J C Bach - Welt, Gute Nacht | SDG SDG715

J C Bach - Welt, Gute Nacht

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Label: SDG

Cat No: SDG715

Format: CD

Number of Discs: 1

Genre: Vocal/Choral

Release Date: 30th August 2011

Contents

Artists

Julia Doyle
Katharine Fuge
Clare Wilkinson
Jeremy Budd
James Gilchrist
Nicholas Mulroy
Matthew Brook
Peter Harvey
English Baroque Soloists

Conductor

John Eliot Gardiner

Works

Bach, Johann Christoph

Ach, dass ich Wassers g'nug hatte
Der Gerechte
Es ist nun aus mit meinem Leben
Herr, wende dich und sei mir gnadig
Meine Freundin, du bist schon
Mit Weinen hebt sichs an
Motet 'Furchte dich nicht'
Wie bist du denn, o Gott, in Zorn auf mich entbrannt

Artists

Julia Doyle
Katharine Fuge
Clare Wilkinson
Jeremy Budd
James Gilchrist
Nicholas Mulroy
Matthew Brook
Peter Harvey
English Baroque Soloists

Conductor

John Eliot Gardiner

About

The music on this album is in turn dark, poignant, humane and witty. It features choral music (motets) as well as solo arias and laments, and two dialogues. The live concert was billed “Six funerals and a wedding”: the pieces evoke the dark theme of grief, as was fashionable in 17th century Lutheran Germany, though the last track “Meine Freundin” is a lighter, amorous dialogue.

Johann Christoph Bach (1642-1703) - not to be confused with Johann Christian Bach, was Johann Sebastian Bach’s older cousin. A respected composer in his lifetime, he greatly influenced J S Bach’s music making.

Press acclaim for the live performance at Cadogan Hall:
JC Bach’s brand of sober pietism really draws you in. The uncompromising honesty of the word setting, and its dense, dark fabric of gambas, cellos and basses, creeps into the nerves system in a rather delicious way.” - The Times

Such is the individuality – even quirkiness – of his settings, with their expressive melody, distinctive harmony and often strikingly interventionist obbligato violin parts, that they absorb rather than repel.” - The Guardian

A rewarding exploration of the little known music of Johann Christoph Bach” - The Sunday Telegraph

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