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Dorothee Mields & Boreas Quartett Bremen - Basevi Codex: Music at the Court of Margaret of Austria (2021)

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Dorothee Mields & Boreas Quartett Bremen - Basevi Codex: Music at the Court of Margaret of Austria (2021)

Dorothee Mields & Boreas Quartett Bremen - Basevi Codex: Music at the Court of Margaret of Austria (2021)
WEB FLAC (tracks) - 248 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 150 Mb | Digital booklet | 01:01:30
Classical, Sacred, Vocal | Label: audite Musikproduktion

The Boreas Quartett Bremen and soprano Dorothee Mields bring a little-known musical manuscript of the renaissance to life and present a series of premiere recordings. The Basevi Codex, a collection of Franco-Flemish chansons, motets and mass settings, was produced during the early sixteenth century in the famous music scribing workshop of Pierre Alamire. Faithfully following renaissance performance practice, which allowed great freedom in its musical realisations, the recorder consort and Dorothee Mields interpret selected pieces from the codex, with voice or purely instrumental, and, depending on the character of the piece, also with improvised virtuoso ornamentation. This creates a colourful picture of the music as it was sung and played at the Burgundian-Dutch court of Princess Margaret of Austria in Mechelen.

Dorothee Mields, Stefan Temmingh - Telemann: Cantatas for Soprano & Recorder and Instrumental Works (2020)

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Dorothee Mields, Stefan Temmingh - Telemann: Cantatas for Soprano & Recorder and Instrumental Works (2020)

Dorothee Mields, Stefan Temmingh, Daniel Rosin, Domen Marinčič, Wiebke Weidanz - Telemann: Cantatas for Soprano & Recorder and Instrumental Works (2020)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 330 Mb | Total time: 59:16 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Accent | # ACC24371 | Recorded: 2018

For some years now, the South African recorder player Stefan Temmingh and the German soprano and early music specialist Dorothee Mields have been forming a successful artistic team. Especially their second CD, entitled "Birds" from 2015, has attracted worldwide attention. Now the two exceptional artists are focusing on the composer Georg Philipp Telemann who was one of the most famous composers of his time and wrote an incredible number of works in a wide variety of styles and genres. His collection "Harmonischer Gottesdienst" contains enchanting sacred cantatas for soprano with obbligato recorder, three of which are presented on this CD. Stefan Temmingh combines the cantatas with three virtuoso recorder sonatas from Telemann's oeuvre.

Dorothee Mields, Simone Eckert, Hamburger Ratsmusik - Johann Theile: Seelen-Music (2019)

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Dorothee Mields, Simone Eckert, Hamburger Ratsmusik - Johann Theile: Seelen-Music (2019)

Dorothee Mields, Simone Eckert, Hamburger Ratsmusik - Johann Theile: Seelen-Music (2019)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 379 Mb | Total time: 68:35 | Scans included
Classical | Label: CPO | # 555 132-2 | Recorded: 2017

The title Seelen-Music (Soul Music) refers to the first complete collection of all the extant Cantatas by Johann Theile for soprano solo with viol accompaniment, presented here with the recording premieres of Sacred Concertos by Theile’s fellow Northern German Christian Flor and Instrumental Suites by the Gottorf violinist Gregor Zuber. The composer Johann Theile is of great significance in music history inasmuch as he is held to be one of the last pupils of Heinrich Schütz, who was the most important German-language composer of the seventeenth century.

Reinhold Friedrich, Dorothee Mields, Georgisches Kammerorchester Ingolstadt & Ruben Gazarian - Listen to Our Cry (2021)

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Reinhold Friedrich, Dorothee Mields, Georgisches Kammerorchester Ingolstadt & Ruben Gazarian - Listen to Our Cry (2021)

Reinhold Friedrich, Dorothee Mields, Georgisches Kammerorchester Ingolstadt & Ruben Gazarian - Listen to Our Cry (2021)
WEB FLAC (tracks) - 205 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 142 Mb | 01:02:00
Classical | Label: Ars Production

The recordings for this release were made in the middle of the pandemic under difficult conditions. The hope of the artists involved is to make their contribution so that culture will emerge from this crisis not weakened, but strengthened. "Art is a daughter of freedom, and from the necessity of spirits, not from the necessity of matter, it wants to receive its prescription" (Schiller). Reinhold Friedrich, a prolific performer on major stages around the world, is a professor of trumpet at Karlsruhe, a sought-after lecturer for master classes, honorary professor at the Royal Academy of Music in London, Escuela Superior de Musica Reina Sofia in Madrid and also in Hiroshima. Many of his recordings were awarded international prizes and got high press acclaim.

Echo du Danube - Giovanni Alberto Ristori: Divoti affetti alla Passione di Nostro Signore (2011)

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Echo du Danube - Giovanni Alberto Ristori: Divoti affetti alla Passione di Nostro Signore (2011)

Echo du Danube - Giovanni Alberto Ristori: Divoti affetti alla Passione di Nostro Signore (2011)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 276 Mb | Total time: 63:57 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Accent | # ACC24209 | Recorded: 2009

Ristori was born in Bologna and after some success with the Venetian opera, went to Dresden in 1715. From the 1720s he was responsible, along with Heinichen and Zelenka, for the music at the religious services at the Catholic court. He was appointed as church composer after Zelenka died. The first work on this CD was composed for the Royal Chapel and he second was written for teaching figured bass.

Dorothee Mields, Hathor Consort & Romina Lischka - Heinrich Albert's Pumpkin Hut (2021)

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Dorothee Mields, Hathor Consort & Romina Lischka - Heinrich Albert's Pumpkin Hut (2021)

Dorothee Mields, Hathor Consort & Romina Lischka - Heinrich Albert's Pumpkin Hut (2021)
WEB FLAC (tracks) - 383 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 176 Mb | Digital booklet | 01:16:17
Classical | Label: Ramée

Königsberg in East Prussia (now Kaliningrad, Russia) was a rare haven of peace during the Thirty Years’ War thanks to its geographical location. Many people, including artists and musicians, fled there from the horrors of plague and war. Heinrich Albert, a pupil of Heinrich Schütz (his cousin) and Johann Hermann Schein, the Thomaskantor in Leipzig, was appointed cathedral organist in the city in 1630. His garden hut, overgrown with pumpkin vines and suitably dubbed the ‘pumpkin hut’ (Kürbishütte), became the meeting place of the Königsberg Circle of Poets: a refuge and a space for cutting-edge creativity, spared from direct involvement in the war. Five musical tableaux, depicting different stages in the war, take the listener on an emotional journey and reflect the everyday emotions people of the period experienced: hope, fear, a longing for peace – but also despair and wrestling with faith in the face of the devastation of war.

Dorothee Mields, Die Freitagsakademie - Handel's Tea Time (2020)

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Dorothee Mields, Die Freitagsakademie - Handel's Tea Time (2020)

Dorothee Mields, Die Freitagsakademie - Handel's Tea Time (2020)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 361 Mb | Total time: 76:04 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Deutsche Harmonia Mundi | # 19439792732 | Recorded: 2020

Mields is splendid. Her poise, luminous vocalism and animated dialogue with the band show why she’s an Early Music legend. Her command of the recording’s three languages allows her to relish words as well as music, whether goofing around – as in ‘Bacchus’ HWV228 – or lamenting. Her consistently intelligent musicianship is apparent above all when she improvises according to period and location.

Ludger Remy, Michaelstein Telemann Chamber Orchestra - Telemann: Die Auferstehung; De Danske, Norske og Tydske (1999)

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Ludger Remy, Michaelstein Telemann Chamber Orchestra - Telemann: Die Auferstehung; De Danske, Norske og Tydske (1999)

Ludger Rémy, Michaelstein Telemann Chamber Orchestra - Telemann: Die Auferstehung; De Danske, Norske og Tydske Undersaatters Glaede (1999)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 260 Mb | Total time: 60:32 | Scans included
Classical | Label: CPO | # 777 634-2 | Recorded: 1998

Georg Philipp Telemann's late work is almost inexhaustible in terms of surprises. How many times have I written this and yet I am not yet embarrassed to proclaim it again. With which creative power the 80 year old opens new worlds of expression at the end of the 18th century, one can only be astonished by his last oratorios. One of the very last - from 1761 - is his Easter oratorio "Die Auferstehung" (not to be confused with the "Auferstehung und Himmelfahrt Jesu", 1760). There is no longer a rigid sequence of recitatives and arias: flexible, almost through-composed, the music follows the strong affects of the (excellent) libretto, always in search of unconventional means of expression, such as a dramatic accompaniment, accompanied only by a highly virtuosic solo violin becomes. Or the beginning of the words: "Du tiefe, tote, grauenvolle Stille" …

Ludger Rémy, Telemann Kammerorchester Michaelstein - Telemann: Der Tod Jesu (2000)

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Ludger Rémy, Telemann Kammerorchester Michaelstein - Telemann: Der Tod Jesu (2000)

Ludger Rémy, Telemann Kammerorchester Michaelstein - Telemann: Der Tod Jesu (2000)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 336 Mb | Total time: 76:12 | Scans included
Classical | Label: CPO | # 999 720-2 | Recorded: 1999

There's nothing meek or morbid about Telemann's 'Jesu' in this passion oratorio. This is a confident muscular Jesu, closer to the Saxon Heliand than to the Man of Sorrows depicted on the CD cover; the first aria proclaims Him a hero: "Du Held… du kannst und willst mein Schutzgott sein." (You Hero… you can and will be my Protector-God.) Before that, the Siegfriedesque cantabile for horn that opens the composition sounds not so much like a lament as a call to don one's spiritual armor, and throughout the whole text Jesu is portrayed as indomitable amid the torment and agony of his followers. Specifically, He is the Lion of Judah, the model of Christian fortitude against all enemies.

Dorothee Mields, Simone Eckert, Hamburger Ratsmusik - Johann Philipp Krieger: Musicalischer Seelen-Frieden (2013)

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Dorothee Mields, Simone Eckert, Hamburger Ratsmusik - Johann Philipp Krieger: Musicalischer Seelen-Frieden (2013)

Dorothee Mields, Simone Eckert, Hamburger Ratsmusik - Johann Philipp Krieger: Musicalischer Seelen-Frieden (2013)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 322 Mb | Total time: 58:54 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Carus | # 83.372 | Recorded: 2012

On the CD Musicalischer Seelen-Frieden Dorothee Mields and the ensemble Hamburger Ratsmusik present several of the most beautiful solo cantatas of the baroque composer Johann Philipp Krieger. Krieger understood how to unite French and Italian elements of style in his music and thus as a composer he was an important role model for the generation in which Bach and Telemann were active. His altogether twenty sacred concertos from the collection "Musikalischer Seelen-Friede", the only edition of Krieger’s sacred music, which was printed in 1990 and 1996, are among the most important contributions to this important genre in his time.

Hans-Christoph Rademann, Gaechinger Cantorey - Handel: Messiah (2020)

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Hans-Christoph Rademann, Gaechinger Cantorey - Handel: Messiah (2020)

Hans-Christoph Rademann, Gaechinger Cantorey - Handel: Messiah (2020)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 665 Mb | Total time: 74:49+62:06 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Accentus Music | ACC30499 | Recorded: 2019

Handel's 'Messiah' is one of the most sung oratorios in the world and its great choruses and arias can be heard on countless classical collections. From its premiere to the present day, this great sacred work enjoys almost unbroken popularity and has always fascinated audiences and musicians alike. In the chapter "Resurrection of George Frideric Handel" of his book "Decisive Moments in History", Stefan Zweig provides a particularly colourful description of Handel’s "Messiah". Starting from the fresh spirit of the work, he creates a lively story that lets the reader look over his shoulder as he composes the work. In it, he illustrates the timelessness and special position of this great composition in the context of music history.

Dorothee Mields, Michi Gaigg, L'Orfeo Barockorchester - Hoffnung des Wiedersehens: Telemann Arias (2012)

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Dorothee Mields, Michi Gaigg, L'Orfeo Barockorchester - Hoffnung des Wiedersehens: Telemann Arias (2012)

Dorothee Mields, Michi Gaigg, L'Orfeo Barockorchester - Hoffnung des Wiedersehens: Telemann Arias (2012)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 342 Mb | Total time: 68:52 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Deutsche Harmonia Mundi | # 88697901822 | Recorded: 2011

The crystal clear quality of Dorothee Mields’s singing has already graced many albums of German mid- to late-Baroque music. Her vocal quality, secure intonation and tasteful use of ornamentation characterise performances that are further enhanced by her sensibility to music and text alike.

Dorothee Mields, Michi Gaigg, L'Orpheo Barockorchester - Bach: Kantaten fur Solo-Sopran (2015)

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Dorothee Mields, Michi Gaigg, L'Orpheo Barockorchester - Bach: Kantaten fur Solo-Sopran (2015)

Dorothee Mields, Michi Gaigg, L'Orpheo Barockorchester - Bach: Kantaten für Solo-Sopran (2015)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 296 Mb | Total time: 67:46 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Carus | # 83.309 | Recorded: 2014

In the depth of its expression and richness of form Johann Sebastian Bach's music has no equal. This becomes especially clear in the famous cantatas for solo soprano, as can be heard in this recording, featuring Ich bin in mir vergnügt BWV 204 and Mein Herze schwimmt in Blut BWV 199 (Weimar version, 1714). The recording is rounded off by a performance of the famous soprano aria Alles mit Gott und nichts ohn' ihn BWV 1127. Once again Dorothee Mields shows that she is one of the leading interpreters of our time for the music of the 17th and 18th centuries. Performed with LOrfeo Barockorchester, under the direction of Michi Gaigg, this is an exemplary interpretation of these seldom heard solo cantatas.

Michi Gaigg, L’Orfeo Barockorchester - Telemann: Orpheus (2011)

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Michi Gaigg, L’Orfeo Barockorchester - Telemann: Orpheus (2011)

Michi Gaigg, L’Orfeo Barockorchester - Telemann: Orpheus (2011)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 549 Mb | Total time: 54:45+67:56 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Deutsche Harmonia Mundi | # 88697805972 | Recorded: 2010

In the Baroque and Classical periods, it seems like anyone who was famous in the world of opera did something with the story of Orpheus. Retrospectively, it is sometimes really hard to see why this appealed to so many. To be sure, the symbolism of the power of music, not to mention the tragic story of love lost, won again through hardship and devotion, and finally and irrevocably lost, seems ready-made for opera. Moreover, any composer would love to set the scenes of Orpheus in Hades. But the plot really seems to need something, like a happy ending, extra characters, or lots and lots of dances to pass the time. Georg Philipp Telemann’s excursion into this story certainly has its share of things.