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Re: Music for Passiontide & Easter
« Reply #80 on: March 26, 2017, 06:47:09 AM »
new erato made me another recommendation BTW....

Should be on this year's shopping list! :)

Fabulous disc:



Those Neapolitans really knew how to write colorful and jubilant passions!  ;)

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Re: Music for Passiontide & Easter
« Reply #81 on: April 03, 2017, 07:32:47 AM »
This is going to be my program this year









I'll also try to watch Corpus Christi, Arte TV documentary, although it is really vert long.

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Re: Music for Passiontide & Easter
« Reply #82 on: April 03, 2017, 08:28:25 AM »

Here is a link to Karl Henning's work:

http://www.mediafire.com/download/wdpk77t7m042s7o/Karl+Henning+-+The+Passion+According+to+St+John%2C+Opus+92.mp3



Also:

Theodore Dubois' The Seven Last Words of Christ.  This version is for orchestra, rather than organ reduction:

<a href="https://www.youtube.com/v/JMa-Ru29j5M&amp;list=PL2PIYcYDLjGecNx88X0VgxocjyFUN1v82" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer" class="bbc_link bbc_flash_disabled new_win">https://www.youtube.com/v/JMa-Ru29j5M&amp;list=PL2PIYcYDLjGecNx88X0VgxocjyFUN1v82</a>



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Re: Music for Passiontide & Easter
« Reply #83 on: April 03, 2017, 11:33:53 AM »
Another vote for Karl Henning's ethereal 'Passion according to St Join' - my favourite work by him I think.

And also:

J B Foerster's Symphony 4 'Easter Eve'.
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Re: Music for Passiontide & Easter
« Reply #84 on: April 03, 2017, 12:09:15 PM »
Another vote for Karl Henning's ethereal 'Passion according to St Join' - my favourite work by him I think.

And also:

J B Foerster's Symphony 4 'Easter Eve'.

Same here (re: Karl Henning's St-John Passion). Pulled it out of the shelf yesterday. My notes tell me I last listened to it March 24, 2016. I long for a professional or good amateur company to take the work in their repertory. I recall mentioning how the emotional second part perfectly complements/ strongly contrasts with the hieratic first part. A classic.

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Re: Music for Passiontide & Easter
« Reply #85 on: April 03, 2017, 09:27:15 PM »
Same here (re: Karl Henning's St-John Passion). Pulled it out of the shelf yesterday. My notes tell me I last listened to it March 24, 2016. I long for a professional or good amateur company to take the work in their repertory. I recall mentioning how the emotional second part perfectly complements/ strongly contrasts with the hieratic first part. A classic.
You alerted me to Karl's fine score. Thank you.
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"Courage is going from failure to failure without losing enthusiasm" (Churchill).

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Re: Music for Passiontide & Easter
« Reply #86 on: April 04, 2017, 01:52:00 AM »
Thanks, all.
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Re: Music for Passiontide & Easter
« Reply #87 on: April 14, 2017, 12:40:42 PM »
Jommelli: Miserere [Ubaldi]....





A good work with interesting and varied musical content and a fine role for the solo soprano arias [fine duets there also]. The scoring for the accompaniment is sparse but that accentuates the vocal content, and thus the text.
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Music for Passiontide &amp; Easter
« Reply #88 on: April 14, 2017, 03:16:06 PM »
"Papa's" Seven Last Words (don't look surprised)

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Re: Music for Passiontide & Easter
« Reply #89 on: March 26, 2018, 03:58:07 AM »
The wonderful project called "All of Bach" has released a new Johannes-Passion conducted by Jos van Veldhoven, and performed by his Netherlands Bach Society:

http://allofbach.com/en/bwv/bwv-245/

Just in time!  :)
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Re: Music for Passiontide & Easter
« Reply #90 on: March 26, 2018, 08:23:47 AM »
The wonderful project called "All of Bach" has released a new Johannes-Passion conducted by Jos van Veldhoven, and performed by his Netherlands Bach Society:

http://allofbach.com/en/bwv/bwv-245/

Just in time!  :)

This may sound totally incredulous coming from a Dutchman, but: the Dutch have a very special relationship with Bach...


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Re: Music for Passiontide & Easter
« Reply #91 on: March 26, 2018, 12:16:59 PM »
This may sound totally incredulous coming from a Dutchman, but: the Dutch have a very special relationship with Bach...


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Yes, it's odd that, I remember once meeting someone who freelances in baroque orchestras and she talked about the way that, in Holland, a Bach concert will sell out even in some small town in the middle of nowhere. She'd done a lot of work for Leusink, who she argued had become rich by exploiting this trait of the Dutch (and, she said, by exploiting the musicians who work for him.)
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Re: Music for Passiontide & Easter
« Reply #92 on: March 26, 2018, 01:11:06 PM »
Being away from home right now I cannot listen to anything. But I’ll be back Friday, in time to listen to the Passion according to St-John by Karl Henning  ;D

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Re: Music for Passiontide & Easter
« Reply #93 on: March 26, 2018, 01:35:20 PM »
Being away from home right now I cannot listen to anything. But I’ll be back Friday, in time to listen to the Passion according to St-John by Karl Henning  ;D

+1 a fine work.

Also J.B. Foerster's Easter Eve Symphony.
"Courage is going from failure to failure without losing enthusiasm" (Churchill).

'The test of a work of art is, in the end, our affection for it, not our ability to explain why it is good' (Stanley Kubrick).

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Re: Music for Passiontide & Easter
« Reply #94 on: March 26, 2018, 04:58:44 PM »
Well, probably this will sound irrelevant coming from a Chilean, literally living at the end of the world   ;D, but today I don't have any doubt that the best performers of Bach's music are Dutchmen. As an aside, many people criticize Leusink, but IMO the guy is a practical genius, and all we --fans of Ancient Music- have a great debt with him...  :)   
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Re: Music for Passiontide & Easter
« Reply #95 on: March 27, 2018, 01:41:53 AM »
Is this whom you refer to: Pieter Jan Leusink?

Yes, probably Brilliant Classics hadn't been possible without the huge inicial success of the Bach Edition, and the sacred cantatas performed by Leusink and his people, recorded under conditions previously unthinkable.

P.S.: I don't know from where came that "van".  :D

 
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Re: Music for Passiontide & Easter
« Reply #96 on: March 27, 2018, 02:55:09 AM »
Being away from home right now I cannot listen to anything. But I’ll be back Friday, in time to listen to the Passion according to St-John by Karl Henning  ;D

+1 a fine work.

I appreciate your kindness, gents.
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Re: Music for Passiontide & Easter
« Reply #97 on: March 28, 2018, 04:20:19 AM »


Half a dozen or so of Biber's Mystery Sonatas are inspired by Easter ideas. I'm enjoying listening to  Sirkka Liisa Kaakinen Pilch more than most violinists because she knows avoid the trap of making it sound something played by a gypsy in a restaurant. She also judges tempo well, so that I can grasp the meaning of the music.
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Re: Music for Passiontide & Easter
« Reply #99 on: March 29, 2018, 11:22:29 PM »
This may sound totally incredulous coming from a Dutchman, but: the Dutch have a very special relationship with Bach...

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We do, sort of civil religion. Sung the St. Matthew Passion twice this year, among the many performances in Amsterdam and Utrecht only (there must be hundreds? of them).   :-X
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