TT: 72:13
CD / TT: 72:13
MP3 / TT: 72:02

Recorded at Doopsgezinde Kerk, Haarlem, the Netherlands.
Listen on YouTube:
Cantata BWV 134: Complete Cantata [26:26]
Cantata BWV 134: Mvts. 1-4 [17:05] + Mvt. 5-6 [9:37]
Cantata BWV 134: Mvt. 4: Aria - Duet [A, T] [8:32] | Mvt. 4: Aria - Duet [A, T] [8:32]
CD: Cantatas BWV 134, BWV 135, BWV 136, BWV 137 [72:13]
Buy this album at:
6-CD (1994): Amazon.com | Amazon.co.uk | Amazon.de
Music Download 6-CD: Amazon.co.uk | Amazon.de | iTunes
15-CD (1999): Amazon.com | Amazon.co.uk | Amazon.de
Teldec CD (2000): Amazon.co.uk | Amazon.de
Warner CD (2007): Amazon.com | Amazon.co.uk | Amazon.de
Music Download CD: Amazon.com | Amazon.co.uk | Amazon.de | iTunes


Listen to audio recording by clicking on the TV image

5

J.S. Bach: Complete Cantatas Vol. 10
J.S. Bach: Easter Cantatas [B-1]

 
 
 
 

Cantata BWV 134 [25:16]

Ton Koopman

Amsterdam Baroque Orchestra & Choir (Chorus Master: Ulrike Grösch)

Alto: Michael Chance; Tenor: Paul Agnew
ABO Soloists: Margaret Faultless (Violin); Jonathan Manson (Cello); Patrick Beaugireaud (Oboe)
ABC: Sopranos: María-Luz Álvarez, Els Bongers, Loes Groot Antink, Francine van der Heijden, Vera Lansink; Altos: Annemieke Cantor, Marleene Goldstein, Peter de Groot, Hugo Naessens; Tenors: Andreas Gisler, Henk Gunneman, Joost van der Linden, Geraint Roberts, John Wright; Basses: Kees van Hees, Matthijs Mesdag, René Steur, Hans Wijers
ABO: Violins: Margaret Faultless, Marc Cooper, Foskien Kooistra, Carla Marotta, Catherine Martin, Fanny Pestalozzi, Alida Schat, Sylvia Schweinberger, Sebastiaan van Vucht; Violas: Martin Kelly, Jane Rogers; Cellos: Jonathan Manson, Catherine Jones; Double-bass: Nicholas Pap; Oboes: Patrick Beaugireaud, Michel Henry, Stefaan Verdegem; Bassoon: Marc Vallon; Organ, Harpsichord: Ton Koopman [recitatives & arias]; Organ: Matthew Halls [choir]; Lute: Mike Fentross

Erato 8573-80220-2
Antoine Marchand CC-72210
=
Antoine Marchand CC-72231

Oct 1998

3-CD / TT: 224:01
3-CD / TT: 224:01
MP3 / TT: 223:27
2-CD / TT: 151:00

Recorded at Waalse Kerk, Amsterdam, the Netherlands.
Producer: Tini Mathot; Sound Engineer & Editing: Adriaan Verstijnen.
See: Complete Cantatas Vol. 10 - conducted by Ton Koopman
Listen on YouTube:
Cantata BWV 134: Complete Cantata [25:18]
Buy this album at:
Erato 3-CD (2000): Amazon.com | Amazon.co.uk | Amazon.de
Antoine Marchand 3-CD (2006): Amazon.com | Amazon.co.uk | Amazon.de | ArkivMusic
Music Download 3-CD: Amazon.com | Amazon.co.uk | Amazon.de | ClassicsOnline | iTunes
Easter Cantatas 2-CD (2005): Amazon.co.uk | Amazon.de

Listen to audio recording by clicking on the TV image

6

Bach Cantatas Vol. 22: Eisenach
For Easter Sunday / For Easter Monday (BWV 4, 31, 66)
For Easter Monday / For Easter Tuesday (BWV 6, 134, 145)

 
 
1. 
2.

Cantata BWV 134 [23:57]

John Eliot Gardiner

Monteverdi Choir / English Baroque Soloists

Counter-tenor: Daniel Taylor; Tenor: James Gilchrist
MC: Sopranos: Suzanne Flowers, Angharad Gruffydd Jones, Gillian Keith, Donna Deam, Nicola Jenkin, Belinda Yates; Altos: David Clegg, Richard Wyn Roberts, William Towers, Lucy Ballard; Tenors: Rory O'Connor, Paul Tindall, Nicolas Robertson, Iain Rhodes; Basses: Noel Mann, Richard Savage, Christopher Dixon, Paul im Thurn
EBS: Violins 1: Alison Bury, Kati Debretzeni, Penelope Spencer, Rebecca Livermore, Debbie Diamond; Violins 2: Lucy Howard, Roy Mowatt, Andrew Roberts, Desmond Heath; Violas: Katherine McGillivray, Rosemary Nalden, Lisa Cochrane, Colin Kitching; Cellos: David Watkin, Lynden Cranham; Double-bass: Judith Evans; Oboes: Katharina Arfken, Mark Baigent, Richard Earle; Bassoon: Alastair Mitchell; Organ: Howard Moody

Soli Deo Gloria SDG-128
=

Apr 24-25, 2000

2-CD / TT: 120:39
MP3 / TT: 120:24

Recorded live at the Georgenkirche, Eisenach, Thuringia, Germany, as part of the Bach Cantata Pilgrimage.
Producer: Isabella de Sabata; Balance Engineer: Jean-Marie Geijsen (Polyhymnia); Recording Engineers: Matthijs Ruijter (Polyhymnia), Rob Aarden (Eurosound); Tape editors: Ientje Mooij, Erdo Groot; Edition by Reinhold Kubik, published by Breitkopf & Härtel; Series Executive Producer: Isabella de Sabata.
See: John Eliot Gardiner - Bach Cantata Pilgrimage - Vol. 22
Listen on YouTube:
Cantata BWV 134: Complete Cantata [24:00]
Buy this album at:
2-CD (2007): Amazon.com | Amazon.co.uk | Amazon.de | ArkivMusic
Music Download: Amazon.com | Amazon.co.uk | Amazon.de | ClassicsOnline | iTunes

Listen to audio recording by clicking on the TV image

7

Bach Edition Vol. 20 - Cantatas Vol. 11
J.S. Bach: Complete Sacred Cantatas Vol. 7 (BWV 121-140)

 
 
 
 

Cantata BWV 134 [27:36]

Pieter Jan Leusink

Holland Boys Choir / Netherlands Bach Collegium

Alto: Sytse Buwalda; Tenor: Knut Schoch
HBC: Trebles: Anne Jan Leusink, Jelle Stocker, Gerwin Zwep, Hans van Roset, Aalt Jan van Roest, Tanny Koomen, Erik Guldenaar, Nicky Westerink, Peter van der Kolk, Herjan Pullen; Counter-tenors: Arjan Dokter, Gerald Engeltjes, Vincent Groeneveld, Jan Zwerver, Arjen Nap, Jan Willem Prins, Arjan Heikoop; Tenors: Martinus Leusink, Cor van Twillert, Marijn Takken, Peter Bloemendaal; Basses: Jeroen Assink, Edwin Smit, Jim Groenevald, Sebastian Holz, Klaas Alberts, Richard Guldenaar, Huib van Hinsbergen
NBC: Violins: John Wilson Meyer [Concert-master], Laura Johnson, Alida Schat, Pieter Affourtit, Annabelle Ferdinand, Elin Eriksson, Fanny Pestalozzi, Fiorenza Dedonatis, Antoinette Lohmann; Violas: Jan Willem Vis, Simon Murphy, Örsze Adam; Violoncello: Frank Wakelkamp [BWV 134/1.3.5]; Double-bass: Maggie Urquhart, Robert Franenberg, Jan Hollestelle, Joshua Cheatam; Viola da gamba: Freek Borstlap; Oboes: Peter Frankenberg [BWV 134/2], Kristin Linde [BWV 134/2], Eduard Wesley [BWV 134/6], Vincent van Ballegooien [BWV 134/6]; Bassoons: Trudy van der Wulp, Yukiko, Norbert Kunst; Organ: Vaughan Schlepp [BWV 134/1,3,5]

Brilliant Classics 99379
Brilliant Classics

Jun-Jul 2000

5-CD / TT: 367:20
MP3 / TT: 379:37

Recorded at St. Nicolaschurch, Elburg, the Netherlands.
Production Manager: Christine Schreuder; Artistic Director: Pieter Jan Leusink; Recording: Clavigram Leerdam; Producer/Editing: Jean van Vugt; Balance & Recording Engineer, Editing: Louis van Emmerk.
Listen on YouTube:
Cantata BWV 134: Complete Cantata [27:34]
CD: Cantatas BWV 64, BWV 134, BWV 105 [71:06]
Buy this album at:
5-CD (2000): Amazon.com | Amazon.com | Amazon.co.uk | Amazon.co.uk | Amazon.de | Amazon.de
Music Download (2013): Amazon.com | Amazon.co.uk | Amazon.de | iTunes

Listen to audio recording by clicking on the TV image

8

J.S. Bach: Cantatas Vol. 18 - Cantatas from Leipzig 1724 (BWV 66, 134, 67)

 
 

Cantata BWV 134 [26:35]

Masaaki Suzuki

Bach Collegium Japan

Counter-tenor: Robin Blaze; Tenor: Makoto Sakurada
Chorus: Sopranos: Yoshie Hida, Mihoko Hoshikawa, Naoco Kaketa, Mikiko Suzuki; Altos: Robin Blaze, Hiroya Aoki, Tamaki Suzuki, Yukie Tamura; Tenors: Makoto Sakurada, Hiroyuki Harada, Satoshi Mizukoshi, Yosuke Taniguchi, Basses: Peter Kooy, Yoshiya Hida, Tetsuya Oi (as Tetsuya Oh'i), Chiyuki Urano
Orchestra [Leader: Natsumi Wakamatsu]: Oboe I: Masamitsu San'nomiya; Oboe II: Atsuko Ozaki; Violins 1: Natsumi Wakamatsu, Paul Herrera, Yuko Takeshima; Violins 2: Azumi Takada, Yuko Araki, Luna Oda; Violas: Yoshiko Morita, Amiko Watabe
Continuo: Violoncellos: Hidemi Suzuki, Mime Yamahiro; Double-bass: Seiji Nishizawa; Bassoon: Kiyotaka Dohsaka; Harpsichord: Masaaki Suzuki, Naoya Otsuka; Organ: Naoko Imai

BIS CD-1251
=

May 18-23, 2001

CD / TT: 69:43
MP3 / TT: 69:34

Recorded at the Kobe Shoin Women's University Chapel, Japan.
Balance Engineer: Thore Brinkmann; Producer: Jens Braun; Digital Editing: Michael Silberhorn.
See: Cantatas Vol. 18 - conducted by Masaaki Suzuki
Buy this album at:
CD (2002): Amazon.com | Amazon.co.uk | Amazon.co.uk | Amazon.de | ArkivMusic
Music Download: Amazon.com | Amazon.co.uk | Amazon.de | ClassicsOnline | iTunes

9

J.S. Bach: Cantatas for the Complete Liturgical Year Vol. 17: "Widerstehe doch der Sünde" (Cantatas BWV 186, 168, 134, 54)

 

Cantata BWV 134 [25:54]

Sigiswald Kuijken

(OVPP - No Choir) / La Petite Bande

Soprano: Yeree Suh; Alto: Petra Noskaiova; Tenor: Christoph Genz; Bass: Jan Van der Crabben

Accent ACC-25317

Apr 2009

SACD / TT: 77:51

Recorded at l’Academiezaal, Sint Truiden, Belgium.
Buy this album at:
SACD (2013): Amazon.com | Amazon.co.uk | Amazon.de | ArkivMusic

10

Cantata BWV 134 de J.S. Bach [C-1]

 

Cantata BWV 134: Mvts. 3-4 [6:37] (from a complete performance)

Pau Jorquera

Cor BZM / Instrumental ensemble

Contralto: Dida Castro; Tenor: Aniol Botines
Katy Elkin (Oboe); Maria Gil (Oboe); Kathleen Leidig (Violin); Oria Palau (Violin); Nuno Mendes (Viola); Montserrat Colomé (Cello); Luis Reyes (Double-bass); Daniel Tarrida (Organ)

YouTube

Apr 26, 2014

Video / TT:

Recorded & filmed live at Basílica de Santa María del Pi, Barcelona, Spain, in the frame of Bach Zum Mitsingen: Cicle integral de les Cantates de J.S. Bach.
Watch on YouTube:
Cantata BWV 134: Mvt. 3: Recitative [T, A ] + Mvt. 4: Aria - Duet [A, T] [6:37]

Listen to audio recording by clicking on the TV image

11

J.S. Bach: Cantata No.134 Ein Herz, das seinen Jesum lebend weiß BWV134 J. S. バッハ:カンタータ第134番

 

Cantata BWV 134 [30:16]

Conductor: Hiroaki Yamada (指揮:山田啓明)

Naruto Academy Chor & Ensemble (演奏:鳴門アカデミー合唱団&合奏団)

Alto: Akiko Ogawa (アルト・ソロ:小川明子); Tenor: Toshihide Koroyasu (テノール・ソロ:頃安利秀)

YouTube

Mar 15, 2015

Video / TT:

Recorded & filmed live at Tokushima Arts Foundation for Culture, Tok, Japan (徳島郷土文化会館あわぎんホール).
Watch on YouTube:
Cantata BWV 134: Complete Cantata [30:16]

Listen to audio recording by clicking on the TV image

The list of recordings was compiled by Aryeh Oron (March 2002 - April 2016)
Thanks to contributors: Matthias Hansen (August 2006, June 2013), Frits V. Herbold (March 2012), Christian Moll (November 2009), Claude Role (October 2013), Thomas Shepherd (April 2007)

Cantata BWV 134: Details & Complete Recordings | Recordings of Individual Movements
Cantata BWV 134a: Details & Complete Recordings
Discussions:
Part 1 | Part 2 | Part 3 | Part 4 | Part 5

Terms of Use | Privacy Policy | Copyright Policy | © 2000-2016 Bach Cantatas Website


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

Introduction | Cantatas | Other Vocal | Instrumental | Performers | General Topics | Articles | Books | Movies | New
Biographies | Texts & Translations | Scores | References | Commentaries | Music | Concerts | Festivals | Tour | Art & Memorabilia
Chorale Texts | Chorale Melodies | Lutheran Church Year | Readings | Poets & Composers | Arrangements & Transcriptions
Search Website | Search Works/Movements | Terms & Abbreviations | How to contribute | Sitemap | Links



 

Back to the Top


Last update: żApril 5, 2016 ż22:12:32