WGBH Radio WGBH Radio theclassicalstation.org

J.g. Goldberg: Kantaten; J.l. Bach: Missa Brevis; J.l. Krebs: Magnificat

Tempore / Karthauser / Vliegen / Heyerick
Release Date: 06/12/2012 
Label:  Ricercar   Catalog #: 317   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Johann Gottlieb GoldbergJohann Ludwig KrebsJohann Ludwig Bach
Performer:  Stephan Van DyckSophie KarthäuserLieven Termont
Conductor:  Florian Heyerick
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Ex Tempore
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 1 Hours 1 Mins. 

In Stock: Usually ships in 24 hours.  

Notes and Editorial Reviews



GOLDBERG Durch die herzliche Barmherzigkeit. Herr, die Heiligen haben abgenommen. KREBS Meine Seele erhebt den Herrn. J. L. BACH Missa brevis on Allein Gott in der Höh’ sei Ehr Florian Heyerick, cond; Sophie Karthäuser (sop); Marianne Vliegen (alt); Stephan van Dyck (ten); Lieven Termont (bar); Ex Tempore (period instruments) RICERCAR 317 (61:31 Text and Translation)


Composing and Read more rehearsing a new cantata for each Sunday of the liturgical year by the Kapellmeistern was generally the accepted norm during the Baroque era, so it was no surprise to Johann Sebastian Bach when he accepted the post of Thomaskantor in Leipzig in May of 1721. As the years wore on, there were times when Bach would repeat his own compositions or even replace them with works of his colleagues or more gifted students that were in his personal library or that of the Thomaskirche. This release affords us a glance at some of that repertoire.


Johann Ludwig Bach (1677–1731), the son of Jakob Bach and Martha Schmidt, is today known as the Meiningen Bach since from 1703 he worked at the Meiningen court. Exactly how much music he composed is uncertain, but we are relatively sure that some of it was destroyed during the firebombing of Dresden by the Allies in World War II. What have survived are 22 cantatas, 12 motets, a Missa Brevis, a large-scale funeral ode, and a single orchestral suite.


If it weren’t for the famous Goldberg Variations composed by Johann Sebastian Bach for Johann Gottleib Goldberg, the latter’s name might remain a mystery. However, Goldberg was not only a highly skilled keyboard player, he was an excellent composer. Stylistically, his music varies from work to work. His keyboard pieces are more galant and in his harpsichord concertos (MDG 601 0250) he writes on a larger scale and makes use of an even more modern and ambitiously chromatic style, but no such adventurism is to be found in the pair of choral works offered here.


Johann Ludwig Krebs (1713–80) would spend most of his career in Leipzig—like a crab in water (Krebs in Bache)—where from his boyhood he studied with Johann Sebastian Bach and emulated him in his compositions even though the Baroque style was becoming passé by the time Krebs reached adulthood. Krebs would never travel far during his career as a virtuoso organist.


The music on this Ricercar release is quite conservative but it is also quite impressive in its language. It is an extremely interesting and at the same time attractive release that augurs well for the composers represented. Florian Heyerick and Ex Tempore of Ghent are perfectly suited to this repertoire, as they have previously shown in their compact disc of motets by Johann Ludwig Bach (Carus 83.187). Their sound is light but never anemic and they are certainly capable of mustering energy and power when and where required. Enunciation, intonation, and phrasing are nothing short of ideal, and each line is cleanly etched and beautifully sculpted. The overall presentation—including notes—leaves me wanting for nothing, except for another release like this one! This CD will join several like it on my shelves, for example the aforementioned disc of motets by Johann Ludwig Bach, as well as one of choral music by Bach’s son-in-law Johann Christoph Altnikol, and yet another that also mixes music by Altnikol, Krebs, and others who either studied with Bach or followed in his gigantic footsteps.


In my humble opinion the time has arrived for these and other relatively unknown composers of the era to receive the recognition they deserve, and it’s labels like Ricercar that are in the vanguard of this movement. There is more out there, and I hope it’s Florian Heyerick and Ex Tempore that bring it to us!


FANFARE: Michael Carter
Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
Durch die herzliche Barmherzigkeit, cantata by Johann Gottlieb Goldberg
Performer:  Stephan Van Dyck (), Sophie Karthäuser (), Lieven Termont ()
Conductor:  Florian Heyerick
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Ex Tempore
Period: Baroque 
Date of Recording: 09/2002 
Venue:  The Refectory Of The Bijloke Abbey, Ghen 
Length: 16 Minutes 35 Secs. 
2.
Herr, die Heiligen haben abgenommen (Psalm 12), cantata by Johann Gottlieb Goldberg
Performer:  Stephan Van Dyck (), Sophie Karthäuser (), Lieven Termont ()
Conductor:  Florian Heyerick
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Ex Tempore
Period: Baroque 
Date of Recording: 09/2002 
Venue:  The Refectory Of The Bijloke Abbey, Ghen 
Length: 13 Minutes 5 Secs. 
3.
Meine Seele erhebt den Herrn, magnificat for soloists & chorus by Johann Ludwig Krebs
Performer:  Lieven Termont (), Sophie Karthäuser (), Stephan Van Dyck ()
Conductor:  Florian Heyerick
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Ex Tempore
Period: Baroque 
Date of Recording: 01/2011/10/2011 
Venue:  Gijzegem, Chapel of St-Vincentius Cloist 
Length: 13 Minutes 10 Secs. 
4.
Missa sopra cantilena Allein Gott in der Höh by Johann Ludwig Bach
Performer:  Stephan Van Dyck (), Sophie Karthäuser (), Lieven Termont ()
Conductor:  Florian Heyerick
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Ex Tempore
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1716; Germany 
Date of Recording: 01/2011/10/2011 
Venue:  Gijzegem, Chapel of St-Vincentius Cloist 
Length: 13 Minutes 38 Secs. 

Sound Samples

Durch die herzliche Barmherzigkeit: Chorus: unsers Gottes
Durch die herzliche Barmherzigkeit: Aria: Dunkle Wolken, weicht, verschwindet
Durch die herzliche Barmherzigkeit: Recitative: O froher Hoffnungsblick
Durch die herzliche Barmherzigkeit: Chorus: Dass er erscheine denen
Durch die herzliche Barmherzigkeit: Arioso: Da Adam in der Sunder Orden mit seinen spaten Kindern trat
Durch die herzliche Barmherzigkeit: Recitative: Ein helles Licht
Durch die herzliche Barmherzigkeit: Chorus: Und richte unsre Fusse
Durch die herzliche Barmherzigkeit: Recitative: So folge denn, o Welt, dem Lichte
Durch die herzliche Barmherzigkeit: Chorus: Johannes ging vor Jesu her
Psalm 12, "Hilf, Herr": Chorus: Hilf, Herr! die Heiligen haben abgenommen
Psalm 12, "Hilf, Herr": Chorus: Einer redet mit dem andern unnutze Dinge
Psalm 12, "Hilf, Herr": Recitative: Der Herr wolle ausrotten alle Heuchelei
Psalm 12, "Hilf, Herr": Duet: Weil denn die Elenden verstort werden
Psalm 12, "Hilf, Herr": Aria: Die Rede des Herrn ist lauter
Psalm 12, "Hilf, Herr": Chorus: Du, Herr, wollest sie bewahren
Magnificat deutsch
Missa brevis, "Allein Gott in der Hoh sei Ehr": Kyrie I - Christe eleison - Kyrie II
Missa brevis, "Allein Gott in der Hoh sei Ehr": Gloria
Missa brevis, "Allein Gott in der Hoh sei Ehr": Laudamus te
Missa brevis, "Allein Gott in der Hoh sei Ehr": Domine Fili unigenite
Missa brevis, "Allein Gott in der Hoh sei Ehr": Quoniam tu solus sanctus

Customer Reviews

Be the first to review this title
Review This Title
Review This Title Share on Facebook




YOU MUST BE A SUBSCRIBER TO LISTEN TO ARKIVMUSIC STREAMING.
TRY IT NOW FOR FREE!
Sign up now for two weeks of free access to the world's best classical music collection. Keep listening for only $19.95/month - thousands of classical albums for the price of one! Learn more about ArkivMusic Streaming
Aleady a subscriber? Sign In