50th Anniversary / Collegium Vocale Gent

Release Date: 3/13/2020
Label: Phi
Catalog Number: LPH033
Number of Discs: 6

Physical Format:

CD
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$37.99
Notes and Editorial Reviews
Fifty years ago, Collegium Vocale Gent began a fantastic musical adventure that no one could ever have predicted. In this anniversary box, Philippe Herreweghe has selected the most beautiful Collegium recordings which have been released since he founded his own label Phi together with Outhere in 2010. Masterpieces by Tomás Luis de Victoria, Johann Sebastian Bach, Ludwig van Beethoven, Johannes Brahms and Antonín Dvorák have been brought together in an intoxicating selection in which the stunning artistic quality and versatility of Collegium Vocale Gent forms the starting point! Collegium Vocale Gent was founded in 1970 on Philippe Herreweghe’s initiative by a group of friends studying at the University of Ghent. They were one of the first ensembles to use new ideas about baroque performance practice in vocal music. Their authentic, text-oriented and rhetorical approach gave the ensemble the transparent sound with which it would acquire world fame and perform at the major concert venues and music festivals of Europe, the United States, Russia, South America, Japan, Hong Kong and Australia. Since 2017 the ensemble runs its own summer festival Collegium Vocale Crete Senesi in Tuscany, Italy.
Works on This Recording
1. Song of Destiny, Op. 54 by Johannes Brahms
Performer: Ann Hallenberg (Mezzo-Soprano)
Period: Romantic
Written: 1868-1871 ; Austria
2. Alto Rhapsody, Op. 53 by Johannes Brahms
Performer: Ann Hallenberg (Mezzo-Soprano)
Period: Romantic
Written: 1869 ; Austria
3. Motets (2), Op. 74: no 1, Warum ist das Licht gegeben by Johannes Brahms
Performer: Ann Hallenberg (Mezzo-Soprano)
Period: Romantic
Written: 1877 ; Austria
4. Begräbnisgesang, Op. 13 by Johannes Brahms
Performer: Ann Hallenberg (Mezzo-Soprano)
Period: Romantic
Written: 1858 ; Germany
5. Gesang der Parzen, Op. 89 by Johannes Brahms
Performer: Ann Hallenberg (Mezzo-Soprano)
Period: Romantic
Written: 1882 ; Austria
6. Officium defunctorum by Tomás Luis de Victoria
Orchestra/Ensemble: Ghent Collegium Vocale
Period: Renaissance
7. O Domine Jesu Christe by Tomás Luis de Victoria
Orchestra/Ensemble: Ghent Collegium Vocale
Period: Renaissance
8. Domine, non sum dignus by Tomás Luis de Victoria
Orchestra/Ensemble: Ghent Collegium Vocale
Period: Renaissance
Written: 1583 ; Spain
9. Salve regina à 6 by Tomás Luis de Victoria
Orchestra/Ensemble: Ghent Collegium Vocale
Period: Renaissance
Written: 1572 ; Spain
10. Vadam, et circumibo civitatem by Tomás Luis de Victoria
Orchestra/Ensemble: Ghent Collegium Vocale
Written: pub 1572 ;
11. Missa solemnis in D major, Op. 123 by Ludwig van Beethoven
Performer: David Wilson-Johnson (Baritone), Gerhild Romberger (Mezzo-Soprano), Marlis Petersen (Soprano), Benjamin Hulett (Tenor)
Period: Classical
Written: 1823 ; Vienna, Austria
12. Ich elender Mensch, wer wird mich erlösen vom Leibe dieses Todes, BWV 48 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer: Peter Kooy (Bass), Damien Guillon (Countertenor), Dorothee Mields (Soprano), Thomas Hobbs (Tenor)
Orchestra/Ensemble: Ghent Collegium Vocale
Period: Baroque
Written: 1723 ; Leipzig, Germany
13. Herr, wie du willt, so schicks mit mir, BWV 73 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer: Peter Kooy (Bass), Damien Guillon (Countertenor), Dorothee Mields (Soprano), Thomas Hobbs (Tenor)
Orchestra/Ensemble: Ghent Collegium Vocale
Period: Baroque
Written: 1724 ; Leipzig, Germany
14. Sie werden euch in den Bann tun, BWV 44 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer: Peter Kooy (Bass), Damien Guillon (Countertenor), Dorothee Mields (Soprano), Thomas Hobbs (Tenor)
Orchestra/Ensemble: Ghent Collegium Vocale
Period: Baroque
Written: 1724 ; Leipzig, Germany
15. Ich glaube, lieber Herr, hilf meinem Unglauben!, BWV 109 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer: Peter Kooy (Bass), Damien Guillon (Countertenor), Dorothee Mields (Soprano), Thomas Hobbs (Tenor)
Orchestra/Ensemble: Ghent Collegium Vocale
Period: Baroque
Written: 1723 ; Leipzig, Germany
16. Komm, Jesu, komm by Johann Schelle
Performer: Peter Kooy (Bass), Damien Guillon (Countertenor), Dorothee Mields (Soprano), Thomas Hobbs (Tenor)
Orchestra/Ensemble: Ghent Collegium Vocale
Period: Baroque
Written: by 1684 ; Leipzig, Germany
17. Requiem Mass, Op. 89/B 165 by Antonín Dvořák
Performer: Bernarda Fink (Alto), Nathan Berg (Bass), Ilse Eerens (Soprano), Maximilian Schmitt (Tenor)
Period: Romantic
Written: 1890 ; Bohemia
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