J. S. Bach: Magnificat in D. carus music

Johann Sebastian Bach

Magnificat in D

BWV 243

Description

Bach composed particularly demanding and difficult works in his first year in Leipzig in 1723. These include the Magnificat, first written in E flat major for a Christmas performance and reworked about eight years later into the present D major version. This work requires an experienced chorus, as the parts are almost instrumentally conceived and rich in coloratura writing. The extremely agile vocal parts, with many large interval leaps, need to be thoroughly understood, and the position of each line within the dense web of other parts securely grasped. Examples of such tricky passages include the rapidly following entries at "Omnes generationes", and the long coloratura sixteenth note passages at "Fecit potentiam".

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Performers: Monika Frimmer (soprano), Kerstin Klein (soprano), Kai Wessel (alto), Hermann Oswald (tenore), Andreas Scheibner (basso) – Dresdner Kammerchor, Dresdner Barockorchester – Hans-Christoph Rademann

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Conductor

Hans-Christoph Rademann Personal details

Ensemble

Dresdner Kammerchor Personal details
Dresdner Barockorchester Personal details

Soloist - soprano

Monika Frimmer Personal details
Kerstin Klein Personal details

Soloist - alto

Kai Wessel Personal details

Soloist - tenor

Hermann Oswald Personal details

Soloist - bass

Andreas Scheibner Personal details

Continuo realisation by

Paul Horn Personal details

Translator

Jean Lunn Personal details

Composer

Johann Sebastian Bach Personal details