About this work...
During his years as Kapellmeister at Cöthen (1717-1722), J.S. Bach was given a respite from the task, central to any Lutheran church musician, of composing sacred cantatas; but when he was appointed Cantor in the city of Leipzig in 1723, he immediately set about composing cantatas at an astonishing rate. The job demand... read more
Curated by Anna Lachegyi, Viola da gamba player and Cellist