Helmut Müller-Brühl

Biography

Born: 1933; Brühl  
Helmut Müller-Brühl is a highly respected German conductor whose long association with the Cologne Chamber Orchestra, both in concert and in the recording studio, has won over a large following from critics and the public alike. He has recorded for a number of major labels, including Naxos, EMI, and Koch Schwann.

Helmut Müller-Brühl was born in Brühl, Germany. He showed musical talent early on, but did not give serious thought to a career
Read more in music until after concluding studies in philosophy and Catholic theology. He enrolled at the University of Cologne where he studied music with Joseph Schmidt Goerg and Karl Gustav Fellerer. He also took private instruction on violin and viola from Ernst Nippes.

In 1955, Müller-Brühl's burgeoning career was temporarily derailed when he was diagnosed with tuberculosis. Shortly after his recovery, he met violinist Wolfgang Schneiderhan, who would become his musical mentor. In 1958, Müller-Brühl began his long association with the Cologne Chamber Orchestra, an ensemble founded in 1923 by Hermann Abendroth. The young Müller-Brühl studied conducting with Abendroth and in 1964 was appointed the Cologne Chamber Orchestra's music director.

Müller-Brühl immediately established a reputation in the interpretation of Baroque repertory and soon began to lead his Cologne-based group in works on original instruments. In 1976, following strict historic performance practices and using original instruments, the ensemble adopted the name of Capella Clementina. During this period, Müller-Brühl and his orchestra achieved high praise, some critics regarding them among the most important forces in the realm of historic performance.

In 1987, the group reverted to its original name, the Cologne Chamber Orchestra, and began playing on modern instruments once again, while still embracing historic performance practices. The following year Müller-Brühl and his ensemble established a highly successful series of concerts at the Cologne Philharmonic Hall under the name Das Meisterwerk (The Masterwork) and performed mostly Baroque repertory.

In 1995, concerts from this series were led by Müller-Brühl at the Champs-Elysée Theater in Paris. Beginning in the 1990s, the conductor began issuing many recordings on the Naxos label, some divulging Müller-Brühl's mastery of repertory out of the Baroque realm: he has lead an extensive series of Haydn symphonies, as well as several discs of Mozart works, all with the Cologne Chamber Orchestra. In the first decade of the new century he has remained active with the ensemble, both in concert and in the recording studio. Read less

Biography

Born: 1933; Brühl  
Helmut Müller-Brühl is a highly respected German conductor whose long association with the Cologne Chamber Orchestra, both in concert and in the recording studio, has won over a large following from critics and the public alike. He has recorded for a number of major labels, including Naxos, EMI, and Koch Schwann.

Helmut Müller-Brühl was born in Brühl, Germany. He showed musical talent early on, but did not give serious thought to a career
Read more
WORKS ALBUMS
TITLE/COMPOSER
LABEL
I. Allegro
II. Adagio
III. Allegro
IV. Menuetto - Trio I - Polacca - Trio II
I. [Allegro]
II. Andante
III. Allegro assai
I. Allegro
II. Cadenza
III. Allegro
I. Allegro
II. Adagio ma non tanto
III. Allegro
I. Allegro
II. Andante
III. Presto
I. Allegro
II. Affettuoso
III. Allegro
I. Allegro
II. Adagio ma non tanto e dolce
III. Alla breve
I. Allegro
II. Andante
III. Allegro assai
I. Ouverture
II. Courante
III. Gavotte I and II
IV. Forlane
V. Menuet I and II
VI. Bourree I and II
VII. Passepied I and II
I. Ouverture
II. Rondeau
III. Sarabande
IV. Bourree I and II
V. Polonaise, Double
VI. Menuet
VII. Badinerie
I. Ouverture
II. Air
III. Gavotte I and II
IV. Bourree
V. Gigue
I. Ouverture
II. Bourree I and II
III. Gavotte
IV. Menuet I and II
V. Rejouissance
I. Allegro
II. Cantabile
III. Allegro
I. Allegro
II. Largo
III. Allegro molto
I. Allegro
II. Largo
III. Allegro
I. Allegro non molto
II. Andante
III. Minuetto
I. Allegro
II. Largo
III. Allegro
I. Allegro moderato
II. Adagio
III. Finale: Presto
I. Moderato
II. Adagio moderato
III. Allegro
I. Allegro moderato
II. Adagio
III. Allegro
I. Allegro moderato
II. Adagio molto
III. Allegro
I. Allegro moderato
II. Adagio
III. Allegro
I. Allegro
II. Adagio
III. Allegro
I. Moderato
II. Adagio
III. Allegro molto
I. Allegro
II. Largo cantabile
III. Finale: Presto
I. Vivace
II. Un poco adagio
III. Rondo all'ungarese: Allegro assai
I. Allegro
II. Adagio cantabile
III. Rondo: Presto
I. Allegro moderato
II. Largo
III. Allegro molto
I. Allegro moderato
II. Andante
III. Allegro
I. Allegro moderato
II. Adagio
III. Finale: Allegro
I. Allegro con spirito
II. Romance - Allegretto
III. Finale: Allegro
I. Allegro
II. Andante
III. Finale: Vivace
I. Allegro moderato
II. Largo
III. Allegro molto
I. Allegro moderato
II. Andante
III. Allegro
I. Allegro moderato
II. Adagio
III. Finale: Allegro
I. Moderato
II. Adagio
III. Allegro
I. Allegro assai
II. Andante
III. Menuet
IV. Finale: Allegro di molto
I. Allegro
II. Adagio
III. Allegro
I. Allegro moderato
II. Adagio molto
III. Allegro
I. Allegro
II. Andante cantabile
III. Finale: Allegro
I. Allegro moderato
II. Adagio
III. Finale: Presto
I. Moderato
II. Adagio moderato
III. Allegro
I. Allegro moderato
II. Adagio
III. Allegro
I. Allegro
II. Largo cantabile
III. Finale: Presto
I. Vivace
II. Un poco adagio
III. Rondo all'ungarese: Allegro assai
I. Allegro
II. Adagio cantabile
III. Rondo: Presto
I. Allegro
II. Grave
III. Presto
I. Allegro
II. Adagio
III. Presto
I. Allegro ma non presto
II. Andante
III. Allegro assai
I. Allegro assai
II. Larghetto, "Lascia ch'io dica addio"
III. Allegro
I. Allegro
II. Andante
III. Allegro
Aria: Ich will den Kreuzstab gerne tragen (Bass)
Recitative: Mein Wandel auf der Welt (Bass)
Aria: Endlich, endlich wird mein Joch (Bass)
Recitative and Arioso: Ich stehe fertig und bereit (Bass)
Chorale: Komm, o Tod, du Schlafes Bruder (Chorus)
Aria: Ich habe genug (Bass)
Recitative: Ich habe genug! Mein Trost ist nur allein (Bass)
Aria: Schlummert ein, ihr matten Augen (Bass)
Recitative: Mein Gott! wenn kommt das schone: Nun! (Bass)
Aria: Ich freue mich auf meinen Tod (Bass)
Recitative: Der Freide sei mit dir (Bass)
Aria with Chorale: Welt, ade, ich bin dein mude (Bass, Soprano)
Recitative and Arioso: Nun Herr, regiere meinen Sinn (Bass)
Chorale: Hier ist das rechte Osterlamm (Chorus)
I. Allegro moderato
II. Adagio
III. Allegro
Concerto
Aria: Geist und Seele wird verwirret (Alto)
Recitative: Ich wundre mich (Alto)
Aria: Gott hat alles wohlgemacht (Alto)
Sinfonia
Recitative: Ach, starker Gott, lass mich (Alto)
Aria: Ich wunsche nur bei Gott zu leben (Alto)
Aria: Ich armer Mensch, ich Sundenknecht (Tenor)
Recitative: Ich habe wider Gott gehandelt (Tenor)
Aria: Erbarme dich! (Tenor)
Recitative: Erbarme dich! (Tenor)
Chorale: Bin ich gleich von dir gewichen (Chorus)
Stabat mater dolorosa
Cuius animam gementem
O quam tristis et afflicta
Quae moerebat et dolebat
Quis est homo qui non fleret
Vidit suum dulcem natum
Eia mater, fons amoris
Fac, ut ardeat cor meum
Sancta Mater, istud agas
Fac, ut portem Christi mortem
Inflammatus et accensus
Quando corpus morietur
Part I: No. 1. Chorus: Kommt, ihr Tochter, helft mir klagen (Chorus, Soprano in ripieno)
Part I: No. 2. Recitative: Da Jesus diese Rede vollendet hatte (Evangelist, Jesus)
Part I: No. 3. Chorale: Herzliebster Jesu, was hast du verbrochen
Part I: No. 4. Recitative and Chorus: Da versammleten sich die Hohenpriester (Evangelist, Chorus, Jesus)
Part I: No. 5. Recitative: Du lieber Heiland du (Alto)
Part I: No. 6. Aria: Buss und Reu (Alto)
Part I: No. 7. Recitative: Da ging hin der Zwolfen einer (Evangelist, Judas)
Part I: No. 8. Aria : Blute nur, du liebes Herz (Soprano)
Part I: No. 9. Recitative and Chorus: Aber am ersten Tage der sussen Brot (Evangelist, Chorus, Jesus)
Part I: No. 10. Chorale: Ich bin's, ich sollte bussen
Part I: No. 11. Recitative: Er antwortete und sprach (Evangelist, Jesus, Judas)
Part I: No. 12. Recitative: Wiewohl mein Herz in Tranen schwimmt (Soprano)
Part I: No. 13. Aria: Ich will dir mein Herze schenken (Soprano)
Part I: No. 14. Recitative: Und da sie den Lobgesang gesprochen hatten (Evangelist, Jesus)
Part I: No. 15. Chorale: Erkenne mich, mein Huter
Part I: No. 16. Recitative: Petrus aber antwortete (Evangelist, Jesus, Petrus)
Part I: No. 17. Chorale: Ich will hier bei dir stehen
Part I: No. 18. Recitative: Da kam Jesus mit ihnen zu einem Hofe (Evangelist, Jesus)
Part I: No. 19. Recitative and Chorale: O Schmerz, hier zittert das gequalte Herz (Tenor)
Part I: No. 20. Aria and Chorus: Ich will bei meinem Jesu wachen (Tenor, Chorus)
Part I: No. 21. Recitative: Und ging hin ein wenig (Evangelist, Jesus)
Part I: No. 22. Recitative: Der Heiland fallt vor seinem Vater nieder (Bass)
Part I: No. 23. Aria: Gerne will ich mich bequemen (Bass)
Part I: No. 24. Recitative: Und er kam zu seinen Jungern (Evangelist, Jesus)
Part I: No. 25. Chorale: Was mein Gott will, das g'scheh allzeit
Part I: No. 26. Recitative: Und er kam und fand sie aber schlafend (Evangelist, Jesus, Judas)
Part I: No. 27. Aria and Chorus: So ist mein Jesus nun gefangen (Duet Alto, Soprano, Chorus)
Part I: No. 28. Recitative: Und siehe, einer aus denen (Evangelist, Jesus)
Part I: No. 29. Chorale: O Mensch, bewein dein Sunde gross
Part II: No. 30. Aria and Chorus: Ach! Nun ist mein Jesus hin (Alto, Chorus)
Part II: No. 31. Recitative: Die aber Jesum gegriffen hatten (Evangelist)
Part II: No. 32. Chorale: Mir hat die Welt truglich gericht'
Part II: No. 33. Recitative: Und wiewohl viel falsche Zeugen herzutraten (Evangelist, Testis, Pontifex)
Part II: No. 34. Recitative: Mein Jesus schweigt zu falschen Lugen stille (Tenor)
Part II: No. 35. Aria: Geduld! Geduld! (Tenor)
Part II: No. 36. Recitative and Chorus: Und der Hohepriester antwortete (Evangelist, Jesus, Pontifex)
Part II: No. 37. Chorale: Wer hat dich so geschlagen
Part II: No. 38. Recitative and Chorus: Petrus aber sass draussen im Palast (Evangelist, Petrus, Ancilla, Chorus)
Part II: No. 39. Aria: Erbarme dich (Alto)
Part II: No. 40. Chorale: Bin ich gleich von dir gewichen
Part II: No. 41. Recitative and Chorus: Des Morgens aber hielten alle Hohepriester (Evangelist, Judas, Chorus)
Part II: No. 42. Aria: Gebt mir meinen Jesum wieder (Bass)
Part II: No. 43. Recitative: Sie hielten aber einen Rat (Evangelist, Pilatus, Jesus)
Part II: No. 44. Chorale: Befiehl du deine Wege
Part II: No. 45. Recitative and Chorus: Auf das Fest aber hatte der Landpfleger (Evangelist, Pilatus, Uxor Pilati, Chorus)
Part II: No. 46. Chorale: Wie wunderbarlich ist doch diese Strafe
Part II: No. 47. Recitative: Der Landpfleger sagte (Evangelist, Pilatus)
Part II: No. 48. Recitative: Er hat uns allen wohlgetan (Soprano)
Part II: No. 49. Aria: Aus Liebe will mein Heiland sterben (Soprano)
Part II: No. 50. Recitative and Chorus: Sie schrieen aber noch mehr (Evangelist, Chorus, Pilatus)
Part II: No. 51. Recitative: Erbarm es Gott (Alto)
Part II: No. 52. Aria: Konnen Tranen meiner Wangen (alto)
Part III: No. 53. Recitative and Chorus: Da nahmen die Kriegsknechte (Evangelist, Chorus)
Part III: No. 54. Chorale: O Haupt voll Blut und Wunden
Part III: No. 55. Recitative: Und da sie ihn verspottet hatten (Evangelist)
Part III: No. 56. Recitative: Ja! freilich will in uns das Fleisch und Blut (bass)
Part III: No. 57. Aria: Komm, susses Kreuz (Bass)
Part III: No. 58. Recitative and Chorus: Und da sie an die Statte kamen mit (Evangelist, Chorus)
Part III: No. 59. Recitative: Ach Golgatha, unsel'ges Golgatha (Alto)
Part III: No. 60. Aria and Chorus: Sehet, Jesus hat die Hand (Alto, Chorus)
Part III: No. 61. Recitative and Chorus: Und von der sechsten Stunde an (Evangelist, Jesus, Chorus)
Part III: No. 62. Chorale: Wenn ich einmal soll scheiden
Part III: No. 63. Recitative and Chorus: Und siehe da, der Vorhang im Tempel zerriss (Evangelist, Chorus)
Part III: No. 64. Recitative: Am Abend, da es kuhle war (Bass)
Part III: No. 65. Aria: Mache dich, mein Herze, rein (Bass)
Part III: No. 66. Recitative and Chorus: Und Joseph nahm den Leib (Evangelist, Chorus, Pilatus)
Part III: No. 67. Recitative and Chorus: Nun ist der Herr zur Ruh gebracht
Part III: No. 68. Chorus: Wir setzen uns mit Tranen nieder
Aria: Vergnugte Ruh, beliebte Seelenlust (Alto)
Recitativo: Die Welt, das Sundenhaus (Alto)
Aria: Wie jammern mich doch die verkehrten Herzen (Alto)
Recitativo: Wer sollte sich demnach wohl hier (Alto)
Aria: Mir ekelt mehr zu leben (Alto)
Aria: Widerstehe doch der Sunde (Alto)
Recitativo: Die Art verruchter Sunden (Alto)
Aria: Wer Sunde tut, der ist vom Teufel (Alto)
Sinfonia
Arioso: Gott soll allein mein Herze haben (Alto)
Aria: Gott soll allein mein Herze haben (Alto)
Recitativo: Was ist die Liebe Gottes (Alto)
Aria: Stirb in mir Welt (Alto)
Recitativo: Doch meint es auch dabei (Alto)
Chorale: Du susse Liebe
I. Presto
II. Menuet
III. Andante
IV. Presto
I. Allegro di molto
II. Andante molto
III. Menuet: Allegro
IV. Finale: Allegro di molto
I. Allegro assai
II. Andante
III. Menuet
IV. Finale: Allegro di molto
I. Allegro
II. Allegro piu tosto allegretto
III. Menuet
IV. Finale - Fuga: Allegro
Kyrie: Kyrie eleison (Chorus)
Kyrie: Christe eleison (Soprano I and II)
Kyrie: Kyrie eleison (Chorus)
Gloria: Gloria in excelsis Deo (Chorus)
Gloria: Et in terra pax (Chorus)
Gloria: Laudamus te (Alto)
Gloria: Gratias agimus tibi (Chorus)
Gloria: Domine Deus, Rex coelestis (Soprano and Tenor)
Gloria: Qui tollis peccata mundi (Chorus)
Gloria: Qui sedes ad dextram Patris (Alto)
Gloria: Quoniam tu solus sanctus (Bass)
Gloria: Cum Sancto Spiritu (Chorus)
Credo: Credo in unum Deum (Chorus)
Credo: Patrem omnipotentem (Chorus)
Credo: Et in unum Dominum Jesum Christum (Soprano and Alto)
Credo: Et incarnatus est (Chorus)
Credo: Crucifixus etiam pro nobis (Chorus)
Credo: Et resurrexit tertia die (Chorus)
Credo: Et in Spiritum Sanctum (Bass)
Credo: Confiteor unum baptisma (Chorus a cappella)
Credo: Et exspecto resurrectionem mortuorum (Chorus)
Sanctus: Sanctus Dominus Deus Sabaoth (Chorus)
Osanna: Osanna in excelsis (Chorus)
Benedictus: Benedictus qui venit (Tenor)
Benedictus: Osanna in excelsis (Chorus)
Agnus Dei: Agnus Dei (Alto)
Agnus Dei: Dona nobis pacem (Chorus)
Rejouissance
Passepied I/II
I. Allegro con spirito
II. Un poco andante
III. Menuet
IV. Finale: Presto
I. Allegro
II. Andante
III. Menuet alla zoppa: Un poco allegretto
IV. Finale: Presto
I. Presto
II. Andante o piu tosto allegretto
III. Menuetto
IV. Allegro assai
Ouverture
Les Plaisirs
Air a l'Italien
Menuett I and II
Rejouissance
Passepied I and II
Polonaise
Allegretto
Allegro
Andante
Tempo di Minuet
Largo
Allegro
Largo
Presto
Affettuoso
Allegro
Adagio
Menuett I and II
I. Allegro moderato
II. Adagio
III. Allegro
I. Allegro
II. Adagio
III. Allegro
I. Moderato
II. Adagio
III. Allegro molto


YOU MUST BE A SUBSCRIBER TO LISTEN TO ARKIVMUSIC STREAMING.
TRY IT NOW FOR FREE!
Sign up now for two weeks of free access to the world's best classical music collection. Keep listening for only $19.95/month - thousands of classical albums for the price of one! Learn more about ArkivMusic Streaming
Already a subscriber? Sign In