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Bach - Cantatas for the Feast of the Purification of Mary

Bach - Cantatas for the Feast of the Purification of Mary


Bach, J S:

Cantata BWV83 'Erfreute Zeit im neuen Bunde'

Cantata BWV82 'Ich habe genug'

Cantata BWV125 'Mit Fried und Freud ich fahr dahin'

Cantata BWV200 'Bekennen will ich seinen Namen'


Robin Tyson (countertenor), Paul Agnew (tenor), Peter Harvey (bass)

Monteverdi Choir, English Baroque Players, John Eliot Gardiner

DG Archiv - 4635852

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Bach - Lutheran Masses Volume 2

Bach - Lutheran Masses Volume 2


Bach, J S:

Trio Sonata No. 5 in C major, BWV529

Mass in G major, BWV236

Mass in F major, BWV233


Nancy Argenta (soprano), Michael Chance (counter-tenor), Mark Padmore (tenor), Peter Harvey (bass)

Purcell Quartet

“The absurd prejudice that long deprived us of adequate recordings of Bach's four Lutheran Masses (or short Masses, as they're also known because, in accordance with Lutheran usage, they set only the Kyrie and Gloria) seems finally to have died a death. The Masses' crime has been to be made up almost entirely of paraphrases of cantata movements from the 1720s, yet Bach is Bach, whatever the circumstances, and this is wonderful music which, like the B minor Mass, offers sober old-style polyphonic choral movements of impressive cumulative power alongside choruses of almost physical excitement and clamour and some first-rate arias with instrumental obbligato.
As with volume 1, a one-to-a-part approach is taken, with the four vocal soloists also forming the choir and the Purcell Quartet being augmented by whatever extra instruments are needed. The result doesn't sound at all underpowered, and gains considerably over Herreweghe's typically well-turned but more traditional choral approach in vividness of texture and harmony, crispness of attack and a madrigalian litheness of expressive response.
The recording allows just the right amount of bloom without becoming washy. There are times when the two higher voices sound further forward than the others, and Michael Chance occasionally disappears a bit towards the bottom of his range, but in general this release brings nothing but pleasure both in the music and in the stylish and lively performances.”
Gramophone Classical Music Guide, 2010

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Chandos Chaconne - CHAN0653

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Henry du Mont - Motets à la Chapelle de Louis XIV

Henry du Mont - Motets à la Chapelle de Louis XIV


Les Pages de la Chapelle/Muasica Aeterna/Olivier Schneebeli, Muasica Aeterna (plg unknown participant), Howard Crook/Hervé Lamy/Peter Harvey/Pierre Farago/Les Pages de la Chapelle/Maîtrise du Centre de Musique Baroque de Versailles/Muasica Aeterna/Bratislava Baroque Orchestra/Olivier Schneebeli, Raymond Buttin (tonmeister), Oliver Schneebeli (lead vocals), Bratislava Baroque Orchestra (lead vocals), Alain Duchemin (producer), Andre Lamy (vocals), Peter Harvey (bass-baritone), Howard Crook (vocals), Bernard Lagnel (tonmeister), Les Pages De La Chapelle (lead vocals), Peter Zajlicek (director), Peter Harvey (lead vocals), Hervé Lamy (tenor vocals), Pierre Farago (lead vocals), Peter Harvey (vocals), Muasica Aeterna (lead vocals)

Les Pages De La Chapelle, Ensemble Musica Aeterna, Les Pages & Les Chantres De Versailles (Matrîce Du Centre De Musique Baroque De Versailles), Oliver Schneebeli, Olivier Schneebeli

Erato Veritas - 2435616755

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Bach - Lutheran Masses Volume 1

Bach - Lutheran Masses Volume 1


Bach, J S:

Mass in G minor, BWV235

Mass in A major, BWV234


Susan Gritton (soprano), Robin Blaze (counter-tenor), Mark Padmore (tenor), Peter Harvey (bass)

Purcell Quartet

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Chandos Chaconne - CHAN0642

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Bach - Epiphany Mass

Bach - Epiphany Mass


Bach, J S:

Mass in F major, BWV233

Cantata BWV65 'Sie werden aus Saba alle kommen'

Cantata BWV180 'Schmücke dich, o liebe Seele'


Ann Monoyios (soprano), Angus Davidson (alto), Charles Daniels (tenor), Peter Harvey (baritone), James O'Donnell & James Johnstone (organ)

Gabrieli Consort & Players (on authentic instruments), Paul McCreesh

DG Archiv - 4576312

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C.P.E. Bach: Die Auferstehung und Himmelfahrt Jesu Wq 240

C.P.E. Bach: Die Auferstehung und Himmelfahrt Jesu Wq 240


Chorus of Collegium Vocale, Ghent/Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment/Philippe Herreweghe, Hillevi Martinpelto (boy soprano), Christoph Pregardien (vocals), Chorus of Collegium Vocale, Ghent (chorus), Stephen Keavy (trumpet), Peter Harvey (bass), Andrew Watts (bassoon), Philippe Herreweghe (lead vocals), Christoph Prégardien (tenor vocals), Hillevi Martinpelto (soprano vocals), Chorus of Collegium Vocale, Ghent (featured vocalist), Chorus of Collegium Vocale, Ghent (lead vocals), Philippe Herreweghe (featured vocalist), Orchestra Of The Age Of Enlightenment (lead vocals), Orchestra Of The Age Of Enlightenment (featured vocalist), Peter Harvey/Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment/Philippe Herreweghe, Peter Harvey (featured vocalist), Peter Harvey (lead vocals), Christoph Prégardien/Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment/Philippe Herreweghe, Christoph Prégardien (lead vocals), Hillevi Martinpelto/Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment/Philippe Herreweghe, Hillevi Martinpelto (lead vocals), Hillevi Martinpelto (featured vocalist), Hillevi Martinpelto/Peter Harvey/Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment/Philippe Herreweghe

Orchestra Of The Age Of Enlightenment, Chorus of Collegium Vocale, Ghent, Philippe Herreweghe

Erato - 7777590695

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Pousseur: Dichterliebesreigentraum

Pousseur: Dichterliebesreigentraum


Marianne Pousseur (soprano), Peter Harvey (baritone), Alice Ader (piano),

Brigitte Foccroulle (piano)

Orchestre Philharmonique De Liege, Choeur De Chambre De Namur, Pierre Bartholomee, Pierre Cao

Henri Pousseur Was, With Bério, Boulez, Maderna, Nono And Stockhausen, One Of The Dominant Figure Of The Darmstadt School. He Has Dedicated His Life - Which Has Been Enriched By Encounters With Notable People Such As Michel Butor - To Experimentation And To Musical Teaching, And Has Developed A Language That Forms A Bridge Between Pas And Future. His Childhood Love Of Dichterliebe Inspired Him To Compose A Vast Paraphrase, As Coherent As It Is Charming, That Explores The Innermost Secrets Of Schumann's Masterpiece. The Total Commitment Of The Vast Resources Involved - Soloists, Chorus, Orchestra - Makes This Recording An Event.

Cypres - CYP7602

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Hasse, J A: I Pellegrini al Sepolero di Nostro Signore

Hasse, J A: I Pellegrini al Sepolero di Nostro Signore


Erato Veritas - 5453292

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Purcell: Dido and Aeneas

Purcell: Dido and Aeneas


Laura Pudwell (Dido/Sorceress), Peter Harvey (Aeneas), Salomé Haller (Belinda/First Witch), Marie-Louise Duthoit (Second Woman/Second Witch), Nicolas Maire (Sailor), Matthew White (Spirit)

Le Concert Spirituel, Hervé Niquet

Glossa - GCD921601

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Richter, F X: Leçons des ténèbres (The Lamentations of Jeremiah)

Richter, F X: Leçons des ténèbres (The Lamentations of Jeremiah)


Isabelle Poulenard (soprano), Pascal Bertin (alto), Gilles Ragon (tenor), Peter Harvey (bass)

Stradivaria, Daniel Cuiller

Born in Moravia, Franz Xaver Richter worked at the Court of Kempfen then of Mannheim as "chamber composer". During this period, he composed more than 80 symphonies, concertos, as well as many chamber music works, including string quartets. In 1769 he was appointed Choirmaster at Strasbourg Cathedral. He then proceeded to produce an impressive catalogue of religious works that includes 39 masses, 50 cantatas, 3 Requiems, etc., and, in 1773, he composed Leçons des Ténèbres or The Lamentations of Jeremiah to commemorate Christ's passion during the days preceding Easter. A veritable link between Baroque and Classical, Richter was one of those composers who pioneered a new, pre-classical symphonic style, admired throughout Europe for its instrumental virtuosity, dynamic effects, varied instrumentation, and a marked use of the winds. Cypres welcomes this first project of the ensemble Stradivaria with soloists of the first rank that make this CD a real event.

Cypres - CYP1624

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