Weckmann: Der Tod ist verschlungen in den Sieg
This page lists all recordings of Der Tod ist verschlungen in den Sieg, by Matthias Weckmann (1619-74) on CD.
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Weckmann - Wie liegt die Stadt so wüste
Hamburg, 1674: to his contemporaries, the death of Matthias Weckmann seemed to herald the end of a glorious period. In his post as organist of the Jacobikirche since 1655, the composer had breathed new life into the city’s musical scene with his Collegium Musicum. Among his finest sacred works is an astonishing setting of the Lamentations of Jeremiah, Wie liegt die Stadt so wüßte (How doth the city sit solitary). This haunting work is both pristinely evocative and immaculately structured, a credit to the teaching of Weckmann's teacher, Heinrich Schütz, and the German musical tradition preceding J.S. Bach. Scored for bass and soprano singers, a few strings, and organ continuo, the work demonstrates the most attractive devotion, and the result will touch even those with no religious affiliation. The libretto is taken from the Lamentations of Jeremiah, chapter 1, which speaks of the isolation of the city of Jerusalem. This is music with a deeper, more significant gentleness than can be found in any religious propaganda.
“As ever with Cantus Cölln, the singing is tonally idiosyncratic but fervent, the playing is beyond reproach. Beautiful and terribly, terribly sad.” The Independent on Sunday, 4th April 2010
“This is the ensemble's most outstanding legacy in this repertoire...Cantus Cölln bring customary warmth, blend and refinement to this magnificent work and an instinct for pacing, hard-won through their immersion over years of discovery in this kaleidoscopic repertoire.” Gramophone Magazine, June 2010
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Matthias Weckmann - Sacred Works
“In addition to being ideally balanced, CPO's sound is amply detailed yet acoustically spacious. … This is recommended to all listeners interested in sacred music of this period--and for anyone looking for a perfect introduction to one of Schutz's few star pupils.” Classics Today
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