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Gesualdo: Dolcissima mia vita. Madrigali a cinque voci, Libro quinto (1611)

Collegium Vocale Gent

Klassiek - Verschenen op 24 september 2021 | Phi

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Philippe Herreweghe continues his exploration of the extraordinary music of Carlo Gesualdo with this recording of the twenty madrigals from the Libro Quinto (Book V), one of the composer's last publications, at the time of his darkest period when he was racked by remorse and questions about the afterlife.There is a great diversity in this penultimate book, between the terribly dark Mercè grido full of cries and tears, and the joyful pursuit of love in Correte, amanti, o prova. This mixture of lightness and dizzying harmonic boldness is explained through the inclusion of madrigals from different periods in this book. They are written for very erudite texts mixing mind games and metaphysics. "O miracle of love, ah, strange fate, let life not be life, and death not be death" can be heard in the second piece of this Cinquième livre: a text that sounds rather odd, after Gesualdo's double murder of his adulterous wife and her lover.   These feelings, sometimes light-hearted, sometimes gloomy, are perfectly performed by Philippe Herreweghe and the excellent voices of the Collegium Vocale Gent. The harmonic complexity never disturbs an interpretation that paints a narrative populated by contradictory affects. Gesualdo's chromatic experiments did not escape Stravinsky, who orchestrated two madrigals from this Livre V (numbers 14 and 17) in his Monumentum pro Gesualdo first performed in San Marco in Venice in 1960, a late work by the Russian composer, which may have contributed to the renewed interest in this singular Italian composer. © François Hudry/Qobuz
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Bach: 'Meins Lebens Licht' Cantatas BWV 45-198 & Motet BWV 118

Collegium Vocale Gent

Klassiek - Verschenen op 19 maart 2021 | Phi

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New recordings. After a widely acclaimed St. John Passion in 2020, Philippe Herreweghe and his Collegium Vocale Gent continue their in-depth exploration of the works of the composer who has earned them worldwide fame. Of the two cantatas recorded here, Es ist dir gesagt, Mensch, was gut ist BWV 45, written in 1726, is built around a very virtuosic, almost operatic bass solo setting scriptural words of Christ. Laß, Fürstin, laß noch einen Strahl, BWV 198, which dates from the following year, was composed for the funeral of Christiane Eberhardine, Electress of Saxony and titular Queen of Poland, the daughter of the Margrave of Brandenburg-Bayreuth and an ardent Lutheran, whose death had deeply affected the people of Leipzig. These works are accompanied by the soothing, luminous motet O Jesu Christ, meins Lebens Licht (BWV118), also composed for a funeral service in 1736 or 1737. © Phi
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Bruckner: Mass No. 2 in E Minor & Te Deum

Philippe Herreweghe

Klassiek - Verschenen op 23 oktober 2020 | Phi

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Composed in 1866 for the inauguration of a votive chapel in Linz Cathedral, Anton Bruckner’s Mass No. 2 is a fine example of modernity blended with a centuries-old religious tradition, in that wind instruments are set in dialogue with choral writing inspired by Gregorian chant. Shorter in duration but scored for chorus and large orchestra with four soloists, his Te Deum of 1881 was acclaimed by such illustrious contemporaries as Hans Richter and Mahler, while the composer, usually very self-critical, opined that the score of this work would make God ‘judge him kindly’. Like the eminent interpreter of the sacred repertory he is, Philippe Herreweghe here conveys with great fervour his vision of these two major religious works of the second half of the nineteenth century. © Phi
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Bach : Johannes-Passion, BWV 245

Philippe Herreweghe

Klassiek - Verschenen op 14 februari 2020 | Phi

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Bach’s St. John Passion, with its famous opening chorus traversed by shadows and light, is a powerful musical and spiritual reflection. Dramatic, grandiose, complex, resolutely theatrical: there has been no lack of superlatives to describe this supreme masterpiece of western music. Philippe Herreweghe and Collegium Vocale Gent present an accomplished reading that reflects their knowledge of the composer, based on extensive research and deepened by countless concerts. Soloists Krešimir Stražanac and Maximilian Schmitt demonstrate the breadth of their talents in the roles of Jesus and the Evangelist. © Phi
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Schumann: Symphonies Nos. 2 & 4

Antwerp Symphony Orchestra

Klassiek - Verschenen op 1 november 2019 | Phi

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Philippe Herreweghe and the Antwerp Symphony Orchestra explore the tormented world of Robert Schumann. Symphonies Nos. 2 and 4 plunge us into the psychological tangles of the composer’s mind, reflecting his relentless struggle with melancholy and depression. In these two seminal works, a slow and sombre introduction unveils the main motifs that will unfold throughout, before culminating in an emphatic and optimistic finale. The director from Ghent (and former psychiatrist) Philippe Herreweghe manages to grasp the full complexity of this cathartic process leading us from darkness into light. He delivers a lively and urgent interpretation of these romantic masterpieces, confirming his reputation as an unrivalled performer of the German repertoire. © Phi
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Bach : Sonn und Schild. Cantatas BWV 4, 79, 80

Philippe Herreweghe

Religieuze cantates - Verschenen op 28 september 2018 | Phi

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For the fourth time on the Phi label, Philippe Herreweghe presents three cantatas by Johann Sebastian Bach – Christ lag in Todesbanden, BWV 4, Gott der Herr ist Sonn und Schild, BWV 79, and Ein feste Burg ist unser Gott, BWV 80. Written at different moments in the composer’s life and based to a large extent on the works of Martin Luther, these cantatas reflect a marked taste for dramaturgy, vivid word painting and an invariably astonishing use of instruments and voices. Philippe Herreweghe and Collegium Vocale Gent give us an accomplished version of these masterpieces, confirming, if further proof were needed, their stature as ardent champions of Bach. © Outhere Music
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Monteverdi: Vespro della Beata Vergine

Collegium Vocale Gent

Klassiek - Verschenen op 11 mei 2018 | Phi

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This is a long way from the richness of the gilt and mosaics of Venice's San Marco, in this new Vespro della Beata Vergine by Claudio Monteverdi, recorded by Philippe Herreweghe in the summer of 2017. Above all, the Flemish chief is interested in intimacy; and he knows this extraordinary score like the back of his hand, having conducted it very often, recording it for the first time in 1986 (for harmonia mundi) with the Collegium Vocale Gent, La Chapelle Royale and the Sacqueboutiers of Toulouse. Philippe Herreweghe is looking for the purest possible expression of piety, using a whole range of methods with sophistication, and a sparse but perfect unity between the vocal soloists and the solo instrumentalists. In this masterpiece, which represents an audacious alloy of the "stile antico" and the "stile moderno", it seems that Philippe Herreweghe wanted to highlight the former. With its famous Virgin, flanked by Della Robbia's saints and the mystery of its catacombs which lead who-knows-where, the beautiful church of San Francesco di Asciano, not far from Siena, is being used more and more for concerts and recordings: does its inspiring ambiance call out for music? © François Hudry/Qobuz
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Schubert : Symphonies Nos. 2 & 5

Philippe Herreweghe

Symfonieën - Verschenen op 1 december 2017 | Phi

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Bach : Leipzig Cantatas BWV 101, 103 & 115

Philippe Herreweghe

Religieuze cantates - Verschenen op 1 september 2017 | Phi

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For the third time on the Phi label, Philippe Herreweghe gives us the opportunity to (re)discover three cantatas by Johann Sebastian Bach – Nimm von uns, Herr, du treuer Gott, BWV 101, Ihr werdet weinen und heulen, BWV 103 and Mache dich, mein Geist, bereit, BWV 115. After two albums of cantatas written during the composer’s first year in Leipzig, the Belgian conductor and his Collegium Vocale Gent, orchestra and choir, will be performing three cantatas he composed during his second year as Kantor at St Thomas’s. The choir and vocal soloists are once again challenged to produce performances of subtlety and refined virtuosity, and the instrumentarium is as rich and colourful as those heard previously in this series. © Phi
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Philippe Herreweghe: A Conversation with Camille De Rijck

Philippe Herreweghe

Klassiek - Verschenen op 12 mei 2017 | Phi

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Brahms: Symphony 4, Alt-Rhapsodie, Schicksalslied

Philippe Herreweghe

Klassiek - Verschenen op 24 februari 2017 | Phi

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Gesualdo: O dolce mio tesoro. Madrigali a cinque voci, Libro sesto (1611)

Collegium Vocale Gent

Klassiek - Verschenen op 28 oktober 2016 | Phi

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Beethoven: String Quartet No.13, Quintet for Piano & Winds

Edding Quartet

Klassiek - Verschenen op 23 september 2016 | Phi

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Bach: Leipzig Organ Works (1723-1750)

Maude Gratton

Klassiek - Verschenen op 17 juni 2016 | Phi

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Stravinsky : Threni & Requiem Canticles

Philippe Herreweghe

Religieuze vocale muziek - Verschenen op 20 mei 2016 | Phi

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Schubert: Symphonies No. 1, 3 & 4

Philippe Herreweghe

Symfonieën - Verschenen op 13 november 2015 | Phi

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Haydn : Die Schöpfung (The Creation)

Philippe Herreweghe

Sacred Oratorios - Verschenen op 2 oktober 2015 | Phi

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The entire creation of the world in an hour a quarter… it had to be through Haydn’s extraordinary powers of concentration that this insane wager could possibly succeed; others would not even dare attempt it. The Creation, dating from 1798, is one of the most ultimate and powerful of Haydn’s masterpieces. The great composer was always a master of surprise, and his invention of the Big Bang in musical form – including an introduction proclaiming ‘And then there was light’ – is chorally orchestrated to phenomenal effect. The work also retains a wonderful description of the various creations of the Lord; the extravagant evocation of whales remains an intense moment of orchestral invention, and the score is full of a genius which Beethoven had merely tapped into… Philippe Herreweghe has chosen to focus on a certain transparency of place, rather than perpetuating the traditional, bombastic dramatic gestures of orchestras within the German sphere. And, thus, the score gains greater clarity.
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Cantigas de Santa Maria

Hana Blažíková

Klassiek - Verschenen op 4 september 2015 | Phi

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Dvořák: Requiem, Op. 89

Philippe Herreweghe

Missen, passies, requiems - Verschenen op 23 maart 2015 | Phi

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Byrd: Infelix ego, Mass for 5 Voices & Motets

Collegium Vocale Gent

Klassiek - Verschenen op 3 november 2014 | Phi

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