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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 81
Jesus schläft, was soll ich hoffen?

Ref.

BWV 81

German Title

Jesus schläft, was soll ich hoffen?

English Title

Jesus sleeps, what hope is there for me? (by Richard Stokes, Alec Robertson)

Event

Solo Cantata for the 4th Sunday after Epiphany
Readings: Epistle: Romans 13: 8-10; Gospel: Matthew 8: 23-27
Musical Context: Motets & Chorales for Epiphany Time

Composed

Leipzig, 1724
1st performance: January 30, 1724 - Leipzig

Text

Johann Franck (Mvt. 7); Matthew 8: 26 (Mvt. 8); Anon (Mvts. 1-3, 5-6) [Wustmann & Neumann suggest Christian Weiss, Sr.; Alec Robertson suggests Erdmann Neumeister]

Text: German-1 | German-6 | German-7 | NBA Text
Translations: Catalan-1 | Chinese-2 | Dutch-3 | English-1 | English-3I | English-3P | English-6 | English-7 | English-10 | French-4 | French-6 | Hebrew-1 | Hungarian-1 | Indonesian-1 | Italian-2 | Russian-1 | Russian-3 | Spanish-3 | Spanish-7
Chorale Text: Jesu, meine Freude

Scoring

Soloists: Alto, Tenor, Bass; 4-part Chorus
Orchestra: 2 recorders, 2 oboes d’amore, 2 violins, viola, continuo
Mvt. 1: Aria [A] | Mvt. 2: Recitative [T] | Mvt. 3: Aria [T] | Mvt. 4: Arioso [B] | Mvt. 5: Aria [B] | Mvt. 6: Recitative [A] | Mvt. 7: Chorale

Score Vocal & Piano [1.68 MB] | Score BGA [2.16 MB]
Autograph Score (Facsimile): D-B Mus. ms. Bach P 120 | D-B Mus. ms. Bach St 59 [Bach Digital]
Chorales: Mvt. 7
Chorale Melody: Jesu, meine Freude

References

BGA: XX/1 | NBA: I/6 | BC: A 39 | Zwang: K 60 | First Published: BG, 1872 | Autograph score (facsimile): Berlin, Staatsbibliothek

Commentaries

English: Crouch | AMG | Emmanuel Music | Mincham
EvH [Dutch] | Role [French] | Reyes [Spanish]

Music

Music Examples

Discussions

Week of February 6, 2000; Week of February 19, 2006; Week of Febuary 7, 2010; Week of January 31, 2016

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)

Bach Edition Vols. 8 & 9 - Cantatas Vols. 3 & 4 - conducted by Pieter Jan Leusink
Cantatas Vol. 21 - conducted by Masaaki Suzuki

Discography - Part 1

Complete Recordings

1

Die Bach Kantate Vol. 25 (Cantatas BWV 125, 81, 144)
Edition Bachakademie Vol. 26 (Cantatas BWV 80-82)

 
 

Cantata BWV 81 [18:20]

Helmuth Rilling

Gächinger Kantorei Stuttgart / Bach-Collegium Stuttgart

Alto: Julia Hamari; Tenor: Adalbert Kraus; Bass: Siegmund Nimsgern
Barbara Schlencker, Christiana Rettisch (Recorders); Helmut Koch, Hanspeter Weber (Oboes d'amore); Helmut Veihelmann (Continuo Cello); Hannelore Michel (Continuo Cello) [Mvts. 4, 5, 7]; Harro Betz (Double-bass); Manfred Gräser (Double-bass) [Mvts. 4, 5, 7]; Martha Schuster (Harpsichord); Hans-Joachim Erhard (Positive Organ)

Hänssler 98.876
Hänssler 92.026
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Feb 1971; Jul, Oct 1983

CD / TT: 57:04
CD / TT: 66:49
MP3 / TT: 66:42

Recorded at Gedächtniskirche Stuttgart, Baden-Württemberg, Germany.
Recording: Sonopress Tontechnik, Gütersloh; Producer: Richard Hauck.
1st recording of Cantata BWV 80 by H. Rilling.
Listen on YouTube:
CD-2: Cantatas BWV 80, BWV 81, BWV 82 [66:48] | Cantatas BWV 80, BWV 81, BWV 82 [66:48]
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2

Bach Cantatas Vol. 1: Avent und Weihnachten · Advent and Christmas · Advent et Nöel
Bach: Advent and Christmas Cantatas

 
 

Cantata BWV 81 [19:26]

Karl Richter

Münchener Bach-Chor / Münchener Bach-Orchester

Alto: Anna Reynolds; Tenor: Peter Schreier; Bass: Theo Adam
Hans-Martin Linde, Günther Höller (Recorders I/II); Manfred Clement, Kurt Hausmann (Oboes d'amore I/II)

Archiv Produktion 439369-2
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Archiv Produktion 001933602
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Mar-Apr 1972

4-CD / TT: 278:16
MP3 / TT: 277:06
4-CD / TT: 278:16
MP3 / TT: 276:12

Recorded at Herkules-Saal, Munich, Bavaria, Germany.
Recording Producers: Rainer Brock, Hansjoachim Reiser, Dr. Manfred Richter; Balance Engineers: Harald Baudis, Klaus Scheibe, Hans-Peter Schweigmann.
Listen on YouTube:
Cantata BWV 81: Complete Cantata [19:30] | Complete Cantata [19:29] | Complete Cantata [19:13] | Complete Cantata [19:32]
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3

J.S. Bach: Das Kantatenwerk · Complete Cantatas · Les Cantates, Folge / Vol. 21 (BWV 80-83)
J.S. Bach: Das Kantatenwerk - Sacred Cantatas
Vol. 5 (BWV 79-99)
Bach-2000
Vol. 2: Sacred Cantatas 2 (BWV 48-52, 54-69, 69a, 70-99)
Bach: Cantatas / Kantaten
Vol. 25 (BWV 79-82)

 
 
 

Cantata BWV 81 [15:58]

Nikolaus Harnoncourt

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

Alto: Paul Esswood; Tenor: Kurt Equiluz; Bass: Ruud van der Meer
CMW: Recorders: Elisabeth Harnoncourt, Leopold Stastny; Oboes d'amore: Jürg Schaeftlein, David Reichenberg; Violins: Alice Harnoncourt, Walter Pfeiffer, Peter Schoberwalter, Wilhelm Mergl, Anita Mitterer, Ingrid Seifert [BWV 81/1,3,7],Veronika Schmidt [BWV 81/5]; Violas: Kurt Theiner, Josef de Sordi; Bassoon: Milan Turkovič; Violoncellos: Nikolaus Harnoncourt; Violone: Eduard Hruza; Organ: Herbert Tachezi

Telefunken 6.35363
Teldec 8.35363 ZL & 242 577-2
Teldec 4509-91759-2
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Teldec 3984-25707-2
Teldec 8573-81185-2
Warner Classics 8573-81185-5
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Mar, Apr 22 & May, 1977

2-LP / TT: 80 min
2-CD / TT: 80:16
6-CD / TT: 385:16
MP3 / TT: 377:04
15-CD / TT: 963:00
CD / TT: 75:40
CD / TT: 75:40
MP3 / TT: 68:24

Recorded at Casino Zögernitz, Vienna, Austria.
Listen on YouTube:
Cantata BWV 81: Complete Cantata [15:57] || Part 1 [8:10] + Part 2 [7:56]
CD: Cantatas BWV 79, BWV 80, BWV 81, BWV 82 [75:39]
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Faculty Vocal Trio Recital [C-11]

 

Cantata BWV 81 []

Jay Wilkey (?)

Instrumental Ensemble

Counter-tenor: Michael Hawn, Tenor: Ronald Turner; Baritone: Jay Wilkey
Boyd Jones (Harpsichord, Organ); Edward Hinson, Jonathan South (Oboes); Rick Albrink, Jay Wilkey (Recorders), Chuck Wilson (Bassoon)

Southern Baptist Theological Seminary MTR-1872

Mar 30, 1979

MC / TT:

Recorded live at Heeren Recital Hall,. Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, Louisville, Kentucky, USA. "For the Midsouthern Region Student Auditions of the National Association of Teachers of Singing."
Source: WorldCat Libraries (OCLC Number: 7052753)

5

Marlboro Music Festival, 1995-07-21 (Cantatas BWV 81, 100, 79) [F-1995]
Marlboro Music Festival rehearsal, 1995-07-20
[F-1995]

 

Cantata BWV 81 []

Blanche Honegger Moyse

Blanche Moyse Chorale / New England Bach Festival Orchestra

Mezzo-soprano: Mary Nessinger; Tenor: Jon Humphrey; Bass-Baritone: Vincent Dion Stringer
Catherine Ransom (Flute); Christina Smith (Flute); Neil Black (Oboe d'amore); Janice Knight (Oboe d'amore); Daniel Matsukawa (Bassoon); Zon Eastes (Violoncello); Carolyn Davis (Double-bass); Suzanne Cleverdon (Harpsichord)

Brattleboro Music Center

Concert: Jul 21, 1995
Rehearsal: Jul 20, 1995

MC / TT:
MC / TT:

Recorded live at Marlboro Music Festival, Vermont, USA.
Source: WorldCat Libraries (OCLC Numbers : 45627291; 40425695)

6

J.S. Bach: Complete Cantatas Vol. 8

 
 
 
 

Cantata BWV 81 [16:17]

Ton Koopman

Amsterdam Baroque Orchestra & Choir (Chorus Master: Simon Schouten)

Alto: Bogna Bartosz; Tenor: Jörg Dürmüller; Bass: Klaus Mertens
ABO Soloists: Margaret Faultless (Violin); Jaap ter Linden (Cello); Marcel Ponseele (Oboe); Stephen Keavy (Trumpet)
ABC: Sopranos: Els Bongers, Vera Lansink, María-Luz Álvarez, Mariette Bastiaansen, Henriette Feith; Altos: Annemieke Cantor, Stephen Carter, Pedro Adarraga, Hugo Naessens; Tenors: Wim-Jan van Deuveren, Joost van der Linden, Geraint Roberts, Jeremy Ovenden, Andreas Gisler; Basses: Donald Bentvelsen, Bas Verkuylen, Matthijs Mesdag, René Steur, Hans Wijers
ABO: Violins: Margaret Faultless, Marc Cooper, Nicolo Cleminson, Foskien Kooistro, Corio Marono, Marshall Marcus, Sebastian van Vucht, Kati Debretzeni; Violas: Martin Kelly, Nicky Akeroyd; Cellos: Jaap ter Linden, Catherine Jones; Double-bass: Nicholas Pap; Recorders: Marion Verbruggen, Sigrun Lefringhausen; Oboes d'amore: Marcel Ponseele, Ann Vanlancker; Bassoon: Marc Vallon; Lute: Mike Fentross; Organ: Fabio Bonizzoni [choir]; Organ/Harpsichord: Ton Koopman [recitatives & arias]

Erato 3984-25488-2 Antoine Marchand CC-72208
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Mar 1998

3-CD / TT: 190:47
3-CD / TT: 190:47
MP3 / TT: 190:17

Recorded at Waalse Kerk, Amsterdam, the Netherlands.
Producer: Tini Mathot; Sound Engineer & Editor: Adriaan Verstijnen.
Listen on YouTube:
Cantatas BWV 77, BWV 80, BWV 81, BWV 94, BWV 115 [HD: 99:07]
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7

Bach Edition Vol. 9 - Cantatas Vol. 4
J.S. Bach: Complete Sacred Cantatas, Vol. 5 (BWV 81-100)

 
 
 
 

Cantata BWV 81 [17:21]

Pieter Jan Leusink

Holland Boys Choir / Netherlands Bach Collegium

Alto: Sytse Buwalda; Tenor: Knut Schoch; Bass: Bas Ramselaar
HBC: Trebles: Anne Jan Leusink, Herjan Pullen, Hans van Roset, Aalt Jan van Roest, Jelle Stocker, Gerwin Zwep, Claude Paelinck, Gerrit van der Hoorn, Evert Baarssen, Erik Guldenaar; Counter-tenors: Arjan Dokter, Gerald Engeltjes, Maarten Engeltjes, Vincent Groeneveld, Edwin Smit, Jan Willem Prins, Arjen Nap; Tenors: Martinus Leusink, Frans Benschop, Jan Pullen, Marijn Takken, Frank Tros, Peter Bloemendaal, Cor van Twillert; Basses: Jeroen Assink, Jim Groenevald, Sebastian Holz, Huib van Hinsbergen, Klaas Alberts, Richard Guldenaar, Willem van der Hoorn, Piet Schuyn
NBC: Violins: John Wilson Meyer [Concert-master], Laura Johnson, Eva Scheytt, Pieter Affourtit, Elin Eriksson, Mimi Mitchel, Fiorenza De Donatis, Josef Tan, David Rabinowitz; Violas: Jan Willem Vis, Simon Murphy, Örsze Adam; Violoncello: Frank Wakelkamp; Double-bass Maggie Urquhart, Robert Franenberg; Oboes: Peter Frankenberg, Ofer Frenkel, Eduard Wesley, Christin Linde, Nico de Gier; Bassoon: Trudy va der Wulp; Recorders: Anneke Boeke, Katherin Steddon; Maarten Smit; Organ: Vaughan Schlepp, Rien Voskuilen

Brilliant Classics 99368
Brilliant Classics

Oct-Nov 1999

5-CD / TT: 276:16
MP3 / TT: 380:23

Recorded at St. Nicolaschurch, Elburg, the Netherlands.
Production Manager: Christine Schreuder; Artistic Director: Pieter Jan Leusink; Recording: Clavigram, Leerdam; Producer/Editing: Jean van Vugt; Balance & Recording Engineer, Editing: Louis van Emmerk.
See: Bach Edition Vols. 8 & 9 - Cantatas Vols. 3 & 4 - conducted by Pieter Jan Leusink
Watch on YouTube:
Cantata BWV 81: Mvt. 7: Chorale [1:22]
CD: Cantatas BWV 130, BWV 138, BWV 81 [52:01] | Cantatas BWV 130, BWV 138, BWV 81 [117:54]
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8

Bach Cantatas Vol. 19: Greenwich/Romsey
For the 3rd Sunday after Epiphany (BWV 155, 3, 13)
For the 4th Sunday after Epiphany (BWV 26, 81, 14, 227)

 
 
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Cantata BWV 81 [16:14]

John Eliot Gardiner

Monteverdi Choir / English Baroque Soloists

Counter-tenor: William Towers; Tenor: Paul Agnew; Bass: Peter Harvey
MC: Sopranos: Lucinda Houghton, Rachel Wheatley, Joanne Lunn, Charlotte Mobbs, Gillian Ross, Elisabeth Priday, Elin Manahan Thomas, Katharine Fuge; Altos: Mark Chambers, James Burton, William Towers, Charles Humphries; Tenors: Julian Podger, Robert Murray, Christopher Watson, John Bowley; Basses: Simon Oberst, Jonathan Brown, Christopher Dixon, Paul im Thurn
EBS: Violins 1: Maya Homburger, Foskien Kooistra, Brian Brookes, Emelia Benjamin, Roy Mowatt; Violins 2: Adrian Butterfield, Peter Lissauer, Alison Town, Hildburg Williams; Violas: Annette Isserlis, Rosemary Nalden, Colin Kitching; Cellos: Melanie Beck, Ruth Alford; Double-bass: Cecelia Bruggemeyer; Recorders: Marion Scott, Philip Thorby; Oboes: Michael Niesemann, James Eastaway, Mark Radcliffe; Bassoon: Philip Turbett; Organ: Howard Moody; Harpsichord: Silas John Standage

Soli Deo Gloria SDG-115
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Jan 30, 2000

2-CD / TT: 127:33
MP3 / TT: 126:04

Live recordings from the Bach Cantata Pilgrimage, at Romsey Abbey, England.
Producer: Isabella de Sabata; Balance Engineer: Jean-Marie Geijsen (Polyhymnia); Recording Engineers: Roger de Schot (Polyhymnia), Taco van der Werf (Eurosound); Tape Editors: Sebastian Stein, Ientje Mooij; Edition by Reinhold Kubik, published by Breitkopf & Härtel; Series Executive Producer: Isabella de Sabata.
Listen on YouTube:
Cantata BWV 81: Mvt. 3: Aria [T] [2:49]
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9

J.S. Bach: Cantatas Vol. 21 - Cantatas from Leipzig 1724 (BWV 65, 81, 83, 190)

 
 

Cantata BWV 81 [16:05]

Masaaki Suzuki

Bach Collegium Japan

Counter-tenor: Robin Blaze; Tenor: James Gilchrist; Bass: Peter Kooy
Chorus Sopranos: Yoshie Hida, Mihoko Hoshikawa, Naoco Kaketa, Mikiko Suzuki; Altos: Robin Blaze, Tamaki Suzuki. Yukie Tamura, Sumihito Uesugi; Tenors: James Gilchrist, Eriya Itabashi, Jun Suzuki, Yosuke Taniguchi; Basses: Peter Kooy, Daisuke Fujii, Tetsuya Oi, Chiyuki Urano
Orchestra: Recorder I: Akimasa Mukae; Recorder II: Koji Ezaki; Oboes d'amore: Masamitsu San'nomiya [1st], Atsuko Ozaki [2nd]; Violins 1: Natsumi Wakamatsu [Leader], Takeshi Kiriyama, Yuko Takeshima; Violins 2: Azumi Takada, Yuko Araki. Kaori Toda; Violas: Yoshiko Morita. Amiko Watabe
Continuo: Violoncellos: Hidemi Suzuki, Mime Yamahiro; Double-bass: Seiji Nishizawa; Bassoon: Kiyotaka Dohsaka; Harpsichord: Masaaki Suzuki; Organ: Masaaki Suzuki, Naoko Imai

BIS CD-1311
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Feb 12-14, 2002

CD / TT: 69:32
MP3 / TT: 69:23

Recorded at the Kobe Shoin Women's University Chapel, Japan.
Balance Engineer: Rita Hemeyer; Producer: Uli Schneider; Digital Editing: Uli Schneider.
See: Cantatas Vol. 21 - conducted by Masaaki Suzuki
Listen on YouTube:
Cantata BWV 81: Complete Cantata [16:21] | Mvt. 1: Aria [A] [4:28]
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J.S. Bach Jesus schläft, was soll ich hoffen? BWV 81 [C-11]

 

Cantata BWV 81 []

Salamon Kamp

Lutherania Choir & Chamber orchestra (Lutheránia énekkar és kamarazenekar)

Alto: Atala Schöck; Tenor: Péter Marosvári; Bass: Holló Csaba

Lutherania

Jan 29, 2006

MP3 / TT

Recorded live at Deák téri evangélikus templom (Lutheran Church), Budapest, Hungary.
1st recording of Cantata BWV 81 by S. Kamp.
Download from: Lutherania: Recordings [MP3]

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J.S. Bach: Kantate BWV 81 "Jesus schläft, was soll ich hoffen" [D-10]
Bach-Kantaten-Edition der Bach-Stiftung St. Gallen: Bach erlebt II - Das Bach-Jahr 2008
Bachkantaten N°1 (BWV 182, 81, 129)

 
 
 

Cantata BWV 81 [16:30]

Conductor & Organ: Rudolf Lutz
Reflection lecture: Rolf Dubs

(OVPP - No Choir) / Schola Seconda Pratica

Soloists: Alto: Roswitha Müller; Tenor: Bernhard Berchthold; Bass: Wolf-Matthias Friedrich
Choir: Soprano: Guro Hjemli
Orchestra: Violins: Renate Steinmann [Leader], Fanny Tschanz; Viola: Susanna Hefti; Violoncello: Martin Zeller; Violone: Iris Finkbeiner; Oboes d‘amore: Luise Baumgartl, Stefanie Haegele; Recorder: Armelle Plantier, Priska Comploi

J.S. Bach-Stiftung St. Gallen A484
J.S. Bach-Stiftung St. Gallen
J.S. Bach-Stiftung St. Gallen A909
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Jan 18, 2008

DVD / TT:
11-DVD / TT:
CD / TT: 62:41
MP3 / TT: 62:32

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 81: Mvt. 3: Aria [T] [3:18]
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12

J.S. Bach: Cantatas for the Complete Liturgical Year Vol. 8: "Meine Seufzer, meine Tränen" (Cantatas BWV 13, 73, 81, 144)

 

Cantata BWV 81 [16:46]

Sigiswald Kuijken

(OVPP - No Choir) / La Petite Bande

Soprano: Gerlinde Sämann; Alto: Petra Noskaiova; Tenor: Christoph Genz; Bass: Jan Van der Crabben

Accent ACC-25308
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Feb 6-7, 2008

SACD / TT: 65:01
MP3 / TT: 65:01

Recorded at Predikherenkerk, Leuven, Belgium.
Listen on YouTube:
Cantata BWV 81: Complete Cantata [17:00]
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13

Bach, Buxtehude, Telemann: Jesu meine Freude - German Baroque Cantatas Vol. 2 (BWV 81, 180, 227) [C-2]

 
 
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Cantata BWV 81 [16:00]

Stephan MacLeod

(OVPP - No Choir) / Gli Angeli Genève

Soloists: Soprano: Hana Blažíková; Counter-tenor: Pascal Bertin; Tenor: Jan Kobow; Bass: Stephan MacLeod
Ripienists: Soprano: Julla von Landsberg; Alto: Marie-Hélène Essade; Tenor: Tenor: Valerio Contaldo; Bass: Gaston Sister
Bart Coen, Koen Dieltiens (Recorders I/II); Patrick Beaugiraud, Gilles Vanssons (Oboes I/II); Leila Schayegh, Birgit Goris (Violins I/II); Martine Schnorhk (Viola); Gaetano Nasillo (Violoncello); Jean-Philippe Iracane (Bassoon); Clena Stein (Violone); Vincent Thévenaz (Organ)
Bart Coen, Koen Dieltiens (Flutes: I/II); Patrick Beaugiraud, Gilles Vanssons (Oboes I/II); Leila Schayegh, Birgit Goris (Violins I/II); Martine Schnorhk (Viola); Gaetano Nasillo (Violoncello); Jean-Philippe Iracane (Bassoon); Clena Stein (Violone); Vincent Thévenaz (Organ)

Sony Vivarte 627402
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Jan 8-11, 2009

CD / TT: 78:45
MP3 / TT: 78:47

Recorded at Studio Ernest Ansermet, Genève, Switzeland.
Producer/Recording Producer & Mastering/Balance Engineer: Markus Heiland (Tritonus).
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14

Bach: Cantates Pour L'épiphanie - Intégrale des cantates sacrées, Vol. 5 (BWV 72, 81, 156, 155)

 
 

Cantata BWV 81 [15:16]

Susie Napper (Artistic Director); Eric J. Milnes (Conductor)

OVPP - No Choir) / Montréal Baroque

Soprano: Monika Mauch; Alto: Franziska Gottwald; Tenor: Charles Daniels; Bass: Harry van der Kamp
Violin 1: Olivier Brault, Tanya LaPerrière, Scott Metcalfe; Violin 2: Jacques-André Houle, Ellie Nimeroski, Hélène Plouffe; Viola: Nicolas Fortin, Margaret Little; Cello: Mélisande Corriveau, Susie Napper; Double-bass: Pierre Cartier; Recorder: Mélisande Corriveau, Matthew Jennejohn; Oboe: Marco Cera, Matthew Jennejohn; Bassoon: Anna Marsh; Harpsichord: Erin Helyard; Organ: Eric J. Milnes

ATMA Classique SACD2-2404
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Jun 2010

SACD / TT: 57:39
MP3 / TT: 57:39

Recorded at Église Saint-Augustin, Mirabel, Québec, Canada. Produced & Edited by: Johanne Goyette; Sound Engineer: Carlos Prieto.
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15

Musikfest Stuttgart 2011 | Lecture Concerts: Lecture 1: Cantata "Jesus schläft, was soll ich hoffen" BWV 81 [LC11-1]

 

Lecture 1: Cantata BWV 81 [61:17]

Helmuth Rilling (Lecturer & Conductor)

Gächinger Kantorei Stuttgart / Bach-Collegium Stuttgart

Graduates of the singing master-classes:
Alto: Felicity Smith; Tenor: Dann Coakwell; Bass: Daniel Raschinsky

YouTube

Sep 6, 2011

Video / TT: 61:17

Recorded & filmed live at Stiftskirche, Stuttgart, Baden-Württemberg, Germany, in the frame of Musikfest Stuttgart 2011 on the theme »Wasser« in Bach's Cantatas & Passions.
Camera & Realization: Daniel Jakob Frosch (Schnitt), Michaela Schnaufer, Holger Schneider.
2nd recording of Cantata BWV 81 by H. Rilling.
Watch on You Tube:
Cantata BWV 81: Lecture & Complete Cantata [61:17]

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J.S. Bach: Jesu meine Freude [C-1]

Cantate BWV 81 [14:33]

Pieter-Jan Belder (General Musical Direction:)

Gesualdo Consort Amsterdam (Artistic Leader: Harry van der Kamp) / Musica Amphion (Artistic Leaders: Pieter-Jan Belder & Rémy Baudet)

Soprano: Nele Gramß; Alto: Marnix De Cat; Tenor: Charles Daniels; Bass: Harry van der Kamp

Et’cetera KTC-1440

Sep 28-30, 2011

CD / TT: 72:46.

Recorded at Johann Sebastian Bachkirche Arnstadt, Thuringia, Germany.
Buy this album at:
CD: Bach Contextueel

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J.S. Bach: BWV 81 - Jesus schläft, was soll ich hoffen?’; BWV 125 - Mit Fried und Freud ich fahr dahin [C-1]

 

Cantate BWV 81 [18:00]

Arjan van Baest

Koor en orkest Stichting Bachcantates Tiburg

Alto: Gabriëlle Nijhuis; Tenor: Maarten van der Hoven; Bass: Jelle Draijer

YouTube

Feb 5, 2012

Video / TT: 43:09

Recorded & filmed at the Heikese Kerk, Tilburg, the Netherlands.
Watch on YouTube:
Cantata BWV 81: Complete Cantata [18:01]

Listen-watch by clicking on the TV image

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»Lass deine Güte größer sein als die Gerechtigkeit« - Kantaten zum 3. und 4. Sonntag nach Epiphanias 1729?, 1724 & 1735 (BWV 156, 81, 14) [C13-1]

B, P UPDATE

Cantata BWV 81: Mvts. 2-5, 7 [13:25] (from a complete performance)

Kay Johannsen

Solistenensemble Stimmkunst / Stiftsbarock Stuttgart

Soloists: Tenor: Daniel Schreiber; Tenor: Andreas Weller; Bass: Ekkehard Abele; Bass: Matthias Horn
Solistenensemble Stimmkunst: Sopranos: Fanie Antonelou, Franziska Bobe, Anaïs Sarkissian, Julla von Landsberg; Altos: Nohad Becker, Sybille Philippin, Lena Sutor-Wernich, Lidia Vinyes Curtis; Tenors: Nils Giebelhausen, Henning Jensen, Daniel Schreiber, Andreas Weller; Basses: Ekkehard Abele, Jens Hamann, Matthias Horn, Thomas Scharr
Stiftsbarock Stuttgart: Recorders: Daniel Koschitzki, Andrea Ritter; Oboes: Saskia Fikentscher, Claire Sirjacobs; Bassoon: Barbara Meditz; Konzertmeisterin: Isabelle Farr; Violin 1: Isabelle Farr, Eduard Zondereger, Angela Pastor; Violin 2: Miriam Risch-Graulich, Christina Eychmüller; Viola: Katharina Friederich, Chen-Ying Lu-Riebutsch; Violoncello: Melanie Beck, Verena Orlamünder-Volk; Doublbass: Albert Locher; Organ: Andreas Gräsle

YouTube

Jan 24, 2013

Video / TT:

Recorded & filmed live at Stiftskirche, Stuttgart, Baden-Württemberg, Germany, in the frame of the Canata Cycle Bach:vokal.
Watch on YouTube:
Cantata BWV 81 [HD]: Mvt. 2: Recitative [T] & Mvt. 3: Aria [T] [4:36] + Mvt. 4: Ariso [B] [1:37] + Mvt. 5: Aria [B] [5:29] + Mvt. 7: Chorale [1:43] || Mvt. 3: Aria [T] [2:59]

Listen-watch by clicking on the TV image

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J.S. Bach: Es ist dir gesagt, Mensch, was gut ist (BWV 45); Jesus schläft, was soll ich hoffen? (BWV 81); Schmücke dich, o liebe Seele (BWV 180) [C-1]

 

Cantata BWV 81 [16:59]

David Chin (Conductor); Adrian Demian (Concert Master)

(OVPP - No Choir) / Instrumental Ensemble

Soprano: Elizabeth Phillips; Mezzo-soprano: Ashley Hill-Hibbard; Tenor: Pablo Bustos; Baritone: Thomas Lehman
Greg Perrin (Violin); Jebat Kee (Viola); Jisun Kim (Cello); Julia Shulman-Keller (Double-bass); Anne Lam (Organ); Jackie Arrington (Flute); Sarah Winstein-Hibbs (Flute); Zac Hammond (Oboe); June Kim (Oboe)

YouTube

Mar 22, 2013

Video / TT: 51:06

Recorded & filmed live at Lutheran Church of the Reformation, Rochester, New York, USA. Audio recording by Carl Pultz.
Watch on YouTube:
Cantata BWV 81: Complete Cantata [16:59]

Listen to audio recording by clicking on the TV image J.S. Bach: Jesus schl?ft, was soll ich hoffen? (BWV 81)

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Bach and his rivals [C-4]

 

Cantata BWV 81 [17:05]

Nicolette Moonen (Director)

(OVPP - No Choir) / The Bach Players

Soprano: Rachel Elliott; Alto: Sally Bruce-Payne; Tenor: Simon Wall; Bass: Matthew Brook
James Eastaway (Oboe); Catherine Latham (Oboe / Recorder); Rachel Beckett (Recorder); Nicolette Moonen (Violin); Anne Schumann (Violin); Rachel Stott (Viola); Olaf Reimers (Cello); Alastair Mitchell (Bassoon); Pawel Siwczak (Organ / Harpsichord)

Hyphen Press Music HPM-008

Oct 8-10, 2013

2-CD / TT: 132:11

Recorded at St Michael’s Church, Highgate, London, England.
Producer: Roy Mowatt; Recording Engineer: Alan Mosley; Editing & Mastering: Nicholas Parker.
Buy this album at:
2-CD (2015): Amazon.co.uk | Amazon.de | Hyphen Press Music

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J.S.Bach: Jesus schläft, was soll ich hoffen?, BWV 81 [C15-1]

 

Cantata BWV 81 [17:30]

Salamon Kamp

Lutherania Choir & Orchestra

Soloists: Alto: Atala Schöck; Tenor: Zoltán Megyesi; Bass: István Kovács
Recorders: István Herényi, Mária Benyovszky

Lutherania

Jan 25, 2015

MP3 / TT: 17:30

Recorded live at Deák téri evangélikus templom (Lutheran Church), Budapest, Hungary.
2nd recording of Cantata BWV 81 by S. Kamp.
Download from: Lutherania: Recordings [MP3]
Listen on BCW:
Cantata BWV 81 [17:30]: Mvt. 1: Aria [A] [4:33] + Mvt. 2: Recitative [T] [1:10] + Mvt. 3: Aria [T] [3:10] + Mvt. 4: Ariso [B] [1:28] + Mvt. 5: Aria [B [5:40] + Mvt. 6: Recitative [A] [0:22] + Mvt. 7: Chorale [1:07]
Watch on YouTube:
Cantata BWV 81: Mvt. 1: Aria [A] & Mvt. 2: Recitative [T] [5:28]

Listen-watch by clicking on the TV image

The list of recordings was compiled by Aryeh Oron (February 2000 - February 2016)
Thanks to contributors: Dan Dews (February 2013), Frits V. Herbold (February 2012), Flavio Lorenzelli (June 2003), Paul Mytton (January 2014),

Cantata BWV 81: Details & Complete Recordings | Recordings of Individual Movements
Discussions:
Part 1 | Part 2 | Part 3 | Part 4

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