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Sächsisches Vocalensemble, Batzdorfer Hofkapelle, Matthias Jung - Baroque Christmas Cantatas from Central Germany II (2022)

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Sächsisches Vocalensemble, Batzdorfer Hofkapelle, Matthias Jung - Baroque Christmas Cantatas from Central Germany II (2022)

Sächsisches Vocalensemble, Batzdorfer Hofkapelle, Matthias Jung, Anne Stadler - Baroque Christmas Cantatas from Central Germany II (2022)
WEB FLAC (tracks+booklet) - 392 MB | Tracks: 6 | 56:36
Style: Classical | Label: CPO

Six magnificent baroque cantatas sound, Christmas music, which Matthias Jung discovered in the sheet music of the historic St. Augustin State School in Grimma Anne Stadler, Dorothea Wagner, Stefan Kunath, Alexander Bischoff and Felix Schwandtke.​ There is no better way to sing it.

Sachsisches Vokalensemble, Matthias Jung - Petr Eben - Salve Regina: Sacred Choral Works (2013)

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Sachsisches Vokalensemble, Matthias Jung - Petr Eben - Salve Regina: Sacred Choral Works (2013)

Petr Eben - Salve Regina: Sacred Choral Works (2013)
Sächsisches Vokalensemble; Matthias Jung, conductor

EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 257 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 153 Mb | Scans included
Classical, Choral, Sacred | Label: cpo | # cpo777627-2 | Time: 00:59:48

Petr Eben drew upon the Old Testament and sacred texts from early church fathers for his powerful sacred vocal works. Latin was his preferred language for these settings, and he favoured Gregorian chant which he used as inspiration for his weaving polyphonic lines, complex rhythms and irregular patterning. This body of work, written in the teeth of party opposition in Czechoslovakia – born a Jew, Eben became a practising Catholic – is one of the most important by a Czech composer in the twentieth-century.

Matthias Jung, Batzdorfer Hofkapelle, Sachsiches Vocalensemble - Francesco Feo: Missa, Confitebor a 5 (2009)

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Matthias Jung, Batzdorfer Hofkapelle, Sachsiches Vocalensemble - Francesco Feo: Missa, Confitebor a 5 (2009)

Matthias Jung, Batzdorfer Hofkapelle, Sächsiches Vocalensemble - Francesco Feo: Missa, Confitebor a 5 (2009)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 306 Mb | Total time: 58:04 | Scans included
Classical | Label: CPO | # 777 333-2 | Recorded: 2007

Francesco Feo was one of the greatest Neapolitan composers of the first half of the 18th century. During a career extending from 1713 through 1760, the year before his death, he remained in Naples, where he composed operas, oratorios, cantatas, masses, passions, psalms, and canticles, among other works. His setting of Metastasio’s first opera libretto, Siface, led to commissions from Rome and Turin. His growing fame resulted in commissions from Madrid and Prague; Hasse, resident in Dresden, where Feo’s works were also performed, wanted to entrust Feo with leading the premiere of a serenata he wrote for Naples. The music historian Charles Burney praised his works for their “fire, invention, and force in the melody and expression in the words.”

Matthias Jung, Batzdorfer Hofkapelle, Sachsisches Vocalensemble - Antonio Lotti: Vesper Psalms (2006)

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Matthias Jung, Batzdorfer Hofkapelle, Sachsisches Vocalensemble - Antonio Lotti: Vesper Psalms (2006)

Matthias Jung, Batzdorfer Hofkapelle, Sächsisches Vocalensemble - Antonio Lotti: Vesper Psalms (2006)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 352 Mb | Total time: 68:08 | Scans included
Classical | Label: CPO | # 777 180-2 | Recorded: 2005

The conventional wisdom about Venetian Antonio Lotti, composer of the a cappella masterwork "Crucifixus," is that as a card-carrying member of the stil antico he represented a conservative viewpoint akin to that of his later contemporary Leonardo Leo – the fewer instruments the better, the closer to the polyphonic language of Palestrina the better. Moreover, if the "Crucifixus" was the only work of Lotti that someone became acquainted with, then he/she could not be blamed for believing this was so, although he/she might note the distinct Baroque harmonic coloring of the piece as being rather unlike that of Palestrina. Here is a challenge for you – CPO's Antonio Lotti: Vesper Psalms performed by the Sächsisches Vocalensemble and Batzdorfer Hofkapelle under Matthias Jung.

Matthias Jung, Batzdorfer Hofkapelle, Sächsisches Vocalensemble - Hasse: Te Deum; Sacred Works (2010)

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Matthias Jung, Batzdorfer Hofkapelle, Sächsisches Vocalensemble - Hasse: Te Deum; Sacred Works (2010)

Matthias Jung, Batzdorfer Hofkapelle, Sächsisches Vocalensemble - Hasse: Te Deum; Sacred Works (2010)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 327 Mb | Total time: 68:24 | Scans included
Classical | Label: CPO | # 777 462-2 | Recorded: 2009

While Hasse’s early fame rested above all on his operas, in more recent times it is especially his sacred compositions that have enjoyed immense esteem. This CD features his Te Deum and other sacred works.

100 Christmas Masterworks [5CDs] (2018)

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100 Christmas Masterworks [5CDs] (2018)

100 Christmas Masterworks [5CDs] (2018)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 1.40 Gb | Total time: 05:28:14 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Deutsche Grammophon | 483 6001 | Recorded: 1961-2017

This imaginatively-curated, generously-filled Christmas package is sure to find favor during this and future holiday seasons. Why? Because it packs in every conceivable carol, tune, choral work or song in timeless performances from the greatest artists in the world: singers of immense communicative gifts including Cecilia Bartoli, Bryn Terfel, Renee Fleming and Luciano Pavarotti to name but four. It truly offers something of every Christmas mind, spirit, and looks fantastic.

Matthias Jung, Batzdorfer Hofkapelle, Sachsisches Vocalensemble - Gottfried August Homilius: Der Messias (2015)

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Matthias Jung, Batzdorfer Hofkapelle, Sachsisches Vocalensemble - Gottfried August Homilius: Der Messias (2015)

Matthias Jung, Batzdorfer Hofkapelle, Sächsisches Vocalensemble - Gottfried August Homilius: Der Messias (2015)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 565 Mb | Total time: 96:13 | Digital booklet
Classical | Label: CPO | # 777 947-2 | Recorded: 2014

The Messiah by Gottfried August Homilius (1714-1785) was performed by the Sächsisches Vocalensemble and the Batzdorfer Hofkapelle under the conductor Matthias Jung at St Anne’s Church in Dresden on the occasion of the three-hundredth anniversary of the composer’s birth on 5 June 2014, and is now being released on CD by cpo. Homilius is regarded as one of the most significant church composers during the transition between the baroque and classical eras.

Matthias Jung, Batzdorfer Hofkapelle, Sachsisches Vocalensemble - Ristori: Missa, Litaniae, Miserere (2018)

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Matthias Jung, Batzdorfer Hofkapelle, Sachsisches Vocalensemble - Ristori: Missa, Litaniae, Miserere (2018)

Matthias Jung, Batzdorfer Hofkapelle, Sächsisches Vocalensemble - Ristori: Missa, Litaniae, Miserere (2018)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 360 Mb | Total time: 64:09 | Digital booklet
Classical | Label: CPO | # 555 200-2 | Recorded: 2017

Giovanni Alberto Ristori was the son of the Italian actor Tomaso Ristori and came to the Saxon court in Dresden when his father found employment there as the director of the Italian acting company. Giovanni Ristori was regarded as a talented composer, pianist, and organist, and obtained the post of compositeur with the Italian court acting company in 1717. He later received the posts of chamber organist in 1733, church composer in 1746, and the Dresden court’s assistant chapel master under Johann Adolph Hasse in 1750.