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Bach, J S: Mass in B minor, BWV232

Bach, J S: Mass in B minor, BWV232


Reglint Bühler (soprano), Susanne Krumbiegel (mezzo‐soprano), Susanne Langner (alto), Martin Lattke (tenor) & Markus Flaig (bass)

Thomanerchor Leipzig & Freiburger Barockorchester (playing on authentic period instruments), Georg Christoph Biller

The Mass in B Minor, Bach's last completed vocal work as well as the climax of his creativity, reveals the overwhelming wealth of his compositional skills. In the history of music it ranks highly, as the "Montblanc of church music" (Franz Liszt) ‐ composed during Bach's time as cantor at the St. Thomas Church in Leipzig. Performed in this important composer’s domain, the Mass in B Minor casted a spell over its listeners as the crowning glory of the Leipzig Bach Festival in 2013: Under the direction of Bach's successor Georg Christoph Biller, the St. Thomas Boys Choir and an outstanding soloist quintet perform with the prestigious Freiburg Baroque Orchestra, playing on authentic period instruments.

Picture Format DVD: NTSC 16:9

Sounds Format DVD: PCM Stereo, Dolby Digital 5.1, DTS 5.1

Disc Format DVD: DVD-9

“The Thomanerchor is superb. Trebles match the confidence and facility of any adult choir...The Freibarockorchester matches their fluency and stylistic sensitivity...In the arias, the communication between instruments and voices is striking” BBC Music Magazine, June 2014 *****

“while this may not be the most authoritative account of this much-loved work, the sense of occasion that a live recording imparts is palpable; so, for that matter, is the sense of focused music-making, tempered by a discreet but distinct camaraderie...Sound and visuals function well.” Gramophone Magazine, July 2014

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Accentus Music - ACC20281

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Bach, J S: Mass in B minor, BWV232

Bach, J S: Mass in B minor, BWV232


Reglint Bühler (soprano), Susanne Krumbiegel (mezzo‐soprano), Susanne Langner (alto), Martin Lattke (tenor) & Markus Flaig (bass)

Thomanerchor Leipzig & Freiburger Barockorchester (playing on authentic period instruments), Georg Christoph Biller

The Mass in B Minor, Bach's last completed vocal work as well as the climax of his creativity, reveals the overwhelming wealth of his compositional skills. In the history of music it ranks highly, as the "Montblanc of church music" (Franz Liszt) ‐ composed during Bach's time as cantor at the St. Thomas Church in Leipzig. Performed in this important composer’s domain, the Mass in B Minor casted a spell over its listeners as the crowning glory of the Leipzig Bach Festival in 2013: Under the direction of Bach's successor Georg Christoph Biller, the St. Thomas Boys Choir and an outstanding soloist quintet perform with the prestigious Freiburg Baroque Orchestra, playing on authentic period instruments.

Picture Format B.R: NTSC 16:9, Full HD

Sound Formats B.R.: DTS HD Master Audio, PCM Stereo

Region Code: O

“The Thomanerchor is superb. Trebles match the confidence and facility of any adult choir...The Freibarockorchester matches their fluency and stylistic sensitivity...In the arias, the communication between instruments and voices is striking” BBC Music Magazine, June 2014 *****

“while this may not be the most authoritative account of this much-loved work, the sense of occasion that a live recording imparts is palpable; so, for that matter, is the sense of focused music-making, tempered by a discreet but distinct camaraderie...Sound and visuals function well.” Gramophone Magazine, July 2014

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Accentus Music - ACC10281

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Bach, J S: St John Passion, BWV245

Bach, J S: St John Passion, BWV245


Peter Schreier (Evangelist), Arleen Auger (soprano), Heidi Riess (alto), Armin Ude (tenor), Siegfried Lorenz (baritone), Theo Adam (bass)

Leipzig Gewandhausorchester, Leipzig Thomanerchor, Hans-Joachim Rotzsch

RCA - 74321491812

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Entwurff einer wohlbestallten Music

Entwurff einer wohlbestallten Music

Instruments & instrumentation in the music of Johann Sebastian Bach


Leipziger Concert, Thomanerchor Leipzig

This is an exceptional kind of CD. Quoting from the work of Johann Sebastian Bach and his contemporaries, it tries to illustrate with its choice of pieces a few of the characteristic, but also some of the exceptional, Bach instrumental combinations. Special attention is brought to instrument makers from Bach’s Leipzig milieu, the illustrative pieces for which, when possible, use original instruments from the Musical Instrument Museum. This CD recording offers the unique opportunity, with the Ricercare a 6 (BWV 1079/5), of experiencing a Hoffman (Martin Hoffman, musical instrument maker) ensemble of five viola da gambas and a violin.<br><br>The Leipzig Concert Ensemble are specialists of early music and play with historically correct instrumentations appropriate to each piece.

raumklang - RK2001

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Baroque Christmas: Cantatas & Motets

Baroque Christmas: Cantatas & Motets


Bach, C P E:

Christmas cantata 'Auf schicke dich recht feierlich', Wq. 249 (H815)

Heilig (Te Deum Laudamus), Wq. 217 (H778)

Bach, J C F:

Wachet auf, ruft uns die Stimme

Bach, J C'ph:

Motet 'Lieber Herr Gott, wecke uns auf'

Bach, J S:

Cantata BWV143 'Lobe den Herrn, meine Seele'

Bach, W F:

Lasset uns ablegen die Werke der Finsternis

Buxtehude:

Das neugebor'ne Kindelein, BuxWV13

Esterházy:

Cur fles, Jesu

Finale:

Oh quam jubilat, motetto per il Santissimo Natale

Geist, C:

Wie schön leuchtet der Morgenstern

Porpora:

Stelle lucide

Telemann:

Göttlichs Kind, laß mit Entzücken, TWV 1:1020a


Ruth Ziesak (soprano), Wilfried Jochens (tenor), Klaus Mertens (bass), Reinhold Friedrich (trumpet), Ludwig Guttler (corno da caccia)

Thomanerchor Leipzig, Tolzer Knabenchor, Rheinische Kantorei, Das Kleine Konzert, Berliner Barock-Compagney, L’Arte del mondo, Werner Ehrhardt, Hermann Max

Beside the famous master of Baroque Music, Johann Sebastian Bach, this 2CD set includes nearly unknown but not less atmospheric treasures of baroque Christmas music. Most of them were commissioned works for the feast and includes very different styles: from festive cantatas, moody motets to chamber musically solo songs.

A 'must' for all lovers of Baroque Music as well as for listeners who would like to find some extraordinary music for the upcoming feast.

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Capriccio - C5217

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Die Himmel rühmen: Berühmte geistliche Chöre

Die Himmel rühmen: Berühmte geistliche Chöre


Ekkehard Wagner (organ), Mariann Bódi (soprano), Hertha Töpper (contralto), Klaus Mertens (baritone)

Stuttgart Hymnus-Chorknaben, Regensburger Domspatzen, Gewandhausorchester Leipzig, Thomanerchor, Don Kosaken Chor, Kodály Kórus Debrecen, Israel Festival Orchestra, Münchener Bach-Orchester, Kammerchor Stuttgart, Capella Weilburgensis, Gerhard Wilhelm, Georg Ratzinger, Günther Ramin, Wanja Hlibka, Wolfgang Engels, Karl Richter, Frieder Bernius, Doris Hagel

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Profil Medien - PH12065S

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Orgelmesse

Orgelmesse


Ullrich Böhme (organ)

Thomanerchor Leipzig, Georg Christoph Biller

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Rondeau - ROP4017-18

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Leipzig Thomanchor


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Querstand - VKJK1314

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Distler, H: Die Weihnachtsgeschichte

Distler, H: Die Weihnachtsgeschichte


Regina Werner (Elizabeth), Volker Arndt (Angel), Heidi Rieb (Mary), Hans-Joachim Rotzsch (narrator), Gothart Stier (Simeon), Hermann Christian Polster (Herod)

Thomanerchor Leipzig, Hans-Joachim Rotzsch

The revival of Protestant church music after the First World War marked the renewal of pieces available for direct use in services and represented a search for a new scale of values. Admired in church music circles but persecuted by the Nazis for his 'degenerate' music, Hugo Distler was one of its foremost cultivators, imbuing his choral music with pre‐Classical forms to create a distinctive style that would be accessible to the 'common' man. The tender Weihnachtsgeschichte Op.10, composed in 1933, is one of Distler's many works adhering this criteria and which narrates the traditional Christmas story according to the gospels of St Luke and St Matthew. Right from the start, in the first of two motets which frame the piece, the composer conjures up complex modal harmonies that evoke ancient, dark images, and, throughout the composition (written for four soloists and four‐part a cappella chorus) he recalls the musical language of the great Baroque composer Heinrich Schütz, drawing on his use of word‐painting and imitative counterpoint but all the time embellishing the work with new techniques such as syncopated rhythm and harmonic dissonance. The free recitative style of the soloists is particularly affecting – here the note heads without heads encourage the use of natural speech rhythms, reflecting once again the influence of Schütz through his frequent close matching of music to intonation.

Distler's life came to a tragic end when, in the face of ever increasing persecution in Berlin and the constant threat of recruitment into the military service, he committed suicide in 1942. Multiple repeated phrases in Weihnachtsgeschichte such as 'Zu Bethlehem im jüdischen Lande' (‘To Bethlehem in the Jewish countries’) are testament to the composer's resolve to stand true to his faith, despite the persecution that it ultimately aroused. This recording, featuring a stellar solo cast ably supported by the Thomanerchor Leipzig – one of the most respected choirs in the Europe – can only increase our appreciation for a composer whose work represents an important chapter in sacred music history.

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Brilliant Classics - 94695

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JS Bach: Cantatas BWV 75 & 194

JS Bach: Cantatas BWV 75 & 194


Bach, J S:

Cantata BWV75 'Die Elenden sollen essen'

Cantata BWV194 'Höchsterwünschtes Freudenfest'


Thomanerchor Leipzig, Gewandhausorchester, Thomaskantor Georg Christoph Biller

J S Bach's music sung by its intended original ensemble - this is disc 7 of 10 in St Thomas's Boys Choir's Anniversary Edition.

Cantatas for Trinity Season features two of Bach's early Leipzig cantatas. Bach composed Die Elenden sollen essen (BWV75) for the First Sunday after Trinity of 1723 - it is his first cantata in his new post as cantor at Leipzig. One year later, Bach concluded his first full year at Leipzig with the cantata Höchsterwünschtes Freudenfest (BWV194).

Rondeau - The Liturgical Year with Johann Sebastian Bach - ROP4036

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