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'Conversations Avec Dieu'

Magazine article Gramophone

'Conversations Avec Dieu'

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'Conversations avec Dieu'

Bruhns Hemmt eure Tranenflut Hammerschmidt Ach Gott, warum hast du mein vergessen?. Erbarm dich mein, o Herre Gott. Ergo sit nulla ratio salutis. Herr, wie lange willst du mein so gar vergessen. Inter brachia salvatoris mei. Premiere pavane a 5 Monteverdi Sinfonia Rosenmiiller Sinfonia XI Scheidemann Erbarm dich mein, o Herre Gott. Praeludium Scheldt 1st nicht Ephraim mein teurer Sohn?. Variations on 'Warum betriibst du dich, mein Herz?' Telemann Cantata, 'Ach, Herr, straf mich nicht in deinem Zorn', TWV7:3 Le Concert Etranger / Itay Jedlin Ambronay (F) AMY045 (77' * DDD * T/t)

The title of this recording, 'Conversations with God', takes its cue from a 1645 publication by Andreas Hammerschmidt, a representative of the generation of German composers who grew up after Schiitz, several of whom are represented on this disc. He was plainly an accomplished musician, conversant with the a cappella church style, the newer Italian solo vocal idiom and the consort music of England. All of these may be heard here but Hammerschmidt's invention is far from consistent in the short works selected. …

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