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Faure & Messager: Messe des pecheurs de Villerville - J.S. Bach: Tilge, Hochster, meine Sunden, BWV 1083

Release Date: 01/27/2017 
Label:  Rondeau Productions   Catalog #: 6119  
Composer:  André MessagerJohann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Ania VegryMareike Morr
Conductor:  Gudrun Schrofel
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Hannover Female ChoirArte Ensemble
Number of Discs: 1 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

When two composers work on a piece, the extraordinary is bound to result - this was the case with the "Messe des pêcheur de Villerville", which Gabriel Fauré wrote together with his student André Messager, as well as with Bach's rendition of Pergolesi's Stabat Mater. Johann Sebastian Bach never visited Italy, but he had a profound musical interest for the Mediterranean country, performed the works of Palestrina and rearranged concertos by Vivaldi. Bach studed the Stabat Mater by Giovanni Battista Pergolesi from a hand-written copy. He liked it so much that he spent considerable time on it: Not only did he replace the Latin words with a German adaption of the 51 Psalm and tailored the music to fit the new text, Read more but he also made several other changes. He replaced movements, changed their structure, enhanced the autonomy of individual parts and skillfully recomposed entire sections. Nevertheless, he paid his Italian colleague a great deal of respect and left the character of the piece unchanged. Therefore, Bach's Tilge, Höchster, meine Sünden" is as totally Bach as it is Pergolesi. With the “Messe des pêcheur de Villerville” the Mädchenchor Hannover, directed by Gudrun Schröfel, embarks on a journey to the France of late Romanticism. The Hannover Allgemeine Zeitung called the girls’ choir’s performance “a feast for the ears!” Read less

Works on This Recording

Messe des pęcheurs de Villerville by André Messager
Conductor:  Gudrun Schrofel
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Hannover Female Choir,  Arte Ensemble
Notes: Co-composed with Gabriel Fauré 
Tilge, Höchster, meine Sünden, BWV 1083 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Ania Vegry (Soprano), Mareike Morr (Alto)
Conductor:  Gudrun Schrofel
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Hannover Female Choir,  Arte Ensemble
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1741-1746; Leipzig, Germany 

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