This is the second CD in the first complete recording of the 72 cantatas from Georg Philipp Telemann’s collection Harmonischer Gottes-Dienst, published in Hamburg in 1726 – the first complete set of cantatas for the liturgical year to be published. The cantatas are designated for voice, an obbligato instrument (violin on this disc) and basso continuo, and take the form of two da capo arias with an intervening recitative. Although intended for worship, both public and private, Telemann’s cantatas are a masterly blend of tunefulness with skilled counterpoint and vocal and instrumental virtuosity.
Catalogue No: TOCC0057EAN/UPC: 5060113440570Release Date: 06.07.2009Composer: Georg Philipp Telemann Artists: Bergen Barokk
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First Sunday of Christmas – Erquickendes Wunder der ewigen Gnade (TVWV 1:469; Bärenreiter No. 69) (1725t26) https://d3i77y9w5vf4up.cloudfront.net/TOCC0057/TOCC0057t04.mp3
Second Sunday of Christmas – Jauchzet, frohlocket, der Himmel ist offen (TVWV 1:953; Bärenreiter No. 70) (1725t26) https://d3i77y9w5vf4up.cloudfront.net/TOCC0057/TOCC0057t07.mp3
First Sunday of New Year – Halt ein mit deinem Wetterstrahle (TVWV 1:715; Bärenreiter No. 1) (1725t26) https://d3i77y9w5vf4up.cloudfront.net/TOCC0057/TOCC0057t10.mp3
Second Sunday after Epiphany – Ist Widerwärtigkeit den Frommen eigen (TVWV 1:948; Bärenreiter No. 5) (1725t26) https://d3i77y9w5vf4up.cloudfront.net/TOCC0057/TOCC0057t13.mp3
Fifth Sunday after Epiphany – Liebe, die vom Himmel stammet (TVWV 1:1044; Bärenreiter No. 9) (1725t26) https://d3i77y9w5vf4up.cloudfront.net/TOCC0057/TOCC0057t17.mp3
Uncle Dave Lewis :
“… countertenor Franz Vitzthum, who has a very agreeable voice and injects the text with an appropriate amount of expression without overdoing it, much as his predecessor, soprano Mona Julsrud, achieved on volume one of this series. … This side of Telemann is typified by natural, flowing, idiomatic and memorable melodic lines often supported by unusual harmonic ideas and is never boring even though it is about as basic and stripped down as Baroque music gets … there’s no flagging of inspiration in this project; bring it on!” —Uncle Dave Lewis, AllMusic
Mark Sealey :
“It’s pleasure, pure unindebted pleasure, that this glorious music will provide. Shot through with tunefulness, each cantata also shines with adventurous and effective harmonies, with fetching counterpoint, and with attractive instrumental virtuosity.…” —Mark Sealey, MusicWeb International
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