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Cantata BWV 206
Schleicht, spielende Wellen, und murmelt gelinde!


Ref.:

BWV 206

German Title

Schleicht, spielende Wellen, und murmelt gelinde!

English Title

Glide, O sparkling waves and murmur softly (by Richard Stokes)

Event

Dramma per Musica, for the Birthday of Augusus III

Composed

Leipzig, 1734 (Stokes) or 1736
1st performance: October 7, 1736 - Leipzig
2nd performance: August 3, 1740 - Leipzig

Text

Anon [probably Christian Friedrich Henrici (Picander)]

German Text | Translations: Catalan-1 | Dutch | English-1 | English-3 | French-4 | French-6 | Hebrew | Italian | Spanish-3

Scoring

Soloists: Pleiße (Soprano), Donau (Alto), Elbe (Tenor), Weichsel (Bass); 4-part Chorus
Orchestra: 3 trumpets, timpani, 2 oboes d’amore, 3 transverse flutes, 2 violins, viola, continuo (cello & double-bass)
Mvt. 1: Chorus | Mvt. 2: Recitative | Mvt. 3: Aria | Mvt. 4: Recitative & Arioso | Mvt. 5: Aria | Mvt. 6: Recitative | Mvt. 7: Aria | Mvt. 8: Recitative | Mvt. 9: Aria | Mvt. 10: Recitative | Mvt. 11: Chorus

Score BGA [5.98 MB]

References

BGA: XX/2 | NBA: I/36 | BC: G 23, G 26 | Zwang: W 16 | First Published: BG, 1873 | Autograph score (Facsimile): Berlin, Staatsbibliothek

Commentary

Crouch | AMG | Mincham | Reyes [Spanish]

Music

Music Examples

Discussions

Week of October 26, 2003; Week of November 9, 2008; Week of October 6, 2013

Contents

 

Complete Recordings
Recordings of Individual Movements

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

Discography

Complete Recordings


1

J.S. Bach: Cantata BWV 206 [L-7]
Bach-2000 Vol. 5: Secular Cantatas
[C-2]
J.S. Bach: Cantatas BWV 206 & 208 [C-4]

 

Cantata BWV 206 [42:02]

André Rieu

Monteverdi-Chor Hamburg (Chorus Master: Jürgen Jürgens) / Amsterdam Chamber Orchestra

Soprano [Pleiße]: Irmgard Jacobeit; Alto [Donau]: Wilhelmine Matthès; Tenor [Elbe]: Tom Brand; Bass [Weichsel]: Jacques Villisech

Telefunken SAWT-9425
Teldec
Teldec

Oct 21-27, 1962

LP / TT: 42:02
11-CD / TT:
CD / TT: 76:42

Recorded in Amsterdam, Holland.
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2

J.S. Bach: Schleicht, spielende Wellen, Drama per Musica BWV 206 [ES-3]
J.S. Bach: Schleicht, spielende Wellen, Cantata BWV 206
[ES-3]

 

Cantata BWV 206 [45:08]

Helmuth Rilling

Figuralchor der Gedächtniskirche Stuttgart / Bach-Collegium Stuttgart

Soprano [Pleiße]: Leonore Kirschstein; Alto [Donau]: Margarethe Bence; Tenor [Elbe]: Kurt Equiluz; Bass [Weichsel]: Erich Wenk
Heinz Zickler, Herbert Thal, Fritz Kelber (Trumpets); Konrad Hampe, Helmut Steinkraus, Claus Diedrich (Flutes); Alfred Sous, Willy Schnell (Oboe d'amore)
Continuo: Martin Galling (Harpsichord); Thomas Blees (Violoncello); Manfed Gräser (Double-bass); Karl Steinbrecher (Bassoon)

Bärenreiter-Musicaphon
BM-30 SL-1354
Nonesuch H-71187

Jun 1966

LP / TT: 45:08

Recorded at Gedächtniskirche, Stuttgart, Baden-Württemberg, Germany.
1st recording of Cantata BWV 206 by H. Rilling.


3

Bach Kantaten: Schleicht, spielende Wellen BWV 206 [C-5]

Cantata BWV 206 [43:25]

Helmut Koch

Rundfunk-Solistenvereinigung Berlin (Chorus Master: Dietrich Knothe) / Kammerorchester Berlin

Soprano: Elisabeth Speiser; Alto: Ingeborg Springer; Tenor: Peter Schreier; Bass: Theo Adam
Continuo section: Hartmut Friedrich (Violoncello); Willi Schade (Double bass); Otto Pischkitl (Bassoon); Dietrich Knothe (Harpsichord)

Eterna 826583

Sep/Oct 1973; Jan/Mar 1974

LP / TT: 43:25

Recorded at Studio Christuskirche, Berlin, Germany.


4

Bach made in Germany Vol. VII - Secular Cantatas VI
Bach Edition Vol. 7 - Secular Cantatas
Bach: Dramma per musica BWV 206
[L-10]

Peter Schreier

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

Soprano [Pleiße]: Edith Mathis; Alto [Donau]: Carolyn Watkinson; Tenor [Elbe]: Peter Schreier; Bass [Weichsel]: Siegfried Lorenz

Eterna / Berlin Classics / Brilliant Classics

Nov 1979, Oct 1980, Oct 1981

TT: 41:12

Recorded at Christuskirche, Berlin, Germany.
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5

J.S. Bach Secular Cantatas BWV 206 & 207a [C-1]

 

Cantata BWV 206 [36:58]

Frieder Bernius

Kammerchor Stuttgart / Concerto Köln

Soprano [Pleiße]: Ruth Ziesak; Alto [Donau]: Michael Chance; Tenor [Elbe]: Christoph Prégardien; Bass [Weichsel]: Peter Kooy

Sony Classical SK-46492

Sep 19-26, 1990

CD / TT: 66:51

Recorded at Evangelische Kirche, Grönningen, Germany.
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6

Edition Bachakademie Vol. 64 - Secular Cantatas

Helmuth Rilling

Gächinger Kantorei Stuttgart / Bach-Collegium Stuttgart

Soprano [Pleiße]: Christine Schäfer; Alto [Donau]: Ingeborg Danz; Tenor [Elbe]: Stanford Olsen; Bass [Weichsel]: Michael Volle

Hänssler

June 1994

TT: 38:33

2nd recording of Cantata BWV 206 by H. Rilling. Recorded at Stadthalle Leonberg, Germany.
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7

J.S. Bach: Complete Cantatas Vol. 5

 

Cantata BWV 206 [39:52]

Ton Koopman

Amsterdam Baroque Orchestra & Choir

Soprano [Pleiße]: Sibylla Rubens; Soprano [Mvt. 11]: Anne Grimm; Alto [Donau]: Elisabeth von Magnus; Tenor [Elbe]: Christoph Prégardien; Bass [Weichsel]: Klaus Mertens

Erato 0630-17578-2
Antoine Marchand CC-72205

Sep & Nov 1996

4-CD / TT: 239:51

Recorded at Waalse Kerk, Amsterdam, Holland.
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Antoine Marchand 4-CD (2004): Amazon.com | Amazon.co.uk | Amazon.de
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8

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

Reinhard Goebel

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

Soprano [Pleiße]: Dana Hanchard; Alto (Counter-tenor) [Donau]: Axel Köhler; Tenor [Elbe]: Christoph Genz; Bass [Weichsel]: Stefan Geyer

Archiv Produktion

Nov 1996

TT: 36:45

Recorded at Sendesaal, DeutchlandRadio, Köln, Germany.


9

J.S. Bach: Festmusiken zu Leipziger Universitätsfeiern [C-2]

Cantata BWV 206 [37:16]

David Timm

Leipziger Universitätschor / Pauliner Barockensemble, Leipzig

Soprano: Gesine Adler; Alto: Klaudia Zeiner; Tenor: Hermann Oswald; Bass: Wolf-Matthias Friedrich

Querstand

2009

5-CD / TT:

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10

Bach/ Mendelssohn - Hengelbrock BR 2011 [C-5]

 

Cantata BWV 206 []

Thomas Hengelbrock

Chor des Bayerischen Rundfunks (Chorus Master: Robert Blank) / Bayerischer Rundfunk Symphonieorchester

Soprano: Dorothee Mields; Mezzo-soprano: Elisabeth Kulman; Tenor: Steve Davisilim; Baritone: James Rutherford
Basso continuo: Helmut Veihelmann (Violoncello); Heinrich Braun (Double-bass); Eberhard Marschall (Bassoon); Peter Kofler (Harpsichord & Organ)

House of Opera CD-87432
House of Opera MP3-87432

Feb 25, 2011

CD / TT:
MP3 / TT:

Recorded live at Herkulessaal of the Munich residency, Bavaria, Germany, from digital cable live broadcast excellent sound, mp3 320 kb.
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11

Schleicht, spielende Wellen, und murmelt gelinde - Cantata, BWV 206 [AB-206]

Cantata BWV 206 [40:47]

Jos van Veldhoven

Nederlandse Bachvereniging

Soprano: Maria Keohane; Alto: Maarten Engeltjes; Tenor: Thomas Hobbs; Bass: Matthew Brook
Ripieno Sopranos: Orlanda Velez Isidro, Klaartje van Veldhoven, Marjon Strijk, Hilde Van Ruymbeke; Ripieno Altos: Barnabás Hegyi, Elsbeth Gerritsen, Gemma Jansen,Marleene Goldstein; Ripieno Tenors: Ronald Threels, Kevin Skelton, Diederik Rooker, Réne Veen; Ripieno Basses: Donald Bentvelsen, Matthew Baker, Martijn de Graaf Bierbrauwer, Pierre-Guy Le Gall White
Violins 1: Shunske Sato, Pieter Affourtit, Annabelle Ferdinand, Hanneke Wierenga; Violins 2: Sayuri Yamagata, Anneke van Haaften, Paulien Kostense; Violas: Staas Swierstra, Deirdre Dowling; Cellos: Lucia Swarts, Richte van der Meer; Double-bass: Robert Franenberg; Transverse Flutes: Marten Root, Doretthe Janssens, Aysha Wills; Oboes: Martin Stadler, Peter Frankenberg; Bassoon: Benny Aghassi; Trumpets: Robert Vanryne, Fruzsina Hara, Mark Geelen; Timpani: Peppie Wiersma; Harpsichord: Siebe Henstra

Nederlandse Bachvereniging: All of Bach

Jun 10, 2016

Video / TT: 40:47

Recorded & filmed live at Paushuize, Utrecht, the Netherlands.
Director: Simon Aarden; Head Audio: Frank Mathijssen; Music Edit & Mix: Myrthe van Dijk, Hans Brouwer; Music Director: Myrthe van Dijk; Camera: Jochem Timmermans, Merijn Vrieling, Emiel Jansen; Head Gaffer: Zen Bloot; Assistant Director: Ferenc Soetman; Audio Technics: Dylan Rosenkamp; Image Technics: Vincent Nugteren; Editor: Pjotr 's Gravesande; Trainee Image: Dennis den Hartog; Trainee Nep: Leon Mignon; Team Eng: Justin Mutsaers, Chris Reichgelt; Data Handler: Jesper Blok; Technics: Marco Korzelius; Gaffer: Patrick Galvin, Sam Vis; Project Manager Nep: Peter Ribbens; Concert Production: Imke Deters, Marco Meijdam; Producer: Jessie Verbrugh; Interview: Onno van Ameijde.
Watch & listen on All of Bach:
Cantata BWV 206: Complete Cantata [40:47]


The list of recordings was compiled by Aryeh Oron (October 2002 - April 2017)
Thanks to contributors: Matthias Hansen (September 2005, August 2006, May 2014), Thomas Jaenicke (October 2009), Bradley Lehman (February 2004), Leslie Masters (August 2010), Walter Roth (June 2013), Thomas Shepherd (October 2003)

Cantata BWV 206: Details & Complete Recordings | Recordings of Individual Movements
Discussions:
Part 1 | Part 2 | Part 3


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