The two works on this disc perfectly illustrate a particular type of secular cantata, the so-called ‘dramma per musica’. In such works the libretto is constructed dramatically, and the singers embody various roles, such as gods and other characters from antiquity, and allegorical figures.

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BACH Secular Cantatas Vol. 4 Academic Cantatas. Bach Collegium Japan / Masaaki Suzuki. BIS SACDBACH Secular Cantatas Vol. 4 Academic Cantatas. Bach Collegium Japan / Masaaki Suzuki. BIS SACDView or buy


Both cantatas recorded here are ‘academic’ cantatas, composed in honour of eminent members of the faculty at the University of Leipzig.

This disc features acclaimed British tenor Roderick Williams who will be appearing at the Proms this summer.

Previous volumes available at special prices until 26th June 2014:

BACH Secular Cantatas Vol. 3. Joanne Lunne, Hiroya Aoki, Makoto Sakurada, Roderick Williams, Bach Collegium Japan / Masaaki Suzuki. BIS SACDBACH Secular Cantatas Vol. 3. Joanne Lunne, Hiroya Aoki, Makoto Sakurada, Roderick Williams, Bach Collegium Japan / Masaaki Suzuki. BIS SACD

BACH Secular Cantatas Vol. 2. Sophie Junker, Joanne Lunn, Makoto Sakurada, Roderick Williams, Damien Guillon, Bach Collegium Japan / Masaaki Suzuki. BIS SACDBACH Secular Cantatas Vol. 2. Sophie Junker, Joanne Lunn, Makoto Sakurada, Roderick Williams, Damien Guillon, Bach Collegium Japan / Masaaki Suzuki. BIS SACD

BACH Secular Cantatas. Bach Collegium Japan, Carolyn Sampson, Makoto Sakurada, Stephan Schreckenberger, Masaaki Suzuki. BISBACH Secular Cantatas. Bach Collegium Japan, Carolyn Sampson, Makoto Sakurada, Stephan Schreckenberger, Masaaki Suzuki. BIS

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