Herkules auf dem Scheidewege

Johann Sebastian Bach

Herkules auf dem Scheidewege

BWV213 • “Laßt uns sorgen, laßt uns wachen”

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The secular work "Die Wahl des Herkules" (literally, Hercules' Choice) to a text by Picander was written for the birthday celebration of the Saxon Prince Friedrich Christian on September 5, 1733, as a "Glückwünschungskantate" (Best Wishes cantata). Like several of the secular cantatas (Nos. 206, 214, 207a, and 215), it... read more