Wednesday, December 7, 2016

Deutsche Barock Weihnacht. CD 1.

New acquisition.
Bought in October 2016.
First listen.
Label: RICERCAR.
CD 1 from 7.
Recording years: Between 1982-2003. Not specifically named.
Recording venue: Not mentioned.
Recording engineers: Not mentioned.
Running time: 68:00.
Classical relevance: A nice box for Christmas.

Composers:
Michael Praetorius, Michael Altenburg, Heinrich Schütz, Johann Schelle, Matthias Weckmann, Johann Sebastian Bach, Johann Michael Bach, Franz Tunder, Dietrich Buxtehude, Johann Hermann Schein, Hieronymus Praetorius, Vincent Lübeck, Andreas Hammerschmidt.

Works performed by:
Chœur de Chambre de Namur, Denis Menier.
Capella Sancti Michaelis, Erik van Nevel.
Ricercar Consort.
La Fenice.

A very inexpensive box exclusively released by JPC de. Seven CD'S with Christmas music, vocal and instrumental. Performed by a lot of different ensembles. Meaning that although the music is beautiful, the performances on this first CD go from mediocre to very good, and all what is in between. Same goes for the recordings. That said, for around 20 euros this is a super bargain, as long as you do not expect top quality.



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