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Cantata BWV 201
Geschwinde, ihr wirbelnden Winde

Ref.

BWV 201

German Title

Geschwinde, ihr wirbelnden Winde

English Title

Make haste, make haste, you whirling winds (by Richard Stokes)

Event

Dramma per Musica - The contest betweem Phoebus and Pan

Composed

Leipzig ?, 1729
1st performance: Autumn 1729 - Leipzig
2nd performance: 1735-1740 - Leipzig
3rd performance: 1749 - Leipzig

Text

Christian Friedrich Henrici (Picander)

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

Scoring

Soloists: Momus (Soprano), Mercurius (Alto), Tmolus (Tenor I), Midas (Tenor II), Phoebus (Bass I), Pan (Bass II), 6-part Chorus [SATTBB]
Orchestra: 3 trumpets, Timpani, 2 transverse flutes, 2 oboes d’amore, 2 violins, viola, continuo
Mvt. 1: Chorus | Mvt. 2: Recitative | Mvt. 3: Aria | Mvt. 4: Recitative | Mvt. 5: Aria | Mvt. 6: Recitative | Mvt. 7: Aria | Mvt. 8: Recitative | Mvt. 9: Aria | Mvt. 10: Recitative | Mvt. 11: Aria | Mvt. 12: Recitative | Mvt. 13: Aria | Mvt. 14: Recitative | Mvt. 15: Chorus

Score Vocal & Piano [4.08 MB] | Score BGA [6.63 MB]

References

BGA: X1/2 | NBA: I/40 | BC: G 46 | Zwang: W 12 | First Published: BG, 1862 | Autograph score (fascimile): Berlin, Staatsbibliothek | Provenance & Description of Sources

Commentary

Crouch | AMG | Mincham | Benson | Reyes [Spanish]

Music

Music Examples

Discussions

Week of September 7, 2003; Week of June 29, 2008; Week of December 8, 2013

Contents

 

Complete Recordings
Recordings of Individual Movements

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

Discography - Part 1

Complete Recordings

1

J.S. Bach: The contest between Phoebus and Pan (Cantata No. 201) [C-1]
Der Streit zwischen Phoebus und Pan, cantate profane No. 201 (J.S. Bach)
[C-1]

 
 

Cantata BWV 201 [41:57]

Helmut Koch

Choir & Orchestra of Radio Berlin (Bach Guild Chorus & Orchestra)

Soprano [Momus]: Anny Schlemm; Alto [Mercurius]: Diana Eustrati; Tenor [Midas]: Herbert Reinhold; Tenor [Tmolus]: Gert Lutze; Bass [Pan]: Karl Wolfram; Bass [Phoebus]: Gerhard Niese

Bach Guild BG-514
Le Chant du Monde LDX-8020

1950-1951

LP / TT: 41:57
LP / TT: 41:57

Recorded in Berlin, Germany.
Listen on YouTube: Complete Cantata [41:47]

2

J.S. Bach: Cantata BWV 201 [A-6]

 

Cantata BWV 201[]

Hans Grischkat

Schwäbischer Singkreis Stuttgart / Ton-Studio Orchestra Stuttgart

Soprano: Käthe Netwig; Contralto: Ruth Michaelis; Tenors: Werner Hohmann, Alfred Pfeile; Basses: Bruno Müller, Franz Kelch

Renaissance, X-42
Baroque Records BU-1835 / BU-2835

Jan 1952

LP / TT:
LP / TT:

 

3

J.S. Bach: Kantate Nr. 201 [LP] [L-22]
Günther Ramin: Interpret - Imrovisator - Komponist [CD]

Cantata BWV 201 - abridged version [35:12]

Günther Ramin

Thomanerchor Leipzig / Gewandhausorchester Leipzig

Soprano: Anny Schlemm; Alto: Ingrid Lorenzen; Tenor: Caspar Esser; Basses: Heinz Friedrich, Gerhard Niese

LPM (Eterna) 1003
Eterna 520-062
Ars Vivendi 2100254

1953

LP / TT: 35:12
EP / TT:
CD / TT: 73:12

Eterna EP includes only Mvt. 1 & 15.
Ars Vivendi CD includes only the Opening Chorus (Mvt. 1) [5:23].
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4

J.S. Bach: Kantate Nr. 201 [C-9]
J.S. Bach: Kantate Nr. 201; G.F. Händel: Aus Acis und Galatea [C-9a]
J.S. Bach: Kantate Nr. 201; Kantate Nr. 211 [C-9b]

Kurt Thomas

Thomanerchor Leipzig / Gewandhausorchester Leipzig

Soprano: Adele Stolte; Alto: Eva Fleischer; Tenors: Hans-Joachim Rotzsch, Rolf Apreck; Basses: Günther Leib, Theo Adam

Eterna 820 163
Eterna 520 328
Eterna 520 366

1957/60

LP / TT: 53:28
EP / TT:
EP / TT:

EP Eterna 520 328 includes Mvt. 9 only. EP Eterna 520 366 inludes Mvt. 7 only.

5

J.S. Bach: Kantate BWV 201 · Oboe d'amore-konzert nach BWV 1055 [ES-1]

Helmuth Rilling

Figuralchor der Gedächtniskirche Stuttgart / Bach-Collegium Stuttgart

Soprano: Edith Mathis; Alto: Ingeborg Ruß; Tenor: Wilfried Jochims; Bass I: Erich Wenk, Bass II: Jakob Stämpfli

Cantate-Musicaphon

Jan 1966

TT: 56:03

1st recording of Cantata BWV 201 by H. Rilling. Recorded at Südwest-Tonstudio H. Jansen, Stuttgart, Germany.
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6

Bach made in Germany Vol. VII - Secular Cantatas II
Bach Edition Vol. 7 - Secular Cantatas
Bach: Kantate BWV 201
[L-6]

Peter Schreier

Berliner Solisten (Chorus master: Dietrich Knothe) / Kammerorchester Berlin

Soprano [Momus]: Edith Mathis; Alto [Mercurius]: Carolyn Watkinson; Tenor [Tmolus]: Peter Schreier; Tenor [Midas]: Eberhard Büchner; Bass [Pan]: Theo Adam; Bass [Phoebus]: Siegfried Lorenz

Eterna / Berlin Classics / Brilliant Classics

Nov 1979, Oct 1980, Jan 1981

TT: 49:43

Recorded at Christuskirche, Berlin, Germany.
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7

Capella Edition [C-4]

 

Cantata BWV 201 [47:17]

Hans-Martin Linde

Cappella Coloniensis

Soprano [Momus]: Eva Csapó; Soprano: Patrizia Kwella; Counter-tenor [Mercurius]: Jean Nirouët; Tenor [Tmolus]: Paul Elliott; Tenor [Midas]: Hein Meens; Baritone [Phoebus]: Michael Schopper; Bass [Pan]: Davis Thomas

Capriccio 10-615

Jun 1984

CD / TT: 69:07

Recorded at Schulzentrum, Lindlar, Germany.
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8

J.S. Bach: Cantata BWV 201 [C-1]
Concerts at the Pushkin Art Museum - December Nights 1987 I

Vladimir Ziva

Moscow Conservatoire Chamber Orchestra

Soprano [Momus]: Elena Bryleva; Alto [Mercurius]: Erik Kurmangaliev; Tenor [Tmolus]: Vladimir Naparin; Tenor [Mydas]: Alexander Naumenko; Bass [Phoebus]: Vladimir Redkin; Bass [Pan]: Alexander Naumenko

Melodiya

Dec 6, 1987

TT: 57:00

Recorded live at the Pushkin Museum of Arts, Moscow, Russia. The recitatives are sung in Russian.

9

J.S. Bach: Cantate profanes - Secular Cantatas (BWV 201, 205, 213) [C-1]

 
 
 

Cantata BWV 205 [48:58]

René Jacobs

Members of RIAS-Kammerchor / Akademie für Alte Musik Berlin

Soprano [Momus]: Maria Cristina Kiehr; Counter-tenor [Mercurius]: Andreas Scholl; Tenor [Tmolus]: James Taylor; Tenor [Midas]: Kurt Azesberger; Baritone [Phoebus]: Roman Trekel; Bass [Pan]: Peter Lika
Stephan Mai (Concert-master); Ernst-Burghard Hilse (Flute); Antje Schurrock (Flute); Ekkerhard Hering (Oboe); Katharina Arfken (Oboe d'amore); Trompeten-Consort Friedemann Immler
Continuo: Jan Freiheit (Violoncello); Matthias Winkler (Double-bass); Christian Beuse (Bassoon); Raphael Alpermann (Harpsichord & Organ); Shizuko Noiri (Lute)

Harmonia Mundi France HMC-901544-45
Harmonia Mundi France HMX-2951544-45
Harmonia Mundi France HMG-5012544-45

Sep 1995

2-CD / TT: 134:30
2-CD / TT: 134:30
2-CD / TT: 134:30
MP3 / TT: 134:06

Recorded in Berlin, Germany.
Co-production with DeutschlandRadio Berlin & R.O.C. GmbH; Artistic Director: Eberhard Geiger; Balance Engineer: Michael Glaser, Assistant: Horst Langheinrich / Digital Media Service GmbH.
Listen on YouTube: Cantata BWV 201: Complete Cantata [49:02]
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10

J.S. Bach: Secular Cantatas BWV 173a & 201 [L-5]

Gustav Leonhardt

Choir & Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment

Soprano [Momus]: Monika Frimmer; Alto [Mercurius]: Ralf Popken; Tenor [Tmolus]: John Elwes; Tenor [Midas]: Christoph Prégardien; Bass [Pan]: David Wilson-Johnson; Bass [Phoebus]: Max van Egmond

Philips

Nov 1995

TT: 48:14

Recorded at Henry Wood Hall, London, England.
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11

J.S. Bach: Complete Cantatas Vol. 4
Bach-2000 Vol. 5 - Secular Cantatas
[B-0]

 

Cantata BWV 201 [47:33]

Ton Koopman

Amsterdam Baroque Orchestra & Choir

Soprano [Momus]: Caroline Stam; Alto [Mercurius]: Peter de Groot; Tenor [Tmolus]: Paul Agnew; Tenor [Midas]: Jeremy Ovenden; Bass [Phoebus]: Klaus Mertens; Bass [Pan]: Donald Bentvelsen

Erato 0630-15562-2
Antoine Marchand CC-72204
Teldec

Jan 1996

3-CD / TT: 219:03
3-CD / TT: 219:03
11-CD / TT:

Recorded at Waalse Kerk, Amsterdam, Holland.
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12

Edition Bachakademie Vol. 61 - Secular Cantatas

Helmuth Rilling

Gächinger Kantorei Stuttgart / Bach-Collegium Stuttgart

Soprano [Momus]: Sibylla Rubens; Alto [Mercurius]: Ingeborg Danz; Tenor [Tmolus]: Lothar Odinius; Tenor [Midas]: James Taylor; Bass [Phoebus]: Matthias Goerne; Bass [Pan]: Dietrich Henschel

Hänssler

Sep 1996

TT: 47:31

2nd recording of Cantata BWV 201 by H. Rilling. Recorded at Stadthalle Leonberg, Germany.
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13

J.S. Bach: Weltiche Kantaten · Secular Cantatas · Cantates Profanes [C-1]

Reinhard Goebel

Ex Tempore (Chorus Master: Florian Heyerick) / Musica Antiqua Köln

Soprano [Momus]: Dana Hanchard; Counter-tenor [Mercurius]: Axel Köhler; Tenor [Tmolus]: Christoph Genz; Tenor [Midas]: Scot Weir; Bass [Phoebus]: Hans-Georg Wimmer; Bass [Pan]: Stefan Geyer

Archiv Produktion

Nov 1996

TT: 42:28

Recorded at Sendesaal, DeutchlandRadio, Köln, Germany.
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14

J.S. Bach: Der Streit zwischen Phoebus und Pan - The Contest between Phoebus and Pan [C-1]

 

Cantata BWV 201 [47:23]

Hansjörg Albrecht

Münchener Bach-Chor / Bach-Collegium München

Soprano [Momus]: Simone Nold; Alto [Mercurius]: Annette Markert; Tenor [Tmolus]: Markus Schäfer; Tenor [Midas]: Werner Güra; Baritone [Phoebus]: Konrad Jarnot; Baritone [Pan]: Stephan Genz

Ohems Classics 914

Jul 3-6, 2007

CD / TT: 62:22

Recorded at Studio 1, BR München, Germany.
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15

J.S. Bach: Bach Drama (BWV 201-205, BWV 213) [C-2]

 

2-CD: Cantata BWV 201 []

Leonardo García-Alarcón

Choeur de Chambre de Namur / Les Agrémens

Soprano [Momus]: Céline Scheen; Counter-tenor [Mercurius]: Clint van der Linde; Tenor [Tmolus]: Fabio Trümpy; Tenor [Midas]: Makoto Sakurada; Baritone [Phoebus]: Christian M. Immler; Baritone [Pan]: Alejandro Meerapfel

Ambronay AMY-031

Sep 4-8, 2011

2-CD + DVD / TT:: 131:17
MP3 / TT: 131:18

Recorded in Namur, Belgium.
1st recording of Cantata BWV 201 by L. García-Alarcón.
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16

Dramma per musica BWV 201, 205 & 213 de Jean-Sébastien Bach [C-1]

 

Cantata BWV 201 []

Leonardo García-Alarcón

Choeur de Chambre de Namur / Les Agrémens

Soprano [Momus]: Céline Scheen; Counter-tenor [Mercurius]: Clint van der Linde; Tenor [Tmolus]: Fabio Trümpy; Tenor [Midas]: Makoto Sakurada; Baritone [Phoebus]: Christian M. Immler; Baritone [Pan]: Alejandro Meerapfel

ARTE France - Mezzo

Sep 10, 2011

Video

Filmed & recorded live at Ozango - Festival d'Ambronay, France.
Director: Olivier Simonnet; Cameramen: Philippe Bini, Etienne Monier, Ludovic Plourde (Directorr photo), Jonas Marpot, Alain Schmitter, Marine Tadié; Sounde: Denis Vautrin, Pierre-Antoine Signoret, Quentin Rigo.
2nd recording of Cantata BWV 201 by L. García-Alarcón.
Watch this video on: YouTube [56:14] | Arte Live Web [101:02]

The list of recordings was compiled by Aryeh Oron (October 2002 - July 2014)
Thanks to contributors: John Grayovski (October 2006), Matthias Hansen (September 2005, August 2006, June 2008, June 2009), Walter Roth (June 2004), Teri Noel Towe (April 2007)

Cantata BWV 201: Details & Complete Recordings | Recordings of Individual Movements
Discussions:
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