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Bach: Magnificat / Minkowski, Orchestra La Scintilla Zurich

Bach,J.s. / Spoerli / Zurich Ballet / Minkowski
Release Date: 03/26/2013 
Label:  Bel Air Classiques   Catalog #: 89  
Composer:  Johann Sebastian Bach
Conductor:  Marc Minkowski
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Zurich La Scintilla Orchestra
Number of Discs: 1 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

The starting point and destination of Heinz Spoerli's new ballet is the "Magnificat" by Johann Sebastian Bach. From the beginning of the "Allemande mouvement" of the "Partita in A minor for solo flute" through the joy of living of "Brandenburg Concerto No. 3 in G major", this is the the question of faith, which sparked Heinz Spoerli's interest in this piece. Heinz Spoerli intensifies the wealth of expanded emotions here, by inserting the two arias from the cantatas "Wo soll ich fliehen hin" ("Where shall I flee") and "Ich habe genug" ("I have enough"). This is an important aspect for Heinz Spoerli in his discourse with the text of the "Magnificat", in Read more which his deep respect for all religions, or rather every faith, for him is not about the worship of a certain creator-figure, but more about the conditions and prerequisites of this for the expression of a profound devoutness, which also involves rejection, exlusion, uncertainty and separation. Images coming out of the silence and returning back to it, which Heinz Spoerli would like his audience to take with them, images which create individual stories and references. The Orchestra La Scintilla is conducted by Marc Minkoswki.

Choreography: Heinz Spoerli
Set design: Peter Schmidt
Format: NTSC 16:9 HD
Region Code: 0 (All Region)
Recorded: live from the Zurich Opera House February, 2012 Read less

Works on This Recording

1. Magnificat in D major, BWV 243 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Conductor:  Marc Minkowski
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Zurich La Scintilla Orchestra
Period: Baroque 
Written: circa 1728-1731; Leipzig, Germany 
2. Partita for Flute solo in A minor, BWV 1013: 1st movement, Allemande by Johann Sebastian Bach
Period: Baroque 
Written: ?1720s; ?Cöthen, Germany 
3. Brandenburg Concerto no 3 in G major, BWV 1048 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1711-1713; ?Weimar, Germany 
4. Wo soll ich fliehen hin?, BWV 5: Wo soll ich fliehen hin? by Johann Sebastian Bach
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1724; Leipzig, Germany 
5. Ich habe genug, BWV 82: Ich habe genug by Johann Sebastian Bach
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1727; Cöthen, Germany 

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