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Peter Kooij, L'Armonia Son - De profundis clamavi - German Sacred Cantatas: Weckmann, Biber, Bruhns, Schmelzer, Geist (2006)

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Peter Kooij, L'Armonia Son - De profundis clamavi - German Sacred Cantatas: Weckmann, Biber, Bruhns, Schmelzer, Geist (2006)

De profundis clamavi - German Sacred Cantatas: Weckmann, Biber, Bruhns, Schmelzer, Geist (2006)
Peter Kooij, bass; L'Armonia Sonora; Mieneke van der Velden, direction

EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 323 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 153 Mb | Scans included
Genre: Classical, Vocal, Sacred | Label: Ramée | # RAM 0604 | Time: 01:06:20

This is a gem of a CD. It's a well-chosen, well-performed and well-presented anthology of mid-Baroque German sacred cantatas. Bass Peter Kooij and the seven-person L'Armonia Sonora are directed by gambist Mieneke Van der Velden. They have a close and warm affinity not only with one another, but also for the music; it's music as varied as it's beautiful. Its rich, sustained sonorities will stay with you long after you have finished the uplifting experience of listening to the CD. Released on the enterprising Ramée label De profundis clamavi comprises seven sumptuous examples of the music written in the north German Länder in the period after the Thirty Years War. It's music which not so much 'reflects' that profound conflict, as is 'affected' by it – weighed down with detached regret and unselfconscious resignation.

Peter Kooij, Sette Voce - Johann Sebastian Bach: Jesu, Meine Freude (2009)

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Peter Kooij, Sette Voce - Johann Sebastian Bach: Jesu, Meine Freude (2009)

Peter Kooij, Sette Voce - Johann Sebastian Bach: Jesu, Meine Freude (2009)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 334 Mb | Total time: 70:23 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Ramée | # RAM0906 | Recorded: 2009

Sette Voce was founded in 2001 and its members are from a number of European countries. They are directed by the renowned Dutch baritone Peter Kooij and the ensemble has been invited to appear at several important national and international festivals.