Bach: Kothener Trauermusik / Pichon, Pygmalion

Release Date: 10/14/2014
Catalog Number: HMC902211
Conductor: Raphaël Pichon
Orchestra/Ensemble: Pygmalion
Number of Discs: 1

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When Leopold of Anhalt-Cöthen died in 1728, his former Kapellmeister had not forgotten the five brilliant years he had spent in the prince's service. He wrote a cantata dedicated to his memory based on the music of two major works of the mid 1720s - the Trauer-Ode and the St. Matthew Passion. Although the score to the Köthener Trauermusik is lost, the wordbook and other sources of information have now made it possible to create a performing edition. In his first recording for harmonia mundi, Raphaël Pichon leads the ensemble Pygmalion in a rediscovery of this little-known work.
Works on This Recording
1. Trauer-Music, BWV 244a by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer: Sabine Devieilhe (Soprano), Christian Immler (Bass), Thomas Hobbs (Tenor), Damien Guillon (Countertenor)
Conductor: Raphaël Pichon
Orchestra/Ensemble: Pygmalion
Period: Baroque
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