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Cantata BWV 173
Erhöhtes Fleisch und Blut

Ref.

BWV 173

German Title

Erhöhtes Fleisch und Blut

English Title

Exalted flesh and blood (by Richard Stokes)

Event

Solo Cantata for Whit Monday [2nd Day of Pentecost]
Readings: Epistle: Acts 10: 42-48; Gospel: John 3: 16-21

Composed

Leipzig, 1724
1st performance: June 2, 1727 - Leipzig (Tatiana Shabalina, 2009) (or May 29, 1724 - Leipzig)
2nd performance: May 14, 1731 - Leipzig

Text

Anon

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

Scoring

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

Score Vocal & Piano [1.29 MB] | Score BGA [2.36 MB]
Autograph Score (Facsimile): D B Mus. ms. Bach P 74 (BWV 173: Mvts.) [Bach Digital]

References

BGA: XXXV | NBA: I/14 | BC: A 85 | Zwang: K 72 | First Published: BG, 1888 | Autograph score (facsimile): Berlin, Staatsbibliothek | Provenance

Commentary

BCW | Crouch | AMG | Emmanuel Music | Mincham | Role [French] | Reyes [Spanish]

Music

Music Examples

Discussions

Week of July 13, 2003; Week of Mar 14, 2006; Week of February 13, 2011

Contents

 

Complete Recording of Cantata BWV 173
Complete Recording of Cantata BWV 173a
Recordings of Individual Movements from BWV 173
Recordings of Individual Movements from BWV 173a

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

John Eliot Gardiner - Bach Cantata Pilgrimage - Vol. 26
Bach Edition Vol. 8 & 9 - Cantatas Vol. 3 & 4 - conducted by Pieter Jan Leusink
Cantatas Vol. 20 - conducted by Masaaki Suzuki

Discography - Part 1

Complete Recordings

Edition Gewandhausorchester Leipzig Vol. 3 - Die Bachkantaten-Sendungen des Mitteldeutschen Rundfunks 19311939 [C-2]

 

Excerpts from Cantata BWV 173 [8:29]: Mvt. 3: Aria [A] [2:12], Mvt. 4: Aria (Duet) [S, B] [1:41], Mvt. 5: Recitative (Duet) [S, T] [1:38], Mvt. 6: Chorus [2:58]

Karl Straube

Thomanerchor Leipzig / Gewandhausorchester Leipzig

Soprano: Ilse Kögel; Alto: Margarete Krämer-Bergau; Tenor: Hanns Fleischer; Bass: Kurt Wichmann
Günther Ramin (Organ) [Walcker organ of the New Gewandhaus]; Friedbert Sammler (Harpsichord)

Querstand VKJK-1111

May 16, 1932

2-CD / TT: 158:15

Recordings of radio live broadcasts of the radio programme "Die Bach-Kantate" from the years 1931/1932, live broadcast of the Mitteldeutschen Rundfunk-AG from the Concert Hall of the First New Gewandhaus, Leipzig, Saxony, Germany.
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2

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

 

Cantata BWV 173 [14:30]

Helmut Winschermann

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

Soprano: Ileana Cotrubas; Alto: Julia Hamari; Tenor: Kurt Equiluz; Bass : Hermann Prey

Philips 454346
Philips 6542806-810

Feb 1971

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

 

3

Bach: Kantaten BWV 173a, BWV 173 [L-1]
Bach Kantaten: BWV 173a, BWV 173, BWV 26 [C-5]
Bach Made in Germany Vol. 4 -
Cantatas V

 
 

Cantata BWV 173 [15:25 / 16:19]

Hans-Joachim Rotzsch

Thomanerchor Leipzig / Gewandhausorchester Leipzig

Soprano: Regina Werner; Alto: Heidi Rieß; Tenor: Hans-Joachim Rotzsch; Bass: Hermann Christian Polster
Continuo: Hannes Kästner (Organ), Almut Reuter (Organ); Siegfried Arnold, Günther Stephan (Violoncello); Konrad Siebach (Double-bass)

Eterna 826543
Berlin Classics 0090362BC
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Leipzig Classics 0018282BC

Feb & Nov 1974

LP / TT: 39:00
CD / TT: 57:11
MP3 / TT: 57:00
CD / TT: 57:11

Recorded at Leipzig Versöhnungskirche, Saxony, Germany. Recording Producer: Eberhard Geiger; Balance Engineer: Eberhard Richter; Recording Engineer: Hartmut Kölbach; Editing: Hildegard Mehe.
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4

Die Bach Kantate Vol. 37
Edition Bachakademie Vol. 52

Helmuth Rilling

Gächinger Kantorei Stuttgart / Bach-Collegium Stuttgart

Soprano: Judith Beckmann; Alto: Helen Watts; Tenor: Adalbert Kraus; Bass: Niklaus Tüller

Hänssler

Sep 1976; Jan, Apr 1977

TT: 15:46

Recorded at Gedächtniskirche Stuttgart, Germany.
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5

Cantatas; Motet, Lobet den Herrn, alle Heiden, S. 230; Triple Concerto in A minor, S. 1044 [C-2]

 

Cantata BWV 173 [14:32]

Stanley Ritchie

Indiana University Early Music Institute: Indiana University Pro Arte Singers (Thomas Binkley, director) / Indiana University Baroque Orchestra (Stanley Ritchie, director)

Soloists: unknown

Indiana University: School of Music

Feb 3, 1985

4 sound tape reels / TT: 70 min

Recorded live at Indiana University, Bloomington, Indiana, USA.
Source: WorldCat Libraries (OCLC Number: 11909747)

6

J.S. Bach: Das Kantatenwerk Complete Cantatas Les Cantates, Folge / Vol. 40 - BWV 170-174
J.S. Bach: Das Kantatenwerk - Sacred Cantatas
Vol. 9 - BWV 163-182
Bach-2000
Vol. 4: Sacred Cantatas 4 - BWV 150-159, 161-188, 192, 194-199
Bach: Cantatas / Kantaten
Vol. 51 - BWV 170-173

 
 
 
 

Cantata BWV 173 [13:56]

Nikolaus Harnoncourt

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

Boy Sopranos: Alan Bergius, Stefan Gienger (Soloists of the Tölzer Knabenchor); Boy Alto: Christian M. Immler (Soloist of the Tölzer Knabenchor); Tenor: Kurt Equiluz; Bass: Robert Holl

Telefunken 6.35659
Teldec 8.35659 ZL
Teldec 4509-91763-2
Teldec 3984-25709-2
Teldec -81159-2
Warner Classics 8573-81159-5

P 1987

2-LP / TT: 91 min
2-CD / TT: 90:38
6-CD / TT: 366:45
15-CD / TT: 861:24
CD / TT: 70:07
CD / TT: 70:07

Recorded at Casino Zögernitz, Vienna, Austria (?).
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7

J.S. Bach: Complete Cantatas Vol. 7

 
 

Cantata BWV 173 [13:42]

Ton Koopman

Amsterdam Baroque Orchestra & Choir

Soprano: Lisa Larsson; Alto: Elisabeth von Magnus; Tenor: Gerd Türk; Bass: Klaus Mertens

Erato 3984-23141-2 Antoine Marchand CC-72207

Sep & Oct 1997

3-CD / TT: 213:55

Recorded at Waalse Kerk, Amsterdam, Holland.
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8

Bach Edition Vol. 8 - Cantatas Vol. 3

 
 

Cantata BWV 173 [14:49]

Pieter Jan Leusink

Holland Boys Choir / Netherlands Bach Collegium

Soprano: Ruth Holton; Alto: Sytse Buwalda; Tenor: Knut Schoch; Bass: Bas Ramselaar

Brilliant Classics 99367

Oct-Nov 1999

5-CD / TT: 291:42

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. 26: Long Melford
For Whit Sunday
For Whit Monday

 
 

Cantata BWV 173 [12:58]

John Eliot Gardiner

Monteverdi Choir / English Baroque Soloists

Soprano: Lisa Larsson; Alto: Nathalie Stutzmann; Tenor: Christoph Genz; Bass: Panajotis Iconomou

Soli Deo Gloria 121

Jun 12, 2000

2-CD / TT: 117:40

Live recording from the Bach Cantata Pilgrimage, at Holy Trinity Church, Long Melford, England.
See: John Eliot Gardiner - Bach Cantata Pilgrimage - Vol. 26
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10

J.S. Bach: Cantatas Vol. 20 - Cantatas from Leipzig 1724 - BWV 44, 59, 173, 184

 
 

Cantata BWV 173 [13:10]

Masaaki Suzuki

Bach Collegium Japan

Soprano: Yukari Nonoshita; Mezzo-soprano: Mutsumi Hatano; Tenor: Gerd Türk; Bass: Peter Kooy

BIS 1271

Sep 21-24, 2001

CD / TT: 61:50

Recorded at the Kobe Shoin Women's University Chapel, Japan.
See: Cantatas Vol. 20 - conducted by Masaaki Suzuki
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J.S. Bach: Kantate BWV 173 "Erhöhtes Fleisch und Blut" [C-48]

 

Cantata BWV 173 []

Conductor: Rudolf Lutz
Reflection lecture: Daniel Hell

Vokalensemble der Schola Seconda Pratica / Schola Seconda Pratica

Soloists: Soprano: Maria Cristina Kiehr; Alto: Markus Forster; Tenor: Gerd Türk; Bass: Markus Volpert
Choir: Soprano: Susanne Frei, Guro Hjemli, Alexa Vogel, Noëmi Tran-Rediger, Mirjam Berli; Alto: Jan Börner, Antonia Frey, Olivia Heiniger, Lea Scherer, Simon Savoy; Tenor: Marcel Fässler, Clemens Flämig, Raphael Höhn; Bass: Fabrice Hayoz, Chasper Mani, William Wood
Orchestra: Violin: Renate Steinmann, Plamena Nikitassova, Christine Baumann, Sylvia Gmuer, Martin Korrodi, Olivia Schenkel; Viola: Susanna Hefti, Martina Bischoff; Violoncello: Maya Amrein; Violone: Iris Finkbeiner; Bassoon: Susann Landert; Flute: Claire Genewein, Renate Sudhaus; Organ: Norbert Zeilberger

Gallus Media A866

Jun 17, 2011

DVD / TT:

Recorded live at Evangelische Kirche, Trogen, Switzerland.
The DVD (in German, no subtitles) includes a film recording of the complete cantata, the reflection lecture of the speaker and a film portrait of the J.S. Bach Foundation.
Recording and production: Sound engineer: Stefan Ritzenthaler, Johannes Widmer; Producer: Meinrad Keel; Production: GALLUS MEDIA AG, Switzerland; DVD format: PAL.
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12

J.S. Bach: Cantatas for the Complete Liturgical Year Vol. 16: Pfingst-Kantaten - Cantatas BWV 34 173 184 129

 

Cantata BWV 173 [13:41]

Sigiswald Kuijken

(OVPP - No Choir) / La Petite Bande

Soprano: Gerlinde Sämann; Alto: Petra Noskaiova; Tenor: Christoph Genz; Bass: Jan Van der Crabben; Fine holeless natural trumpet playing by Jean-François Madeuf and his mates

Accent ACC-25316

Jun 1-3, 2012

SACD / TT: 71:16

Recorded at Predikherenkerk, Leuven, Belgium. 
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The list of recordings was compiled by Aryeh Oron (October 2002 - June 2014)
Thanks to contributors: Rolf Günther (June 2014), Matthias Hansen (June 2006, June 2013), Frits V. Herbold (March 2012), Peter Meshcherinov
(October 2011), Christian Moll (November 2009), Jean Gabriel Puyraveau (May 2013)

Cantatas BWV 173 & BWV 173a: Details & Complete Recordings of BWV 173 | Recordings of Individual Movements from BWV 173 | Details & Complete Recordings of BWV 173a | Recordings of Individual Movements from BWV 173a | Discussions: Part 1 | Part 2 | Part 3

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