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Baroque Lieder / Mertens, Eckert, Hamburger Ratsmusik

Bernhard / Mertens / Hamburger Ratsmusik / Eckert
Release Date: 03/26/2013 
Label:  United Classics   Catalog #: 2012074   Spars Code: n/a 
Composer:  Christoph BernhardChristian Herwich
Performer:  Klaus MertensMichael Fuerst
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Hamburger Ratsmusik
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 1 Hours 4 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

The famous bass baritone Klaus Mertens in a program of enchanting lieder from the baroque era. Christoph Bernhard was one of the first composers who was appointed by the Dresden court to compose for its famous orchestra, later on in his life he moved to hamburg, where he worked until his death. He was one of the fisrst composers who was seriously involved in composing lieder. His pupil Christian Herwig followed this tradition. Together, they created a base for the rich German lied tradition, later perfected by composers such as Haydn, Mozart, Schubert and Schumann. The famous bass baritone Klaus Mertens in a program of enchanting lieder from the baroque era. Christoph Bernhard was one of the first composers who was appointed by the Dresden court to compose for its famous orchestra, later on in his life he moved to hamburg, where he worked until his death. He was one of the fisrst composers who was seriously involved in composing lieder. His pupil Christian Herwig followed this tradition. Together, they created a base for the rich German lied tradition, later perfected by composers such as Haydn, Mozart, Schubert and Schumann. Read less

Works on This Recording

1. Da du wolltest von mir ziehn by Christoph Bernhard
Performer:  Klaus Mertens (Bass Baritone)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Hamburger Ratsmusik
Period: Baroque 
Venue:  Rolf-Liebermann-Studio des NDR, Hamburg 
Length: 3 Minutes 1 Secs. 
2. Gleich wie ein junger Hirsch by Christoph Bernhard
Performer:  Klaus Mertens (Bass Baritone)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Hamburger Ratsmusik
Period: Baroque 
Venue:  Rolf-Liebermann-Studio des NDR, Hamburg 
Length: 3 Minutes 12 Secs. 
3. Sonata for 2 violins, viola da gamba & continuo ("La Chilana") by Christian Herwich
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Hamburger Ratsmusik
Venue:  Rolf-Liebermann-Studio des NDR, Hamburg 
Length: 5 Minutes 23 Secs. 
4. Die sterbenden Lilien by Christoph Bernhard
Performer:  Klaus Mertens (Bass Baritone)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Hamburger Ratsmusik
Period: Baroque 
Venue:  Rolf-Liebermann-Studio des NDR, Hamburg 
Length: 3 Minutes 1 Secs. 
5. Die Lieb ist wie der Tod by Christoph Bernhard
Performer:  Klaus Mertens (Bass Baritone)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Hamburger Ratsmusik
Period: Baroque 
Venue:  Rolf-Liebermann-Studio des NDR, Hamburg 
Length: 2 Minutes 35 Secs. 
6. Suite for violin & viola da gamba in D minor by Christoph Bernhard
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Hamburger Ratsmusik
Venue:  Rolf-Liebermann-Studio des NDR, Hamburg 
Length: 2 Minutes 11 Secs. 
7. Süsser Christ by Christoph Bernhard
Performer:  Klaus Mertens (Bass Baritone)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Hamburger Ratsmusik
Period: Baroque 
Venue:  Rolf-Liebermann-Studio des NDR, Hamburg 
Length: 2 Minutes 14 Secs. 
8. Rex Jesu admirabilis by Christoph Bernhard
Performer:  Klaus Mertens (Bass Baritone)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Hamburger Ratsmusik
Period: Baroque 
Venue:  Rolf-Liebermann-Studio des NDR, Hamburg 
Length: 2 Minutes 13 Secs. 
9. Ruggiero, for viola da gamba & continuo by Christian Herwich
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Hamburger Ratsmusik
Venue:  Rolf-Liebermann-Studio des NDR, Hamburg 
Length: 3 Minutes 37 Secs. 
10. Leb ich oder leb ich nicht by Christoph Bernhard
Performer:  Klaus Mertens (Bass Baritone)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Hamburger Ratsmusik
Period: Baroque 
Venue:  Rolf-Liebermann-Studio des NDR, Hamburg 
Length: 2 Minutes 1 Secs. 
11. Gute Nacht! Du eitles Leben by Christoph Bernhard
Performer:  Klaus Mertens (Bass Baritone)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Hamburger Ratsmusik
Period: Baroque 
Venue:  Rolf-Liebermann-Studio des NDR, Hamburg 
Length: 3 Minutes 2 Secs. 
12. Prelude, Allemande & Courante, for solo theorbo by Christian Herwich
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Hamburger Ratsmusik
Venue:  Rolf-Liebermann-Studio des NDR, Hamburg 
Length: 1 Minutes 15 Secs. 
13. Ich bin gewiss by Christoph Bernhard
Performer:  Klaus Mertens (Bass Baritone)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Hamburger Ratsmusik
Period: Baroque 
Venue:  Rolf-Liebermann-Studio des NDR, Hamburg 
Length: 2 Minutes 9 Secs. 
14. Allemande & Courante, for solo viola da gamba by Christian Herwich
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Hamburger Ratsmusik
Venue:  Rolf-Liebermann-Studio des NDR, Hamburg 
Length: 1 Minutes 55 Secs. 
15. Herr, der du die Sternenbogen by Christoph Bernhard
Performer:  Klaus Mertens (Bass Baritone)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Hamburger Ratsmusik
Period: Baroque 
Venue:  Rolf-Liebermann-Studio des NDR, Hamburg 
Length: 2 Minutes 21 Secs. 
16. Ach, wie entgeistert sich mein Geist by Christoph Bernhard
Performer:  Klaus Mertens (Bass Baritone)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Hamburger Ratsmusik
Period: Baroque 
Venue:  Rolf-Liebermann-Studio des NDR, Hamburg 
Length: 2 Minutes 12 Secs. 
17. Derde, for harpsichord by Christian Herwich
Performer:  Michael Fuerst (Harpsichord)
Venue:  Rolf-Liebermann-Studio des NDR, Hamburg 
Length: 1 Minutes 29 Secs. 
18. Gott ist mein Schild by Christoph Bernhard
Performer:  Klaus Mertens (Bass Baritone)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Hamburger Ratsmusik
Period: Baroque 
Venue:  Rolf-Liebermann-Studio des NDR, Hamburg 
Length: 2 Minutes 8 Secs. 
19. Mein Jesus! Mein Lust! by Christoph Bernhard
Performer:  Klaus Mertens (Bass Baritone)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Hamburger Ratsmusik
Period: Baroque 
Venue:  Rolf-Liebermann-Studio des NDR, Hamburg 
Length: 2 Minutes 4 Secs. 
20. Allein nach dir by Christoph Bernhard
Performer:  Klaus Mertens (Bass Baritone)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Hamburger Ratsmusik
Period: Baroque 
Venue:  Rolf-Liebermann-Studio des NDR, Hamburg 
Length: 3 Minutes 51 Secs. 
21. Aria for 2 violins, viola da gamba & continuo in G major by Christian Herwich
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Hamburger Ratsmusik
Venue:  Rolf-Liebermann-Studio des NDR, Hamburg 
Length: 3 Minutes 52 Secs. 
22. Der tag ist hin by Christoph Bernhard
Performer:  Klaus Mertens (Bass Baritone)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Hamburger Ratsmusik
Period: Baroque 
Venue:  Rolf-Liebermann-Studio des NDR, Hamburg 
Length: 1 Minutes 51 Secs. 

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