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Baroque Christmas Concert From The Cathedral In Freiburg / Freiburg Baroque Orchestra

Bach,J.s. / Bonney / Goerne
Release Date: 10/26/2010 
Label:  Kultur Video   Catalog #: 4549  
Composer:  Johann Sebastian BachWolfgang Amadeus MozartGeorge Frideric Handel
Performer:  Matthias GoerneBarbara Bonney
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Freiburg Baroque OrchestraGerman BrassFreiburg Cathedral Choir
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 1 Hours 0 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

Freiburg in winter. Accompanied by the sound of Johann Sebastian Bach’s concerto in D major, BWV972, the camera slowly glides over the snow-covered forests and roof tops of the half-timbered houses towards the Centre of the town, to the Freiburg Minster.

The Minster is said to have the most beautiful spire in Christendom and is probably the oldest in Germany, having been completed during the Middle Ages and not added on during the 19th century as were the spires of the cathedrals in Ulm and Cologne. A magnificent setting, therefore, for a baroque Christmas concert.

The town’s Baroque Orchestra, now one of the best-known of its kind well beyond the country’s borders, welcomed that evening the American soprano
Read more Barbara Bonney, the baritone Matthias Goerne and the brass ensemble ‘German Brass’.

The aria Wachet auf Ihr Adern und Ihr Glieder was an appropriate beginning to the concert; carried along by the brilliant sound of the trumpets, Matthias Goerne gave a joyful interpretation of this bass aria from Johann Sebastian Bach’s cantata Unser Mund sei voll dess Lächelns, BWV110, which the composer wrote for Christmas Day 1725.

Region: 1 (US and Canada)
Running Time: 60 minutes
Color: Color
Format: NTSC, Widescreen, LPCM
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Works on This Recording

1.
Concerto in D major after Vivaldi, BWV 972 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Freiburg Baroque Orchestra
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1708-1717; Weimar, Germany 
2.
Christmas Oratorio, BWV 248: no 64, Nun seid ihr wohl gerochen by Johann Sebastian Bach
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Freiburg Baroque Orchestra
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1734-1735; Leipzig, Germany 
3.
Unser Mund sei voll Lachens, BWV 110: no 6, Wachet auf, ihr Andern und ihr Glieder by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Matthias Goerne (Baritone)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Freiburg Baroque Orchestra
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1725; Leipzig, Germany 
4.
Mass in C minor, K 427 (417a) "Great": Et incarnatus est by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer:  Barbara Bonney (Soprano)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Freiburg Baroque Orchestra
Period: Classical 
Written: 1782-1783; Vienna, Austria 
5.
Christmas Oratorio, BWV 248: no 10, Sinfonia in G major by Johann Sebastian Bach
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Freiburg Baroque Orchestra
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1734-1735; Leipzig, Germany 
6.
Christmas Oratorio, BWV 248: no 21, Ehre sei Gott in der Höhe by Johann Sebastian Bach
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Freiburg Baroque Orchestra
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1734-1735; Leipzig, Germany 
7.
Christmas Oratorio, BWV 248: no 29, Herr, dein Mitleid, dein Erbarmen by Johann Sebastian Bach
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Freiburg Baroque Orchestra
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1734-1735; Leipzig, Germany 
8.
Christmas Oratorio, BWV 248: no 8, Grosser Herr, und starker König by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Matthias Goerne (Baritone)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Freiburg Baroque Orchestra
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1734-1735; Leipzig, Germany 
9.
In dulci jubilo by Johann Sebastian Bach
Orchestra/Ensemble:  German Brass
Period: Baroque 
Written: Germany 
10.
Messiah, HWV 56: He shall feed His flock by George Frideric Handel
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Freiburg Baroque Orchestra,  Freiburg Cathedral Choir
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1741; England 

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