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Live Concert From Church St Nicolai Leipzig

Blomstedt / Mullova / Argenta / Wolf / Leipzig Gewandhaus / Leipzig Thomaner
Release Date: 08/15/2000 
Label:  Arthaus Musik   Catalog #: 100039  
Composer:  Ludwig van BeethovenJohann Sebastian BachFelix Mendelssohn
Performer:  Jürgen WolfViktoria MullovaNancy Argenta
Conductor:  Herbert Blomstedt
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Leipzig Gewandhaus OrchestraLeipzig Thomaner Choir
Number of Discs: 1 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

At the benefit concert Refuge for the Rising performed on October 9, 1999 in Leipzig's Nikolai Church, the Gewandhaus Orchestra and the Thomaner Chorus played in and for the benefit of the church that marks a decisive historical point in recent German history. The performance commemorated the tenth anniversary of the "peace prayers" and the "peaceful revolution" that began here with the decisive "Monday demonstration" of October 9, 1989, exactly one month before the fall of the Berlin Wall. An extensive documentation, Protest of Silence, reports on the development and background of this historically significant day.

Ludwig van Beethoven:
Symphony No. 5 in C minor, op. 67
Read more /> Johann Sebastian Bach:
Toccata and Fugue in D minor, BWV 565
Furchte dich nicht, BWV 228 (Motet)
Chaconne from Partita No. 2 in D minor, BWV 1004
Dona nobis pacem from Mass in B minor, BWV 232

Felix Mendelssohn:
Hore Israel (Aria) and Furchte dich nicht (Chorus)from Elias, Op. 70

Violin - Victoria Mullova
Soprano - Nancy Argenta
Organ - Jurgen Wolf
Thomaner Chor Leipzig
Gewandhausorchester Leipzig
Conductor - Herbert Blomstedt
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Works on This Recording

1. Symphony no 5 in C minor, Op. 67 by Ludwig van Beethoven
Conductor:  Herbert Blomstedt
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchestra
Period: Classical 
Written: 1807-1808; Vienna, Austria 
2. Toccata and Fugue in D minor, BWV 565 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Jürgen Wolf (Organ)
Conductor:  Herbert Blomstedt
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchestra
Period: Baroque 
Written: by 1708; Germany 
3. Fürchte dich nicht, ich bin bei dir, BWV 228 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Conductor:  Herbert Blomstedt
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchestra,  Leipzig Thomaner Choir
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1726; Leipzig, Germany 
4. Partita for Violin solo no 2 in D minor, BWV 1004: 5th movement, Chaconne by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Viktoria Mullova (Violin)
Conductor:  Herbert Blomstedt
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchestra
Period: Baroque 
Written: circa 1720; Cöthen, Germany 
5. Mass in B minor, BWV 232: Dona nobis pacem by Johann Sebastian Bach
Conductor:  Herbert Blomstedt
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchestra,  Leipzig Thomaner Choir
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1747-1749; Leipzig, Germany 
6. Elijah, Op. 70: Hear ye, Israel by Felix Mendelssohn
Performer:  Nancy Argenta (Soprano)
Conductor:  Herbert Blomstedt
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1846-1847; Germany 
7. Elijah, Op. 70: Be not afraid by Felix Mendelssohn
Conductor:  Herbert Blomstedt
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchestra,  Leipzig Thomaner Choir
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1846-1847; Germany 

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