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Cantata BWV 59
Wer mich liebet, der wird mein Wort halten [I]


Ref.:

BWV 59

German Title

Wer mich liebet, der wird mein Wort halten [I]

English Title

Who loves me will keep my word (by Francis Browne)

Event

Solo Cantata for Whit Sunday [1st Day of Pentecost]
Readings: Epistle: Acts 2: 1-13; Gospel: John 14: 23-31
Musical Context: Motets & Chorales for Pentecost Festival

Composed

Leipzig, 1723 or 1724
1st performance: May 16, 1723 - Leipzig
2nd performance: May 28, 1724 - Leipzig

Text

John 14: 23 (Mvt. 1); Martin Luther (Mvt. 3); Erdmann Neumeister (Mvts. 2, 4)

Text: German-1 | German-6 | NBA Text
Translations: Catalan-1 | Chinese-1 | Chinese-2 | Dutch-7 | English-1 | English-3I | English-3P | English-10 | French-3 | French-4 | French-6 | Hebrew-1 | Indonesian-1 | Italian-2 | Russian-1 | Russian-3 | Spanish-2 | Spanish-3 | Spanish-7
Chorale Text: Komm, Heiliger Geist, Herre Gott

Scoring

Soloists: Soprano, Bass; 4-part Chorus (for the Chorale)
Orchestra: 2 trumpets, timpani, 2 violins, viola, continuo
Mvt. 1: Duet [S, B] | Mvt. 2: Recitative [S] | Mvt. 3: Chorale | Mvt. 4: Aria [B]

Score Vocal & Piano [0.84 MB] | Score BGA [1.30 MB]
Chorales: Mvt. 3 | Mvt. 3 ch
Capella: Mvt. 3 [cap]
Chorale Melody: Komm, Heiliger Geist, Herre Gott

References

BGA: XII/2 | NBA: XII/2 | BC: A 82 | Zwang: K 28 | First Published: BG, 1863 | Autograph score (facsimile): Berlin, Staatsbibliothek | Provenance

Commentaries

English: BCW | Crouch | AMG | Bethlehem | Mincham
AL [Dutch] | Role [French] | Reyes [Spanish]

Music

Music Examples

Discussions

Week of May 19, 2002; Week of May 7, 2006; Week of January 16, 2011; Week of May 4, 2014


Contents

 

Complete Recordings
Recordings of Individual Movements

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

John Eliot Gardiner - Bach Cantata Pilgrimage - Vol. 26
Complete Cantatas Volume 6 - conducted by Ton Koopman
Cantatas Vol. 20 - conducted by Masaaki Suzuki

Recordings - Part 1

Complete Recordings


1

J.S. Bach: Kantate BWV 59 Wer mich liebet [Radio Recording] [R-2]

 

Cantata BWV 59 [13:30]

Karl Ristenpart

Kammerchor des Saarländischen Rundfunks / Kammerorchester des Saarländischen Rundfunks

Soprano: Basia Retchitzka; Bass: Hans-Dieter Wolf

Saarl.Rundfunk Archiv

Sep 27, 1957

Tape

Recorded live in Saarbrücken, Saarland, Germany.


2

J.S. Bach: Kantaten BWV 4, BWV 54, BWV 59 [C-11]
Bach Made in Germany Vol. 2 -
Cantatas II

Cantata BWV 59 [12:56]

Kurt Thomas

Thomanerchor Leipzig / Gewandhausorchester Leipzig

Soprano: Agnes Giebel; Bass: Theo Adam

Eterna
Berlin / Leipzig Classics

Jun, Dec 1959

LP / TT:
CD / TT:

Recorded at Thomaskirche, Leipzig, Germany.
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3

J.S. Bach: Kantaten · Cantatas Nr. 27, Nr. 118, Nr. 158, Nr. 59 [L-2]
J.S. Bach: Cantatas BWV 18, 59, 89, 90, 106, 118, 152, 161 & 182 [C-5]

 

Cantata BWV 59 [10:35 / 10:47]

Jaap Schröder

Amsterdamer Kantorei / Concerto Amsterdam

Soprano: Rotraud Hansmann; Bass: Max van Egmond
Wim Groot, Fred Grin (Trumpets); Jaap Schröder (Violin Solo); Anner Bylsma (Violoncello); Gustav Leonhardt (Organ)

Telefunken SAWT-9489
Teldec 69599

Dec 11-16, 1967

LP / TT: 42:47
2-CD / TT: 148:33

Recorded at Hervormde Kerk, Bennebroek, the Netherlands.
Listen on YouTube: Cantata BWV 59: Complete Cantata [10:46]
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4

J.S. Bach: Das Kantatenwerk · Complete Cantatas · Les Cantates, Folge / Vol. 15 - BWV 57-60
J.S. Bach: Das Kantatenwerk - Sacred Cantatas
Vol. 3 - BWV 37-52, 54-60
Bach-2000
Vol. 2: Sacred Cantatas 2 - BWV 48-52, 54-69, 69a, 70-99
Bach: Cantatas / Kantaten
Vol. 18 - BWV 57-60

 
 
 
 

Cantata BWV 59 [11:36 / 12:15]

Nikolaus Harnoncourt

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

Boy Soprano: Peter Jelosits (Soloist of the Wiener Sängerknaben); Bass: Ruud van der Meer
CMW: Alice Harnoncourt, Walter Pfeiffer, Peter Schoberwalter Wilhelm Mergl, Josef de Sordi, Anita Mitterer, Ingrid Seifert (Violins); Kurt Theiner, Alice Harnoncourt, Josef de Sordi (Violas); Nikolaus Harnoncourt, Herman Höbarth (Violoncellos); Eduard Hruza (Violone); Josef de Sordi (Violetta); Otto Fleischmann, Milan Turkovic (Bassoon); Josef Spindler, Richard Rudolf, Hermann Schober, Don Smithers (Natural Trumpets); Ralph Byrant (Slide Trumpet); Herbert Tachezi, Johann Sonnleitner (Organ); Kurt Hammer (Timpani)

Telefunken 6.35305
Teldec 8.43745 ZK
Teldec 4509-91757-2
Teldec 3984-25707-2
Teldec 8573-81197-2
Warner Classics 8573-81197-5

Nov 1975

2-LP / TT: 63 min
CD / TT: 63:26
6-CD / TT: 415:47
15-CD / TT: 963:00
CD / TT: 63:26
CD / TT: 63:26

Recorded at Casino Zögernitz, Vienna, Austria.
Listen on YouTube: Cantata BWV 59: Complete Cantata [12:03] | Complete Cantata [12:11] | Cantatas BWV 57, BWV 58, BWV 59, BWV 60 [63:24] | Cantatas BWV 172, BWV 34, BWV 74, BWV 59 [69:13]
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Teldec CD (2000): Amazon.co.uk | Amazon.de
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5

Die Bach Kantate Vol. 35 (Cantatas BWV 128, 37, 44, 59)
Edition Bachakademie Vol. 19 (Cantatas BWV 58-61)

 

Cantata BWV 59 [10:40]

Helmuth Rilling

Gächinger Kantorei Stuttgart / Bach-Collegium Stuttgart

Soprano: Arleen Augér; Bass: Niklaus Tüller
Hermann Sauter (Trumpet); Eugen Mayer (Trumpet); Wieland Junge (Timpani); Wolfgang Rösch (Violin); Reinhard Werner (Continuo Cello); Manfred Gräser (Double-bass); Martha Schuster (Harpsichord)

Hänssler 98.886
Hänssler 92.019
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Sep 1976, Jan 1977

CD / TT: 60:20
CD / TT: 61:23
MP3 / TT: 61:11

Recorded at Gedächtniskirche Stuttgart, Germany. Recording: Südwest-Tonstudio, Stuttgart; Recording Supervision: Richard Hauck.
Listen on YouTube: Cantatas BWV 58, BWV 59, BWV 60, BWV 61 [61:20]
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Music Download: Music Download


6

J.S. Bach: Dialogue Cantatas - Nos. 57, 58, 59 & 152 [C-2]

Cantata BWV 59 [9:07]

Pál Németh

Savaria Vocal Ensemble (Artistic Director: István Deáky) / Capella Savaria (authentic instruments) a'=415 Hz / cps

Soprano: Mária Zádori; Bass: László Polgár
István Balázs (Violin)
Continuo: Cseperke Falvary (Cello); György Janzsó (Double-bass); Tamás Szekendi (Organ)

Hungaroton HCD-12897

Mar 15-20, 1988

CD / TT: 60:17

Recorded at Savaria Museum, Szombathely, Hungary. Recording Producer: Andrása Székely; Sound Engineer: Veronika Vincze.
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7

J.S. Bach: Complete Cantatas Vol. 6
J.S. Bach: Dialogue Cantatas l (Single Volume Cantatas Vol. 9)

 
 

Cantata BWV 59 [10:48]

Ton Koopman

Amsterdam Baroque Orchestra & Choir

Soprano: Ruth Ziesak; Bass: Klaus Mertens
ABC: Sopranos: Els Bongers, Anne Grimm, Vera lansink, Caroline Stam, Maria-Luz Alvarez; Altos: Annemieke Cantor, Stephen Carter, Peter de Groot, Hugo Naessens; Tenors: Henk Gunneman, Geraint Roberts, Jeremy Ovenden, Kevin Mclean-Mair, Geert Berghs; Basses: Donald Bentvelsen, Mallhijs Mesdag, Mitchell Sandler, René Steur
ABO: Margaret Faultless (Leader/Viola d'amore), Marshall Marcus, Foskien Kooistra, Sebastiaan van Vucht, Lisa Ferguson, Carlo Marona, Marc Cooper, Nicolo Cleminson (Violin); Martin Kelly, Jane Rogers (Viola); Jaap ter Linden, Jonathon Manson (Cello/viola do gamba); Nicholas Pap (Double-bass/Violone); Stephen Keavy, Jonafhan Impen, James Ghigi (Trumpet); Luuk Nagtegaal (Timpani); Marc Vallon (Bassoon); Ton Koopman (Organ) [recitatives and arias]; Jon Kleinbussink (Organ) [choirs]; Mike Fentross (Lute)

Erato 3984-21629-2
Antoine Marchand CC-72206
Antoine Marchand CC-72288

Apr & Sep 1997

3-CD / TT: 196:00
3-CD / TT: 196:00
CD / TT: 73:06

Recorded at Waalse Kerk, Amsterdam, Holland.
See: Complete Cantatas Volume 6 - conducted by Ton Koopman
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Single Volume CD (2008): Amazon.com | Amazon.co.uk | Amazon.de
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8

J.S. Bach: Whitsun Cantatas [C-7]

 

Cantata BWV 59 [11:35]

John Eliot Gardiner

Monteverdi Choir / English Baroque Soloists

Soprano: Magdalena Kožená; Bass: Peter Harvey

Archiv Produktion 463584

Apr 1999

CD / TT: 66:52

Recorded at St. John's, Smith Square, London, England. Executive Producer: David R. Murray; Recording Producer: Roy Mowatt; Balance Engineer: Mike Clements; Recording Engineer: Wolf-Dieter Karwatky / Andrew Wedmann; Editing: Adam Skeaping.
1st recording of Cantata BWV 59 by J.E. Gardiner.
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9

Bach Edition Vol. 19 - Cantatas Vol. 10

 
 

Cantata BWV 59 [9:44]

Pieter Jan Leusink

Holland Boys Choir / Netherlands Bach Collegium

Soprano: Ruth Holton, Bass: Bas Ramselaar
NBC: John Wilson Meyer (Concert-master), Laura Johnso, Eva Scheytt, Pieter Affourtit, Elin Eriksson, Maya Silbestein, Arwen Bouw, Fiorenza Dedonatis, Mimi Mitchel, Judith Steenbrink (Violins); Jan Willem Vis, Simon Murphy, Örsze Adam (Violas); Frank Wakelkamp, Bas van Hengel, Albert Brüggen, Thomas Pitt (Violoncellos); Maggie Urquhart, Robert Franenberg, Jan Hollestelle, Joshua Cheatam (Double-bass); Trudy va der Wulp, Norbert Kunst (Bassoons); Susan Williams, William Wroth, Frank Anepool, Geerten Rooze, Maarten Weverswijk, Hendrik Jan Houtsma (Natural Trumpets); Frank Aarnink (Timpani); Rien Voskuilen, Vaughan Schlepp, Stephen Taylor (Organ)

Brilliant Classics 99378

Mar-Apr 2000

5-CD / TT: 356:48

Recorded at St. Nicolaschurch, Elburg, the Netherlands. Production Manager: Christine Schreuder; Recording: Clavigram Leerdam; Producer/Editing: Jean van Vugt; Balance & Recording Engineer, Editing: Louis van Emmerk.
Listen on YouTube: Cantata BWV 59: Mvt. 1: Aria - Duet [S, B] [3:13] | Cantatas BWV 75, BWV 59, BWV 21 [79:33]
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10

Bach Cantatas Vol. 26: Long Melford
For Whit Sunday
For Whit Monday

 
 

Cantata BWV 59 [11:34]

John Eliot Gardiner

Monteverdi Choir / English Baroque Soloists

Soprano: Lisa Larsson; Bass: Panajotis Iconomou
EBS: Kati Debretzeni, Penelope Spencer, Sarah Bealby-Wright, Matthew Truscott, Deidre Ward (Violin I); Lucy Howard, Rebecca Livermore, Desmond Heath, Stephen Jones (Violin II); Annette Isserlis, Kate Heller, Penelope Veryard, Pamela Cresswell (Violas); David Watkin, Ruth Alford (Cellos); Cecelia Bruggemeyer (Double-bass); Ursula Leveaux (Bassoon); Mark Bennett, Michael Harrison, Paul Sharp (Trumpets); David Corkhill (Timpani); Silas John Standage (Harpsichord); Howard Moody (Organ)

Soli Deo Gloria 121

Jun 11, 2000

2-CD / TT: 117:40

Live recording from the Bach Cantata Pilgrimage, at Holy Trinity Church, Long Melford, England. Producer: Isabella de Sabata; Balance Engineer: Jean-Marie Geijsen (Polyhymnia); Recording Engineers: Carl Schuurbries (Polyhymnia), Mario Nozza (Eurosound); Tape Editor: Sebastian Stein.
2nd recording of Cantata BWV 59 by J.E. Gardiner.
See: John Eliot Gardiner - Bach Cantata Pilgrimage - Vol. 26
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11

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

 
 

Cantata BWV 59 [10:06]

Masaaki Suzuki

Bach Collegium Japan

Soprano: Yukari Nonoshita; Bass: Peter Kooy
Chorus: Sopranos: Yukari Nonoshita, Yoshie Hida, Mihoko Hoshikawa, Naoco Kaketa; Altos: Mutsumi Hatano, Hiroya Aoki, Tamaki Suzuki, Sumihito Uesugi; Tenors: Gerd Türk, Satoshi Mizukoshi, Jun Suzuki, Yosuke Taniguchi; Basses: Peter Kooy, Yoshiya Hida, Yoshitaka Ogasawara, Tetsuya Oi
Orchestra: Natsumi Wakamatsu (Leader); Trumpet I: Toshio Shimada; Trumpet II: Ayako Murata; Timpani: Hisao Horio; Violin I: Natsumi Wakamatsu [solo], Paul Herrera, Yuko Takeshima; Violin II: Azumi Takada, Yuko Araki, Kaori Todal; Viola: Yoshiko Morita, Amiko Watabe
Continuo: Violoncello: Hidemi Suzuki; Double-bass: Shigeru Sakurai; Bassoon: Yukiko Murakami; Harpsichord: Naoya Otsuka; Organ: Masaaki Suzuki, Naoko Imai

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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12

Bach Festival 2005: Cantatas for the Feast of Pentecost [C-2]

 

Introduction to cantatas BWV 172 and BWV 59 []
Cantata BWV 59 []

Andrew Megill

Bach Festival Choir; Fuma Sacra / Bach Festival Orchestra (Concertmaster: Nancy Wilson)

Soloists: unknown; Scott Dettra (Organ); Robin A. Leaver (Commentary)

Westminster Choir College

Jul 2, 2005

2-CD / TT:

Recordelive Miller Chapel, Princeton Theological Seminary, Princeton, New Jersey, USA.
Recording: John Baker.
Source: WorldCat Libraries (OCLC Number: 712647791)


13

Bach közelében (Near by Bach series) [C-21]

 

Cantata BWV 59, including performance x 2 []

Salamon Kamp

Lutherania Choir (Lutheránia énekkar) / Budapest Strings (Budapesti Vonósok)

Vocal soloists: unknown

Lutherania

Apr 24, 2010

MP3 / TT:

Recorded live at Deák Téri Evangélikus Gimnázium díszterme, Budapest, Hungary.
See: Lutherania: Bach közelében [PDF]
Download from: Lutherania: Recordings [MP3]


14

Greater San Diego Music Coterie - Fall 2011 [C-1]

 

Cantata BWV 59 [9:59]

Angela Yeung

Greater San Diego Music Coterie

Soprano: Victoria Lund; Bass: Matthias Villwock

YouTube

Nov 13, 2011

Video / TT: 40:35

Recorded & filmed live at the Incarnation Lutheran Church, Poway, California, USA.
Watch on YouTube: Cantata BWV 59 [9:59]: Mvt. 1: Aria - Duet [S, B] [3:34] | Mvt. 2: Recitative [S] [1:58] | Mvt. 3: Chorale [1:57 | Mvt. 4: Aria [B] [3:00]


15

J.S. Bach: Kantate BWV 59 “Wer mich liebet, der wird mein Wort halten” [D-58]
Bach-Kantaten-Edition der Bach-Stiftung St. Gallen: Bach erlebt VI - Das Bach-Jahr 2012

 
 

Cantata BWV 59 []

Conductor, harpsichord: Rudolf Lutz
Reflection lecture: Verena Kast

(OVPP - No Choir) / Orchester der J.S. Bach-Stiftung

Soloists: Soprano: Joanne Lunn; Alto: Jan Börner; Tenor: Walter Siegel; Bass: Ekkehard Abele
Orchestra: Violin: Plamena Nikitassova, Renate Steinmann; Viola: Susanna Hefti; Violoncello: Martin Zeller; Violone: Iris Finkbeiner; Bassoon: Susann Landert; Tromba: Patrick Henrichs, Peter Hasel; Timpani: Martin Homann; Organ: Norbert Zeilberger

J.S. Bach Stiftung St. Gallen A976
J.S. Bach Stiftung St. Gallen

May 25, 2012

DVD / TT:
10-DVD / TT:

Recorded live at Evangelische Kirche, Trogen, Switzerland, in the frame of J.S. Bach-Stiftung, St. Gallen: Cantata Series.
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 & Production: Sound Engineers: Stefan Ritzenthaler, Johannes Widmer; Producer: Meinrad Keel; Production: Gallus Media AG, Switzerland; DVD format: PAL.
Watch on YouTube:
Cantata BWV 59: Complete Cantata [9:50]
Buy this album at:
DVD (2013): J.S. Bach-Stiftung, St. Gallen: Shop | Amazon.de
10-DVD (2013): J.S. Bach-Stiftung, St. Gallen: Shop | Amazon.de


The list of recordings was compiled by Aryeh Oron (April 2002 - January 2016)
Thanks to contributors: Rainer Baruth (January 2012), Matthias Hansen (June 2008), Frits V. Herbold (February 2012)

Cantata BWV 59: Details & Complete Recordings | Recordings of Individual Movements
Discussions:
Part 1 | Part 2 | Part 3 | Part 4


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