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René Jacobs & RIAS-Kammerchor & Akademie für Alte Musik Berlin
Bach Cantatas & Other Vocal Works

Contents

 

Recordings of Cantatas
Recordings of Other Vocal Works
Recordings of Works of Other Composers performed by J.S. Bach
General Discussions

René Jacobs - Short Biography
RIAS-Kammerchor - Short History
Akademie für Alte Musik Berlin - Short History

René Jacobs has recorded many Bach Cantatas and Bach's Other Vocal Works also as a counter-tenor singer. See: René Jacobs - Short Biography. Many of these recordings were done in the Bach Cantatas cycle of Harnoncourt & Leonhardt.

Mass in B minor BWV 232 - conducted by René Jacobs
Weihnachts-Oratorium BWV 248 - conducted by René Jacobs

Discography

Recordings of Cantatas


C-1

J.S. Bach: Cantate profanes - Secular Cantatas (BWV 201, 205, 213)

 
 
 
 
 

Cantatas BWV 201 [48:58], BWV 205 [38:16], BWV 213 [47:02]

René Jacobs

Members of RIAS-Kammerchor [BWV 201]; RIAS-Kammerchor [BWV 205, 213] / Akademie für Alte Musik Berlin

Sopranos: Efrat Ben-Nun [BWV 205, 213], Maria Cristina Kiehr [BWV 201]; Alto: Katharina Kammerloher [BWV 205]; Counter-tenor: Andreas Scholl [BWV 201, 213]; Tenors: Christoph Prégardien [BWV 205], James Taylor [BWV 201, 213], Kurt Azesberger [BWV 201]; Baritone: Roman Trekel [BWV 201]; Basses: Peter Lika [BWV 201], Klaus Häger [BWV 205, 213]
BWV 201: Stephan Mai (Concert-master); Ernst-Burghard Hilse (Flute); Antje Schurrock (Flute); Ekkerhard Hering (Oboe); Katharina Arfken (Oboe d'amore); Trompeten-Consort Friedemann Immler
Continuo: Jan Freiheit (Violoncello); Matthias Winkler (Double-bass); Christian Beuse (Bassoon); Raphael Alpermann (Harpsichord & Organ); Shizuko Noiri (Lute)
BWV 205: Bernhard Forck (Concert-master); Sabine Fehlandt (Viola d'amore); Hildegard Perl (Viola da gamba); Ernst-Burghard Hilse (Flute); Antje Schurrock (Flute); Alison Gangler (Oboe d'more); Andreas Lackner, Martin Rabl, Herbert Walser (Trumpets); Reinhard Büttner, Christian-Friedrich Dallmann (Horns); Marie-Ange Petit (Percussions)
Continuo: Jan Freiheit (Violoncello); Matthias Winkler (Double-bass); Christian Beuse (Bassoon); Raphael Alpermann (Harpsichord & Organ); Konrad Junghänel (Lute)
BWV 213: Bernhard Forck, Sabine Fehlandt (Violas); Katharina Arfken (Oboe & Oboe d'amore)
Continuo: Jan Freiheit (Violoncello); Matthias Winkler (Double-bass); Christian Beuse (Bassoon); Raphael Alpermann (Harpsichord & Organ); Konrad Junghänel (Lute)

Harmonia Mundi France HMC-901544-45
Harmonia Mundi France HMX-2951544-45
Harmonia Mundi France HMG-5012544-45

BWV 205, 213: Nov 1994
BWV 201: Sep 1995

2-CD / TT: 134:30
2-CD / TT: 134:30
2-CD / TT: 134:30
MP3 / TT: 134:06

Recorded in Berlin, Germany.
Co-production with DeutschlandRadio Berlin & R.O.C. GmbH; Artistic Directors: Walter Schales [BWV 205, 213], Eberhard Geiger [BWV 201]; Balance Engineer: Geert Puhlman; Assistant Brigitte Siewert [BWV 205, 213]; Michael Glaser, Assistant: Horst Langheinrich / Digital Media Service GmbH [BWV 201].
Listen on YouTube:
Cantata BWV 201: Complete Cantata [49:02]
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2-CD (2014): Amazon.com | Amazon.co.uk | Amazon.de
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Recordings of Other Vocal Works


V-1

J.S. Bach: Motets

Motets BWV 225-230

René Jacobs

RIAS-Kammerchor / Members of Akademie für Alte Musik Berlin

Sopranos: Sibylla Rubens & Maria Cristina Kiehr; Alto: Bernarda Fink; Tenor: Gerd Türk; Bass: Peter Kooy

Harmonia Mundi France

Nov 1995

CD / TT: 72:36

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V-2

J.S. Bach: Messe in h-Moll

 

Mass in B minor BWV 232

René Jacobs

RIAS-Kammerchor (Chorus Master: Marcus Creed) / Akademie für Alte Musik Berlin

Sopranos: Hillevi Martinpelto, Bernarda Fink; Alto: Axel Köhler; Tenor: Christoph Prégardien; Basses: Matthias Goerne, Franz-Josef Selig

Berlin Classics

Sep 1992

2-CD / TT: 110:13

Recorded at Jesus-Christus-Kirche, Berlin-Dahlem, Germany.
1st recording of Mass in B minor BWV 232 by R. Jacobs.
See: Mass in B minor BWV 232 - conducted by René Jacobs
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V-7

Bach: B-Minor Mass Leipzig, June 19th 2011

 

Mass in B minor BWV 232

René Jacobs

Balthasar-Neumann-Chor / Akademie für Alte Musik Berlin

Soprano: Anna Prohaska; Mezzo-soprano: Marie-Claude Chappuis; Counter-tenor: Andreas Scholl; Tenor: Magnus Staveland; Baritone: Johannes Weisser

House of Opera CD-89987
House of Opera MP3-89987

Jun 19, 2011

2-CD / TT:
MP3 / TT:

Recorded live at Thomaskirche, Leipzig, Saxony, Germany, in the frame of Bachfest Leipzig 2004. Taken from Digital cable broadcast of MDR Figaro, Germany. Recorded on harddisk, mp3 320 kbps. After joining and unzipping you'll have two parts. You can make two CD's.
2nd recording of Mass in B minor BWV 232 by R. Jacobs.
See: Mass in B minor BWV 232 - conducted by René Jacobs
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Music Download: House of Opera


V-3

J.S. Bach: La Passion selon Saint-Matthieu

 

Matthäus-Passion BWV 244

René Jacobs

RIAS-Kammerchor / Akademie für Alte Musik Berlin

Tenor [Evangelist]: Julius Pfeifer; Bass [Jésus]: Marcos Fink; Soprano: Sunhae Im; Alto: Lawrence Zazzo; Tenor: James Gilchrist; Bass: Johannes Weisser

Radio Broadcast

Sep 23, 2006

MP3 / TT: 152:23

Recorded live at Abbatiale d'Ambronay during Festival de Musique Baroque d'Ambronay, France. Not yet released commercially.
1st recording of Matthäus-Passion BWV 244 by R. Jacobs.


V-5

J.S. Bach: Matthäus-Passion

Matthäus-Passion BWV 244

René Jacobs

RIAS-Kammerchor; Staats- und Domchor Berlin / Akademie für Alte Musik Berlin

Tenor [Evangelist]: Werner Güra; Bass [Jesus]: Johannes Weisser, Soprano: Sunhae Im; Soprano: Christina Roterberg; Alto: Bernarda Fink; Alto: Marie-Claude Chappuis; Tenor [Arias]: Topi Lehtipuu; Tenor: Fabio Trümpy; Bass [Arias]: Konstantin Wolff; Bass: Arttu Kataja

Harmonia Mundi HMC-802156/58
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Aug-Sep 2012

2-SACD / TT: 158:30
MP3 / TT: 158:32
2-SACD+DVD / TT:

Recorded at Teldex Studio Berlin, Germany..
2nd recording of Matthäus-Passion BWV 244 by R. Jacobs.
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V-6

J.S. Bach: Johannes-Passion

 
 

Johannes-Passion BWV 245

René Jacobs

RIAS-Kammerchor (Rehearsals: David Cavelius); Staats- und Domchor Berlin (Rehearsals: Kai-Uwe Jirka) / Akademie für Alte Musik Berlin

Tenor [Evangelist]: Werner Güra
Choir: composed of 4 soloists and 16 members of RIAS-Kammerchor
Soprano Concertist: Sunhae Im [Soprano Arias]
Soprano Ripienists: Mi-Young Kim, Anette Lösch, Anja Petersen, Fabienne Weiß [Ancilla]
Alto Concertist: Benno Schachtner [Alto Arias]
Alto Ripienists: Ulrike Bartsch, Waltraud Heinrich, Sibylla Maria Löbbert, Claudia Türpe
Tenor Concertist: Sebastian Kohlhepp [Tenor Arias & Arioso]
Tenor Ripienists: Joachim Buhrmann, Minsub Hong [Servus], Volker Nietzke, Kai Roterberg
Bass Concertist: Johannes Weisser [Bass Arias & Arioso, Christus]
Bass Ripienists: Werner Matusch, Paul Mayr, Andrew Redmond [Petrus], Johannes Schendel [Pilatus]
Additional ripienists to reinforce the Chorals (RIAS-Kammerchor):
Sopranos: Katharina Hohlfeld, Inés Villanueva, Dagmar Wietschorke, Ji Yoon; Altos: Andrea Effmert, Hildegard Rützel, Ursula Thurmair, Marie-Luise Wilke; Tenors: Volker Arndt, Wolfgang Ebling, Christian Mücke, Masashi Tsuji; Basses: Christian Backhaus, Janusz Gregorowicz, Wieland Lemke, Klaus Thiem, Jonathan dela Paz Zaens
Boy Sopranos of Staats- und Domchor Berlin
AAMB: Violins: Bernhard Forck, Gudrun Engelhardt, Kerstin Erben, Rahel Mai, Thomas Graewe, Barbara Halfter, Dörte Wetzel, Uta Peters, Gabriele Steinfeld, Edburg Forck, Erik Dorset; Violas: Clemens-Maria Nuszbaumer, Anja-Regine Graewel, Sabine Fehlandt, Stephan Sieben; Violas d'amore: Sabine Fehlandt, Anja-Regine Graewel [Nos.19-20]; Violoncellos: Kathrin Sutor, Antje Geusen, Barbara Kerbnig; Viola da gamba: Juan Manuel Quintana; Double-bass: Michael Neuhaus, Mirjam Wittulski; Organ: Raphael Alpermann; Lute: Shizuko Noiri; Flutes: Christoph Huntgeburth, Andrea Theinert; Oboes: Xenia Löffler, Michael Bosch; Bassoon: Christian Beuse

Harmonia Mundi HMC-902236.37

Jul 2015

2-SACD+DVD / TT: 135:20

Recorded at Teldex Studio Berlin, Germany.
Artistic Direction: Martin Sauer; Sound Engineer: René Möller, Teldex Studio.
DVD : “... um den Himmel zu verdienen!”, A documentary of Uli Aumüller.
Coproduction inpetto filmproduktion GbR / harmonia mundi musique s.a.s.
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V-4

J.S. Bach: Weihnachts-Oratorium · Oratorio de Noël · ChristmOratorio

 

Weihnachts-Oratorium BWV 248/1-6

René Jacobs

RIAS-Kammerchor / Akademie für Alte Musik Berlin

Soprano: Dorothea Röschmann; Alto: Andreas Scholl; Tenor: Werner Güra; Bass: Klaus Häger

Harmonia Mundi France

Jan 1997

2-CD / TT: 152:23

See: Weihnachts-Oratorium BWV 248 - conducted by René Jacobs
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Recordings of Works of Other Composers performed by J.S. Bach


P-1

Telemann: Brockes-Passion

 
 

G.P. Telemann: Brockes Passion, TWV 5:1 - 1719 version

René Jacobs

RIAS-Kammerchor / Akademie für Alte Musik Berlin

Tenor [Evangelist, Faithful Soul VI]: Daniel Behle; Baritone [Jesus, Faithful Soul V]: Johannes Weisser; Soprano [Daughter of Zion I, Faithful Soul I, Maria, 3rd Maid]: Birgitte Christensen; Soprano [Daughter of Zion II, Faithful Soul II, 2nd Maid]: Lydia Teuscher; Mezzo-soprano [Judas, Faithful Soul III, 1st Maid]: Marie-Claude Chappuis; Tenor [Petrus, Pilatus, Faithful Soul IV, Hauptmann]: Donát Havár

Harmonia Mundi 902013/14

Mar 2008

2-CD / TT: 139:26

Recorded at Teldex Studio Berlin, Germany.
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The list of recordings was compiled by Aryeh Oron (January 2001 - March 2017)
Thanks to contributors: Willem van Erk (December 2006), Gerhard (October 2013)

René Jacobs: Short Biography | RIAS-Kammerchor | Academie für Alte Musik Berlin | Recordings of Vocal Works | General Discussions
Individual Recordings:
BWV 232 - R. Jacobs | BWV 248 - R. Jacobs


Conductors of Vocal Works: Main Page | A | B | C | D | E | F | G | H | I | J | K | L | M | N | O | P | Q | R | S | T | U | V | W | X | Y | Z | Singers & Instrumentalists



 

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