Bach: Nine Sacred Cantatas
Fritz Lehmann
Label
Deutsche Grammophon
Catalogue No.
4827642
Barcode
00028948276424
Format
3-CD
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CD 1
JOHANN SEBASTIAN BACH
Wie schön leuchtet der Morgenstern, BWV 1
Christ lag in Todesbanden, BWV 4
Es erhub sich ein Streit, BWV 19*

CD 2
Ich hatte viel Bekümmernis BWV 21*
Gott der Herr ist Sonn’ und Schild, BWV 79*
Meine Seele rühmt und preist, BWV 189*

CD 3
Brich dem Hungrigen dein Brot, BWV 39*
Herr, gehe nicht ins Gericht, BWV 105*
Vergnügte Ruh’, beliebte Seelenlust, BWV 170

Berliner Motettenchor
Berliner Philharmoniker
Fritz Lehmann 

*FIRST CD RELEASE ON DEUTSCHE GRAMMOPHON

Recording information

Recording Producer: Dr. Fred Hamel
Balance Engineers: Karl-Heinz Westphal (BWV 1, 19, 21, 79); Heinrich Keilholz (BWV 4, 170, 189); Heinrich Keilholz, Karl-Heinz Westphal (BWV 39, 105)
Recording Locations: Johanniskirche, Göttingen, Germany, 31 July–2 August, 1950 (BWV 4); Bavaria-Filmateliers (Halle 4), Munich, Germany, 3 August 1951 (BWV 189); Amerikahaus, Theatersaal, Munich, Germany, 24–26 October 1951 (BWV 170); Jesus-Christus-Kirche, Berlin, Germany, 9 June 1952 (BWV 19), 10 June 1952 (BWV 1), 11 June 1952 (BWV 21), 12 June 1952 (BWV 39), 13 June 1952 (BWV 79), 15 June 1952 (BWV 105)
Remastering Engineer: Chris Bernauer
Original LP Releases on Archiv: 13018 (BWV 1); 14005 (BWV 19, 79); 14007 (BWV 21); 14028 (BWV 170, 189); 14079 (BWV 4); 14080 (BWV 39, 105)

Reviews

‘Fritz Lehmann adopts a slower tempo [than Mogens Woldike], which I personally prefer, and gives, in general, a more sensitive and imaginative treatment of this beautiful cantata.’ (BWV 105) Gramophone

‘Listening to Fritz Lehmann’s performances today I am struck by his perceptive choice of tempi which, although often tending towards the slow, are generally effective and are kept alive by the rhythmic pulse of his direction … In each of these works Lehmann captures its spirit and its individual imagery with perception and refinement.’ Early Music