Buxtehude - Membra Jesu nostri | Mirare MIR444

Buxtehude - Membra Jesu nostri

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Label: Mirare

Cat No: MIR444

Format: CD

Number of Discs: 1

Genre: Vocal/Choral

Release Date: 22nd March 2019

Contents

Artists

Maria Keohane
Hanna Bayodi
Carlos Mena
Jeffrey Thompson
Matthias Vieweg
Ricercar Consort

Conductor

Philippe Pierlot

Works

Buxtehude, Dieterich

Gott, hilf mir, BuxWV34
Membra Jesu nostri, BuxWV75

Artists

Maria Keohane
Hanna Bayodi
Carlos Mena
Jeffrey Thompson
Matthias Vieweg
Ricercar Consort

Conductor

Philippe Pierlot

About

In 1680, Dietrich Buxtehude sent his friend Gustav Düben the score of Membra Jesu nostri. In this perfectly balanced work, he addresses the senses directly, immersing us in the sufferings of Christ: we feel the hammer blows, the heart that stops beating…

Through the genius of his music Buxtehude succeeds in moving us, enlightening us and instructing us in the profound meaning of the text.

Reviews

Pierlot makes do with just five singers and nine instrumentalists. That, though, is no recipe for thin and desiccated sound. Instead what we have here is a wonderfully full yet transparent sound, greatly enhanced by the sheer quality of the voices, and recorded with such luxuriance that the only concessions to the thinner forces are greater flexibility and a sense of a more focused expressive intent. This is a truly lovely recording which certainly lacks neither the drama nor the intimacy of the others, but adds to it a clarity of thought and expressive detail that I find wholly absorbing.  Marc Rochester
Gramophone July 2019
Gramophone Editor's Choice

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