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My 2009 iMac came with a tiny remote which I never used until I found it as I was discarding the box, a couple of years ago. Its battery was still good. It will pause streaming content, and raise or lower the volume---nothing else---on my current Mac mini.
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These people really get into their Bach. Herr Lutz's tempi and timing are spot on, aren't they ? In this work (or this performance, anyway) the instrumental music is perhaps the more rewarding part of the experience---although the alto-tenor duet is a unique tour-de-force !
It appears that the added-dot ploy described just above may not be fool-proof: I ran the previous video this morning and an ad interrupted the performance after the opening chorus.
And, that brings me to remind listeners that, with Bach cantatas, the initial movement---almost always a choral piece employing the full ensemble and very often written around a hymn from the Lutheran liturgy---could stand alone as a performance worthy of one's attention. For those who haven't, at any particular moment, the time or attention to absorb the entire cantata, these opening movements are often the best part of the work and are highly recommended on their own.
In that vein, here is a collection of those initial cantata movements: https://www.youtube.com./watch?v=Duhx8XI8Ldg
Ironically, the cantata presented here is not one such, as its several parts are of equal importance and want to be heard in their entirety. Despite its advanced BWV number, this (relatively brief) work was composed by Bach when in his early twenties.
Finally, in the final moments of the subject video (Cantata 131) one can see, in the overhead shot, twin tracks on the floor on either side of the musicians used by the camera crew to capture the performance. A minor miracle common to all of these videos is the complete absence of visible photographers, while at the same time a great variety of shots is presented to the viewer.
I have always maintained that, if I can hear the music, via whatever medium is available, that is enough: I began my listening career after all in the mono era, and had a very lowly portable phonograph as my first piece of audio equipment. My dad, an amateur audiophile who assembled his own playback device, thought of stereo as a superfluous sales gimmick when it came along in the late 'fifties . . .
Bach's cantatas could be divided into two groups---somewhat arbitrarily: those with trumpets and tympani, and those without. One thinks of Wright: there's cypress, "the wood eternal," and swamp cypress: "more eternal !"