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Bach Aria Group
Bach Cantatas & Other Vocal Works

Contents

Recordings of Bach Cantatas & Other Vocal works
Later Recordings of Bach Cantatas & Other Vocal works
Bach Aria Group - General Discussions

William H. Scheide - Short Biography
Bach Aria Group - Short History

Article: Robert Bloom (1908-1994): In Appreciation [by Norman B. Schwartz]

Recordings

Recordings of Bach Cantatas & Other Vocal Works

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Bach Aria Group

Aria for Bass (Mvt. 4) from Cantata BWV 8 [] [Farrow, Baker, Kagen, and string ensemble]
Aria for Alto (Mvt. 9) from Cantata BWV 43 [] [Tobias, Bloom, Harry Shulman (2nd oboe)]
Aria for Tenor (Mvt. 4) from Cantata BWV 97 [] [Harmon, Wilk, Soyer, Kagen]
Aria for Soprano (Mvt. 3) from Cantata BWV 105 [] [Carlton, Bloom, string ensemble]
Aria for Soprano (Mvt. 3) from Cantata BWV 127 [] [Osborn, Bloom, Soyer, Kagen. The two flutists were almost certainly Julius Baker and Samuel Baron. String ensemble]
Duet for Alto & Tenor (Mvt. 13) from Cantata BWV 205 [] [Tobias, Harmon, Baker, Soyer, Kagen]

William H. Scheide

Bach Aria Group

Soprano: Jean Carlton; Soprano: Ellen Osborn; Contralto: Margaret Tobias; Tenor: Robert Harmon; Bass-Baritone: Norman Farrow;
Maurice Wilk (violin); Julius Baker (flute); Robert Bloom (oboe); David Soyer ('cello); Sergius Kagen (piano and vocal advisor)

Vox

1947 or 1948

4 12” 78s = LP / TT:

 

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Bach Aria Group

Aria for Bass (Mvt. 6) from Cantata BWV 42 [][Farrow, Wilk, Smirnoff, Soyer, Kagen]
Duet for Alto & Tenor (Mvt. 5) from Cantata BWV 66 [] [Tobias, Harmon, Wilk, Soyer, Kagen]
Aria for Soprano (Mvt. 8) from Cantata BWV 97 [] [Carlton, Bloom, Shulman, Soyer, Kagen]
Aria for Bass Qui tollis peccata mundi (Mvt. 4) from Mass BWV 234 [] [Carlton, Baker, Samuel Baron (Flute), Soyer, string ensemble (Sergius Kagen did not play in this aria)]

William H. Scheide

Bach Aria Group

Soprano: Jean Carlton; Contralto: Margaret Tobias; Tenor: Robert Harmon; Bass-Baritone: Norman Farrow;
Maurice Wilk (violin); Julius Baker (flute); Robert Bloom (oboe); David Soyer ('cello); Sergius Kagen (piano and vocal advisor); Samuel Baron (Flute); Harry Shulman (oboe); Zelly Smirnoff (violin)

Vox

1947 or 1948

3 10” 78s

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Bach Aria Group

Aria for Soprano (Mvt. 2) from Cantata BWV 68 []
Aria (Duet) for Soprano & Alto (Mvt. 5) from Cantata BWV 99 []
Aria for Tenor (Mvt. 5) from Cantata BWV 113 [4:14]
Aria, Recitative & Arioso for Bass (Mvt. 4) from Cantata BWV 157 []
Aria for Bass (Mvt. 4) from Cantata BWV 159 []
Aria for Alto (Mvt. 3) from Cantata BWV 185 []

William H. Scheide

Bach Aria Group

Soprano: Jean Carlton; Contralto: Margaret Tobias; Tenor: Robert Harmon; Bass-Baritone: Norman Farrow;
Maurice Wilk (Violin); Julius Baker (Flute), Robert Bloom (Oboe); Sergius Kagen (Piano); Bernard Greenhouse (Cello)

MGM

Early 1950's ?

10''

 

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Sacred Arias of Johann Sebastian Bach

 

Aria for Alto (Mvt. 6) from Cantata BWV 7 [], Margaret Tobias, Alto
Aria for Alto (Mvt. 3) from Cantata BWV 33 [], Margaret Tobias, Alto
Aria for Soprano (Mvt. 3) from Cantata BWV 84 [], Jean Carlton, Soprano
Aria for Bass (Mvt. 2) from Cantata BWV 97 [], Norman Farrow, Bass
Aria for Tenor (Mvt. 2) from Cantata BWV 101 [], Robert Harmon, Tenor
Aria for Soprano (Mvt. 1) from Cantata BWV 151 [] Jean Carlton, Soprano

William H. Scheide

Bach Aria Group

Soprano: Jean Carlton; Contralto: Margaret Tobias; Tenor: Robert Harmon; Bass-Baritone: Norman Farrow;
Maurice Wilk (Violin); Julius Baker (Flute), Robert Bloom (Oboe); Sergius Kagen (Piano); Bernard Greenhouse (Cello)

MGM

Early 1950's ?

10''

 

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The Art of Robert Bloom - Bach Aria Group Vol. 1

Duet for Alto & Tenor (Mvt. 3), Recitative & Arioso for Alto & Bass (Mvt. 4), Chorale (Mvt. 5) from Cantata BWV 60 [13:02]
Aria for Alto (Mvt. 2) from Cantata BWV 79
+ Chorale (Mvt. 3) from Cantata BWV 79 [3:45]
Aria for Bass (Mvt. 1) from Cantata BWV 85 [3:40]
Aria for Alto (Mvt. 4) from Cantata BWV 110 [4:13]
Aria for Alto (Mvt. 5) from Cantata BWV 114 [4:13]
Aria for Bass (Mvt. 4) from Cantata BWV 159 [5:41]
Cantata BWV 202

William Johnson, Frank Brieff

Choral Art Society & Orchestra, Bach Aria Group Orchestra

Soprano: Erna Berger; Altos: Marian Anderson, Carol Smith, Maureen Forrester; Basses: Mack Harrell, Norman Farrow, William Warfield; Oboe: Robert Bloom

Boston Records

1951-1966

CD / TT: 73:20

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The Art of Robert Bloom - Bach Aria Group Vol. 2

Sinfonia (Mvt. 1) Cantata BWV 12 [2:44]
Aria for Alto (Mvt. 4) from Cantata BWV 12 [7:35]
Aria for Soprano (Mvt. 1) from Cantata BWV 32 [6:45]
Instrumental Ritornello following the Aria for Soprano (Mvt. 2) from Cantata BWV 68 [1:15]
Aria for Soprano (Mvt. 3) from Cantata BWV 84 [4:58]
Aria for Alto (Mvt. 3) from Cantata BWV 102 [6:28]
Aria for Alto (Mvt. 2) from Cantata BWV 116 [4:42]
Aria for Soprano (Mvt. 3) from Cantata BWV 127 [4:49]
Aria for Alto (Mvt. 3) from Cantata BWV 187 [3:47]
Aria for Alto (Mvt. 3) from Cantata BWV 197 [8:41]
Aria for Tenor Quaniam (Mvt. 5) from Mass in G BWV 236 [5:45]
Recitative O Schmerz! (Mvt. 19 ) and Aria for Tenor Ich will bei merinem Jesu wachen (Mvt. 20) from Matthäus-Passion BWV 244 [9:17]

Frank Brieff, Brian Priestman

Bach Aria Group Orchestra & Chorus

Sopranos: Susan Davenny-Wyner, Benita Valente, Lois Marshall; Altos: Jennie Tourel, Marian Anderson, Carol Smith, Maureen Forrester; Tenors: Seth McCoy, Jan Peerce; Robert Bloom (oboe)

Boston Records

1951-1980

CD / TT: 75:15

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Bach Aria Group - Cantatas & Cantata Movements

Cantata BWV 60
Aria for Bass (Mvt. 4) from Cantata BWV 47 []
Duet for Soprano & Bass (Mvt. 5) from Cantata BWV 79 []
Aria for Tenor (Mvt. 3) from Cantata BWV 99 []
Duet for Soprano & Tenor (Mvt. 5) from Cantata BWV 110 []
Aria for Soprano (Mvt. 3) from Cantata BWV 127 []
Aria for Alto (Mvt. 5) from Cantata BWV 132 []
Recitative for Soprano (Mvt. 1) from Cantata BWV 155 []
Cantata BWV 41
Cantata BWV 42

Frank Brieff, Robert Shaw

Bach Aria Group Chorus & Orchestra, Robert Shaw Chorale & Orchestra

Soprano: Eileen Farrell; Alto: Carol Smith; Tenor: Jan Peerce; Bass-Baritone: Norman Farrow

RCA Victor

1953-1954

2-LP / TT:

The RCA Victor France issue does not contain Cantatas BWV 41 & BWV 42 conducted by Robert Shaw

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Bach Aria Group

 

Duet for Soprano & Bass (Mvt. 3) from Cantata BWV 63 [] [soprano, bass, oboe]
Aria for Soprano (Mvt. 2) from Cantata BWV 68 [] [soprano, cello, violin, oboe]
Aria for Alto (Mvt. 3) from Cantata BWV 70 [] [alto, cello]
Aria for Tenor from (Mvt. 4) Cantata BWV 97 [] [tenor, violin]
Aria for Tenor (Mvt. 5) from Cantata BWV 113 [] [tenor, flute]
Aria, Recitative & Arioso for Bass (Mvt. 4) from Cantata BWV 157 [] [bass, flute, violin]
Aria for Soprano (Mvt. 5) from Cantata BWV 187 [] [soprano, oboe]
Aria (Duet) for Alto & Tenor (Mvt. 13) from Cantata BWV 205 [] [alto, tenor, flute]

William H. Scheide

Bach Aria Group

Soprano: Eileen Farrell; Alto: Carol Smith; Tenor: Jan Peerce; Bass-Baritone: Norman Farrow
Maurice Wilk (Violin); Julius Baker (Flute); Robert Bloom (Oboe); Paul Ulanowsky (Piano); Bernard Greenhouse (Cello)

Decca DL-79405

1959

LP / TT:

 

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Bach Aria Group: Bach Arias for Voices and Instruments

Aria for Bass (Mvt. 3) from Cantata BWV 56 [] [bass, oboe, piano, cello]
Aria for Alto (Mvt. 4) from Cantata BWV 94 [] [alto, flute]
Aria for Bass (Mvt. 2) from Cantata BWV 97 [] [bass, cello]
Aria for Alto (Mvt. 3) from Cantata BWV 102 [] [alto, oboe]
Aria for Soprano (Mvt. 4) from Cantata BWV 115 [] [soprano, flute]
Aria for Tenor (Mvt. 5) from Cantata BWV 205 [] [tenor, violin]
Aria for Soprano (Mvt. 9) from Cantata BWV 205 [] [soprano, violin]
Aria for Bass Domine Deus (Mvt. 3) from Mass in A Major BWV 234 [] [bass, violin]

William H. Scheide

Bach Aria Group

Soprano: Eileen Farrell; Alto: Carol Smith; Tenor: Jan Peerce; Bass-Baritone: Norman Farrow
Maurice Wilk (Violin); Julius Baker (Flute); Robert Bloom (Oboe); Paul Ulanowsky (Piano); Bernard Greenhouse (Cello)

Decca DL-9408

1960

LP / TT:

 

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Bach: Cantata No. 58, Arias from Cantatas Nos. 33, 114, 182, 202, Mass in F

Cantata BWV 58 [soprano, bass, violin]
Aria for Alto (Mvt. 3) from Cantata BWV 33 [] [alto]
Aria for Tenor (Mvt. 2) from Cantata BWV 114 [] [tenor, flute]
Aria for Tenor (Mvt. 6) fCantata BWV 182 [] [tenor, cello]
Aria for Soprano from Cantata BWV 202 [] [soprano, oboe]
Aria for Alto Quoniam (Mvt. 5) from Mass in F Major BWV 233 [alto, violin]

William H. Scheide; Frank Brieff (BWV 58 only)

Bach Aria Group / Bach Aria Group orchestra (BWV 58 only)

Soprano: Eileen Farrell; Alto: Carol Smith; Tenor: Jan Peerce; Bass-Baritone: Norman Farrow
Maurice Wilk (Violin); Julius Baker (Flute); Robert Bloom (Oboe); Paul Ulanowsky (Piano); Bernard Greenhouse (Cello)

Decca DL-9411

1960

LP (Mono) / TT:

 

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Bach Aria Group - Cantatas, Arias & Choruses

CD-1:
Cantata BWV 102
Sinfonia for 2 solo violins & strings
Chorus & Recitative for Alto & Tenor (Mvt. 1) from Cantata BWV 138 [4:22]
Chorus (Mvt. 1) from Cantata BWV 109 [5:41]
Chorus (Mvt. 1) from Cantata BWV 115 [4:06]
Aria for Soprano (Mvt. 3) from Cantata BWV 120a [6:56]
CD-2:
Cantata BWV 3
Aria for Tenor (Mvt. 6) from Cantata BWV 182 [5:51]
Aria for Bass (Mvt. 6) from Cantata BWV 42 [3:19]
Aria for Soprano (Mvt. 1) from Cantata BWV 32 [6:15]
Duet for Alto & Tenor (Mvt. 13) Aria from Cantata BWV 205 [3:01]
Aria for Alto (Mvt. 5) from Cantata BWV 132 [4:34]

Brian Priestman

Bach Aria Group Chorus & Orchestra

Soprano: Lois Marshall; Alto: Maureen Forrester; Tenor: Richard Lewis; Bass-Baritone: Norman Farrow

Desto / Vox

Late 1960’s ?

2-CD / TT:

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Later Recordings of Bach Cantatas & Other Vocal Works

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Performance hour : The Bach Aria Group

 

Aria for Bass Die Welt mit allen Königreichen (Mvt. 4) from Cantata BWV 59 [] (Jonathan Frodella, baritone; WooRam Kwon, violin)
Aria for Soprano Saufzen, Tränen, Kummer, Not (Mvt. 3) from Cantata BWV 21 [] (Jennifer DeLatte, soprano; Michal Rogalski, oboe)
Aria for Soprano Ich folge dir gleichfalls (Mvt. 9) from Johannes-Passion BWV 245 [] (Cecilia Leitner, soprano; Carmen Smith, flute)
Aria for Soprano Quia Respexit (Mvt. 3) from Magnificat BWV 243 [] (Lindsey Moneypenny, soprano; Anna Lodico, oboe)
Aria for Alto Esurientes (Mvt. 9) from Magnificat BWV 243 [] (Olivia Vote, mezzo-soprano; Carmen Smith, Laura Dangerfield, flutes)
Trio Suscepit Israel (Mvt. 10) from Magnificat BWV 243 [] (Lindsey Moneypenny, Jennifer DeLatte, sopranos; Olivia Vote, mezzo-soprano; Anna Lodico, Michal Rogalski, oboes)
Aria for Bass Wenn Trost und Hülf ermangeln muss (Mvt. 6) from Cantata BWV 117 [] (Brian Schumacher, baritone ; Wooram Kwon, violin)

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Bach Aria Group

Sopranos: Jennifer DeLatte, Cecilia Leitner, Lindsey Moneypenny; Mezzo-soprano: Olivia Vote; Baritones: Jonathan Frodella. Brian Schumacher

North Carolina School of the Arts: NCSA Audio Collection RG-39

2004

CD / TT: 25:26

Source: WorldCat Libraries

The list of recordings was compiled by Aryeh Oron (January 2001 - November 2010)
Thanks to contributors: Teri Noel Towe (December 2001, February 2005), David Sherr (November 2004), Diana Harmon Asher (February 2005)

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