Tuesday, December 13, 2016

Deutsche Barock Weihnacht. CD 4.

New acquisition.
Bought in December 2016.
First listen: 13-12-2016.
Label: Ricercar.
CD 4 from 7.
Recording dates: Between 1982 and 2003.
Recording venue and engineers: Not named.
Running time: 71:22.
Classical relevance: Nice assembly of Christmas music.

Composers on this disc:
Samuel Scheidt, Heinrich Scheidemann, Johann Herman Schein, Johann Krieger, Johann Christian Bach, Johann Michael Bach.

Performed by:
Ricercar Consort, La Fenice, Capella Sancti Michaelis,  Collegium Vocale Gent, Bernard Foccroulle.

Another delightful disc in this box. Filled with Christmas music and performed by names in the trade. I do not enjoy some of the sopranos on this disc, to know Monika Mauch, with the annoying habit of adding unnatural vibrato, Greta de Reyghere, who lets out at occassion some shrill tones that hurt my ears, and Kathelijne van Laethem who does pretty much the same. Not much they disturb, but you should know before buying the box. Foccroulle plays some lovely music from Heinrich Scheidemann, that was a treat!  The sound quality varies a bit, but is mostly good.

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