Sunday, 29 November 2015

Handel/Mozart: Der Messias - NDR Chor & Concerto Köln






George Frideric HANDEL
(1685 - 1759)
arr. Wolfgang Amadeus MOZART
(1756 - 1791)


Der Messias (KV 572)
oratorio in 3 parts

Ruth Ziesak, soprano I
Gerhild Romberger, soprano II
Jörg Dürmüller, tenor
Hanno Müller-Brachmann, bass

NDR Chor
Concerto Köln
DIR.: PHILIPP AHMANN

recorded: June 13, 2012, Laeiszhalle, Hamburg

period instruments
lossless (flac)
source: NDR 3 (Hamburg) (digital)
recorded with harddisc recorder Dec 2, 2012


(01) Part 1 [54'35"]
(02) Part 2 [50'53"]
(03) Part 3 [24'34"]

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Sunday, 22 November 2015

Weber/Berlioz: Le Freyschütz - John Eliot Gardiner






Carl Maria VON WEBER
(1786 - 1826)

Le Freyschütz
romantic opera in 3 acts op. 77 (277)

French version, 1841 - ed. Hector Berlioz (1803-1869)

Sophie Karthäuser, soprano (Agathe)
Virginie Pochon, soprano (Annette [Ännchen])
Andrew Kennedy, tenor (Max)
Robert Davies, baritone (Ottokar)
Samuel Evans, baritone (Kilian)
Gidon Saks, bass-baritone (Gaspard [Kaspar])
Luc Bertin-Hugault, bass (Un ermite [Eremit])
Matthew Brook, bass (Kouno [Kuno])
Christian Pelissier, speaking voice (Samiel)

Monteverdi Choir
Orchestre Révolutionnaire et Romantique

DIR.: JOHN ELIOT GARDINER

recorded: Sept 9, 2011, Royal Albert Hall, London
[Proms 2011]

period instruments
lossless (flac)
source: BBC Radio 3 (digital)
recorded with harddisc recorder Nov 4, 2015

(01) act 1 [44'17"]
(02) act 2 [50'25"]
(03) act 3 [52'21"]

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Sunday, 15 November 2015

"500 Years Cipriano de Rore" - Huelgas Ensemble






"500 Years Cipriano de Rore"

Huelgas Ensemble
DIR.: PAUL VAN NEVEL

recorded: Nov 4, 2015, Kapel onder de Bogen, Maastricht

lossless (flac)
source: NPO Radio 4 (digital)
recorded with harddisc recorder Nov 4, 2015

Cipriano DE RORE (1515-1565)

(01) O fortuna potens à 5 [05'17"]
(02) O socii neque enim à 5 [04'09"]
(03) Dissimulare etiam superasti à 5, 6 & 7 [07'24"]
(04) Quis tuos presul à 6 [02'52"]
(05) Mia benigna fortuna à 4 [04'26"]

Missa Doulce memoire à 5
(06) Sanctus [04'46"]
(07) Agnus Dei [05'05"]

(08) Amour me faict à 5 [07'10"]
(09) Datemi pace à 4 [03'24"]
(10) Mon petit coeur à 8 [05'23"]
(11) Donec gratus eram tibi à 8 [05'17"]

Missa Praeter rerum seriem à 7
(12) Agnus Dei [05'57"]

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Sunday, 8 November 2015

Handel: Theodora - William Christie






George Frideric HANDEL
(1685 - 1759)

Theodora (HWV 68)
oratorio in 3 acts

Katherine Watson, soprano (Theodora)
Stéphanie d'Oustrac, mezzo-soprano (Irene)
Philippe Jaroussky, alto (Didymus)
Sean Clayton, tenor (Messenger)
Kresimir Spicer, tenor (Septimius)
Callum Thorpe, bass-baritone (Valens)

Les Arts Florissants
DIR.: WILLIAM CHRISTIE

recorded: Nov 7, 2015, Concertgebouw, Amsterdam

period instruments
lossless (flac)
source: NPO Radio 4 (digital)
recorded with harddisc recorder Nov 7, 2015
programme included (pdf)

(01) act 1 [61'03"]
(02) act 2 [50'03"]
(03) act 3 [42'05"]

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Sunday, 1 November 2015

I sing of the sighing soul - Pluto-Ensemble, Hathor Consort






"Animam gementem cano"
(I sing of the sighing soul)

Pluto Ensemble (Marnix De Cat)
Hathor Consort (Romina Lischka)

recorded Sept 26, 2015, Begijnhofkerk, Hoogstraten (B)
[Festival van Vlaanderen Mechelen 2015]


Dorothee Mields, Griet De Geyter, soprano
Marnix De Cat, alto
Thomas Hobbs, tenor
Harry van der Kamp, bass

Birgit Goris, Ryo Terakado, violin
Romina Lischka, Liam Fennelly, viola da gamba
Benoît vanden Bemden, violone, double bass
Bart Jacobs, organ

N.B. The Stabat mater in g minor by Tuma received its world premiere in modern times.

period instruments

lossless (flac)
source: Klara (B) (digital)
recorded with harddisc recorder Oct 13, 2015
Programme included (pdf)

Johann Heinrich SCHMELZER (c1620/23-1680)
(01) Sonata à 5 [03'36"]
(02) Lamento sopra la morte di Ferdinando III à 3 [07'13"]

Heinrich Ignaz Franz VON BIBER (1644-1704)
(03) Requiem in f minor [25'58"]
 Requiem aeternam
Dies irae
Offertorium
Sanctus
Agnus Dei - Communio

(04) Sonata à 5 [05'00"]

Giovanni Paolo COLONNA (1637-1695)
(05) Deus in adjutorium [04'22"]
[Psalmi ad Vesperas op. 12, 1694]

Frantisek Ignác Antonín TUMA (1704-1774)
(06) Stabat mater in g minor [16'05"]

Andreas Christophorus CLAMER (1633-1701)
(07) Partita IV [10'13"]
[Mensa harmonica XLII Rarioribus Sonatis, 1682]

Giovanni Paolo COLONNA
(08) Dixit Dominus [15'30"]
[Psalmi ad Vesperas op. 12, 1694]


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