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Cantata BWV 208
Was mir behagt, ist nur die muntre Jagd!

Ref.:

BWV 208

German Title

Was mir behagt, ist nur die muntre Jagd!

English Title

The merry hunt is all that I love! (by Richard Stokes)

Event

Hunt Cantata

Composed

Weimar, probably 1713
1st performance: February 21-22, 1713 - Weißenfels, for the birthday of Duke Christian of Sachsen-Weißenfels
2nd performance: Februay 23, 1716 - Weimar (?), for the birthday of Duke August of Weimar
3rd performance: 1742 - Leipzig, for the nameday of the Saxon elector, Friedrich August II

Text

Salomo Franck

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

Scoring

Soloists: Two Sopranos, Tenor, Bass; The soloists forming the Chorus
Orchestra: 3 hunting horns, 2 oboes, bassoon, 2 recorders, strings, cello in the continuo
Mvt. 1: Recitative | Mvt. 2: Aria | Mvt. 3: Recitative | Mvt. 4: Aria | Mvt. 5: Recitative | Mvt. 6: Recitative | Mvt. 7: Aria | Mvt. 8: Recitative | Mvt. 9: Aria | Mvt. 10: Recitative | Mvt. 11: Chorus | Mvt. 12: Aria (Duet) | Mvt. 13: Aria | Mvt. 14: Aria | Mvt. 15: Chorus

Score BGA [3.50 MB]
Capella: Mvt. 1 | Mvt. 2 | Mvt. 3 | Mvt. 4 | Mvt. 5 | Mvt. 6 | Mvt. 7 | Mvt. 8 | Mvt. 9 | Mvt. 10 | Mvt. 11 | Mvt. 12 | Mvt. 13 | Mvt. 14 | Mvt. 15 | BWV 1040 [cap]

References

BGA: XXIX | NBA: I/35 | BC: G 1, 3 | Zwang: W 1 | First Published: BG, 1881 | Autograph score (Facsimile): Berlin, Staatsbibliothek

Commentary

Crouch | AMG | Mincham | Reyes [Spanish]

Music

Music Examples

Discussions

Week of December 10, 2000; Week of February 13, 2005; Week of September 1, 2013


Contents

 

Complete Recordings of Cantata BWV 208
Recordings of Individual Movements from Cantata BWV 208
Recordings of Cantata BWV 208a

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

Bach Hits Back - by Swingle Singers
W. Walton: The Wise Virgins, suite from the ballet (arranged music of J.S. Bach)

Discography - Part 1

Complete Recordings


1

J.S. Bach: Cantaa Nr. 208 [LP]
J.S. Bach - Telemann etc.: Cantatas [CD]
[C-2]
Baroque - J.S. Bach, Telemann: Cantatas [C-3]

Cantata BWV 208 [35:14]

Karl Forster

Members of the Chor der St. Hedwigs-Kathedrale Berlin / Berliner Philharmoniker

Soprano I [Diana]: Annelies Kupper; Soprano II [Pales]: Erika Köth; Tenor [Endymion]: Fritz Wunderlich; Baritone [Pan]: Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau

Odeon 70475
EMI Classics

Nov 1961

LP / TT:
2-CD / TT:
CD/ TT:

Recorded at Gemeindhaus, Berlin, Germany.
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2

J.S. Bach: Cantata BWV 208 [L-8]
J.S. Bach: Cantatas BWV 206 & 208 [C-4]

Cantata BWV 208 [34:40]

André Rieu

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

Soprano I [Diana]: Erna Spoorenberg; Soprano II [Pales]: Irmgard Jacobeit; Tenor [Endymion]: Tom Brand; Bass [Pan]: Jacques Villisech
Gustav Leonhardt (Harpsichord)

Telefunken SAWT-9427
Teldec

Oct 21-27, 1962

LP / TT: 34:40
CD / TT: 76:42

Recorded in Amsterdam, the Nethelands.
Listen on YouTube: Complete Cantata [34:52]
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3

J.S. Bach: Jagdkantate BWV 208 · Oboenkonzert nach BWV 1053 [ES-4]

Helmuth Rilling

Figuralchor der Gedächtniskirche Stuttgart / Bach-Collegium Stuttgart

Soprano I [Diana]: Helen Donath; Soprano II [Pales]: Elisabeth Speiser; Tenor [Endymion]: Wilfried Jochims; Bass [Pan]: Jakob Stämpfli

Cantate-Musicaphon

May 1965

TT: 38:45

1st recording of Cantata BWV 208 by H. Rilling. Recorded at Südwest-Tonstudio H. Jansen, Stuttgart, Germany.
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4

Bach made in Germany Vol. VII - Secular Cantatas IV
Bach Edition Vol. 7 - Secular Cantatas
Bach: Kantaten BWV 208
[L-1]

Peter Schreier

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

Soprano I [Diana]: Edith Mathis; Soprano II [Pales]: Arleen Augér; Tenor [Endymion]: Peter Schreier; Bass [Pan]: Theo Adam

Eterna / Brilliant Classics / Leipzig Classics

Oct-Nov 1976

TT: 35:40

Recorded at Christuskirche, Berlin, Germany.
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5

Bach: The Hunt Cantata [C-1]

Roy Goodman

The Parley of Instruments

Emma Kirkby & Jennifer Smith; Tenor - Simon Davies; Bass - Michael George

Hyperion

Feb 1985

TT: 43:23

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6

J.S. Bach: Cantatas BWV 208 "Jagdkantate" & BWV 212 "Bauernkantate" [L-1]
Bach-2000 Vol. 5 - Secular Cantatas
[L-1]

Cantata BWV 208 [33:31]

Nikolaus Harnoncourt

Arnold Schoenberg Chor (Chorus Master: Erwin Ortner) / Concentus Musicus Wien

Soprano I [Diana]: Yvonne Kenny; Soprano II [Pales]: Angela Maria Blasi; Tenor [Endymion]: Kurt Equiluz; Bass [Pan]: Robert Holl

Teldec

May 1988

CD / TT: 64:10
11-CD / TT:

Recorded at Casino Zögernitz, Vienna, Austria.
Listen on YouTube: Complete Cantata [33:28]
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7

J.S. Bach: Cantatas BWV 51 & BWV 208 [C-3]

 

Cantata BWV 208 [31:32]

Mátyás Antál

Hungarian Radio Chorus / Failoni Chamber Orchestra

Soprano I [Diana]: Ingrid Kertesi; Soprano II [Pales]: Julia Paszthy; Alto: Judit Németh; Tenor [Endymion]: Jozsef Mukk; Bass [Pan]: István Gáti

Naxos 8.550643

Jan (?) 1992

CD / TT: 49:57

Recorded at Festetitch Castle, Budapest, Hungary.
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8

J.S. Bach: Complete Cantatas Vol. 3

 
 

Cantata BWV 208 [33:34]

Ton Koopman

Amsterdam Baroque Orchestra & Choir

Soprano I [Diana]: Barbara Schlick; Soprano II [Pales]: Elisabeth von Magnus; Tenor [Endymion]: Paul Agnew; Bass [Pan]: Klaus Mertens

Erato 0630-14336-2
Antoine Marchand CC-72203

Sep 1995

3-CD / TT: 195:24

Recorded at Waalse Kerk, Amsterdam, the Netherlands.
Listen on YouTube: Complete Cantata [33:34]
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9

Concertos & Cantata [C-3]

Cantata BWV 208 [35:46]

Ludwig Güttler

Hallenser Madrigalisten (Chorus Master: Andreas Göpfert) / Virtuosi Saxoniae

Soprano II [Diana]: Mona Spägele; Soprano II [Pales]: Claudia Kunz; Tenor [Endymion]: Robert Wörle; Bass [Pan]: Roman Trekel

Dresden Classics

Jan-Feb 1996

CD / TT:

Recorded at Lukaskirche, Dresden, Germany.
Listen on YouTune: Complete Cantata [35:37]
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10

Edition Bachakademie Vol. 65 - Secular Cantatas

Helmuth Rilling

Gächinger Kantorei Stuttgart / Bach-Collegium Stuttgart

Soprano I [Diana]: Sibylla Rubens; Soprano II [Pales]: Eva Kirchner; Tenor [Endymion]: James Taylor, Baritone [Pan]: Matthias Goerne

Hänssler

Sep 1996

TT: 36:59

2nd recording of Cantata BWV 208 by H. Rilling. Recorded at Stadthalle Leonberg, Germany.
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11

Bach: Secular Cantatas BWV 208, BWV 215 [L-6]

Gustav Leonhardt

Choir & Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment

Soprano I [Diana]: Monika Frimmer; Soprano II [Pales]: Lynne Dawson; Tenor [Endymion]: John Elwes; Bass [Pan]: David Wilson-Johnson

Philips

Nov 1996

TT: 33:28

Recorded at Henry Wood Hall, London, England.
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12

J.S. Bach: Secular Cantatas Vol. 2 - BWV 208, BWV 134a

 
 

Cantata BWV 208 [34:52]

Masaaki Suzuki

Bach Collegium Japan

soprano I [Diana]: Sophie Junker, Soprano II [Pales]: Joanne Lunn; Tenor [Endymion]: Makoto Sakurada; Baritone [Pan]: Roderick Williams

BIS SACD-1971

Jul 2011

SACD / TT: 74:40

Recoded at the MS&AD Shirakawa Hall, Nagoya, Japan.
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The list of recordings was compiled by Aryeh Oron (December 2000 - June 2012)
Thanks to contributors: John Carroll (August 2009), Matthias Hansen (August 2006), Poul Anders Lyngberg-Larsen (October 2008),
Teri Noel Towe (April 2007)

Cantatas BWV 208 & BWV 208a: Details & Complete Recordings of BWV 208 | Recordings of Individual Movements from BWV 208 | Details & Recordings of BWV 208a | Discussions: Part 1 | Part 2 | Part 3 | Part 4


Recordings & Discussions of Cantatas: Main Page | 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
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