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Schutz: Resurrection of Christ / Kuijken, La Petite Bande


Release Date: 04/05/2019 
Label:  Accent   Catalog #: 24355  
Composer:  Heinrich Schütz
Conductor:  Sigiswald Kuijken
Orchestra/Ensemble:  La Petite Bande
Number of Discs: 1 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

The ‘History of the Joyous and Victorious Resurrection of Our Only Savior and Redeemer Jesus Christ’, composed by Heinrich Schütz in 1623, is regarded as the first oratorio in the German language. When Schütz had taken up his functions at the Dresden court in 1617, it was the tradition to sing the “Resurrection History” of his predecessor Scandello at Easter. The new Kapellmeister gave several performances of this work before deciding to compose a new work on the same text. The Thirty Years War had broken out in 1618, plunging Germany into a long period of tragedy. It was in this context that Schütz was to compose his most luminous works, those most imbued with faith, and those which most clearly echo the experience he had Read more acquired in Italy, which had already been completely conquered by the modern style. The Resurrection History, like no other work of Schütz, is packed with feats of harmonic derring-do – frequent use of augmented chords and surprising chord progressions juxtaposing distant keys after the manner of the stile concitato invented by Monteverdi, to mention only the most striking. Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
Weib, was weinest du, SWV 443 by Heinrich Schütz
Conductor:  Sigiswald Kuijken
Orchestra/Ensemble:  La Petite Bande
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1624; Germany 
2.
Psalms of David, Op. 2: Singet dem Herrn ein neues Lied, SWV 35 by Heinrich Schütz
Conductor:  Sigiswald Kuijken
Orchestra/Ensemble:  La Petite Bande
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1619; Germany 
3.
Psalms of David, Op. 2/SWV 22-47 by Heinrich Schütz
Conductor:  Sigiswald Kuijken
Orchestra/Ensemble:  La Petite Bande
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1619; Germany 
4.
Ich weiß, daß mein Erlöser lebet, for 2 sopranos, alto, 2 tenors & bass, SWV 457 by Heinrich Schütz
Conductor:  Sigiswald Kuijken
Orchestra/Ensemble:  La Petite Bande
Period: Baroque 
5.
Ich bin die Auferstehung und das Leben, SWV 464 by Heinrich Schütz
Conductor:  Sigiswald Kuijken
Orchestra/Ensemble:  La Petite Bande
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1620; Germany 
6.
Die Auferstehung unsres Herren Jesu Christ, Op. 3/SWV 50 by Heinrich Schütz
Conductor:  Sigiswald Kuijken
Orchestra/Ensemble:  La Petite Bande
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1623-1627; Germany 

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 Amazing October 23, 2019 By M. Scole See All My Reviews "This is a great recording but do not download the digital version from any vendor. Downloadable version lacks the last track and NaxosDigital and PrestoUK are indifferent to it." Report Abuse
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