“Dealing with the Bach cantatas is a lifelong and wonderful task and challenge. Despite decades of experience with the works, new aspects are being discovered every day,” says Gotthold Schwarz, 17th Thomaskantor after Johann Sebastian Bach. The cantatas on this first recording of the Thomanerchor Leipzig under the musical direction of Schwarz, speak about the human certainty of being secure in/with God (BWV 17: “How a father has mercy on his young children”) and the confidence that God will deliver man from all trouble (BWV 33: “I call on thee in whom I trust”). There is no better credo that the Thomanerchor Leipzig and their Thomaskantor could base their joint path on.
Founded in 1212, the St. Thomas Choir Leipzig (Thomanerchor Leipzig) is one of the most famous and prestigious boys‘ choirs in the world. This box set contains the award-winning two-hour documentary “Die Thomaner – A Year in the Life of the St. Thomas Boys Choir Leipzig” by Paul Smaczny and Günter Atteln as well as the breathtaking recordings of two of Johann Sebastian Bach’s major choral works: the St. Matthew Passion and the Mass in B minor. (more…)
This box set comprises Claudio Abbado’s recordings with his “orchestra of friends”, the Lucerne Festival Orchestra, between 2010 and 2013, among them the highly distinguished and award-winning Mahler 9 from the Lucerne Festival 2010 and the last ever video recording of the legendary maestro from August 2013, as well as a recording from the Salzburg Festival 2012 with the Orchestra Mozart and the Arnold Schoenberg Choir.
Akademie für Alte Musik Berlin
Łukasz Borowicz, conductor
Johanna Winkel, soprano
Sophie Harmsen, mezzo-soprano
Sebastian Kohlhepp, tenor
Ludwig Mittelhammer, baritone (more…)