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Cantata BWV 94
Was frag ich nach der Welt

Ref.

BWV 94

German Title

Was frag ich nach der Welt

English Title

Why enquire after the world (by Richard Stokes)

Event

Chorale Cantata for the 9th Sunday after Trinity
Readings: Epistle: 1 Corinthians 10: 6-13; Gospel: Luke 16: 1-9
Musical Context: Motets & Chorales for 9th Sunday after Trinity

Composed

Leipzig, 1724
1st performance: August 6, 1724 - Leipzig
2nd performance: 1732-1735 - Leipzig

Text

Balthasar Kindermann (Mvts. 1, 3, 5, 8); Anon (Mvts. 2, 4, 6, 7)

German Text | NBA Text | Translations: Catalan-1 | Chinese-2 | Dutch-6 | English-1 | English-3I | English-3P | English-6 | English-10 | French-4 | French-6 | Hebrew-1 | Hungarian-1 | Indonesian | Italian-2 | Russian-1 | Spanish-5 | Spanish-7
Chorale Text: Was frag ich nach der Welt

Scoring

Soloists: Soprano, Alto, Tenor, Bass; 4-part Chorus
Orchestra: transverse flute, 2 oboes, 2 violins, viola, organ, continuo
Mvt. 1: Chorus (Chorale) | Mvt. 2: Aria | Mvt. 4 Recitative & Chorale | Mvt. 4: Aria | Mvt. 5: Recitative & Chorale | Mvt. 6: Aria | Mvt. 7: Aria | Mvt. 8: Chorale

Score Vocal & Piano [2.29 MB] | Score BGA [2.94 MB]
Autograph Score (Facsimile): D LEb Thomana 94, Faszikel 1 [Originalstimmensatz] (BWV 94: Parts) | D LEb Thomana 94, Faszikel 2 [Dubletten nach 1750] (BWV 94: Biolins & BC) [Bach Digital]
Chorales: Mvt. 8
Capella: Mvt. 8 [cap]
Chorale Melody: O Gott, du frommer Gott - Melody 3

References

BGA: XXII | NBA: I/19 | BC: A 115 | Zwang: K 82 | First Published: BG, 1875 | Autograph score (facsimile): Berlin Staatsbibliothek

Commentary

Crouch | AMG | Emmanuel Music | Mincham | AL [Dutch] | EvH [Dutch] | KL [Dutch] | Role [French] | Reyes [Spanish]

Music

Music Examples

Discussions

Week of August 12, 2001; Week of July 23, 2006; Week of September 25, 2011

Contents

 

Complete Recordings
Recordings of Individual Movements

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

Cantatas BWV 9, BWV 94 & BWV 187 - conducted by Kuijken
Cantatas Vol. 22 - conducted by Masaaki Suzuki

Recordings - Part 1

Complete Recordings

1

Bach Kantaten, Vol. 5: BWV 94, BWV 101, BWV 137 [D-5]

 
 

Cantata BWV 94 [30:15]

Diethard Hellmann

Kurrende des Bachchores Mainz und Bachorchester Mainz

Soprano: Ursula Buckel; Alto: Marie-Luise Gilles; Tenor: Kurt Huber; Bass: Hartmut Ochs
Werner Richter (Flute); Fred Schweinfurter (Oboe, Oboe d’amore); Hans Bogacki (Oboe); Günther Schuldt (Bassoon); Werner Taube (Continuo-Cello); Martha Schuster (Organ)

DdM-Records Mitterteich 200001

Late 1960’s ? (P 2000)

CD / TT: 77:51

Recorded by SWF at Christuskirche, Mainz, Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany.
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2

Die Bach Kantate Vol. 46
Edition Bachakademie
Vol. 30

Helmuth Rilling

Gächinger Kantorei Stuttgart / Bach-Collegium Stuttgart

Soprano: Helen Donath; Alto: Else Paaske; Tenor: Aldo Baldin; Basses: Hanns-Friedrich Kunz (Mvt. 2), Wolfgang Schöne (Mvt. 5)

Hänssler

Jan-Feb 1974

TT: 28:51

On Edition Bachakademie the dates are: Jan, Feb, Jun 1974; Feb 1984. Recorded at Gedächtniskirche Stuttgart, Germany.
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3

J.S. Bach: Das Kantatenwerk · Complete Cantatas · Les Cantates, Folge / Vol. 23 - BWV 91-94
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. 29 - BWV 94-96

 
 

Cantata BWV 94 [24:52]

Nikolaus Harnoncourt

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

Boy Soprano: Wilhelm Wiedl (Soloist of the Tölzer Knabenchor); Alto: Paul Esswood; Tenor: Kurt Equiluz; Bass: Philippe Huttenlocher

Telefunken 6.35441
Teldec 8.35441 ZL & 242 582-2
Teldec 4509-91759-2
Teldec 3984-25707-2
Teldec 8573-81181-2
Warner Classics 8573-81181-5

Feb 17 & Apr 15+23, 1978

2-LP / TT: 91 min
2-CD / TT: 90:32
6-CD / TT: 377:04
15-CD / TT: 963:00
CD / TT: 59:50
CD / TT: 59:50

Recorded at Casino Zögernitz, Vienna, Austria..
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4

Bach: Magnificat [C-2]

Christophe Gesseney

Choeur du 8ème stage Musique-Montagne / Ensemble instrumental

Soprano: Haïda Housseini; Counter-tenor: Thierry Dagon; Tenor: Christophe Einhorn; Bass: Stephan Imboden

Delos

July 1999

TT:

Recorded live at the 8th Musique-Montagne Festival

5

J.S. Bach: Complete Cantatas Vol. 11

 

Cantata BWV 94 [24:58]

Ton Koopman

Amsterdam Baroque Orchestra & Choir

Soprano: Sibylla Rubens; Alto: Annette Markert; Tenor: Christoph Prégardien; Bass: Klaus Mertens

Erato 8573-80215-2
Antoine Marchand CC-72211

Oct 1999

3-CD / TT: 191:36

Recorded at Waalse Kerk, Amsterdam, Holland.
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6

J.S. Bach: Cantatas BWV 9, 94 & 187 [C-3]

 

Cantata BWV 94 [26:21]

Sigiswald Kuijken

(OVPP - No Choir) / La Petite Bande

Soprano: Midori Suzuki; Mezzo-soprano: Magdalena Kožená; Tenor: Knut Schoch; Bass: Jan Van der Crabben
Organ: Siebe Henstra

Deutsche Harmonia Mundi 77528

Nov 20-22, 1999

CD / TT: 68:26

Recorded at Athen, Concert Hall, based on a live performance.
See: Cantatas BWV 9, BWV 94 & BWV 187 - conducted by Kuijken
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7

Bach Edition Vol. 11 - Cantatas Vol. 5

 
 

Cantata BWV 94 [27:26]

Pieter Jan Leusink

Holland Boys Choir / Netherlands Bach Collegium

Soprano: Marjon Strijk; Alto: Sytse Buwalda; Tenor: Nico van der Meel; Bass: Bas Ramselaar

Brilliant Classics 99370

Nov-Dec 1999

5-CD / TT: 270:58

Recorded at St. Nicolaschurch, Elburg, Holland.
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8

J.S. Bach: Trinity Cantatas I [C-11]

 

Cantata BWV 94 [26:13]

John Eliot Gardiner

Monteverdi Choir / English Baroque Soloists

Soprano: Katharine Fuge; Counter-tenor: Daniel Taylor; Tenor: James Gilchrist; Bass: Peter Harvey

Archiv Produktion 363590

Aug 19, 2000

CD / TT: 62:35

Live recording from the Bach Cantata Pilgrimage, at Il Duomo di S. Nicolò, Merano, Italy.
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9

J.S. Bach: Cantatas Vol. 22 - Cantatas from Leipzig 1724 - BWV 7, 20, 94

 
 

Cantata BWV 94 [27:14]

Masaaki Suzuki

Bach Collegium Japan

Soprano: Yukari Nonoshita; Counter-tenor: Robin Blaze; Tenor: Jan Kobow; Bass - Peter Kooy

BIS 1321

Apr 19-23, 2002

CD / TT: 73:17

Recorded at the Kobe Shoin Women's University Chapel, Japan.
See: Cantatas Vol. 22 - conducted by Masaaki Suzuki
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10

J.S. Bach: Kantatáest [C-12]

 

Cantata BWV 94 []

Salamon Kamp

Lutherania Choir (Lutheránia énekkar) / Weiner-Szász Chamber Symphony (Weiner-Szász Kamaraszimfónikusok)

Soprano: Mária Zádori; Alto: Atala Schöck; Tenor: Péter Marosvári; Bass: Joszéf Moldvay; Gábor Trajtler (Organ)

Lutherania

Jun 11, 2006

MP3 / TT

Recorded live during 17th Budapest Bach Weeks, at Deák téri evangélikus templom (Lutheran Church), Budapest, Hungary.
Download this recording from: Lutherania: Recordings [MP3]

The list of recordings was compiled by Aryeh Oron (August 2001 - July 2012)
Thanks to contributors: Frits V. Herbold (February 2012, April 2012)

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