C.P.E. Bach, The 1786 Charity Concert – Akademie für Alte Musik Berlin, RIAS Kammerchor, Hans-Christoph Rademann

When music and musicians combine in the service of a good cause, the memory alone makes it worthwhile. Add that to the historic charity concert held by Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach in April 1786 “for the local medical institute for the poor”, which was of momentous importance for the history of reception for his father’s music. For aside from two attractive numbers from Handel’s Messiah as well as three works of his own – one of the lively late symphonies with colorful wind orchestration, the newly revised “Magnificat” from his Berlin years, and “Heilig” for two choirs and a large orchestra, visionary music of the spheres – “Credo” from Mass in B minor was also part of the program. For the conclusion of an extraordinary season, the RIAS Kammerchor will evoke this truly historic moment, in real time, so to speak, making it a charity revival of a special kind.

Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach (1714-1788)
Introduction to the Credo from the Mass in B minor
Symphony in D major
Magnificat in D major
“Heilig ist Gott”

Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750)
Credo from the Mass in B minor

George Frideric Handel (1685-1759)
Aria “Ich weiß, daß mein Erlöser lebet“ &
“Halleluja“ from the oratorio “Messiah”

Akademie für Alte Musik Berlin
RIAS Kammerchor

Hans-Christoph Rademann

Wiebke Lehmkuhl   Alto
Thomas E. Bauer   Bass
Christina Landshamer   Soprano
Lothar Odinius   Tenor

Year of production:2014
Recording Date:14-15 June 2014
Recording location:Konzerthaus Berlin
Co-Production Company:RBB
Associated Production Company:Arte
Producer:Günter Atteln
Distribution TV:C Major Entertainment GmbH
Director:Michael Beyer