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Frieder Bernius, Kammerchor Stuttgart - Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy: Magnificat; Kirchenwerke VIII (2008)

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Frieder Bernius, Kammerchor Stuttgart - Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy: Magnificat; Kirchenwerke VIII (2008)

Frieder Bernius, Kammerchor Stuttgart, Deutsche Kammerphilharmonie Bremen - Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy: Magnificat; Kirchenwerke VIII (2008)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 326 Mb | Total time: 69:00 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Carus | # CAR 83.216 | Recorded: 2008

The Magnificat and Gloria, written in 1822, are Mendelssohn’s first large-scale works which he composed for reasons other than study purposes. The influence of the intense cultivation of Bach by his teacher, Carl Friedrich Zelter, and the Berlin Sing-Akademie are clearly evident, as in the later chorale cantatas. The masterful 19-voice motet, Tu es Petrus, which Mendelssohn gave his sister as a birthday present, he had planned to publish as his very first sacred work. Frieder Bernius and the Kammerchor Stuttgart present a further addition to their model, prizewinning CD series of Mendelssohn’s complete sacred works.

Frieder Bernius, Hofkapelle Stuttgart, Kammerchor Stuttgart - Beethoven: Missa in C, Op. 86; Cherubini: Sciant gentes (2013)

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Frieder Bernius, Hofkapelle Stuttgart, Kammerchor Stuttgart - Beethoven: Missa in C, Op. 86; Cherubini: Sciant gentes (2013)

Frieder Bernius, Hofkapelle Stuttgart, Kammerchor Stuttgart - Beethoven: Missa in C, Op. 86; Cherubini: Sciant gentes (2013)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 209 Mb | Total time: 48:13 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Carus | # CAR 83.295 | Recorded: 2011

The Kammerchor Stuttgart, under the direction of Frieder Bernius is one of the finest choirs worldwide. Their many prizewinning recordings have set a standard. Now Frieder Bernius presents Beethoven's "Missa in C major" (op. 86). With its tonal language of subjective avowal, the first of Beethoven's two masses opens up new worlds of expression which are expressly modern and point towards the future. Not to be considered a preliminary work to the Missa solemnis, it is an entirely independent work which set standards for the further development of settings of the Mass in the 19th century. The world premiere recording of Luigi Cherubini's "Sciant gentes" (1829) rounds out this CD.

Frieder Bernius, Stuttgarter Kammerorchester - Niccolò Jommelli: Didone Abbandonata

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Frieder Bernius, Stuttgarter Kammerorchester - Niccolò Jommelli: Didone Abbandonata

Frieder Bernius, Stuttgarter Kammerorchester - Niccolò Jommelli: Didone Abbandonata (1995)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 712 Mb | Total time: 169:15 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Orfeo | # C 381 953 F | Recorded: 1994

Mozart greatly admired the music of Jommelli. Here is the latter’s marvellous version of the Dido and Aeneas story. Dorothea Röschmann is flexible and firm in the title role, and Martina Borst as Aeneas has a warm tone. The orchestra is robust and vivid, especially in the astonishing final scene which was famous in its day. We can only hope for more from this enterprising Stuttgart group.

Frieder Bernius, Stuttgarter Kammerorchester - Niccolò Jommelli: Il Vologeso (1998)

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Frieder Bernius, Stuttgarter Kammerorchester - Niccolò Jommelli: Il Vologeso (1998)

Frieder Bernius, Stuttgarter Kammerorchester - Niccolò Jommelli: Il Vologeso (1998)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 742 Mb | Total time: 175:17 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Orfeo | # C 420 983 F | Recorded: 1997

Until 1750, Europe was under the spell of the Italian opera seria for about 70 years. Then the audience began to develop a taste for more drama: no more succession of arias that were loosely welded together by an overly familiar plot, but a story in which people could live with the main characters. The French, who had stubbornly refused to go along in the European mania for Italian opera seria and had developed their own national opera, could look forward to an increasing influence of French opera. This can be clearly observed in the operas of Christoph Willibald von Gluck, who has gone down in history as the great opera reformer of the 18th century. However, there were even more composers who had implemented innovations and one of them was Niccolò Jommeli (1714-74).

Barockorchester and Kammerchor Stuttgart, Frieder Bernius - Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Requiem, KV 626 (2000)

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Barockorchester and Kammerchor Stuttgart, Frieder Bernius - Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Requiem, KV 626 (2000)

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Requiem, KV 626 (2000)
Vasiljka Jezovsek, Soprano; Claudia Schubert, Contralto
Marcus Ullmann, Tenor; Michael Voile, Bass
Barockorchester and Kammerchor Stuttgart, conducted by Frieder Bernius

EAC | WV | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 192 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 106 Mb | Scans ~ 50 Mb
Classical, Choral | Label: Carus | # 83.207 | Time: 00:46:15

Frieder Bernius and his Stuttgart forces weigh in with one of the finer Mozart Requiems in a very crowded field–and to ensure this performance’s relative exclusivity, it’s one of only a handful of recordings that use the edition by Franz Beyer, an intelligent and persuasive 1971 effort to correct “obvious textural errors” and some decidedly un-Mozartian features in the orchestration attributable to Franz Süssmayr, Mozart’s pupil/assistant who completed the work after the master’s death. This live concert performance from 1999 offers well-set tempos (including a vigorous Kyrie fugue), infectious rhythmic energy from both chorus and orchestra, robust, precise, musically compelling choral singing, a first rate quartet of soloists–and, especially considering its concert-performance setting, impressively detailed and vibrant sonics. The CD also features informative notes by Beyer himself.

Kammerchor Stuttgart & Frieder Bernius - Mendelssohn: Te Deum à 8, MWV B 15 & Other Works (2021)

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Kammerchor Stuttgart & Frieder Bernius - Mendelssohn: Te Deum à 8, MWV B 15 & Other Works (2021)

Kammerchor Stuttgart & Frieder Bernius - Mendelssohn: Te Deum à 8, MWV B 15 & Other Works (2021)
WEB FLAC (tracks) - 194 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 117 Mb | Digital booklet | 00:47:37
Classical, Sacred, Choral | Label: haenssler CLASSIC

Throughout his life, Felix Mendelssohn harboured a strong love-hate relationship with the Berlin Sing-Akademie, where, as a singer and student of the director Carl Friedrich Zelter, he got to know important works of Italian vocal polyphony of the 16th and 17th centuries.

Frieder Bernius, Hofkapelle Stuttgart, Frauenstimmen des Kammerchor Stuttgart - Christian Cannabich: Electra (2020)

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Frieder Bernius, Hofkapelle Stuttgart, Frauenstimmen des Kammerchor Stuttgart - Christian Cannabich: Electra (2020)

Isabelle Redfern, Frieder Bernius, Hofkapelle Stuttgart, Frauenstimmen des Kammerchor Stuttgart - Christian Cannabich: Electra (2020)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 342 Mb | Total time: 53:01 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Hänssler Classic | # HAN 20062 | Recorded: 2019

Christian Cannabich himself - at first leader of the orchestra, then director of instrumental music at the court of Carl Theodor - was one of those who engaged with the new form of music drama. Cannabich, who mostly composed symphonies, chamber music and ballet suites and enjoyed the reputation among his contemporaries of being an excellent orchestra mentor, created the stage work Electra in 1781 with a setting of words by Mannheim intendant von Dalberg. From its beginnings in France, the melodrama established itself in the 1770s as an independent form of music drama, with particular success in the German-speaking territories.

Passion: Sacred Masterpieces: Schütz, Bach, Purcell, Handel, Telemann, Pergolesi, Haydn [15CDs] (2010)

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Passion: Sacred Masterpieces: Schütz, Bach, Purcell, Handel, Telemann, Pergolesi, Haydn [15CDs] (2010)

Passion: Sacred Masterpieces: Schütz, Bach, Purcell, Handel, Telemann, Pergolesi, Haydn [15CDs] (2010)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 3.86 Gb | Total time: 15:10:08 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Brilliant Classics | # 94032 | Recorded: 1994-2002

A stunning collection of some of the greatest sacred music ever written. From the great Lamentations of Byrd, Tallis and Palestrina, the listener is taken on a remarkable spiritual journey through Bach’s great St Matthew Passion, Purcell’s moving and bleak funeral music for Queen Mary, and Handel radiant Messiah. Pergolesi’s masterful setting of the Stabat Mater and Telemann’s Passions-Oratorium are also to be found here, along with Haydn’s Stabat Mater and his dark and intense masterpiece Die sieben letzen Worte, or The Seven Last Words of our Saviour from the Cross. Finally, Allegri’s hauntingly beautiful Miserere opens this collection – a work that was copied from memory after one hearing by the child Mozart. Prior to that moment the work had only been heard in the Vatican.

Frieder Bernius, Kammerchor Stuttgart - Hohes Lied: Daniel-Lesur, Ravel, Debussy, Fasch, Schumann (2009)

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Frieder Bernius, Kammerchor Stuttgart - Hohes Lied: Daniel-Lesur, Ravel, Debussy, Fasch, Schumann (2009)

Frieder Bernius, Kammerchor Stuttgart - Hohes Lied: Daniel-Lesur, Ravel, Debussy, Fasch, Schumann (2009)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 232 Mb | Total time: 65:34 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Carus | 83.222 | Recorded: 2004, 2007

In this Carus release, Frieder Bernius leads soloists from Kammerchor Stuttgart in a selection of transcriptions by Clytus Gottwald and original compositions for chorus subdivided into multiple parts, in this case, up to 16 parts. The arrangements, here of songs originally for solo voice and piano, demonstrate Gottwald's mastery of this niche genre; he has also made remarkably effective choral transcriptions of chamber music and work for full orchestra. The arrangements, of songs by Ravel, Debussy, and Schumann, work beautifully as choral music, even as independent compositions, considered apart from their sources.

Deutsche Harmonia Mundi - 100 Great Recordings, Part 3 (2017)

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Deutsche Harmonia Mundi - 100 Great Recordings, Part 3 (2017)

Deutsche Harmonia Mundi - 100 Great Recordings, Part 3 (2017)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 6,13 Gb | Scans included
Classical | Label: Deutsche Harmonia Mundi | # 19075800702 | Recorded: 1960-2013

Since it's founding in Freiburg in 1958, Deutsche Harmonia Mundi has been one of the most important and ambitious labels for period performances. Over decades, globally-acclaimed recordings were created with outstanding musicians. The limited edition "Deutsche Harmonia Mundi: 100 Great Recordings" contains 100 outstanding DHM recordings with some of the most important and best artists in their field: Nuria Rial, Dorothee Mields, Al Ayre Espanol, Hille Perl, Concentus Musicus Wien, Nikolaus Harnoncourt, the Freiburger Barockorchester, Skip Sempé, Capriccio Stravagante, La Petite Bande, Gustav Leonhardt, Andrew Lawrence-King, Frieder Bernius, the Balthasar-Neumann-Chor, Thomas Hengelbrock and many others.

Kammerchor Stuttgart, Barockorchester Stuttgart & Frieder Bernius - J.S. Bach: Ein feste Burg & Missa in G (2017)

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Kammerchor Stuttgart, Barockorchester Stuttgart & Frieder Bernius - J.S. Bach: Ein feste Burg & Missa in G (2017)

Kammerchor Stuttgart, Barockorchester Stuttgart & Frieder Bernius - J.S. Bach: Ein feste Burg & Missa in G (2017)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+log+.cue) | Digital booklet | 00:49:01 | 224 Mb
Classical, Vocal | Label: Carus

With its highly complex and artful opening chorus, the cantata Ein feste Burg is one of the highlights among Bach's cantatas. With the Kammerchor Stuttgart under Frieder Bernius and the soloists Sarah Wegener, David Allsopp, Thomas Hobbs and Peter Harvey, this masterpiece finds a more than adequate recording here. The cantata is supplemented by the Missa brevis in G minor, BWV 235, one of the four Lutheran masses Bach composed at the end of the 1730s.

Deutsche Harmonia Mundi - 50 CD Collection (2014) Re-up

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Deutsche Harmonia Mundi - 50 CD Collection (2014) Re-up

Deutsche Harmonia Mundi - 50 CD Collection
Classical | Sony Music 88875037502 | 2014 | TT: 53:41:55 | EAC (FLAC, cue, log) | Scans | 14,2 Gb

The legendary label, deutsche harmonia mundi, releases a special 50 CD boxset featuring star performers such as Hille Perl, Nikolaus Harnoncourt, Dorothee Oberlinger, Simone Kermes, and Nuria Rial and more! This collection displays the sheer variety available from the dhm archive. A perfect collection ranging Medieval, Renaissance, Baroque and Romantic music.

Deutsche Harmonia Mundi: 50th Anniversary Edition [50CDs], Part 2 (2008)

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Deutsche Harmonia Mundi: 50th Anniversary Edition [50CDs], Part 2 (2008)

Deutsche Harmonia Mundi: 50th Anniversary Edition [50CDs], Part 2 (2008)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 7,10 Gb | Total time: 50:56:59 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Deutsche Harmonia Mundi | # 88697 281822 | Recorded: 1969-2000

A beautifully-packaged 50-disc box set, released to celebrate the 50th anniversary of Deutsche Harmonia Mundi, one of the most important and adventurous early music labels. The set contains 50 classic recordings of baroque and ancient music, chosen to represent the breadth of this huge and varied catalogue and each disc is slip-cased with artwork replicating the original CD or LP artwork.

Frieder Bernius Kammerchor Stuttgart - Lux aeterna ... for 10-16 parts: Werke von Ligeti, Scarlatti, Boyd und Mahler (2001)

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Frieder Bernius Kammerchor Stuttgart - Lux aeterna ... for 10-16 parts: Werke von Ligeti, Scarlatti, Boyd und Mahler (2001)

Frieder Bernius Kammerchor Stuttgart - Lux aeterna … for 10-16 parts: Werke von Ligeti, Scarlatti, Boyd und Mahler (2001)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 200 Mb | Total time: 54:17 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Carus | # 83.208 | Recorded: 1996

A selection of works which shows the courage to try the unusual: Ligeti’s Lux aeterna and Boyd’s As I crossed a bridge of dreams share a flowing of harmonic fields into one another as if in slow motion. On the other hand, Ligeti’s use of the technique of dividing an apparently endless flow of sound, with its related intervallic structures, into comprehensible periods, shows similarities to Scarlattis method of employing motives whose intervallic structure are interrelated. For Ich bin der Welt abhanden gekommen Gottwald transferred Ligeti’s technique of vocal writing to his arrangement of the Mahler Lied.

Frieder Bernius, Deutsche Bläserphilharmonie, Kammerchor Stuttgart - Bruckner: Mass in E minor (2014)

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Frieder Bernius, Deutsche Bläserphilharmonie, Kammerchor Stuttgart - Bruckner: Mass in E minor (2014)

Frieder Bernius, Deutsche Bläserphilharmonie, Kammerchor Stuttgart - Bruckner: Mass in E minor; Ave Maria; Christus Factus Est; Locus Iste; Virga Jesse (2014)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 201 Mb | Total time: 55:30 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Sony Classical | 88843056202 | Recorded: 1991

This disc is an amazing example of the hubris of a major classical label at the height of its imperial aspirations. Imagine the Columbia Records of the '60s releasing a record of Bruckner's Mass in E minor. Imagine the Sony of the new millennium releasing a disc by a provincial German chorus and an unknown conductor. Now be grateful that in 1991 that Sony, at the height of its aspirations, saw fit to record a splendid provincial German chorus and a brilliant unknown conductor in a magnificent recording of Bruckner's tremendous Mass in E minor. How else would there come to exist so wonderful a performance as this one by Frieder Bernius leading the Kammerchor Stuttgart and the Deutsche Blaserphilharmonie? The sound of the Stuttgart choir is pure, strong, and ardent.