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Capricornus: Lieder von dem Leyden und Tode Jesu / Haller, La Chapelle Rhenane


Release Date: 03/24/2017 
Label:  Christophorus   Catalog #: 77407  
Composer:  Samuel Capricornus
Conductor:  Benoit Haller
Orchestra/Ensemble:  La Chapelle Rhénane
Number of Discs: 1 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

The figure of Samuel Capricornus has been unfairly neglected by modern historians of music, editors and performers. Not only was Capricornus admired by his contemporaries even beyond the frontiers; the extraordinary standard of his works and the originality and variety of his output make him quite simply one of the greatest composers of religious music of the seventeenth century. Capricornus's most original compositions are the Lieder von dem Leyden und Tode Jesu (Songs on the sufferings and death of Jesus) and Theatrum musicum. The former are a kind of German equivalent fo the leçons de ténèbres of the French Baroque. The texts by Paul Gerhardt are handled "in the manner of a concert for two voices and four Read more viols". The collection entitled Theatrum musicum consists of twelve "sacred scenes" for three voices (alto, tenor and bass), four viols and basso continuo. As their title indicates, these pieces are dramatized sacred poems. Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
Theatrum musicum by Samuel Capricornus
Conductor:  Benoit Haller
Orchestra/Ensemble:  La Chapelle Rhénane
Period: Baroque 
Written: Hungary 
2.
Lieder von dem Leyden (2) by Samuel Capricornus
Conductor:  Benoit Haller
Orchestra/Ensemble:  La Chapelle Rhénane
Period: Baroque 
Written: Hungary 

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