Bach: Hunt Cantata - Damien Guillon (alto); Joanne Lunn (soprano); Makoto Sakurada (tenor); Roderick Williams (baritone); Sophie Junker (soprano);...
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  1. Sinfonia for 2 trumpets, 3 oboes, bassoon, strings & continuo in F major (early version of BWV 1046), BWV 1046a
  2. Cantata No. 208, "Was mir behagt," (Hunt Cantata), BWV 208 (BC G1, G3)
  3. Die Zeit, die Tag und Jahre macht, serenata (secular cantata) for 4 voices, chorus & orchestra, BWV 134a (BC G5)
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This release is part of Japanese conductor Masaaki Suzuki's fine complete cycle of Bach's cantatas with his Bach Collegium Japan, but it stands somewhat apart from the others, both in content and style. The two Bach secular cantatas featured both date from early in the composer's career; the Cantata No. 208, "Was mir behagt, is nur die muntre Jagd" (What makes me happy is only the lively hunt), BWV 208, comes from 1713, during Bach's years of service to the Duke of Sachsen-Weissenfels, while the "serenata" Die Zeit, die Tag ...

Bach: Hunt Cantata 2012, BIS

UPC: 7318599919713