Dienstag, 30. September 2008

SDG 147, Vol. 5 vom Label Monteverdi wird veröffentlicht !

Hallo,

von der offiziellen SDG - Monteverdi-Webseite ist die neuste SDG 147 - Vol. 5 - Veröffentlichung bekannt gegeben worden:


NEW RELEASE AVAILABLE - ab 2. Oktober 2008 -



The eighteenth release from the Bach Cantata Pilgrimage will be here on 2nd October 2008- the previous launch issues in the series received phenomenal press coverage and tremendous reviews for performance, sound quality and packaging.


SDG 147, Vol. 5

John Eliot Gardiner’s choral Pilgrimage exploring the magnificence and grandeur of all of Bach’s cantatas continues with this 2CD release, combining cantatas for the eighth and tenth Sunday after Trinity, recorded live in August 2000.

For the first set of Cantatas we join John Eliot in Rendsburg, Germany and begin with a performance of the glorious, vehement BWV 178 Wo Gott der Herr nicht bei uns hält, premiered in Leipzig on 20th July 1724. Deriving from the Gospel reading (Matthew 7:15-23), the cantata warns against hypocrites and false prophets. With its opening powerful chorus described as 'quite astonishing' by John Eliot, the mood is set for this chilling cantata fraught with anger and a grim mood of foreboding.
In contrast, hope and belief permeate the following two cantatas;
BWV 136 Erforsche mich, Gott, und erfahre mein Herz
and BWV 45 Es ist dir gesagt, Mensch, was gut ist.

The penitential tone of BWV 136 is stressed through the beautifully crafted pleas of 'Prüfe mich' ('Try me') which appear in the extensive opening choral fugue. BWV 45 is Bach’s last surviving cantata for this Sunday and is replete with emotional turmoil. From the clear weighty injunction ‘to do justly, and to love mercy, and to walk humbly with thy God’ of the first part, to the bold virtuosic bass aria condemning false prophets opening the second, the juxtaposition of the themes of damnation and salvation in this cantata are clear.

We are then taken to Braunschweig, Germany and open with Bach's first Leipzig cantata for this Sunday, BWV 46 Schauet doch und sehet, ob irgendein Schmerz sei. Here on the tenth Sunday after Trinity the Gospel (Luke 19:41-48) tells us how Jesus predicted the imminent destruction of Jerusalem. Bach, unsurprisingly, excels producing a richly thematic cantata depicting clearly the story's vivid, unsettling patterns of destruction and restoration, of God’s anger and Christ's mercy.

The antithesis between God's anger and mercy resurfaces in Bach's two later cantatas for this Sunday;
BWV 101 Nimm von uns Herr, du treuer Gott
and BWV 102 Herr, deine Augen sehen nach dem Glauben!

In contrast to BWV 101 that is based largely on the hymn of the day sung to the melody of Luther's German version of the Lord’s Prayer, BWV 102 does not, stressing again Bach's innovative and unpredictable genius.

With their customary brilliance and expert musicianship, the Monteverdi Choir and the English Baroque Soloists triumph, making this the ideal next instalment in what many have already come to regard as the first choice of recorded Bach Cantata series.

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SDG 147 Volume 5 (2 cds) contains:

Cantatas for the Eighth Sunday after Trinity

BWV 178 - Wo Gott der Herr nicht bei uns hält
BWV 136 - Erforsche mich, Gott, und erfahre mein Herz
BWV 45 - Es ist dir gesagt, Mensch, was gut ist

(recorded: 13/08/2000 Christkirche, Rendsburg)

Soloists: Robin Tyson
Christoph Genz | Brindley Sherratt

Cantatas for the Tenth Sunday after Trinity

BWV 46 - Schauet doch und sehet, ob irgendein Schmerz sei
BWV 101 - Nimm von uns Herr, du treuer Gott
BWV 102 - Herr, deine Augen sehen nach dem Glauben!

(recorded: 27/08/2000 Braunschweig Cathedral)

Soloists: Joanne Lunn | Daniel Taylor
Christoph Genz | Gotthold Schwarz

The Monteverdi Choir | The English Baroque Soloists | John Eliot Gardiner


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Grüsse

Volker


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1 Kommentar:

Anonym hat gesagt…

Hallo Volker,

die SDG 147 habe ich schon seit ein paar Tagen. Ich habe sie bisher einmal gehört, so nebenbei ohne Text, ohne Noten und ohne Dürr daneben. So wie ich es immer mache, aber diesmal ist kein Funke übergesprungen, sie hat mich nicht umgehauen wie so manche andere CD. Die CD1 wird garantiert nicht zu meinen Lieblings-CDs gehören, ganz egal wie weit ich meinen Eindruck noch revidieren werde. Bei der 2. CD bin ich mir noch nicht sicher, wo ich landen werde. Zum Teil liegt es an den Sängern, wo ich mir wieder bewusst machen muss, unter welchen Umständen diese Aufnahmen entstanden sind. Demnächst - in Ruhe - ....
Viele Grüße
Barbara