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Bach: Himmelfahrtsoratorium & Choral Works / Koch, Gutenberg Chamber Choir, Neumeyer Consort

Release Date: 04/27/2018 
Label:  Rondeau Productions   Catalog #: 6154  
Number of Discs: 1 
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In addition to the famous Christmas Oratorio and his Passions, Johann Sebastian Bach also set other biblical narratives such the Ascension Oratorio (BWV 11) to music. Under the direction of Felix Koch, two ensembles dedicated to the lively performance of Baroque music have now joined forces here with two thematically fitting works by Bach: the Ascension cantata Wer da Glaubet und getauft wird (BWV 37) and cantata for Pentecost Sunday O ewiges Feuer, o Ursprung der Liebe (BWV 34).The Gutenberg-Kammerchor Mainz and the Neumeyer Consort, which plays on historical instruments, bring the events of Ascension Day to life. And not just these two ensembles: the Allgemeine Zeitung Mainz wrote enthusiastically about the soloists Jasmin Hörner Read more (soprano), Julien Freymuth (alto), Christian Rathgeber (tenor) and Christian Wagner (bass): "Should the great names of early music ever relinquish their place, there are worthy successors here”. Conductor Felix Koch uses the brilliant instrumentation of all three works with timpani and trumpets to make Bach's music shine from the inside out, proving to be an intimate connoisseur of the Baroque musical language, which is anything but "old music". Read less

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