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Buxtehude: Eine Lübecker Abendmusik / Roland Wilson, Et Al


Release Date: 08/28/2007 
Label:  Cpo   Catalog #: 777318   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Dietrich Buxtehude
Conductor:  Roland Wilson
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Cologne Musica FiataLa Capella Ducale
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 1 Hours 18 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews



BUXTEHUDE Benedicam Dominum. Gott hilf mir. Wie wird erneuet. Wo soll ich fliehen hin? Mein Gemüt erfreuet sich. Herr ich lasse dich nicht. Ihr lieben Christen Roland Wilson, cond; La Capella Ducale; Cologne Musica Fiata cpo 777318 (78:18 Text and Translation)


This collection of unfamiliar cantatas of Dietrich Buxtehude includes two first recordings, Benedicam Dominum and Wo soll Read more ich fliehen hin? ; the program concludes with the most familiar one of the group, recorded five times before. (With reference to first recordings, colleague Brian Robins in 30:6 overlooked previous recordings of BuxWV 82 on Vox, Hungaroton, and Ricercar, and of BuxWV 25 on Metronome, neither included here.) If the familiar Ihr lieben Christen concludes the program, the first recording of the stunning Benedicam Dominum opens it. Perhaps it has been neglected because of the required forces, six choirs to be placed in the six balconies of the Lübeck church. The text from Psalm 33 (34) lends itself to a festive treatment using trumpets and drums, and the composer takes full advantage of the sonorities of the various instruments. This is a real addition to the composer’s discography, and it’s worth noting that two other recordings of the piece were made at almost the same time, the sort of thing that happens in an anniversary year such as this.


Gott hilf mir , on a German text from Psalm 68 (69), is superior to older recordings under Günter Graulich and Martha Johnson, while Wie wird erneuet , a non-Scriptural poem, can be heard in Ton Koopman’s three-disc box (11:4). Wo soll ich fliehen hin? is the other first recording, a poetic text in the same style as the previous piece. Mein Gemüt erfreuet sich is also in Koopman’s box, and Herr ich lasse dich nicht has been recorded with Helmut Rilling’s group and the Ricercar Consort. Among those who have given us the concluding work, Koopman stands out for the boxed set.


The comparison of three of these performances with those duplicated by Koopman is instructive. Wie wird erneuet is more brilliant, more jubilant here than Koopman rendered it, his trumpets more restrained, his singers more subdued. Mein Gemüt erfreuet sich is a similar expression of rejoicing that Wilson, with a more forceful bass soloist, captures more effectively than Koopman. Ihr lieben Christen , like the other two duplicated here, uses the verb “rejoice” with trumpets and trombones in the first line, but Koopman again finds less to rejoice about, and he is slower in all three of these works. Wilson’s superiority in these works makes me eager to hear his new Das jüngste Gericht on Sony, not issued over here yet but a work that contrasts in mood with these pieces. This generous collection is well worth hearing, a splendid contribution to the anniversary.


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Works on This Recording

1. Benedicam Dominum in omni tempore, BuxWV 113 by Dietrich Buxtehude
Conductor:  Roland Wilson
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Cologne Musica Fiata,  La Capella Ducale
Period: Baroque 
Written: Germany 
Venue:  St. Nicholas & St. Ulrich's Church, Möge 
Length: 11 Minutes 42 Secs. 
Language: Latin 
Notes: St. Nicholas & St. Ulrich's Church, Mögeldorf, Germany (11/20/2006 - 11/22/2006) 
2. Gott hilf mir, BuxWV 34 by Dietrich Buxtehude
Conductor:  Roland Wilson
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Cologne Musica Fiata,  La Capella Ducale
Period: Baroque 
Written: Germany 
Venue:  St. Nicholas & St. Ulrich's Church, Möge 
Length: 13 Minutes 34 Secs. 
Language: German 
Notes: St. Nicholas & St. Ulrich's Church, Mögeldorf, Germany (11/20/2006 - 11/22/2006) 
3. Wie wird erneuet, wie wird erfreuet, BuxWV 110 by Dietrich Buxtehude
Conductor:  Roland Wilson
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Cologne Musica Fiata,  La Capella Ducale
Period: Baroque 
Written: Germany 
Venue:  St. Nicholas & St. Ulrich's Church, Möge 
Length: 11 Minutes 18 Secs. 
Language: German 
Notes: St. Nicholas & St. Ulrich's Church, Mögeldorf, Germany (11/20/2006 - 11/22/2006) 
4. Wo soll ich fliehen hin?, BuxWV 112 by Dietrich Buxtehude
Conductor:  Roland Wilson
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Cologne Musica Fiata,  La Capella Ducale
Period: Baroque 
Written: Germany 
Venue:  St. Nicholas & St. Ulrich's Church, Möge 
Length: 15 Minutes 3 Secs. 
Language: German 
Notes: St. Nicholas & St. Ulrich's Church, Mögeldorf, Germany (11/20/2006 - 11/22/2006) 
5. Mein Gemüt erfreuet sich, BuxWV 72 by Dietrich Buxtehude
Conductor:  Roland Wilson
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Cologne Musica Fiata,  La Capella Ducale
Period: Baroque 
Written: Germany 
Venue:  St. Nicholas & St. Ulrich's Church, Möge 
Length: 7 Minutes 54 Secs. 
Language: German 
Notes: St. Nicholas & St. Ulrich's Church, Mögeldorf, Germany (11/20/2006 - 11/22/2006) 
6. Herr, ich lasse dich nicht, BuxWV 36 by Dietrich Buxtehude
Conductor:  Roland Wilson
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Cologne Musica Fiata,  La Capella Ducale
Period: Baroque 
Written: Germany 
Venue:  St. Nicholas & St. Ulrich's Church, Möge 
Length: 7 Minutes 36 Secs. 
Language: German 
Notes: St. Nicholas & St. Ulrich's Church, Mögeldorf, Germany (11/20/2006 - 11/22/2006) 
7. Ihr lieben Christen, freut euch nun, BuxWV 51 by Dietrich Buxtehude
Conductor:  Roland Wilson
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Cologne Musica Fiata,  La Capella Ducale
Period: Baroque 
Written: Germany 
Venue:  St. Nicholas & St. Ulrich's Church, Möge 
Length: 10 Minutes 37 Secs. 
Language: German 
Notes: St. Nicholas & St. Ulrich's Church, Mögeldorf, Germany (11/20/2006 - 11/22/2006) 

Sound Samples

Benedicam Dominum, BuxWV 113
Gott hilf mir, BuxWv 34
Wie wird erneuet, wie wird erfreuet, BuxWV 110
Wo soll ich fliehen hin?, BuxWV 112
Mein Gemut erfreuet sich, BuxWV 72
Herr, Ich lasse dich nicht, BuxWV 36
Ihr lieben Christen freut euch nun, BuxWV 51

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