Bach: Cantatas, Vol. 21 Chor & Orchester der J.S. Bach-Stiftung, Rudolf Lutz
- Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750): Ein feste Burg ist unser Gott, BWV 80:
- 1I. Ein feste Burg ist unser Gott05:23
- 2II. Alles, was von Gott geboren03:30
- 3III. Erwäge doch, Kind Gottes02:09
- 4IV. Komm in mein Herzenshaus03:13
- 5V. Und wenn die Welt voll Teufel wär03:06
- 6VI. So stehe dann bei Christi blutgefärbten Fahne01:29
- 7VII. Wie selig sind doch die, die Gott im Munde tragen03:48
- 8VIII. Das Wort sie sollen lassen stehn01:03
- Ein ungefärbt Gemüte, BWV 24:
- 9I. Ein ungefärbt Gemüte03:27
- 10II. Die Redlichkeit ist eine01:58
- 11III. Alles nun, das ihr wollet02:55
- 12IV. Die Heuchelei ist eine Brut01:56
- 13V. Treu und Wahrheit sei der Grund03:15
- 14VI. O Gott, du frommer Gott01:55
- Gott der Herr ist Sonn und Schild, BWV 79:
- 15I. Gott der Herr ist Sonn und Schild04:18
- 16II. Gott ist unsre Sonn und Schild!02:57
- 17III. Nun danket alle Gott01:49
- 18IV. Gottlob, wir wissen den rechten Weg zur Seligkeit00:58
- 19V. Gott, ach Gott, verlaß die Deinen02:47
- 20VI. Erhalt uns in der Wahrheit00:43
Info for Bach: Cantatas, Vol. 21
This new release features three live recordings from the evangelical church in Trogen AR, Switzerland (BWV 24 und 79) and from the evangelical church in Teufen, Switzerland (BWV 80). The works are performed the choir & orchestra of the J.S. Bach Foundation under the direction of Rudolf Lutz, and are played on historical instruments. The album includes a comprehensive booklet with german cantata texts, individual cantata introductions (in English and German) and musicological contributions by Dr. Anselm Hartinger and Rudolf Lutz. As part of the celebrations of the Luther year 2017, we publish with this release 2 Reformation cantatas - BWV 80 (with the famous setting of Luther's chorale) and BWV 79. BWV 79 will be realized in our version with only 4 concertante voices, just like it would have been practiced realistically during Bachs time. The audience sung along during the live performance of the second chorale, making this a truly one of a kind recording.
Rudolf Lutz, conductor
(1951) is lecturer in improvisation at the “Schola Cantorum Basiliensis”, the University of Early Music, Basle. At this specialist school for historical performance practice, he and three colleagues instruct around 30 students in the keyboard instrument department.
In St. Gallen, Rudolf Lutz is organist of the church “St. Laurenzen Kirche”, a post he has held since 1973. He is also conductor of the “St. Galler Kammerensemble”, which he has led since 1986. From 1986 to 2008, he conducted the “Bach-Chor St. Gallen”.
Rudolf Lutz was appointed artistic director of the J. S. Bach Foundation of St. Gallen in 2006. In view of the foundation’s mission to perform Bach’s complete vocal works, Rudolf Lutz established the Orchestra and Choir of the J. S. Bach Foundation, as well as a permanent group of soloists.
The Choir and Orchestra of the J. S. Bach Foundation was founded by Rudolf Lutz in 2006. The ensemble consists of professional musicians from the whole of Switzerland, southern Germany and Austria. All its members are experienced in historical performance practices and relish the challenge of exploring a contemporary and vital interpretation of Bach's cantatas. The Choir and Orchestra consists of regular members, with extra musicians being engaged according to the demands of the work performed. The choir's size varies in the range of up to 40 voices, and is made up of young professional singers. Individual members receive the opportunity to take on solo roles from time to time.
Conducted by Rudolf Lutz, the Choir and Orchestra has been performing Bach’s cantatas in a monthly concert cycle since October 2006. Throughout the ongoing work of this project, it has continually developed and matured. Today, the ensemble is distinguished by its homogenous, yet flexible sound and its wealth of experience in the interpretation of Bach’s works. The quality and of vitality of its performances have garnered the group notable critical acclaim. In recent years, the Choir and Orchestra has ventured beyond its home concert hall in Trogen, Switzerland, and now gives regular concerts both nationally and internationally.