Choral Prelude “Ich ruf zu Dir, Herr Jesu Christ,” BWV About the Work. Bach/ Busoni Composer: Bach/Busoni. Past Performances. Washington Performing. Check out Chorale Prelude Ich ruf zu dir, Herr Jesu Christ, BWV ( transcription by Ferruccio Busoni) by Vahan Mardirossian on Amazon Music. Stream. Check out Bach – Busoni: Ich Ruf Zu Dir, Herr Jesu Christ Bwv by piano Franco Di Nitto on Amazon Music. Stream ad-free or purchase CD’s and MP3s now.

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In line 6 the imitation motive is taken from the chorale. Part 1 Part 2 Part 3 Part 4. A heavy task is given to Panito Iconomou in the aria rud alto, and he carries it out honourably. At this point the violin bow stops moving and the vocal cords no yerr vibrate. The ensuing aria starts with joyful playing of the violin and the bassoon. Unfortunately, in reacting against the traditional legato style of playing and cantabile singing of the pre-HIP period, Harnoncourt throws out the child with the bathwater.

Antinomianism and other theological controversies of the reformation have great interest chrst me for non-musical reasons. With the words of the chriet foremost in his mind, he would reduce or distill the entire text to arrive at a pregnant motif where the musical essence of the idea is expressed in a succinct form, from which the entire composition could evolve. Almost immediately the cantus firmus is spoiled by the warbling sopranos who warble all the more, the higher they have to sing.

Francis Browne wrote June 26, The choir singing is also much better on the expressive side than choir sound, which is inhomogeneous, lacking cohesiveness, almost unforgivable in modern terms.

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Nach sehr kurzem Studium wurde er durch den Bischof von Merseburg zum Priester geweiht und erhielt ein Vikariat in seiner Heimatgemeinde Vacha. It seems that the singer and the accompaniment are progressing in different rou.

Aryeh Oron wrote June 29, This version is very slow and deliberate, almost dirge-like. It was only because of the findings of the famous hymnologist Philipp Wackernagel in the 19 th century that his authorship was firmly established.


This cantata consists of only arias between the opening and the closing choral movements, and no recitatives! Durch Vermittlung des luth. His production is very natural, unlike some mature counter-tenors singers. Looking at the text it 69 to me that the djr stanzas are of equal merits.

Equiluz is up to himself, which means Bach singing of the highest level. In this case, and with a variation of the hymn-tune, he or she asks God not to let him or her be mocked, not to build all her hopes on his good acts, for these may lead her to eternal regret. Unlike Schweitzer, Landowska, the Mother of the chgist harpsichord, remained at or near her full artistic powers until her dying day. The text of Browning’s highly unsympathetic portrait and some discussion of the literary and religious background can be found at: He writes in ‘compendium’ to the ‘Liedboek voor de Kerken ‘ Dutch Hymnalmy translation: The occupation with the ‘love for the neighbour’ v.

He is almost on the same par with Schreier, and has a kind of freshness and spontaneity, which give the impression that what he feels comes from the bottom of his heart and is not pre-calculated.

Harnoncourt, from his individualistic viewpoint, is looking only at the music as music, and he disregards the meaning expressed in the text. Melanchthons thesisthat the preaching of the gospel saved by grace by faith alone had to be preceded by the preaching of the LAW to cause awareness of sin and a readiness to penitence Jesj the same law 10 commandments had to be implemented again after the preaching of this gospel of grace to serve as a guidance for the new life.

The vocal structure is embedded in a concerto of solo violin and two oboes which play the cantus firmus colla parte with the soprano, xhrist and continuo.

Thomas Braatz wrote Heerr 8, This complete identification with the role carries over to the audience, which, if this audience is normally perceptive and emotionally responsive will easily detect whether any actor is not comfortable on stage insufficient experience, lack of empathy for the role, etc.

I have not seen any commentator mention this, but the music of the bwvv for soprano Mvt. I wondered about the date of this cantata. Through a connection that he had to a Lutheran preacher, J. These settings represented the standard repertoire of the Stuttgart Courtly Choir.


Ich ruf zu dir Herr Jesu Christ, BWV 639 (Bach, Johann Sebastian)

If this is the only recording of this cantata that you have, use your imagination to conjure up the strong fervency zh this mvt. Da er sich aber Luther zuwandte und sich verheiratete, verlor er sein kirchl. Because he successfully argued for Catholicism in numerous polemic articles, Herzog Georg von Sachsen called him to the court in Dresden, where he worked toward reuniting both confessions Catholic and Lutheran. On chridt Sunday, the congregation sang this chorale.

By introducing a very obvious diminuendo each time at the end of the repeated line, chrsit effect is one of a lack of conviction or belief in text of the chorale. Thomas Braatz wrote June 29, The details of the recordings of this cantata can be found in the following page of the Bach Cantatas Website: When I was young and just getting started 6339 my Bach studiesAlbert Schweitzer was one of my heros and also someone whose writings on Bach I took as gospel.

By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. Discussions in the Week of June 23, 1 st round. Regarding expressive powers, he falls only short of Hamari. Since I will not have time to review the other mvts.

Hence I presume that they have something valuable to say about this music! The pronunciation of German is abysmal. In attempting to make music become more like speech, Harnoncourt chooses to fuf the stronger accents and frequent breaks that one would hear in everyday speech and not the singing style of elevated speech that had been used for centuries in projecting ideas and emotions to an audience without the usual modern means of amplification.

Dick Wursten wrote June 27, Helmut Wittek comes off well although bqv may not at times live up up to the exacting demands of his aria. William Rowland Ludwig wrote July 4, What happens in a period-instrument performance that changes its sound so radically from the sound created zh symphony orchestras today?