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Buxtehude : Abendmusiken

Vox Luminis/Lionel Meunier - Masques/Olivier Fortin

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In 1668, Dietrich Buxtehude, then thirty one years old, took up the very sought-after tenure of organist at the Marienkirche in Lübeck, then a Hanseatic metropolis of considerable relevance; the organist had at that time one of the most desirable social statuses. He soon caused a sensation with the church concerts he held outside of religious services and that happened every year, in the early evening, on the five Sundays preceding Christmas. During these “Abendmusiken” (vespertine music), as they were called, were sometimes performed great works falling withing the oratorio genre, but more often was performed a mix of instrumental pieces, church tunes, psalm arrangements and cantata-like works. From the 1700s, these series of concerts had become a major cultural event of the city. Released from the daily handling of religious music handled by the Marienkirche’s Cantor—as was often the case at the time in North Germany—, Buxtehude only composed works on his own initiative, which allowed him to give them a quality level noticeably higher than that of the Cantor, for example, forced to compose non-stop, from one Sunday to another. The cantatas recorded here demonstrate the high artistic ambitions of these vocal works: they often digress from stylistic and generic conventions of their time and answer the tasks imposed by the texts with bold musical solutions, daring and absolutely splendid. The sonatas from Buxtehude completing the vocal program of this disc are also characterized by their markedly experimental character. Olivier Fortin’s Masques Ensemble—recorder, strings, positive organ—and Lionel Meunier’s Vox Luminis join forces to offer us these gems from the turn of the North German 18th century, such gems that the young Bach didn’t hesitate, in 1705, to travel on foot from Arnstadt—a 100-league trip—to come listen to Buxtehude, his organ play and probably his famous Abendmusiken. © SM/Qobuz

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Gott hilf mir, BuxWV 34 (Dieterich Buxtehude)

1
I. Sonata
Ensemble Masques
00:01:46

Ensemble Masques - Olivier Fortin, Conductor - Dietrich Buxtehude, Composer

2018 Alpha Classics / Outhere Music France 2017 Vox Luminis & Alpha Classics / Outhere Music France

2
II. Gott hilf Mir
Sebastian Myrus
00:03:20

Sebastian Myrus, Bass (Vox Luminis) - Ensemble Masques - Olivier Fortin, Conductor & Organ - Dietrich Buxtehude, Composer - Anonymous, Lyricist

2018 Alpha Classics / Outhere Music France 2017 Vox Luminis & Alpha Classics / Outhere Music France

3
III. Fürchte dich nicht !
Vox Luminis
00:01:21

Vox Luminis & Lionel Meunier, Conductor & Bass - Ensemble Masques - Olivier Fortin, Conductor - Dietrich Buxtehude, Composer - Anonymous, Lyricist

2018 Alpha Classics / Outhere Music France 2017 Vox Luminis & Alpha Classics / Outhere Music France

4
IV. Israel hoffe auf den Herren ! / Wer hofft in Gott und dem Vertraut
Ensemble Masques
00:02:53

Sebastian Myrus, Bass (Vox Luminis) - Ensemble Masques - Olivier Fortin, Conductor - Dietrich Buxtehude, Composer - Anonymous, Lyricist

2018 Alpha Classics / Outhere Music France 2017 Vox Luminis & Alpha Classics / Outhere Music France

5
V. Ach ja, mein Gott
Vox Luminis
00:04:24

Vox Luminis & Lionel Meunier, Conductor & Bass - Ensemble Masques - Olivier Fortin, Conductor - Dietrich Buxtehude, Composer - Anonymous, Lyricist

2018 Alpha Classics / Outhere Music France 2017 Vox Luminis & Alpha Classics / Outhere Music France

6
VI. Israel hoffe auf den Herren
Vox Luminis
00:02:51

Sebastian Myrus, Bass (Vox Luminis) - Vox Luminis & Lionel Meunier, Conductor & Bass - Ensemble Masques - Olivier Fortin, Conductor & Organ - Dietrich Buxtehude, Composer - Anonymous, Lyricist

2018 Alpha Classics / Outhere Music France 2017 Vox Luminis & Alpha Classics / Outhere Music France

Trio Sonata in A Minor, BuxWV 272 (Dieterich Buxtehude)

7
Trio Sonata in A Minor, BuxWV 272
Ensemble Masques
00:07:59

Ensemble Masques (Sophie Gent, Violin - Mélissande Corriveau, Viola da gamba) - Olivier Fortin, Conductor & Harpsichord - Dietrich Buxtehude, Composer

2018 Alpha Classics / Outhere Music France 2017 Vox Luminis & Alpha Classics / Outhere Music France

Befiehl dem Engel, dass er komm' in A Minor, BuxWV 10 (Dieterich Buxtehude)

8
Befiehl dem Engel, dass er komm' in A Minor, BuxWV 10
Vox Luminis
00:05:42

Vox Luminis & Lionel Meunier, Conductor & Bass - Ensemble Masques - Olivier Fortin, Conductor & Organ - Dietrich Buxtehude, Composer - Anonymous, Lyricist

2018 Alpha Classics / Outhere Music France 2017 Vox Luminis & Alpha Classics / Outhere Music France

Jesu, meine Freude in E Minor, BuxWV 60 (Dieterich Buxtehude)

9
I. Sonata
Ensemble Masques
00:02:21

Ensemble Masques - Olivier Fortin, Conductor & Organ - Dietrich Buxtehude, Composer

2018 Alpha Classics / Outhere Music France 2017 Vox Luminis & Alpha Classics / Outhere Music France

10
II. Jesu, meine Freude
Vox Luminis
00:01:38

Vox Luminis & Lionel Meunier, Conductor & Bass - Ensemble Masques - Olivier Fortin, Conductor & Organ - Dietrich Buxtehude, Composer - Anonymous, Lyricist

2018 Alpha Classics / Outhere Music France 2017 Vox Luminis & Alpha Classics / Outhere Music France

11
III. Unter deinem Schirmen
Sara Jäggi
00:01:29

Sara Jäggi, Soprano (Vox Luminis) - Ensemble Masques - Olivier Fortin, Organ - Dietrich Buxtehude, Composer - Anonymous, Lyricist

2018 Alpha Classics / Outhere Music France 2017 Vox Luminis & Alpha Classics / Outhere Music France

12
IV. Trotz dem alten Drachen
Vox Luminis
00:01:38

Sebastian Myrus, Bass (Vox Luminis) - Vox Luminis & Lionel Meunier, Conductor & Bass - Ensemble Masques - Olivier Fortin, Conductor & Organ - Dietrich Buxtehude, Composer - Anonymous, Lyricist

2018 Alpha Classics / Outhere Music France 2017 Vox Luminis & Alpha Classics / Outhere Music France

13
V. Weg mit allen Schätzen
Vox Luminis
00:01:31

Vox Luminis (Zsuzsi Tóth, Stefanie True, Sopranos - Sebastian Myrus, Bass) - Ensemble Masques - Olivier Fortin, Conductor & Organ - Dietrich Buxtehude, Composer - Anonymous, Lyricist

2018 Alpha Classics / Outhere Music France 2017 Vox Luminis & Alpha Classics / Outhere Music France

14
VI. Gute Nacht, ihr Sünden
Vox Luminis
00:02:02

Caroline Weynants, Soprano (Vox Luminis) - Ensemble Masques - Olivier Fortin, Conductor & Organ - Dietrich Buxtehude, Composer - Anonymous, Lyricist

2018 Alpha Classics / Outhere Music France 2017 Vox Luminis & Alpha Classics / Outhere Music France

15
VII. Weicht, ihr Trauergeister
Vox Luminis
00:01:19

Vox Luminis & Lionel Meunier, Conductor & Bass - Ensemble Masques - Olivier Fortin, Conductor & Organ - Dietrich Buxtehude, Composer - Anonymous, Lyricist

2018 Alpha Classics / Outhere Music France 2017 Vox Luminis & Alpha Classics / Outhere Music France

Trio Sonata in B-Flat Major, BuxWV 255 (Dieterich Buxtehude)

16
Trio Sonata in B-Flat Major, BuxWV 255
Ensemble Masques
00:08:26

Ensemble Masques (Sophie Gent, Violin - Mélissande Corriveau, Viola da gamba) - Olivier Fortin, Conductor & Harpsichord - Dietrich Buxtehude, Composer

2018 Alpha Classics / Outhere Music France 2017 Vox Luminis & Alpha Classics / Outhere Music France

Herzlich Lieb hab' ich dich, O Herr, BuxWV 41 (Dieterich Buxtehude)

17
I. Herzlich Lieb hab' ich Dich
Vox Luminis
00:04:11

Vox Luminis & Lionel Meunier, Conductor & Bass - Ensemble Masques - Olivier Fortin, Conductor & Organ - Dietrich Buxtehude, Composer - Anonymous, Lyricist

2018 Alpha Classics / Outhere Music France 2017 Vox Luminis & Alpha Classics / Outhere Music France

18
II. Es ist ja, Herr
Vox Luminis
00:08:16

Vox Luminis & Lionel Meunier, Conductor & Bass - Ensemble Masques - Olivier Fortin, Conductor & Organ - Dietrich Buxtehude, Composer - Anonymous, Lyricist

2018 Alpha Classics / Outhere Music France 2017 Vox Luminis & Alpha Classics / Outhere Music France

19
III. Ach Herr, lass dein’ Lieb’ Engelein
Vox Luminis
00:06:51

Vox Luminis & Lionel Meunier, Conductor & Bass - Ensemble Masques - Olivier Fortin, Conductor & Organ - Dietrich Buxtehude, Composer - Anonymous, Lyricist

2018 Alpha Classics / Outhere Music France 2017 Vox Luminis & Alpha Classics / Outhere Music France

Trio Sonata in D Major, BuxWV 267 (Dieterich Buxtehude)

20
Trio Sonata in D Major, BuxWV 267
Ensemble Masques
00:08:18

Ensemble Masques : Benoit Vanden Bemden, Violone - Mélissande Corriveau, Viola da gamba - Olivier Fortin, Conductor & Harpsichord - Dietrich Buxtehude, Composer

2018 Alpha Classics / Outhere Music France 2017 Vox Luminis & Alpha Classics / Outhere Music France

Jesu, meines Lebens Leben in D Minor, BuxWV 62 (Dieterich Buxtehude)

21
I. Sinfonia
Olivier Fortin
00:00:47

Ensemble Masques - Olivier Fortin, Conductor & Organ - Dietrich Buxtehude, Composer

2018 Alpha Classics / Outhere Music France 2017 Vox Luminis & Alpha Classics / Outhere Music France

22
II. Ciaconna
Vox Luminis
00:05:57

Vox Luminis & Lionel Meunier, Conductor & Bass - Ensemble Masques - Olivier Fortin, Conductor & Organ - Dietrich Buxtehude, Composer - Anonymous, Lyricist

2018 Alpha Classics / Outhere Music France 2017 Vox Luminis & Alpha Classics / Outhere Music France

Album Description

In 1668, Dietrich Buxtehude, then thirty one years old, took up the very sought-after tenure of organist at the Marienkirche in Lübeck, then a Hanseatic metropolis of considerable relevance; the organist had at that time one of the most desirable social statuses. He soon caused a sensation with the church concerts he held outside of religious services and that happened every year, in the early evening, on the five Sundays preceding Christmas. During these “Abendmusiken” (vespertine music), as they were called, were sometimes performed great works falling withing the oratorio genre, but more often was performed a mix of instrumental pieces, church tunes, psalm arrangements and cantata-like works. From the 1700s, these series of concerts had become a major cultural event of the city. Released from the daily handling of religious music handled by the Marienkirche’s Cantor—as was often the case at the time in North Germany—, Buxtehude only composed works on his own initiative, which allowed him to give them a quality level noticeably higher than that of the Cantor, for example, forced to compose non-stop, from one Sunday to another. The cantatas recorded here demonstrate the high artistic ambitions of these vocal works: they often digress from stylistic and generic conventions of their time and answer the tasks imposed by the texts with bold musical solutions, daring and absolutely splendid. The sonatas from Buxtehude completing the vocal program of this disc are also characterized by their markedly experimental character. Olivier Fortin’s Masques Ensemble—recorder, strings, positive organ—and Lionel Meunier’s Vox Luminis join forces to offer us these gems from the turn of the North German 18th century, such gems that the young Bach didn’t hesitate, in 1705, to travel on foot from Arnstadt—a 100-league trip—to come listen to Buxtehude, his organ play and probably his famous Abendmusiken. © SM/Qobuz

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