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Recordings & Discussions of Cantatas: 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

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

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)

German Text | 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 | Italian-2 | Russian-1 | 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 | Mvt. 2: Recitative | Mvt. 3: Chorale | Mvt. 4: Aria

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

BCW | Crouch | AMG | 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

Contents

 

Complete Recordings
Recordings of Individual Movements

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

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

Kurt Thomas

Thomanerchor Leipzig / Gewandhausorchester Leipzig

Soprano: Agnes Giebel; Bass: Theo Adam

Berlin / Leipzig Classics
Eterna

June, Dec 1959

CD / TT: 12:56
LP / 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
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, Holland.
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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

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.
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5

Die Bach Kantate Vol. 35
Edition Bachakademie Vol. 19

Helmuth Rilling

Gächinger Kantorei Stuttgart / Bach-Collegium Stuttgart

Soprano: Arleen Augér; Bass: Niklaus Tüller

Hänssler

Sep 1976, Jan 1977

TT: 10:40

Recorded at Gedächtniskirche Stuttgart, Germany.
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6

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

Pál Németh

Savaria Vocal Ensemble / Capella Savaria

Soprano: Mária Zádori; Bass: László Polgár

Hungaroton

Mar, Nov 1988

TT: 9:07

Recorded at Savaria Museum, Szombathely, Hungary.
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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

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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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.
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

Brilliant Classics 99378

Spring 2000

5-CD / TT: 356:48

Recorded at St. Nicolaschurch, Elburg, Holland.
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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

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.
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

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 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 this recording from: Lutherania: Recordings [MP3]

13

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 [B-6]

 
 

Cantata BWV 59 []

Conductor, harpsichord: Rudolf Lutz
Reflection lecture: Verena Kast

(OVPP - No Choir) / Schola Seconda Pratica

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

Gallus Media 149
Gallus Media 155

May 25, 2012

DVD / TT:
10-DVD / TT:

Recorded live at Evangelische Kirche, Trogen, Switzerland. Sound engineer: Stefan Ritzenthaler, Johannes Widmer; Producer: Meinrad Keel; Production: Gallus Media AG, Switzerland; DVD format: PAL.
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The list of recordings was compiled by Aryeh Oron (April 2002 - April 2013)
Thanks to conbtributors: 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

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