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Biber: Requiem; Steffani: Stabat Mater / Leonhardt, Et Al


Release Date: 06/18/1996 
Label:  Dhm Deutsche Harmonia Mundi Catalog #: 77344   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Heinrich Ignaz BiberAgostino Steffani
Performer:  Mieke Van de SluisJohn ElwesMark PadmoreFrans Huijts,   ... 
Conductor:  Gustav Leonhardt
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Netherlands Bach Society ChoirNetherlands Bach Society Baroque Orchestra
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 1 Hours 4 Mins. 

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This CD is reissued by ArkivMusic.

Notes and Editorial Reviews

"[The Requiem] as a whole has clearly captured [Leonhardt's] imagination . . . . The companion piece on the disc is of an altogether different hue. In his intimate and contemplative setting of the Stabat mater, Biber’s Italian contemporary Steffani matches the text with grief-stricken vocal declamation and agonized string suspensions. . . . Comparatively small in scale it may be, but its emotional content is at least as affecting as Biber’s more public demonstration of the Catholic faith. Leonhardt has picked a fine ensemble of vocalists . . . . In summary, this is a strong release. The Chorus and Baroque Orchestra of the Dutch Bach Association perform well throughout and the programme, offering two starkly different baroque visions of Read more heaven, is a richly rewarding one." -- Nicholas Anderson, Gramophone Read less

Works on This Recording

1. Requiem a 15 by Heinrich Ignaz Biber
Performer:  Mieke Van de Sluis (Soprano), John Elwes (Tenor), Mark Padmore (Tenor),
Frans Huijts (Baritone), Harry Van der Kamp (Bass), Marta Almajano (Soprano)
Conductor:  Gustav Leonhardt
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Netherlands Bach Society Choir,  Netherlands Bach Society Baroque Orchestra
Period: Baroque 
Written: 17th Century; Bohemia 
2. Stabat Mater by Agostino Steffani
Performer:  Frans Huijts (Baritone), Mieke Van de Sluis (Soprano), John Elwes (Tenor),
Mark Padmore (Tenor), Marta Almajano (Soprano), Harry Van der Kamp (Bass)
Conductor:  Gustav Leonhardt
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Netherlands Bach Society Choir,  Netherlands Bach Society Baroque Orchestra
Period: Baroque 
Written: after 1727 
Language: Latin 

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