Weihnachten am Dresdner Hof

Weihnachten am Dresdner Hof

by Peter Kopp
     
 

Carus-Verlag's Christmas at the Court of Dresden could also have been titled "Christmas during the last blast of the Baroque" as Peter Kopp, the Körnerscher Sing-Verein, and the Dresdener Instrumental-Concert join forces to present a German Catholic Christmas service as itSee more details below

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Carus-Verlag's Christmas at the Court of Dresden could also have been titled "Christmas during the last blast of the Baroque" as Peter Kopp, the Körnerscher Sing-Verein, and the Dresdener Instrumental-Concert join forces to present a German Catholic Christmas service as it would have been heard in 1750. This is rather unlike the Lutheran Christmas music that we know from Johann Sebastian Bach; textures are smoother, simpler, and more direct and the use of counterpoint is rather restrained in comparison. The main events here are a striking, Handelian setting of the Te Deum by Johann David Heinichen and a breathlessly racing Christmas mass and motet by transplanted Italian Giovanni Alberto Ristori. Of the eight works featured here, only two have been previously recorded, and the performances by Kopp and company are accomplished and highly pleasing. This is decidedly a Christmas recording for connoisseurs; while it is very bright, invigorating, and easy on the ears, Carus-Verlag's Christmas at the Court of Dresden will not seem very "Christmasy" to listeners not attuned to the sound of the late Baroque, and that includes those whose primary exposure to it comes through Handel's "Messiah." However, for those to whom the Baroque holds no mysteries, it may well prove revelatory. Through its peaceful progression of events and fluid sense of forward motion; clearly with the end of Seven Years' War within reach, the Court of Dresden looked forward to peace, and this is the aura and atmosphere transmitted by Carus-Verlag's Christmas at the Court of Dresden.

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Product Details

Release Date:
11/29/2005
Label:
Carus
UPC:
0409350831690
catalogNumber:
83169

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Tracks

  1. Prelude for organ in C minor  - Josef Seger  - Gerhard Poppe  - Dan Martin  - Peter Kopp  - Körnerscher Sing-Verein Dresden  - Antonio Allegri  - Sebastian Knebel
  2. Christus natus est, invitatorium for 2 voices, choir, strings & woodwinds  - Johann Georg Schürer  - Christine Wolff  - Gerhard Poppe  - Dresdner Instrumental-Concert  - Peter Kopp  - Körnerscher Sing-Verein Dresden  - Antonio Allegri  - Sebastian Knebel
  3. Jesu redemptor omnium, hymn for 2 voices, choir, strings & woodwinds  - Johann Georg Schürer  - Martin Petzold  - Britta Schwarz  - Gerhard Poppe  - Dan Martin  - Dresdner Instrumental-Concert  - Peter Kopp  - Körnerscher Sing-Verein Dresden  - Antonio Allegri  - Sebastian Knebel
  4. Pastorale per la notte di natale  - Johann David Heinichen  - Gerhard Poppe  - Dresdner Instrumental-Concert  - Peter Kopp  - Antonio Allegri
  5. Te Deum, for 3 voices, choir, 2 horns & orchestra  - Johann David Heinichen  - Martin Petzold  - Britta Schwarz  - Christine Wolff  - Gerhard Poppe  - Dan Martin  - Dresdner Instrumental-Concert  - Peter Kopp  - Körnerscher Sing-Verein Dresden  - Antonio Allegri
  6. Messa per il Santissimo Natale, for 3 voices, choir & orchestra  - Giovanni Alberto Ristori  - Tobias Berndt  - Martin Petzold  - Britta Schwarz  - Christine Wolff  - Gerhard Poppe  - Dresdner Instrumental-Concert  - Peter Kopp  - Körnerscher Sing-Verein Dresden  - Antonio Allegri  - Anett Ziller
  7. O admirabile mysterium, motet pastorale for 2 voices, choir & orchestra  - Giovanni Alberto Ristori  - Britta Schwarz  - Christine Wolff  - Gerhard Poppe  - Dresdner Instrumental-Concert  - Peter Kopp  - Körnerscher Sing-Verein Dresden  - Antonio Allegri
  8. Messa per il Santissimo Natale, for 3 voices, choir & orchestra: Sanctus  - Giovanni Alberto Ristori  - Britta Schwarz  - Christine Wolff  - Gerhard Poppe  - Dresdner Instrumental-Concert  - Peter Kopp  - Körnerscher Sing-Verein Dresden  - Antonio Allegri
  9. Messa per il Santissimo Natale, for 3 voices, choir & orchestra: Benedictus  - Giovanni Alberto Ristori  - Christine Wolff  - Gerhard Poppe  - Dan Martin  - Dresdner Instrumental-Concert  - Peter Kopp  - Antonio Allegri  - Sebastian Knebel
  10. Messa per il Santissimo Natale, for 3 voices, choir & orchestra: Agnus Dei I/II  - Giovanni Alberto Ristori  - Britta Schwarz  - Christine Wolff  - Gerhard Poppe  - Dresdner Instrumental-Concert  - Peter Kopp  - Körnerscher Sing-Verein Dresden  - Antonio Allegri

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Peter Kopp   Primary Artist

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