Dmitry Masleev

Dmitry Masleev
Dmitry Masleev (b. 1988), pianist – First Prize (XV International Tchaikovsky Competition, 2015)

Sunday, January 11, 2015

Johann Sebastian Bach: Christmas Cantata BWV 110 – Thomanerchor Leipzig, Gewandhausorchester, Georg Christoph Biller (Audio video)
















Johann Sebastian Bach composed the Christmas cantata "Unser Mund sei voll Lachens" (May our mouth be full of laughter), BWV 110, in Leipzig for Christmas Day and first performed it on 25 December 1725.

Bach composed the cantata in his third year as Thomaskantor in Leipzig. He used a text by Georg Christian Lehms, which was published already in 1711. The text has no recitatives alternating with arias, but instead three biblical quotations, opening with verses from Psalm 26, then a verse from the Book of Jeremiah about God's greatness, and finally the angels' song from the Nativity according to the Gospel of Luke. The closing chorale is taken from Caspar Füger's "Wir Christenleut".

Bach scored the work festively for four vocal soloists, a four-part choir and a Baroque instrumental ensemble of trumpets and timpani, transverse flutes, different kinds of oboe, strings and basso continuo including bassoon. He derived the first chorus, in the style of a French overture, from the overture to his forth Orchestral Suite, embedding vocal parts in its fast middle section. The song of the angels is based on the Christmas interpolation Virga Jesse Floruit of his Magnificat in E-flat major, BWV 243a. He chose obbligato instruments to differentiate the character of the three arias: two flutes with the tenor expressing the "lowly birth", oboe d'amore with the alto, representing God's love, and trumpet, oboes and strings with the bass for his call to sing songs of joy together. Bach led the Thomanerchor in the first performances on Christmas Day, one in the Nikolaikirche and one in the Thomaskirche.



Η εκκλησιαστική καντάτα "Unser Mund sei voll Lachens", BWV 110, γράφτηκε από τον Μπαχ στη Λειψία το 1725, για την ημέρα των Χριστουγέννων. Παρουσιάστηκε για πρώτη φορά στη Λειψία, στις 25 Δεκεμβρίου του ίδιου έτους.

Το έργο απαιτεί μικρό σύνολο από τέσσερεις σολίστες (σοπράνο, άλτο, τενόρο και μπάσο), τετραμερή χορωδία, τρεις τρομπέτες, τρία όμποε, όμποε ντ' αμόρε, όμποε ντα κάτσια, δύο φλάουτα transverse, φαγκότο, δύο βιολιά, βιόλα, τύμπανα και μπάσο κοντίνουο.

Την καντάτα "Unser Mund sei voll Lachens", BWV 110, του Γιόχαν Σεμπάστιαν Μπαχ ερμηνεύουν η Χορωδία Αγοριών του Αγίου Θωμά της Λειψίας και η Ορχήστρα Γκεβάντχαους της Λειψίας. Διευθύνει ο Γερμανός αρχιμουσικός, βαρύτονος, συνθέτης και ακαδημαϊκός Γκέοργκ Κρίστοφ Μπίλερ, σημερινός Κάντορας της Χορωδίας, από το 1992, και 16ος μετά τον Μπαχ.



Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750)

♪ Christmas Cantata BWV 110, "Unser Mund sei voll Lachens" (Leipzig, 1725)

i. Chorus: Unser Mund sei voll Lachens
ii. Aria (tenor): Ihr Gedanken und ihr Sinnen
iii. Recitative (bass): Dir, Herr, ist niemand gleich
iv. Aria (alto): Ach Herr! was ist ein Menschenkind
v. Duet (soprano, alto): Ehre sei Gott in der Höhe
vi. Aria (bass): Wacht auf, ihr Adern und ihr Glieder
vii. Chorale: Alleluja! Gelobt sei Gott

Thomaner Paul Bernewitz, soprano
Thomaner Stefan Kahler, alto
Christoph Genz, tenor
Matthias Weichert, bass

Thomanerchor Leipzig
Gewandhausorchester
Conductor: Georg Christoph Biller

Rondeau Production 2011

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First publication: January 11, 2015 / Πρώτη δημοσίευση: 11 Ιανουαρίου 2015
Last update: December 27, 2016 / Τελευταία ενημέρωση: 27 Δεκεμβρίου 2016



















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