JS Bach - Magnificat; Helmschrott - Lumen | Naxos 8579049

JS Bach - Magnificat; Helmschrott - Lumen

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Label: Naxos

Cat No: 8579049

Format: CD

Number of Discs: 1

Genre: Vocal/Choral

Expected Release Date: 8th February 2019

Contents

Artists

Sophia Korber (soprano)
Anna Karmasin (soprano)
Theresa Holzhauser (alto)
Florence Losseau (alto)
Markus Schafer (tenor)
Robert Sellier (tenor)
Andreas Mattersberger (bass)
Niklas Mallmann (bass)
Concerto de Bassus

Conductor

Franz Hauk

Works

Bach, Johann Sebastian

Magnificat in D major, BWV243

Helmschrott, Robert Maximilian

Lumen

Artists

Sophia Korber (soprano)
Anna Karmasin (soprano)
Theresa Holzhauser (alto)
Florence Losseau (alto)
Markus Schafer (tenor)
Robert Sellier (tenor)
Andreas Mattersberger (bass)
Niklas Mallmann (bass)
Concerto de Bassus

Conductor

Franz Hauk

About

Shortly after taking up the position of Thomaskantor in Leipzig in 1723, Bach wrote a Magnificat in E flat major for performance at Christmas. Around a decade later he revised the work, transposing it down to D major and making it more concise. Utilising a Biblical text, the piece is suffused with a series of memorable arias and choruses and orchestrated with spectacular grandeur. Lumen is a contemporary musical dialogue that urges empathy between the three Abrahamic religions. Translating the oratorio form into a ‘unity of diversity’, Robert M. Helmschrott has converted the poetry of the Old and New Testaments, the Torah and Qur’an into an interfaith ‘language of sounds and singing’.

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