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Part-Songs / Motet

Netherlands Chamber Choir

Part-Songs / Motet

Price: € 19.95
Format: CD
Label: Globe
UPC: 8711525508002
Catnr: GLO 5080
Release date: 19 August 2002
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Label
Globe
UPC
8711525508002
Catalogue number
GLO 5080
Release date
19 August 2002
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About the album

Unieke opnames van het Nederlands Kamerkoor
Dit is opnieuw een absoluut uniek album van het Nederlands Kamerkoor, met een complete uitvoering van alle 13 Part-Songs voor gemengd koor met pianobegeleiding, die nog niet eerder in de catalogus aanwezig was, en het motet Wachet auf, ruft uns die Stimme van Johann Christoph Friedrich Bach, dat nog niet eerder op een actuele en moderne opname is verschenen.

Het Nederlands Kamerkoor is in 1937 opgericht door de legendarische dirigent en pianist Felix de Nobel, en is een volledig professioneel vocaal ensemble. Componisten als Francis Poulenc, Hendrik Andriessen, Henk Badings en Rudolf Escher hebben werken voor het koor gecomponeerd. Het repertoire van het koor omvat bijna het geheel van de Westerse muziek, reikend van de vroege Middeleeuwen tot aan de late 20e eeuw.

De drie eerdere albums van het Nederlands Kamerkoor hebben al zoveel lof van de internationale critici ontvangen, dat dit album geen verdere aanbeveling behoeft!

Artist(s)

Netherlands Chamber Choir

The Netherlands Chamber Choir exists since 1937, and has been one of the world’s top choirs for decades. The Netherlands Chamber Choir has been internationally praised by critics for its homogeneous sound and for the soloist quality of the singers. One of the choir’s missions is to keep choral music very much alive as an art form, by looking for new formats, by innovative commissions and exciting collaborations. It results in concerts that are not only perceived as beautiful, but that appeal to all senses.  Education and participation are a vital part of the choir’s mission. The Netherlands Chamber Choir provides coaching, workshops, and ‘adopts’ choirs as supporting act for their own concerts.  Besides their own concert series, the choir often collaborates with renowned ensembles such as the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra, ASKO|Schönberg, La...
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The Netherlands Chamber Choir exists since 1937, and has been one of the world’s top choirs for decades. The Netherlands Chamber Choir has been internationally praised by critics for its homogeneous sound and for the soloist quality of the singers. One of the choir’s missions is to keep choral music very much alive as an art form, by looking for new formats, by innovative commissions and exciting collaborations. It results in concerts that are not only perceived as beautiful, but that appeal to all senses.

Education and participation are a vital part of the choir’s mission. The Netherlands Chamber Choir provides coaching, workshops, and ‘adopts’ choirs as supporting act for their own concerts.

Besides their own concert series, the choir often collaborates with renowned ensembles such as the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra, ASKO|Schönberg, La Fenice and Concert Lorrain.

From August 1, 2015 Peter Dijkstra watches over the unique sound of the Netherlands Chamber Choir The Netherlands Chamber Choir had Felix de Nobel as its first chief conductor. Uwe Gronostay, Tõnu Kaljuste, Stephen Layton and Risto Joost were his respective successors. Each of them gave the Netherlands Chamber Choir, and choral music in general, new, major impulses.


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Uwe Gronostay (conductor)

Composer(s)

Johann Christoph Friedrich Bach

Johann Christoph Friedrich Bach was the third of the four composing sons of Johann Sebastian Bach and Anna Magdalena Wilcken. He is also referred to as the ‘Bückeburg Bach’, since he worked some 40 years at the court of Count William of Schaumburg-Lippe  in Bückeburg. In 1750 he was appointed by Count William as a chamber musician. At the moment the Italians Angelo Colonna and Giovanni Battista Sereni were active as concert master and chapel master at the court, through which Bach came to know the style of Italian cantatas and operas. Both Italians left the court in 1756 and Bach was then appointed as concertmaster. He was not only responsible for the direction of the concerts, he also had to...
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Johann Christoph Friedrich Bach was the third of the four composing sons of Johann Sebastian Bach and Anna Magdalena Wilcken. He is also referred to as the ‘Bückeburg Bach’, since he worked some 40 years at the court of Count William of Schaumburg-Lippe in Bückeburg. In 1750 he was appointed by Count William as a chamber musician. At the moment the Italians Angelo Colonna and Giovanni Battista Sereni were active as concert master and chapel master at the court, through which Bach came to know the style of Italian cantatas and operas.
Both Italians left the court in 1756 and Bach was then appointed as concertmaster. He was not only responsible for the direction of the concerts, he also had to compose new works. This became the start of an intensive work period in which he composed chamber music, piano works, symphonies and oratorios.
When the Count, who formed the center of the cultural life at court, died in 1777, Bach went on to look for new sources of inspiration for his works. He found these during his trip to London in the early summer of 1778 that he made with his eldest son Wilhelm Friedrich Ernst. In London they visited Johann Christian Bach, who made Johann Christoph Friedrich familiar with the music of amongst others Mozart and Gluck through his concerts. These composers would continue to influence him from then on.
Johann Christoph Friedrich returned to Bückeburg, where he led the court chapel to a great reputation. He also wrote many piano works with the help of the pianoforte that he had brought with him from London.
The oeuvre of Johann Christoph Friedrich marks the transition from the Baroque to the Classical period, with works in the Baroque and galant style, and works in which both styles are combined with elements of the classical style. His works are not as well-known as those of his brothers, which is possibly due to the fact that a significant part of his oeuvre was destroyed during the Second World War.

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Joseph Haydn

(Franz) Joseph Haydn was a prolific Austrian composer of the Classical period. He was instrumental in the development of chamber music such as the piano trio and his contributions to musical form have earned him the epithets 'Father of the Symphony' and 'Father of the String Quartet'.   Haydn spent much of his career as a court musician for the wealthy Esterházy family at their remote estate. Until the later part of his life, this isolated him from other composers and trends in music so that he was, as he put it, 'forced to become original'. Yet his music circulated widely and for much of his career he was the most celebrated composer in Europe.   He was a friend and mentor of Mozart,...
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(Franz) Joseph Haydn was a prolific Austrian composer of the Classical period. He was instrumental in the development of chamber music such as the piano trio and his contributions to musical form have earned him the epithets "Father of the Symphony" and "Father of the String Quartet".
Haydn spent much of his career as a court musician for the wealthy Esterházy family at their remote estate. Until the later part of his life, this isolated him from other composers and trends in music so that he was, as he put it, "forced to become original". Yet his music circulated widely and for much of his career he was the most celebrated composer in Europe.
He was a friend and mentor of Mozart, a teacher of Beethoven, with whom he formed the First Viennese School. He was also the older brother of composer Michael Haydn.

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