Sunday, 19 March 2017

Rolle: Der leidende Jesus - Hermann Max

Johann Heinrich ROLLE
(1716 - 1785)

Der leidende Jesus
oratorio in 2 parts

Barbara Schlick, soprano
Mechthild Georg, mezzo-soprano
Hans Jörg Mammel, tenor
Bernhard Scheffel, tenor
Klaus Mertens, bass

Rheinische Kantorei
Das Kleine Konzert


recorded: Sept 27, 1996, Basilika, Knechtsteden
[Festliche Tage alter Musik Knechtsteden 1996]

period instruments
lossless (flac)
source: WDR3 (Cologne)
recorded with videorecorder

Several oratorios by Rolle as recorded by Hermann Max have been released on CD. Unfortunately Der leidende Jesus is not one of them. Despite a slight disturbance in one of the recitatives - for which I apologize - I have decided to upload this nice work, as part of my series of postings with music for Passiontide.

(01) Part 1 [40'21"]

(02) Part 2 [40'00"]



Sunday, 12 March 2017

Richard Davy: St Matthew Passion - Cappella Pratensis

Richard DAVY
(c1465 - 1538)

St Matthew Passion

Cappella Pratensis


rec: March 23, 2001, Dorpskerk, Spijkenisse (NL)

lossless (flac)
source: Radio 4 (NL)

All the pieces are taken from the Eton Choirbook

(01) Richard DAVY (c1465-1538)
Passio Domini in ramis palmarum [28'15"]
[Christopher Kale, Evangelist]

(02) John BROWNE (fl c1480-1505)
Stabat mater [16'10"]

(03) WILLIAM, Monk of Stratford (15th/16th C) (attr)
Magnificat [16'45"]

(04) William HORWUD (HORWOOD) (?-c1484?)
Salve Regina [16'12"]



Sunday, 5 March 2017

Mozart: Davidde penitente - Nikolaus Harnoncourt

In memoriam Nikolaus Harnoncourt

Wolfgang Amadeus MOZART
(1756 - 1791)

Davidde penitente (KV 469)

Marin Hartelius, soprano
Roberta Invernizzi, soprano
Christoph Strehl, tenor

Concentus musicus Wien


rec: July 17, 2005, Pfarrkirche, Stainz
[Styriarte 2005]

mp3 - bitrate: 224 kbps
source: Radio 4 (NL) (digital radio)
recorded with harddisc recorder

N.B. Davidde penitente is one of the few vocal works by Mozart which Harnoncourt did not record on disc.

(01) Venite populi, offertorium de venerabili sacramento (KV 260 / 248a) [05'16"]

(02) Regina coeli (KV 127) [15'11"]
[Malin Hartelius, soprano]

Davidde penitente, cantata for 2 sopranos, tenor, choir and orchestra (KV 469)

(03) Coro & Solo (S I): Alzai le flebili voci al Signor [06'12"]
(04) Coro: Cantiam le glorie [02'35"]
(05) Aria (S II): Lungi le cure ingrate [05'23"]
(06) Coro: Sii pur sempre [01'12"]
(07) Duetto (S I & II): Sorgi, o Signore [03'07"]
(08) Aria (T): A te, fra tanti affanni [07'23"]
(09) Coro: Se vuoi, puniscimi [05'20"]
(10) Aria (S I): Fra l'oscure ombre funeste [07'22"]
(11) Terzetto (S I & II, T): Tutte le mie speranze [04'54"]
(12) Coro & Soli (S I & II, T): Chi in Dio sol spera [05'54"]



Sunday, 26 February 2017

Vivaldi: Nisi Dominus & Stabat mater - Lucile Richardot & Václav Luks

(1678 - 1741)

Nisi Dominus & Stabat mater

Collegium 1704

Lucile Richardot, mezzo-soprano
Xenia Löffler, oboe


recorded: January 22, 2017, Muziekgebouw aan 't IJ, Amsterdam

mp3 - 256 kpbs
source: NPO Radio 4 (NL) (podcast)

Antonio VIVALDI (1678-1741)

(01) Sinfonia Arsilda Regina di Ponto (RV 700) [04'33"]

(02) Stabat mater in f minor (RV 621) [21'43"]

(03) Concerto for oboe, strings and bc in C (RV 450) [11'04"]

(04) Concerto for strings and bc in g minor (RV 157) [06'12"]

Alessandro MARCELLO (1684-1750)

(05) Concerto for oboe, strings and bc in d minor [11'00"]


(06) Nisi Dominus (RV 608) [24'16"]

Jan Dismas ZELENKA (1679-1745)

Missa Purificationis beatae virginis Mariae (ZWV 16): 
(07) Agnus Dei [05'57"]



Sunday, 19 February 2017

Campra: L'Europe Galante - Skip Sempé

(1660 - 1744)

L'Europe Galante
opéra-ballet in five entrées

Hana Blaziková, soprano
Judith van Wanroij, soprano
Reinoud Van Mechelen, hautecontre
Lisandro Abadie, bass-baritone

Capriccio Stravagante


recorded August 27, 2013, Geertekerk, Utrecht
[Festival Early Music Utrecht 2013]

period instruments
lossless (flac)
source: Radio 4 (NL) (digital)
recorded with harddisc recorder

(01) Prologue ou Première Entrée [19'16"]

(02) Deuxième Entrée: La France [13'02"]

(03) Troisième Entrée: L'Espagne [17'55"]

(04) Quatrième Entrée: L'Italie [07'19"]

(05) Cinquième Entrée: La Turquie [12'06"]



Sunday, 12 February 2017

Mendelssohn & his time I - Soloists of the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment

Mendelssohn & his time I

Soloists of the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment

Kristian Bezuidenhout, fortepiano [JB Streicher, 1849]
Lisa Beznosiuk, flute (05-09)
Richard Lester, cello (01-04,06-09)

period instruments
mp3 - bitrate: 256 kbps (VBR)
source: BBC Radio 3 (digital)
recorded with harddisc recorder

In 2009 soloists of the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment gave a series of four concerts devoted to Felix Mendelssohn-Bartholdy and his time. This is the first in the series. The next three will be posted later during the first half of this year.


Sonata for pianoforte and cello No 2 in D, op. 58

(01) allegro assai vivace [08'07"]
(02) allegretto scherzando [05'36"]
(03) adagio [04'31"]
(04) molto allegro e vivace [07'17"]

Theobald BOEHM (1794-1881)

(05) Gute Nacht, for flute and pianoforte (after Franz Peter Schubert) [04'21"]

Carl Maria VON WEBER (1786-1826)

Trio v pianoforte, transverse flute and cello in g minor, op. 63 (J 259)

(06) allegro moderato [08'04"]
(07) scherzo. allegro vivace [02'51"]
(08) Schäfers Klage. andante espressivo [04'02"]
(09) finale. allegro [05'54"]



Sunday, 5 February 2017

Da capo - Re-uploads

Da capo

In recent months I have received several requests for re-uploads. Rather than answering to every request separately I have decided to devote this week to a collection of requested re-uploads. The new links are at the respective pages.

If you want me to re-upload a concert previously posted here, please send me an email at Often a request is left in the comment box to the posting; comments are forwarded to me, but unfortunately without a link to the posting it concerns. That makes it impossible to identify the concert which is requested.

Enjoy the music!