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Mein Herz Ist Bereit / Gotthold Schwarz, Hauke Ramm

Bernhard / Schwarz / Ramm
Release Date: 01/29/2013 
Label:  Rondeau Productions   Catalog #: 6059   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Dietrich BuxtehudeNicolaus BruhnsGeorg BöhmFranz Tunder,   ... 
Performer:  Hauke RammGotthold Schwarz
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Saxon Baroque Orchestra
Number of Discs: 1 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

The era of the North German Baroque is a remarkable time in many respects. It continued the tradition kindled by Heinrich Schütz and brought it to full blossoming, while at the same time paving the way for the art of Johann Sebastian Bach and Georg Philipp Telemann. Both facets can be heard on the present recording: on the one hand, the influence of the free compositional style which superseded the strict contrapuntal technique of Palestrina’s music, that had taken flight in the realms of Florentine opera and from there found its way into church music and to Germany through the mediation of Heinrich Schütz; and the music of Georg Philipp Telemann, represented here by his cantata Nach Finsternis und Todesschatten on the Read more other.

The vocal works by Franz Tunder, Dietrich Buxtehude, Nicolaus Bruhns, Christoph Bernhard, and Georg Philipp Telemann which are recorded here, however, not only stand in close relation to the tradition from which they arose as well as to the musical aesthetics which they themselves developed, but also show manifold links amongst each other – especially through their composers and contexts. These vocal works are complemented by organ pieces by Georg Böhm and Dietrich Buxtehude, performed by Hauke Ramm, church music director and organist at St Wilhadi Stade, at his church’s high Baroque Bielfeldt organ. This is one of the largest instruments of its kind in North Germany, and was constructed by Erasmus Bielfeldt between 1731 and 1736.

The present recording with Gotthold Schwarz and the Sächsisches Barockorchester also takes into account the specific historical performance contexts of the North German Baroque. Such considerations are underlined by the use of appropriate instruments: the soloists of the Sächsisches Barockorchester play on period instruments.
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Works on This Recording

1. Toccata for Keyboard in D minor, BuxWV 155 by Dietrich Buxtehude
Performer:  Hauke Ramm (Organ)
2. Praeludium for Keyboard in G minor, BuxWV 148 by Dietrich Buxtehude
Performer:  Hauke Ramm (Organ)
Period: Baroque 
Written: Germany 
3. Ich bin der Auferstehung, BuxWV 44 by Dietrich Buxtehude
Performer:  Gotthold Schwarz (Bass)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Saxon Baroque Orchestra
Period: Baroque 
Written: Germany 
4. Der Herr hat seinen Stuhl im Himmel bereitet by Nicolaus Bruhns
Performer:  Gotthold Schwarz (Bass)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Saxon Baroque Orchestra
Period: Baroque 
Written: ?1689-91; Germany 
5. Variations (2) on "Vater unser im Himmelreich" by Georg Böhm
Performer:  Gotthold Schwarz (Bass)
Period: Baroque 
Written: Germany 
6. O Jesu dulcissime by Franz Tunder
Performer:  Gotthold Schwarz (Bass)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Saxon Baroque Orchestra
Period: Baroque 
Written: 17th Century; Germany 
7. O, welch eine Tiefe des Reichtums by Christoph Bernhard
Performer:  Gotthold Schwarz (Bass)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Saxon Baroque Orchestra
Period: Baroque 
8. Nach Finsternis und Todesschatten by Georg Philipp Telemann
Performer:  Gotthold Schwarz (Bass)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Saxon Baroque Orchestra
Period: Baroque 
9. Mein Herz Ist Bereit, sacred concerto for voice, violin & continuo by Nicolaus Bruhns
Performer:  Gotthold Schwarz (Bass)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Saxon Baroque Orchestra
Period: Baroque 
10. Wer nur den lieben Gott lässt walten by Georg Böhm
Performer:  Hauke Ramm (Organ)
Period: Baroque 
Written: Germany 

Sound Samples

Toccata in D minor, BuxWV 155
Der Herr hat seinen Stuhl im Himmel bereitet
Vater unser im Himmelreich
O Jesu dulcissime
O, welch eine Tiefe des Reichtums
Partita, "Wer nur den lieben Gott lasst walten"
Nach Finsternis und Todesschatten, TWV 1:1150: Aria: Nach Finsternis und Todesschatten
Nach Finsternis und Todesschatten, TWV 1:1150: Recitative: Herr Jesu, komm!
Nach Finsternis und Todesschatten, TWV 1:1150: Aria: Herrn des Heils, von Gott erhohet
Prelude in G minor, BuxWV 148
Mein Herz ist bereit
Ich bin die Auferstehung, BuxWV 44

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