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BCW: Cantata BWV 131 - Revised & updated Discography

March 25, 2016:

The discography pages of Cantata BWV 131 "Aus der Tiefen rufe ich, Herr, zu dir" (Out of the depths I cry, Lord, to you), on the BCW have been revised and updated.
The cantata is scored for alto & tenor & bass soloists; 4-part chorus (in many renditions the soprano & alto solo parts are also sung by the choir); and orchestra of oboe, bassoon, violin, 2 violas & continuo.
This is the earliest surviving of Bach's cantatas and may indeed be the earliest cantata that he composed. It was apparently written for a penitential service in Mühlhausen shortly after a major fire had destroyed a large part of the town in 1707.

Cantata BWV 131, as its "sister" BWV 106, is one of Bach's most popular and best-known cantatas. There are currently 64 complete recordings and 10 recordings of individual movements. The discography is presented chronologically by recording date in 8 pages, a page per a decade. On the BCW there are also 7 discussion pages of this cantata, including the recent discussion from this month.
All are linked from the main page of this cantata: http://www.bach-cantatas.com/BWV131.htm
The revised discography includes many listening/watching options to recordings directly from the discography pages, just below the recording details.

I also put at the BCW Home Page: http://www.bach-cantatas.com/
2 audios and 2 videos of the cantata. A short description below the audio/video image is linked to the full details at the discography pages.

I believe this is the most comprehensive discography of this cantata. If you are aware of a recording of BWV 131 missing from these pages, or want to correct/add details of a recording already presented on the BCW, please do not hesitate to inform me.

Enjoy,

 


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