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Bach: Magnificat / Tournet, La Chapelle Harmonique


Release Date: 10/11/2019 
Label:  Chateau De Versailles   Catalog #: 9  
Composer:  Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Marie PerbostEva ZaďcikHana BlažíkováStephan MacLeod,   ... 
Conductor:  Valentin Tournet
Orchestra/Ensemble:  La Chapelle HarmoniqueLa Chapelle Harmonique Orchestra
Number of Discs: 1 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

The Magnificat, written to celebrate Mary’s joy after the Annunciation, and the oldest Christmas Cantata of Bach (Weimar, 1713), overwhelming fresco of a Nativity, foundation of the world. With these masterful works, Johann-Sebastien Bach opens up for us the gates of what is sacred as well as to our own relationship with spirituality. These pieces, amongst the most beautiful ever composed, are no doubt the best way possible to open the Christmas period. Led here by the very young but nonetheless inspired Valentin Tournet who conducts his ensemble La Chapelle Harmonique. Valentin Tournet, founder and musical director of La Chapelle Harmonique, began the group in 2017. The ensemble includes a choir and a period instrument orchestra. His Read more repertoire, principally centered on Bach, goes from the polyphony of the Renaissance to the baroque of the Age of Enlightenment. Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
Christen, ätzet diesen Tag, BWV 63 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Marie Perbost (Soprano), Eva Zaďcik (Alto), Hana Blažíková (Soprano),
Stephan MacLeod (Bass), Thomas Hobbs (Tenor)
Conductor:  Valentin Tournet
Orchestra/Ensemble:  La Chapelle Harmonique,  La Chapelle Harmonique Orchestra
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1713-1715; Cöthen, Germany 
2.
Magnificat in E flat major, BWV 243a by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Thomas Hobbs (Tenor), Eva Zaďcik (Alto), Marie Perbost (Soprano),
Stephan MacLeod (Bass), Hana Blažíková (Soprano)
Conductor:  Valentin Tournet
Orchestra/Ensemble:  La Chapelle Harmonique,  La Chapelle Harmonique Orchestra
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1723; Leipzig, Germany 

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