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Himmels-Lieder - Sacred Songs & Cantatas / Franz Vitzthum


Release Date: 01/31/2012 
Label:  Christophorus   Catalog #: 77354  
Composer:  Philipp Heinrich ErlebachJohann HildebrandGeorg BöhmJohann Wolfgang Franck,   ... 
Performer:  Franz Vitzthum
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Capricornus Consort Basel
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

The voice of countertenor Franz Vitzthum resounds with lightness and clarity: its almost ‘celestial’ quality appears completely free of all ballast. How appropriate therefore is this programme for Christophorus, in which the yearning for eternal life, when the shackles of mortal existence have been thrown off, was a central theme of the German Baroque period. Franz Vitzthum has selected cantatas and songs by a series of composers including Erlebach, Hildebrand, Böhm and Krieger whose compositions have for the most part been recorded for the first time. The voice of countertenor Franz Vitzthum resounds with lightness and clarity: its almost ‘celestial’ quality appears completely free of all ballast. How appropriate therefore is this programme for Christophorus, in which the yearning for eternal life, when the shackles of mortal existence have been thrown off, was a central theme of the German Baroque period. Franz Vitzthum has selected cantatas and songs by a series of composers including Erlebach, Hildebrand, Böhm and Krieger whose compositions have for the most part been recorded for the first time. Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
Unser Leben ist mit viel Not umgeben: Kommt ihr Stunden by Philipp Heinrich Erlebach
Performer:  Franz Vitzthum (Countertenor)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Capricornus Consort Basel
2.
Krieges-Angst-Seufftzer: Ach Gott! by Johann Hildebrand
Performer:  Franz Vitzthum (Countertenor)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Capricornus Consort Basel
3.
Krieges-Angst-Seufftzer: Ach höchster Gott! by Johann Hildebrand
Performer:  Franz Vitzthum (Countertenor)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Capricornus Consort Basel
4.
Mein Herz tichtet ein feines Lied by Georg Böhm
Performer:  Franz Vitzthum (Countertenor)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Capricornus Consort Basel
5.
Lass, O Herr, dein Ohr sich neigen by Johann Wolfgang Franck
Performer:  Franz Vitzthum (Countertenor)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Capricornus Consort Basel
6.
Engelsche fortuyn by Jan Pieterszoon Sweelinck
Performer:  Franz Vitzthum (Countertenor)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Capricornus Consort Basel
Period: Renaissance 
Written: Netherlands (Holland 
7.
Gedancken eines Sterbenden: Hier lieg ich in der Noth by Johann Krieger
Performer:  Franz Vitzthum (Countertenor)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Capricornus Consort Basel
8.
Lachrime Pavaen by Johann Schop
Performer:  Franz Vitzthum (Countertenor)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Capricornus Consort Basel
Period:  Baroque 
Written: Germany 
9.
Aria by William Young
Performer:  Franz Vitzthum (Countertenor)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Capricornus Consort Basel
10.
Pater noster by Gasparo Casati
Performer:  Franz Vitzthum (Countertenor)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Capricornus Consort Basel
11.
Sonata à 5 by Antonio Bertali
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Capricornus Consort Basel
Period: Baroque 
Written: 17th Century 
12.
Ich fürchte keinen Tod auf Erden by Johann Augustin Kobelius
Performer:  Franz Vitzthum (Countertenor)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Capricornus Consort Basel

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