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Charpentier: Musique Sacree, Bach, Handel, Telemann / Goebel, Musica Antiqua Koln


Release Date: 10/01/2003 
Label:  Archiv Produktion (Dg)   Catalog #: 474507   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Marc-Antoine CharpentierJohann David HeinichenJohann Sebastian BachGeorge Frideric Handel,   ... 
Performer:  Wilbert HazelzetAnne Sofie von OtterStephen VarcoeHein Meens,   ... 
Conductor:  Reinhard Goebel
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Musica Antiqua CologneMusica Antiqua Cologne members
Number of Discs: 2 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 1 Hours 11 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews


There's certainly no shortage of excellent recordings of Charpentier's sacred music, and this new offering by Reinhard Goebel and the Musica Antiqua Köln adds to the list of first-rate choices. Though titled "Musique Sacrée", there's very little here that we would immediately recognize as sacred music of this period. In fact, with the exception of the Messe pour plusieurs instruments au lieu des orgues (the only work featuring a vocal ensemble), most listeners would be hard pressed to identify religious associations in these works without a hint from their titles. While this is not exactly a complaint, had Archiv promoted this offering as simply a compilation of Charpentier's
Read more instrumental settings (which are extremely rare!) surely even more listeners would find the disc interesting.

That quibble aside, this is an outstanding recording that everyone interested in the French baroque will enjoy. Those familiar with the famous fanfare that begins Charpentier's Te Deum will delight in the equally celebratory Marche de triomphe pour les violons, trompettes, timbales, flutes, et hautbois that opens this program--a grand spectacular that the Köln musicians perform to the hilt. The previously mentioned Messe is a lovely work that interpolates brief instrumental movements with equally brief Gregorian liturgical settings. Other highlights include two Symphonies pour un reposoir, both intended as ceremonial music for the Feast of Corpus Christi. As in the finest orchestral efforts of Charpentier's illustrious contemporaries Lully, Couperin, and Rameau, these complex yet accessible works feature spirited dance movements, grandiloquent processionals, and (befitting the subject) moments of melancholic reprieve.

The program begins with a bang and it ends with an even more spectacular one--a wonderfully rowdy Second air de trompettes, violons, flutes et hautbois et timbales. Listeners used to the recent, comparatively mild-mannered approach exhibited by Ledger, Leppard, Malgoire, and even Christie and Niquet in their dabblings in Charpentier's orchestral music are in for a treat with Goebel's dynamically charged, roof-raising performance. Archiv's sound is equally spectacular with plenty of spatial presence and instrumental detail. Goebel's notes are informative and entertaining. Also included is a nearly 70-minute bonus CD sampler commemorating Musica Antiqua Köln's 25 years with Archiv.
--John Greene, ClassicsToday.com Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
Concert for 4 Viole da gamba, H 545 by Marc-Antoine Charpentier
Conductor:  Reinhard Goebel
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Musica Antiqua Cologne
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1680-1681 
2.
Messe pour plusieurs instruments, H 513 by Marc-Antoine Charpentier
Conductor:  Reinhard Goebel
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Musica Antiqua Cologne
Period: Baroque 
Written: circa 1672; France 
3.
Offerte, H 514 by Marc-Antoine Charpentier
Conductor:  Reinhard Goebel
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Musica Antiqua Cologne
Period: Baroque 
Written: circa ?1671; France 
4.
Symphonies pour un reposoir, H 515 by Marc-Antoine Charpentier
Conductor:  Reinhard Goebel
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Musica Antiqua Cologne
Period: Baroque 
Written: circa ?1671; France 
5.
Offerte non encore exécutée, H 522 by Marc-Antoine Charpentier
Conductor:  Reinhard Goebel
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Musica Antiqua Cologne
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1679; France 
6.
Ouverture pour l'eglise, H 524 by Marc-Antoine Charpentier
Conductor:  Reinhard Goebel
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Musica Antiqua Cologne
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1683; France 
7.
Marche de triomphe in C major, H 547 no 1 by Marc-Antoine Charpentier
Conductor:  Reinhard Goebel
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Musica Antiqua Cologne
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1725; Leipzig, Germany 
8.
Second air de trompettes, H 547 no 2 by Marc-Antoine Charpentier
Conductor:  Reinhard Goebel
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Musica Antiqua Cologne
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1725; Leipzig, Germany 
9.
Symphony pour un reposoir, H 508 by Marc-Antoine Charpentier
Conductor:  Reinhard Goebel
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Musica Antiqua Cologne
Period: Baroque 
Written: circa ?1670 
10.
Pour un reposoir: Ouverture dès que la procession paraît, H 523 by Marc-Antoine Charpentier
Conductor:  Reinhard Goebel
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Musica Antiqua Cologne
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1682-1683; France 
11.
Fanfare à deux trompettes by Marc-Antoine Charpentier
Conductor:  Reinhard Goebel
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Musica Antiqua Cologne members
Period: Baroque 
Written: France 
12.
Concerto for 2 Horns, Violin, Oboe and Flute in F major, S 234 by Johann David Heinichen
Conductor:  Reinhard Goebel
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Musica Antiqua Cologne
Period: Baroque 
Written: Germany 
13.
Suite for Orchestra no 2 in B minor, BWV 1067: Overture by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Wilbert Hazelzet (Flute)
Conductor:  Reinhard Goebel
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Musica Antiqua Cologne
Period: Baroque 
Written: Leipzig, Germany 
Notes: Composition written: Leipzig, Germany (1738 - 1739). 
14.
Easter Oratorio, BWV 249: Sinfonia no 1 in D major by Johann Sebastian Bach
Conductor:  Reinhard Goebel
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Musica Antiqua Cologne
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1732-1735; Leipzig, Germany 
15.
Haec est regina, HWV 235 by George Frideric Handel
Performer:  Anne Sofie von Otter (Mezzo Soprano)
Conductor:  Reinhard Goebel
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Musica Antiqua Cologne
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1707 
Language: Latin 
16.
Trio Sonata for 2 Violins and Basso Continuo in D minor, Op. 1 no 12/RV 63 "La Follia" by Antonio Vivaldi
Conductor:  Reinhard Goebel
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Musica Antiqua Cologne
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1705; Venice, Italy 
17.
Septet for 3 Oboes, 3 Violins and Basso Continuo in B flat major, TV 44 no 43 by Georg Philipp Telemann
Conductor:  Reinhard Goebel
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Musica Antiqua Cologne
Period: Baroque 
Written: 18th Century; Germany 
18.
Sinfonia concertante for Violin and Cello in A major, C 34: Andante di molto by Johann Christian Bach
Conductor:  Reinhard Goebel
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Musica Antiqua Cologne
Period: Classical 
Written: circa 1773; Paris, France 
19.
Siehe, wie fein und lieblich "Geburtstagkantate" by Georg Christoph Bach
Performer:  Stephen Varcoe (Bass), Hein Meens (Tenor), Paul Elliott (Tenor)
Conductor:  Reinhard Goebel
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Musica Antiqua Cologne
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1689; Germany 
Language: German 
20.
Brandenburg Concerto no 3 in G major, BWV 1048 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Conductor:  Reinhard Goebel
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Musica Antiqua Cologne
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1711-1713; ?Weimar, Germany 

Sound Samples

Marche de Triomphe et Second Air de Trompette in D major: 1. Marche de Triomphe
Messe pour plusieurs instruments au lieu des orgues, H. 513: Kyrie
Messe pour plusieurs instruments au lieu des orgues, H. 513: Gloria
Messe pour plusieurs instruments au lieu des orgues, H. 513: Offerte
Messe pour plusieurs instruments au lieu des orgues, H. 513: Sanctus
Fanfare à deux trompettes, H. deest
Offerte pour l'orgue et pour les violons, flûtes et hautbois, H. 514
Suite pour un reposoir, H. 508: Ouverture
Suite pour un reposoir, H. 508: Tantum ergo
Suite pour un reposoir, H. 508: Quand les prêtres auront chanté Tantum ergo
Suite pour un reposoir, H. 508: Quand les prêtes auront chanté Genitori Amen
Suite pour un reposoir, H. 508: Allemande grave
Ouverture pour l'église, H. 524
Symphonies pour un reposoir, H. 515: 1. Ouverture dès qu'on voit la bannière
Symphonies pour un reposoir, H. 515: 2. Pange lingua à 4 parties de violons
Symphonies pour un reposoir, H. 515: 3. In supremae pour le petit choeur
Symphonies pour un reposoir, H. 515: 4. Tantum ergo pour les violons - Amen pour les violons
Offerte non encore exécutée, H.522
Suite] pour quatre parties de violes, H. 545: 1. Prelude [Concert
Suite] pour quatre parties de violes, H. 545: 2. Allemande [Concert
Suite] pour quatre parties de violes, H. 545: 3. Sarabande [Concert
Suite] pour quatre parties de violes, H. 545: 4. Gigue angloise [Concert
Suite] pour quatre parties de violes, H. 545: 5. Gigue francoise [Concert
Suite] pour quatre parties de violes, H. 545: 6. Passecaille [Concert
Pour un reposoir: Ouverture dès que la procession parâit, H.523
Marche de Triomphe et Second Air de Trompette in D major: 2. Second Air de Trompette

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