Musica Baltica Vol.1: Baroque Cantatas from Gdansk | MDG (Dabringhaus und Grimm) MDG9021989

Musica Baltica Vol.1: Baroque Cantatas from Gdansk


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Label: MDG (Dabringhaus und Grimm)

Cat No: MDG9021989

Format: SACD

Number of Discs: 1

Genre: Vocal/Choral

Release Date: 3rd February 2017



When Danzig, today’s Gdańsk in Poland, was an independent and prosperous centre of trade and commerce, it also enjoyed the status of a magnificent and multifaceted music centre.

However, many of the sources documenting its rich cultural heritage are no longer extant, most of them destroyed by war. Andrzej Szadejko has researched the historic holdings of the Library of the Danzig Academy of the Sciences and made surprising discoveries.

On this world premiere recording he leads the Goldberg Baroque Ensemble in performances of seven Baroque cantatas in every way equaling the originality and mastery of works by much more famous composers of those times.

The Goldberg Baroque Ensemble takes its name from Johann Gottlieb Goldberg, certainly Danzig’s most famous musical son and the Bach pupil whose name was immortalized by his teacher’s famous variations.

At the annual Goldberg Festival the ensemble performs in Gdańsk’s Trinity Church, a structure with opulent acoustics optimally rendered on this multidimensional high-resolution SACD recording.

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