Kantate - German Baroque Cantatas

Harmonia Mundi: HMG501651

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Kantate - German Baroque Cantatas

Awards:

Gramophone Magazine

Re-issue of the Month - August 2008

Catalogue No:

HMG501651

Series:

HMGold

Discs:

1

Release date:

31st March 2008

Barcode:

0794881852321

Medium:

CD
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Kantate - German Baroque Cantatas


Albertini:

Sonata IV pour violon et basse continue in C minor

Bach, J C:

Lamento 'Ach daß ich Wassers gnug hätte'

Buxtehude:

Fried- und Freudenreiche Hinfahrth, BuxWV 76

Jubilate Domino, omnis terra, BuxWV 64

Erlebach:

Wer sich dem Himmel übergeben

Legrenzi:

Sonata Quinta a quattro, viole da gamba o come piace aus "La Cetra", 1673

Rovetta:

Ach, Herr, laß deine lieben Engelein

Schütz:

O Jesu, nomen dulce SWV 308

Herzlich lieb hab ich dich, o Herr, SWV 348

Was hast du verwirket SWV 307

Tunder:

Salve mi Jesu


Andreas Scholl (counter tenor)

Concerto di Viole & Basel Consort

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The pieces on this recording demonstrate the consummate art with which the German composers reconciled the new ideas imported from Italy at the very beginning of the 17th century (the principle of the basso continuo, accompanied monody, the concertato technique) with local traditions, thereby giving birth to works of a subtle beauty and an almost inexhaustible richness. This stylistic revolution paved the way to the flourishing of great forms like the vocal solo, the spiritual concert, the cantata, etc. cultivated by composers as different as Schütz, Buxtehude, Tunder and Erlebach: in the very heart of Baroque Europe the Germans were taking their place.

Schütz: O Jesu, Nomen Dulce, SWV 308

Rovetta: Ach, Herr, Lass Deine Lieben Engelein

Bach: Lamento "Ach, Daß Ich Wassers G'nug Hätte"

Tunder: Salve Mi Jesu

Legrenzi: Sonata Quinta A Quattro, Viole Da Gamba O Come Piace From "La Cetra", 1673

Buxtehude: Klag-Lied "Muß Der Tod Denn Auch Entbinden" From "Fried- Und Freudenreiche Hinfahrt", BuxWV 76

Erlebach: Wer Sich Dem Himmel Übergeben

Schütz: Herzlich Lieb Hab Ich Dich, O Herr, SWV 348

Buxtehude: Jubilate Domino

Albertini: Sonata #4 For Violin & Continuo In C Minor

Schütz: Was Hast Du Verwirket, SWV 307

Gramophone Magazine

August 2008

“…the union of youthful timbre, sublime instrumental playing and explorative repertoire achieves a rare kind of perfection here. …essential for lovers of Baroque vocal music.”

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