Ricercar Consort / Philippe Pierlot J. S. Bach : Magnificat

J. S. Bach : Magnificat

Ricercar Consort / Philippe Pierlot

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Includes: 2 Digital booklets - 1 Video Clip

Released on August 5, 2014 by Mirare

Main artist: Philippe Pierlot

Genre: Classical > Sacred Vocal Music > Masses, Passions, Requiems

Distinctions: Hi-Res Audio (March 2012)

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Album : 1 disk - 20 tracks Total length : 01:04:40

    Magnificat BWV 243 (Johann Sebastian Bach)
  1. 1 Magnificat

    Ricercar Consort - Philippe Pierlot, conductor - Maria Keohane, soprano - Anna Zander, soprano - Carlos Mena, viola - Hans-Jörg Mammel, tenor - Stephan MacLeod, bass

  2. 2 Et exultavit

    Ricercar Consort - Philippe Pierlot, conductor - Anna Zander, soprano

  3. 3 Quia respexit

    Ricercar Consort - Philippe Pierlot, conductor - Maria Keohane, soprano

  4. 4 Omnes generationes

    Ricercar Consort - Philippe Pierlot, conductor - Maria Keohane, soprano - Anna Zander, soprano - Carlos Mena, viola - Hans-Jörg Mammel, tenor - Stephan MacLeod, bass

  5. 5 Quia fecit mihi magna

    Ricercar Consort - Philippe Pierlot, conductor - Stephan MacLeod, bass

  6. 6 Et misericordia

    Ricercar Consort - Philippe Pierlot, conductor - Carlos Mena, viola - Hans-Jörg Mammel, tenor

  7. 7 Fecit potentiam

    Ricercar Consort - Philippe Pierlot, conductor - Maria Keohane, soprano - Anna Zander, soprano - Carlos Mena, viola - Hans-Jörg Mammel, tenor - Stephan MacLeod, bass

  8. 8 Deposuit potentes

    Ricercar Consort - Philippe Pierlot, conductor - Hans-Jörg Mammel, tenor

  9. 9 Esurientes

    Ricercar Consort - Philippe Pierlot, conductor - Maria Keohane, soprano - Anna Zander, soprano - Carlos Mena, viola

  10. 10 Suscepit Israel

    Ricercar Consort - Philippe Pierlot, conductor - Maria Keohane, soprano - Anna Zander, soprano - Carlos Mena, viola

  11. 11 Sicut locutus est

    Ricercar Consort - Philippe Pierlot, conductor - Maria Keohane, soprano - Anna Zander, soprano - Carlos Mena, viola

  12. 12 Gloria

    Ricercar Consort - Philippe Pierlot, conductor - Maria Keohane, soprano - Anna Zander, soprano - Carlos Mena, viola - Hans-Jörg Mammel, tenor - Stephan MacLeod, bass

  13. Fuga sopra il Magnificat, BWV 733
  14. 13 Fuga sopra il Magnificat BWV 733

    Francis Jacob, organ

  15. Missa BWV 235
  16. 14 Kyrie

    Ricercar Consort - Philippe Pierlot, conductor - Maria Keohane, soprano - Anna Zander, soprano - Carlos Mena, viola - Hans-Jörg Mammel, tenor - Stephan MacLeod, bass

  17. 15 Gloria

    Ricercar Consort - Philippe Pierlot, conductor - Maria Keohane, soprano - Anna Zander, soprano - Carlos Mena, viola - Hans-Jörg Mammel, tenor - Stephan MacLeod, bass

  18. 16 Gratias agimus tibi

    Ricercar Consort - Philippe Pierlot, conductor - Stephan MacLeod, bass

  19. 17 Domine Fili

    Ricercar Consort - Philippe Pierlot, conductor - Carlos Mena, viola

  20. 18 Qui tollis

    Ricercar Consort - Philippe Pierlot, conductor - Hans-Jörg Mammel, tenor

  21. 19 Cum Sancto Spiritu

    Ricercar Consort - Philippe Pierlot, conductor - Maria Keohane, soprano - Anna Zander, soprano - Carlos Mena, viola - Hans-Jörg Mammel, tenor - Stephan MacLeod, bass

  22. Präludium und Fuga in G BWV 541
  23. 20 Präludium und Fuga in G BWV 541

    Francis Jacob, organ

About

Philippe Pierlot and the Ricercar Consort's 2006 recording of Bach's Magnificat brings back the glory days of historically informed performances, those halcyon days in the 1980s when musicians, empowered by scholarship and energized by virtuosity, were recording the Baroque repertoire with the zeal of the newly converted. Though Pierlot and his musicians are of a younger generation, they bring a missionary fervor to the music, a program of Bach's Magnificat, BWV 243, and Missa Brevis, BWV 235, interspersed with two well-chosen organ works, the Fuga sopra il Magnificat, BWV 733, and the Präludium und Fuga, BWV 541. Pierlot's textures are clean, his rhythms buoyant, his colors bright, and tempos brisk, but not rushed in the fast movements, and contemplative but not moribund in the slow movements. The Ricercar Consort plays with technical brilliance and manifest enthusiasm as an ensemble, and the violin and flute soloists deliver sparkling performances. But perhaps the best thing is the five vocal soloists and given that they also serve as the choir, their performances are even more remarkable. With clarion tones, gracious technique, and an effortless blend, they comport themselves with the ease and luster of the best jazz vocal groups, and the spirit they bring to their parts is infectious. Francis Jacob delivers forceful yet effervescent readings of the two organ works. Mirare's digital sound is as clear and as real as a blue sky.

Hi-Res 24-bit – 88.20 kHz

Johann Sebastian Bach
Magnificat BWV 243
Fuga sopra il Magnificat BWV 733
Missa BWV 235
Präludium und Fuga in G BWV 541 Ricercar Consort Philippe Pierlot, direction
Maria Keohane, soprano
Anna Zander, soprano
Carlos Mena, contre-ténor
Hans-Jörg Mammel, ténor Stephan MacLeod, basse

Francis Jacob, orgue

 &nbs;  Le Magnificat, écrit aux alentours de 1723 à Leipzig, est l’une des œuvres les plus célèbres du Cantor, serait-ce l’absence totale de récitatifs qui attirerait ceux des mélomanes légèrement incommodés par la récitation chantée ? Fort possible ; on ne trouve donc ici que des chœurs, des arias et des ensembles vocaux, chargés de splendides solos instrumentaux puissamment figuratifs. L’œuvre avance à pas de géants, et d’ailleurs, sa durée elle-même en fait un des favoris des programmateurs de musique chorale ! &nbs;  Quant à la Messe BWV 235, elle reprend en réalité des cantates plus anciennes, selon le principe de la parodie ou, si l’on veut être dans le vent, du recyclage ; elle est connue comme « messe brève », quand bien même sa durée est la même que celle du Magnificat, mais si on la compare à la Messe en si, c’est naturellement une messe-minute. Encore une fois, aucun récitatif ici, et les textes reprennent le Kyrie et Gloria latins, une licence concédée par Luther qui préférait, par ailleurs, que le service divin fût célébré dans la langue vernaculaire, y compris dans son élément musical. &nbs;  En guise d’entremets, on pourra entendre deux œuvres de Bach pour orgue, reprenant certains des termes musicaux du Magnificat ; sur l’orgue de l’église réformée du Bouclier à Strasbourg, construit par Thomas de Ster-Francorchamps, dans l’esprit des instruments en Thuringe au début du XVIIIe siècle – les mêmes instruments qu’aimait à jouer et améliorer Bach lui-même.  &nbs;  Le Ricercar Consort de Philippe Pierlot, à l’écoute des enseignements de la musicologie moderne, a réduit l’effectif orchestral et choral de manière à obtenir cette sonorité de chambre si spécifique des œuvres de ce genre. Rarement depuis le célèbre programme du Cantus Köln, dédié à quatre cantates de la jeune maturité de Bach, le mélomane aura pu entendre une démonstration aussi convaincante du chœur de solistes dans la musique du Cantor. L’élan collectif, la ferveur commune et la direction toujours ardente de Philippe Pierlot feront désormais figure de nouveau point d'achoppement dans la discographie.

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