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Opera Omnia XX - Vocal Works 10
Dieterich Buxtehude

Ton Koopman / Amsterdam Baroque Orchestra & Choir

Opera Omnia XX - Vocal Works 10

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Format: CD
Label: Challenge Classics
UPC: 0608917225921
Catnr: CC 72259
Release date: 10 October 2014
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0608917225921
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CC 72259
Release date
10 October 2014

"A worthy ending of an impressive monument for a great baroque master. "

Toccata, 09-3-2015
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The repertoire of sacred music that originated in Protestant Germany during the second half of the 17th century is of extraordinary variety, full of riches, yet still insufficiently explored and made available. Nevertheless, notably with the Opera Omnia project completed, the large, substantial, and multi-faceted oeuvre of Dieterich Buxtehude represents the period between Heinrich Schütz and Johann Sebastian Bach better than any other contemporaneous composer. The works produced by him during the nearly forty years he held the distinguished position as organist at St. Mary's in Lübeck from 1668 until his death in 1707 also clearly reflect the experimental phase characteristic of sacred music composition at the time. This experimental phase led from the motets, sacred concertos, and chorale settings prevailing before 1650 to the multi-movement cantata, a new genre that with its choruses, recitatives, arias, and chorales, defined Lutheran church music after 1700 for many decades. The present album contains among the many sacred works also three secular compositions, which Buxtehude wrote for weddings commissioned by prominent families in the city of Lübeck.
Het laatste vocale deel van de reeks Opera Omnia van Ton Koopman
Deel XX van de Opera Omnia is het laatste vocale deel van de werken van Dieterich (Dietrich, Diderich) Buxtehude. Door Ton Koopman en de zijnen met evenveel gedrevenheid en precisie uitgevoerd als in het eerste deel van de vocale werken in de serie Opera Omnia. Overigens geldt dit niet alleen voor het vocale werk, maar zeker ook voor de instrumentale delen uit de reeks. Koopman en het Amsterdam Baroque Orchestra & Choir brengen in deze opname een breed scala aan genres: concerten, koralen, aria's, cantates, en zelfs bruiloftmuziek die Buxtehude schreef, op verzoek van gegoede families in Lübeck. "Briljante muziek, vroege Barok, die getuigt van een grote mate van volwassenheid en soms bijna visionair is." René de Cocq, Luister.

Buxtehude stond in zijn tijd, de late 17e eeuw, bekend om zijn grootschalige oratoria, die hij componeerde voor zijn Abendmusiken. De concerten die hij in de wintermaanden organiseerde voor de rijke kooplieden van de stad. Deze oratoria zijn helaas niet bewaard gebleven. Dat gold wel voor zijn andere vocale werk.

Buxtehude was een Deens-Duitse organist en een door velen bewonderde componist uit de barokperiode. Hij componeerde vocale en instrumentale muziek. Het grootste deel van zijn oeuvre bestaat uit divers vocaal werk, zoals geestelijke concerten, aria's, koralen, cantates en canons, weelderige en rijke muziek. Zijn orgelwerken omvatten een aanzienlijk deel van het standaard orgelrepertoire van onze hedendaagse kerkdiensten. Buxtehude wordt beschouwd als de belangrijkste Duitse componist in de periode tussen Heinrich Schütz en Bach. Zijn stijl heeft veel componisten sterk beïnvloed. Hij was één van de grote voorbeelden van Johann Sebastian Bach. Het verhaal gaat dat Bach, toen 20 jaar, in 1705 helemaal naar Lübeck liep - 400 km - om Dieterich Buxtehude daar in de Marienkirche te horen spelen.

Wellicht dat die anekdote Ton Koopman inspireerde tot zijn project Opera Omnia om het gehele bewaard gebleven oeuvre van Buxtehude uit te voeren en op te nemen. Er was hem veel aan gelegen Buxtehude als het brein achter de vocale muziek van Bach te erkennen. Koopman is een van de meest vooraanstaande uitvoerders van oude muziek en voorzittter van het Internationale Buxtehude Gesellschaft.



Das Repertoire an Kirchenmusik, das im protestantischen Deutschland in der zweiten Hälfte des 17. Jahrhunderts entstand, ist außergewöhnlich vielfältig, aber bei weitem nicht ausreichend erforscht oder gar verlegt. Dieses Missstandes hat sich Ton Koopman im Opera Omnia-Projekt angenommen. Neben der Vielzahl an geistlichen Kompositionen, unter anderem aus seiner experimentellen Phase, der beispielsweise die mehrsätzige Motette entstammt, wurden auf dieser CD auch drei sekuläre Werke aufgenommen -Hochzeitsstücke, die von bekannten Familien der Stadt Lübeck in Auftrag gegeben worden waren.

Wie kein anderes spiegelt Buxtehudes facettenreiches Oeuvre die Zeit zwischen Heinrich Schütz und Johann Sebastian Bach, und diese Aufnahme vervollständigt Koopmans Studie seiner Kompositionen und Vokalwerke.
Ventesimo e ultimo volume dell’edizione integrale delle opere di Buxtehude.

Il repertorio di musica sacra originatosi nella Germania protestante durante la seconda metà del Seicento ha una varietà straordinaria, è pieno di ricchezze, eppure non è ancora sufficientemente studiato e reso disponibile. Tuttavia, soprattutto con il completamento del progetto degli Opera Omnia, l’ampio, ricco e sfaccettato catalogo di Dieterich Buxtehude ben rappresenta il periodo tra Heinrich Schütz e Johann Sebastian Bach meglio di qualsiasi altro compositore contemporaneo. Le opere da lui prodotte nei quasi quarant’anni in cui ricoprì l’importante posizione di organista della chiesa di Santa Maria a Lubecca, dal 1668 fino alla sua morte nel 1707, riflettono anche chiaramente la fase sperimentale caratteristica della composizione sacra coeva. Questa fase sperimentale condusse dai mottetti, concerti sacri e arrangiamenti di corale diffusi prima del 1650 alla cantata in più movimenti, un nuovo genere che con i suoi cori, recitativi, arie e corali, definirà la musica sacra luterana dopo il 1700 e per molti decenni. Il presente album contiene tra le molte opere sacre anche tre composizioni profane, che Buxtehude scrisse per matrimoni e commissionate da importanti famiglie della città di Lubecca.

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Ton Koopman

Ton Koopman is a leading figure in Early Music and historically informed performance practice. As organist and harpsichordist Ton Koopman has performed all over the world and played the most beautiful historical instruments of Europe. His Amsterdam Baroque Orchestra & Choir has gained worldwide fame as one of the best ensembles on period instruments. Between 1994 and 2004 Ton Koopman and ABO&C have recorded all sacred and secular cantatas by Johann Sebastian Bach, an extraordinary project that earned international acclaim. After that Koopman recorded the complete works by Bach’s predecessor, Dieterich Buxtehude. Besides performing as a soloist and with his ABO&C, Ton Koopman is very active as a guest conductor for modern orchestras and also devotes part of his time...
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Ton Koopman is a leading figure in Early Music and historically informed performance practice. As organist and harpsichordist Ton Koopman has performed all over the world and played the most beautiful historical instruments of Europe. His Amsterdam Baroque Orchestra & Choir has gained worldwide fame as one of the best ensembles on period instruments. Between 1994 and 2004 Ton Koopman and ABO&C have recorded all sacred and secular cantatas by Johann Sebastian Bach, an extraordinary project that earned international acclaim. After that Koopman recorded the complete works by Bach’s predecessor, Dieterich Buxtehude. Besides performing as a soloist and with his ABO&C, Ton Koopman is very active as a guest conductor for modern orchestras and also devotes part of his time to teaching. Ton Koopman is president of the International Dieterich Buxtehude Society and, since 2019, president of the Leipzig Bach Archiv.

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Amsterdam Baroque Orchestra & Choir

Ton Koopman founded the Amsterdam Baroque Orchestra in 1979. The group consists of internationally renowned baroque specialists who meet up several times a year and work together to prepare and perform new exciting programmes. For the musicians each concert is a new experience and Koopman's boundless energy and enthusiasm are a sure guarantee of the highest quality. The Amsterdam Baroque Choir was founded in 1992 and it made its debut during the Holland Festival of Early Music in Utrecht performing the world première of the Requiem (for 15 voices) and Vespers (for 32 voices) by H.I.F. Biber. The recording of both of these works won the Cannes Classical Award for the best performance of 17th/18th century choral music. For its rare...
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Ton Koopman founded the Amsterdam Baroque Orchestra in 1979. The group consists of internationally renowned baroque specialists who meet up several times a year and work together to prepare and perform new exciting programmes. For the musicians each concert is a new experience and Koopman's boundless energy and enthusiasm are a sure guarantee of the highest quality.
The Amsterdam Baroque Choir was founded in 1992 and it made its debut during the Holland Festival of Early Music in Utrecht performing the world première of the Requiem (for 15 voices) and Vespers (for 32 voices) by H.I.F. Biber. The recording of both of these works won the Cannes Classical Award for the best performance of 17th/18th century choral music. For its rare combination of textural clarity and interpretative flexibility, the Amsterdam Baroque Choir is considered among today’s most outstanding choirs. In 1994 Ton Koopman and the Amsterdam Baroque Orchestra & Choir embarked upon the most ambitious recording project of the last decades: the integral recording of Bach’s secular and sacred cantatas. For this extraordinary project Koopman and his ensemble received the Deutsche Schallplatten-Preis Echo Klassik. Next to the CD recordings three books have been edited and published by Ton Koopman and the musicologist Christoph Wolff and a series of six documentaries was produced and broadcasted by various TV stations.
Alongside Bach’s music the Amsterdam Baroque Orchestra & Choir has recorded all major baroque and classical works. Major recognitions include the Gramophone Award, Diapason d'Or, 10-Repertoire, Stern des Monats-Fono Forum, the Prix Hector Berlioz and two Edison Awards. In 2008 the ensemble and Ton Koopman have been honoured with the prestigious BBC Award. Since March 2003 “Antoine Marchand”, a new sub-label of Challenge Classics, took over the release of Koopman’s new recordings and among many others has published 22 CD boxes of the Bach Cantatas, a new recording of the St. Matthew Passion (on CD and DVD) and St. Markus Passion of J.S. Bach (DVD), live recorded in Milan, as well as the first seven volumes of the Buxtehude Opera-Omnia Edition. Ton Koopman and the ABO & ABC are regular guests at the major concert halls of Europe, the USA and Japan. In the 2008/09 season they will tour extensively in Europe (Amsterdam, Paris, Madrid, Vienna, Milan, Cologne, Dresden, Düsseldorf etc) and in Far East with concerts in Hong Kong, Seoul and Tokyo.
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Dieterich Buxtehude

Among the general public, Dieterich Buxtehude is mostly known due to the admiration Johann Sebastian Bach had for his organ and composing skills, for which Bach traveled to the North German city of Lübeck to stay with him for four months, no less. This says quite something about the quality of Buxtehude's performance, but even more so about the influence it had on Bach and all composers after him. Yet, nowadays Buxtehude's music does not need Bach to survive, as a matter of fact it is extraordinarily beautiful just by itself! Buxtehude was originally Danish, but he spent most of him life in Lübeck. His so-called 'Abendmusik', which was a series of evening concerts outside of the liturgy, grew famous. In...
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Among the general public, Dieterich Buxtehude is mostly known due to the admiration Johann Sebastian Bach had for his organ and composing skills, for which Bach traveled to the North German city of Lübeck to stay with him for four months, no less. This says quite something about the quality of Buxtehude's performance, but even more so about the influence it had on Bach and all composers after him. Yet, nowadays Buxtehude's music does not need Bach to survive, as a matter of fact it is extraordinarily beautiful just by itself! Buxtehude was originally Danish, but he spent most of him life in Lübeck. His so-called 'Abendmusik', which was a series of evening concerts outside of the liturgy, grew famous. In the works he wrote for these occasions, his enormous fantasy and creative freedom truly shows. As an organ player, Buxtehude was widely famous. If you would listen to his Organ Preludes, you would quickly know why. Buxtehude manages to combine an unprecedented virtuosity with a large variety of styles and techniques. No wonder Bach traveled all that way to see him!


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Press

A worthy ending of an impressive monument for a great baroque master. 
Toccata, 09-3-2015

"Brilliant music, early Baroque, but of great maturity, and sometimes almost visionary."
Luister, 06-3-2015

["].. Regarding the latter, Buxtehude may  wish of no better interpreter of his oeuvre than Ton Koopman. Hecan,as noother build up the tension in each work again and again. "
Reformatorisch Dagblad, 17-12-2014

"Koopman has done a monumental act with this project." "Koopman presents the works with his famous 'schwung' and rhythmical passion."
Trouw, 31-10-2014

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Disc #1
01.
Walts Gott, mein Werk ich lasse BuxWV 103
07:35
(Dieterich Buxtehude) Ton Koopman, Verena Gropper, Maarten Engeltjes, Tilman Lichdi, Klaus Mertens, Amsterdam Baroque Orchestra & Choir
02.
Du Lebensfürst, Herr Jesu Christ BuxWV 22
08:50
(Dieterich Buxtehude) Ton Koopman, Amaryllis Dieltiens, Maarten Engeltjes, Tilman Lichdi, Klaus Mertens, Amsterdam Baroque Orchestra & Choir
03.
Wie schmeckt es so lieblich und wohl BuxWV 108
09:50
(Dieterich Buxtehude) Ton Koopman, Verena Gropper, Maarten Engeltjes, Klaus Mertens, Amsterdam Baroque Orchestra & Choir
04.
Auf, Saiten, auf! Laßt euren Schall erklingen! BuxWV 115
03:46
(Dieterich Buxtehude) Ton Koopman, Gerlinde Sämann, Amsterdam Baroque Orchestra & Choir
05.
O lux beata, trinitas et principalis unitas BuxWV 89
06:33
(Dieterich Buxtehude) Ton Koopman, Verena Gropper, Dorothee Wohlgemuth, Amsterdam Baroque Orchestra & Choir
06.
Nun freut euch, ihr Frommen, mit mir BuxWV 80
07:23
(Dieterich Buxtehude) Ton Koopman, Verena Gropper, Dorothee Wohlgemuth, Amsterdam Baroque Orchestra & Choir
07.
Der Herr ist mit mir, darum fürchte ich mich nicht BuxWV 15
07:19
(Dieterich Buxtehude) Ton Koopman, Miriam Feuersinger, Maarten Engeltjes, Tilman Lichdi, Klaus Mertens, Amsterdam Baroque Orchestra & Choir
08.
Dixit Dominus Domino meo BuxWV 17
09:06
(Dieterich Buxtehude) Ton Koopman, Amaryllis Dieltiens, Amsterdam Baroque Orchestra & Choir
09.
Kommst du, Licht der Heiden BuxWV 66
09:22
(Dieterich Buxtehude) Ton Koopman, Miriam Feuersinger, Maarten Engeltjes, Klaus Mertens, Amsterdam Baroque Orchestra & Choir
10.
O fröhliche Stunden, o herrliche Zeit BuxWV 85
07:54
(Dieterich Buxtehude) Ton Koopman, Miriam Feuersinger, Dorothee Wohlgemuth, Maarten Engeltjes, Klaus Mertens, Amsterdam Baroque Orchestra & Choir

Disc #2
01.
O Jesu mi dulcissime BuxWV 88
13:24
(Dieterich Buxtehude) Ton Koopman, Verena Gropper, Dorothee Wohlgemuth, Klaus Mertens, Amsterdam Baroque Orchestra & Choir
02.
Ecce nunc benedicite Domino BuxWV 23
06:18
(Dieterich Buxtehude) Ton Koopman, Maarten Engeltjes, Tilman Lichdi, Joost van der Linden, Klaus Mertens, Amsterdam Baroque Orchestra & Choir
03.
Jesu, meine Freude, meines Herzens Weide BuxWV 60
11:55
(Dieterich Buxtehude) Ton Koopman, Miriam Feuersinger, Dorothee Wohlgemuth, Klaus Mertens, Amsterdam Baroque Orchestra & Choir
04.
O fröhliche Stunden, o fröhliche Zeit BuxWV 84
05:58
(Dieterich Buxtehude) Ton Koopman, Verena Gropper, Amsterdam Baroque Orchestra & Choir
05.
Gestreuet mit Blumen BuxWV 118
04:25
(Dieterich Buxtehude) Ton Koopman, Maarten Engeltjes, Amsterdam Baroque Orchestra & Choir
06.
Fallax mundus ornat vultus BuxWV 28
10:34
(Dieterich Buxtehude) Ton Koopman, Amaryllis Dieltiens, Amsterdam Baroque Orchestra & Choir
07.
Deh cedete il vostro vanto BuxWV 117
04:28
(Dieterich Buxtehude) Ton Koopman, Amaryllis Dieltiens, Amsterdam Baroque Orchestra & Choir
08.
Wo ist doch mein Freund geblieben? BuxWV 111
09:21
(Dieterich Buxtehude) Ton Koopman, Bettina Pahn, Klaus Mertens, Amsterdam Baroque Orchestra & Choir
09.
Herr, auf dich traue ich BuxWV 35
09:18
(Dieterich Buxtehude) Ton Koopman, Gerlinde Sämann, Amsterdam Baroque Orchestra & Choir
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