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Heinrich Schutz Edition

Schutz / Capella Augustana / Messori
Release Date: 05/29/2012 
Label:  Brilliant Classics   Catalog #: 94361   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Heinrich Schütz
Performer:  Gerd TürkBas Ramselaar
Conductor:  Matteo Messori
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Cappella AugustanaIl Sonar Parlante
Number of Discs: 19 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

SCHÜTZ Heinrich Schütz Edition Matteo Messori, cond; Various artists BRILLIANT 94361 (19 CDs: 16:30:17)


This review will be brief, since in reviews in Fanfare 30:5 and 34:3 J. F. Weber already covered in detail all of the contents of the original four separate sets that have now gone into making up this single large box, and anyone interested in this repertoire will profit from reading his unfailingly astute comments. Briefly, while I would not make Read more any single performance here a first choice for one of the works of Heinrich Schütz, they are all quite fine, and the price is unbeatable. A CD-ROM with all the original booklet notes and texts is included instead of a printed booklet. If you do not own any Schütz recordings, then start here to acquaint yourself with one of the two greatest musical geniuses of the 17th century (the other being, of course, Monteverdi).


I suggest making this set a priority acquisition for two reasons. First, it took so long for the original Volume 4 to follow Volumes 1–3 that I strongly suspect that plans for a complete Schütz edition have been abandoned; otherwise one would expect Brilliant Classics to wait to issue a collected edition boxed set until the remaining volumes are produced. Second, if so, that most likely means that this set also will disappear very quickly. For those with patience and deeper pockets, Carus is producing a complete Schütz edition with the excellent and seemingly indefatigable Hans-Christoph Rademann and Dresden Chamber Choir, though it is not expected to be finished until the end of this decade. Unfortunately that series, like this one, seems to be leaving for last the Becker Psalter , the one set of works by Schütz that has received only occasional rather than systematic attention on records. In the meantime, this set is highly and urgently recommended.


FANFARE: James A. Altena
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Works on This Recording

1. Symphoniae sacrae, Op. 6 by Heinrich Schütz
Conductor:  Matteo Messori
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Cappella Augustana
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1629; Germany 
Language: Latin 
2. Symphoniae sacrae, Op. 10 by Heinrich Schütz
Conductor:  Matteo Messori
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Cappella Augustana
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1647; Germany 
Language: German 
3. Cantiones sacrae, Op. 4 by Heinrich Schütz
Conductor:  Matteo Messori
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Cappella Augustana
Period: Baroque 
Written: Germany 
4. Kleine geistliche Konzerte, Op. 8/SWV 282-305 by Heinrich Schütz
Conductor:  Matteo Messori
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Cappella Augustana
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1636; Germany 
5. Il primo libro de madrigali, Op. 1/SWV 1-19 by Heinrich Schütz
Conductor:  Matteo Messori
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Cappella Augustana
Period: Baroque 
Written: by 1611; Germany 
6. Die Auferstehung unsres Herren Jesu Christ, Op. 3/SWV 50 by Heinrich Schütz
Performer:  Gerd Türk (Tenor)
Conductor:  Matteo Messori
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Cappella Augustana
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1623-1627; Germany 
7. Saint Matthew Passion, SWV 479 by Heinrich Schütz
Performer:  Bas Ramselaar (Bass)
Conductor:  Matteo Messori
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Cappella Augustana,  Il Sonar Parlante
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1666; Germany 
8. Weib, was weinest du, SWV 443 by Heinrich Schütz
Conductor:  Matteo Messori
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Cappella Augustana
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1624; Germany 
9. Saint Luke Passion, SWV 480 by Heinrich Schütz
Performer:  Bas Ramselaar (Bass)
Conductor:  Matteo Messori
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Cappella Augustana,  Il Sonar Parlante
Period: Baroque 
Written: by 1665; Dresden, Germany 
10. Es gingen zween Menschen hinauf, SWV 444 by Heinrich Schütz
Conductor:  Matteo Messori
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Cappella Augustana
Period: Baroque 
Written: Germany 
11. Saint John Passion, SWV 481 by Heinrich Schütz
Performer:  Bas Ramselaar (Bass)
Conductor:  Matteo Messori
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Cappella Augustana,  Il Sonar Parlante
Period: Baroque 
Written: ?1692-97; Germany 
12. Die sieben Worte unsers lieben Erlösers, SWV 478 by Heinrich Schütz
Performer:  Gerd Türk (Tenor)
Conductor:  Matteo Messori
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Cappella Augustana,  Il Sonar Parlante
Period: Baroque 
Written: Germany 
13. Kleine geistliche Konzerte, Op. 9/SWV 306-337 by Heinrich Schütz
Conductor:  Matteo Messori
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Cappella Augustana
Period: Baroque 
Written: by 1639; Dresden, Germany 
14. Geistliche Chormusik, Op. 11/SWV 369-397 by Heinrich Schütz
Conductor:  Matteo Messori
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Cappella Augustana
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1648; Germany 
15. Musicalische Exequien, Op. 7/SWV 279-81 by Heinrich Schütz
Conductor:  Matteo Messori
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Cappella Augustana
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1636; Germany 

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