Hunt Cantata

Johann Sebastian Bach

Hunt Cantata

BWV208 • “Was mir behagt, ist nur die muntre Jagd”

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Known in its original German diminutive as the "Jagdkantate," the full title of Johann Sebastian Bach's Cantata No. 208, "Was mir behagt," (Hunting Cantata) in English translation is "The cheerful hunt is all that gives me pleasure." It is likely that Bach wrote the work, one of his best-know secular cantatas, in 1713... read more

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Curated by Mary Elizabeth Kelly, Primephonic Curator