Wednesday, December 7, 2016

Deutsche Barock Weihnacht. CD 2.

New acquisition.
Bought in October 2016.
First listen.
Label: Ricercar.
CD 2 from 7.
Recording dates: From 1982-2003.
Recording venue and engineers not mentioned.
Running time: 70:23.
Classical relevance: Nice Christmas music for a pittance.

Composers on this disc:
Dieterich Buxtehude, Andreas Hammerschmidt, Hieronymus Praetorius, Thomas Selle, Johann Herman Schein, Samuel Scheidt.

Works performed by:
As with CD 1.
Plus: Bernard Foccroulle & Guy Penson, Organ.

A treat, to start with Buxtehude played by Bernard Foccroulle on organ, and Schein and Scheidt, played by Guy Penson. Foccroulle Buxtehude recordings on Ricercar are played on a number of fine organs, but I do not know which organ it is of this compilation. They sound marvelous though. Still available as a 5 CD set, but quite expensive. The Guy Penson recordings, (Scheidt and Schein), I could not find. As for the choir works and instrumental works they are all from mediocre to good, as are the recordings. The organ recordings are superb.



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