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Deutsche Barocklieder / Andreas Scholl


Release Date: 07/13/2010 
Label:  Harmonia Mundi   Catalog #: 501505   Spars Code: n/a 
Composer:  Johann NauwachJohann Philipp KriegerHeinrich AlbertAdam Krieger,   ... 
Performer:  Alix VerzierKarl-Ernst SchröderMarkus MärklAndreas Scholl,   ... 
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 1 Hours 10 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

The German seventeenth- and early eighteenthcentury Lied is an area of baroque music still comparatively unexplored by singers and record companies. In the mid 1950s Archiv were first in the field with two excellent LPs of songs by Adam Krieger, perhaps the greatest composer of German continuo Lieder (11/55 -- nla) and Hans Valentin Rathgeber and Johann Caspar Seyfert (8/57 -- nla). Much more recently, Cantus Can recorded a programme of songs by Heinrich Albert which I reviewed in June 1992; otherwise, apart from mixed programmes which might have included a song or two by Johann Philipp Krieger, Telemann or Görner, there has been little or nothing. That is, until now, with the appearance of this fine recital by the countertenor Andreas Read more Scholl.

Scholl has arranged his programme chronologically, beginning with songs from the First half of the seventeenth century by Nauwach and Albert, pioneers respectively in the creation and establishment of continuo Lieder. Martin Opitz and Simon Dach were among the most gifted poets whom they set and both are represented here. Adam Krieger generally set his own poems to music and Scholl has chosen four well-contrasted examples of them. An attractive feature of Adam Krieger's songs are the little Italianate instrumental ritornellos which occur in many of them. Die Liebersgluth verkehrt and Seht doch tile der Rheinwein lanzt ("Der Rheinsche Wein") are irresistibly charming, and realized with spirit by Scholl and his excellent continuo group with two additional violins. Der Liebe Mach! herrscht Tag und Nacht, on the other hand, is an affectingly elegiac nocturne.

Johann Philipp Krieger occupies the lion's share of the programme with five strophic songs which betray little in the way of Italian influence, and a trio sonata for violin,viola da gamba and continuo which owes quite a lot to Italy. The songs come from Krieger's many operas with German texts composed for the Weissenfels court where he was Kapellmeister from 1680 until his death in 1725. The two remaining songs are by Andreas Hammerschmidt, and Johann Valentin Görner who, along with Telemann -- alas not represented here — was among the last exponents of the continuo Lied.

Scholl sings throughout with a ravishingly beautiful sound, a strong technique and commendable attention to poetic texts. And it speaks well both of his art and of the generally high quality of the songs that his 70-minute recital, punctuated at three points only by instrumental pieces, held my attention effortlessly from start to finish. An outstanding issue with full texts and translations and an informed essay by Elisabeth Scholl.

-- Gramophone [5/1995]
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Works on This Recording

1. Erster Theil teutscher Villanellen: no 7, Ach Liebste, lass uns eilen by Johann Nauwach
Performer:  Alix Verzier (Cello), Karl-Ernst Schröder (Lute), Markus Märkl (Harpsichord),
Andreas Scholl (Countertenor)
Period: Baroque 
Written: by 1627; Germany 
Date of Recording: 08/1994 
Length: 3 Minutes 5 Secs. 
Language: German 
2. Sonatas (12) for Violin, Viola da Gamba and Basso Continuo, Op. 2: Sonata a doi by Johann Philipp Krieger
Performer:  Friederike Heumann (Bass Viola da gamba), Markus Märkl (Harpsichord), Pablo Valetti (Violin)
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1693; Germany 
Date of Recording: 08/1994 
Length: 5 Minutes 49 Secs. 
3. Cecrops mit seinen drey Töchtern: Schmilz, hartes Herz by Johann Philipp Krieger
Performer:  Karl-Ernst Schröder (Lute), Pablo Valetti (Violin), Andreas Scholl (Countertenor),
Markus Märkl (Harpsichord), Stephanie Pfister (Violin), Friederike Heumann (Bass Viola da gamba),
Alix Verzier (Cello)
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1698; Germany 
Date of Recording: 08/1994 
Length: 3 Minutes 39 Secs. 
Language: German 
4. Flora: Verliebtes Weinen und Lachen by Johann Philipp Krieger
Performer:  Markus Märkl (Harpsichord), Karl-Ernst Schröder (Lute), Alix Verzier (Cello),
Andreas Scholl (Countertenor)
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1688; Germany 
Date of Recording: 08/1994 
Length: 2 Minutes 9 Secs. 
Language: German 
5. Flora: Die Heissverliebte by Johann Philipp Krieger
Performer:  Alix Verzier (Cello), Karl-Ernst Schröder (Lute), Markus Märkl (Harpsichord),
Andreas Scholl (Countertenor)
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1688; Germany 
Date of Recording: 08/1994 
Length: 1 Minutes 53 Secs. 
Language: German 
6. Procris: An die Einsamkeit by Johann Philipp Krieger
Performer:  Alix Verzier (Cello), Karl-Ernst Schröder (Lute), Markus Märkl (Harpsichord),
Andreas Scholl (Countertenor)
Period: Baroque 
Written: Germany 
Date of Recording: 08/1994 
Length: 3 Minutes 31 Secs. 
Language: German 
7. Cecrops mit seinen drey Töchtern: Die holde Nacht by Johann Philipp Krieger
Performer:  Alix Verzier (Cello), Karl-Ernst Schröder (Lute), Markus Märkl (Harpsichord),
Andreas Scholl (Countertenor)
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1698; Germany 
Date of Recording: 08/1994 
Length: 1 Minutes 50 Secs. 
Language: German 
8. Erster Theil teutscher Villanellen: Jetzund kompt die Nacht herbey by Johann Nauwach
Performer:  Alix Verzier (Cello), Karl-Ernst Schröder (Lute), Markus Märkl (Harpsichord),
Andreas Scholl (Countertenor)
Period: Baroque 
Written: by 1627; Germany 
Date of Recording: 08/1994 
Length: 4 Minutes 2 Secs. 
Language: German 
9. Arien: Turpe senex miles, turpe senilis amor by Heinrich Albert
Performer:  Alix Verzier (Cello), Pablo Valetti (Violin), Karl-Ernst Schröder (Lute),
Markus Märkl (Harpsichord), Andreas Scholl (Countertenor)
Period: Baroque 
Written: by 1650; Germany 
Date of Recording: 08/1994 
Length: 4 Minutes 33 Secs. 
Language: German 
10. Arien: Veneris miseras resonare querelas by Heinrich Albert
Performer:  Alix Verzier (Cello), Karl-Ernst Schröder (Lute), Markus Märkl (Harpsichord),
Andreas Scholl (Countertenor)
Period: Baroque 
Written: by 1650; Germany 
Date of Recording: 08/1994 
Length: 4 Minutes 10 Secs. 
Language: German 
11. Die Liebesgluth verkehrt den Muth by Adam Krieger
Performer:  Alix Verzier (Cello), Juan Manuel Quintana (Bass Viola da gamba), Friederike Heumann (Bass Viola da gamba),
Stephanie Pfister (Violin), Pablo Valetti (Violin), Karl-Ernst Schröder (Lute),
Markus Märkl (Harpsichord), Andreas Scholl (Countertenor)
Period: Baroque 
Written: Germany 
Date of Recording: 08/1994 
Length: 2 Minutes 40 Secs. 
Language: German 
12. Ihr bleibet nicht Bestand verpflicht by Adam Krieger
Performer:  Alix Verzier (Cello), Juan Manuel Quintana (Bass Viola da gamba), Friederike Heumann (Bass Viola da gamba),
Stephanie Pfister (Violin), Pablo Valetti (Violin), Karl-Ernst Schröder (Lute),
Markus Märkl (Harpsichord), Andreas Scholl (Countertenor)
Period: Baroque 
Written: 17th Century; Germany 
Date of Recording: 08/1994 
Length: 4 Minutes 2 Secs. 
Language: German 
13. Der Liebe Macht herrscht Tag und Nacht by Adam Krieger
Performer:  Karl-Ernst Schröder (Lute), Markus Märkl (Harpsichord), Andreas Scholl (Countertenor),
Friederike Heumann (Bass Viola da gamba), Juan Manuel Quintana (Bass Viola da gamba), Alix Verzier (Cello),
Pablo Valetti (Violin), Stephanie Pfister (Violin)
Period: Baroque 
Written: 17th Century; Germany 
Date of Recording: 08/1994 
Length: 3 Minutes 58 Secs. 
Language: German 
14. Der rheinische Wein tanzt gar zu fein by Adam Krieger
Performer:  Friederike Heumann (Bass Viola da gamba), Stephanie Pfister (Violin), Pablo Valetti (Violin),
Andreas Scholl (Countertenor), Markus Märkl (Harpsichord), Karl-Ernst Schröder (Lute),
Alix Verzier (Cello), Juan Manuel Quintana (Bass Viola da gamba)
Period: Baroque 
Written: 17th Century; Germany 
Date of Recording: 08/1994 
Length: 2 Minutes 0 Secs. 
Language: German 
15. Die Kunst des Küssens by Andreas Hammerschmidt
Performer:  Andreas Scholl (Countertenor), Markus Märkl (Harpsichord), Karl-Ernst Schröder (Lute),
Alix Verzier (Cello)
Period: Baroque 
Written: 17th Century; Germany 
Date of Recording: 08/1994 
Length: 2 Minutes 4 Secs. 
Language: German 
16. Variations on a Theme of Locatelli in G major by Joachim Bernhard Hagen
Performer:  Karl-Ernst Schröder (Lute)
Period: Baroque 
Written: 18th Century 
Date of Recording: 08/1994 
Length: 6 Minutes 33 Secs. 
17. Die Nacht by Johann Valentin Görner
Performer:  Andreas Scholl (Countertenor), Markus Märkl (Harpsichord), Karl-Ernst Schröder (Lute),
Alix Verzier (Cello)
Period: Baroque 
Date of Recording: 08/1994 
Length: 5 Minutes 22 Secs. 
Language: German 
18. An den Schlaf by Johann Valentin Görner
Performer:  Andreas Scholl (Countertenor), Alix Verzier (Cello), Karl-Ernst Schröder (Lute),
Markus Märkl (Harpsichord)
Period: Baroque 
Date of Recording: 08/1994 
Length: 3 Minutes 23 Secs. 
Language: German 
19. Preludium octava by Johann Caspar Fischer
Performer:  Markus Märkl (Harpsichord)
Period: Baroque 
Date of Recording: 08/1994 
Length: 5 Minutes 35 Secs. 
20. Chaconne octava by Johann Caspar Fischer
Performer:  Markus Märkl (Harpsichord)
Period: Baroque 
Written: Salzburg, Austria 
Date of Recording: 08/1994 

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