No 134 Weimar Cantatas II

Sat 22nd June 2019  »  3:00 pm
Weißenfels, Schlosskapelle in Neu Augustusburg
Bach and Weimar

– J. S. Bach: O heilges Geist- und Wasserbad, BWV 165 – J. S. Bach: Mein Herze schwimmt im Blut, BWV 199 – J. S. Bach: Barmherziges Herze der ewigen Liebe, BWV 185 – J. S. Bach: Ach! ich sehe, itzt, da ich zur Hochzeit gehe, BWV 162 – J. S. Bach: Mein Gott, wie lang, ach lange, BWV 155

Hannah Morrison (soprano), Leandro Marziotte (contratenor), Hans Jörg Mammel (tenor), Matthias Vieweg (bass), Ricercar Consort, direction: Philippe Pierlot

Ticket price: € 59,00 · reduced: € 54,00 / bus transfer included, meeting point: 12.45 pm, main entramce to St. Thomas

Bach was a talented strategist when it came to negotiating his salary: when he was the court organist in Weimar, he applied for the post of organist at the Church of Our Lady in Halle and was offered the job with a contract just waiting to be signed. With this, he confronted the dukes of Weimar, who for their part did not want to lose Bach. The outcome was Bach’s promotion to concertmaster, with a rise in salary to boot, in March 1714. Along with the post came the obligation to compose a church cantata every month. Some 20 cantatas from this period have survived, five of which we will be hearing in today’s concert.