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C.P.E. Bach: Magnificat, Motet Heilig ist Gott

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On April 9, 1786, Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach conducted a charity concert in Hamburg featuring three of his finest and most representative works: the Symphony Wq 183/1, the Magnificat (written in 1749 in the hope of succeeding his father as Cantor in Leipzig) and his stupendous motet Heilig ist Gott for double choir, of which he wrote, ''It will be my swan song of this kind, and will serve to ensure that I shall not soon be forgotten after my death.'' Released to celebrate the 300th anniversary of the composer's birth, this recording recreating the program of this historic concert confirms the prophetic nature of the composer's words. Hans-Christoph Rademann leads the RIAS Kammerchor, Akademie fur Alte Musik Berlin and a stellar cast of soloists (including soprano Elizabeth Watts) in definitive recordings of these fascinating and innovative works.

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Best Classical Albums of 2014
A most welcome addition to the year's tricentennial celebrations of C.P.E. Bach's birth. Performances by the RIAS Kammerchoir and Akademie fur Alte Musik are precise and passionate. --NPR Music

Best of 2014
Sung with consummate clarity by the RIAS Kammerchor. --Ion Arts

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  • Performer: Elizabeth Watts, Wiebke Lehmkuhl, Lothar Odinius, Markus Eiche
  • Orchestra: RIAS Kammerchor, Akademie fur Alte Musik Berlin
  • Conductor: Hans-Christoph Rademann
  • Composer: C.P.E. Bach
  • Audio CD (February 11, 2014)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Harmonia Mundi
  • ASIN: B00GTX9WWY
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (11 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #91,158 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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17 of 18 people found the following review helpful By Paul Van de Water on March 27, 2014
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This disc commemorates the 300th birthday of Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach in 1714, as well as a concert led by C.P.E. Bach in Hamburg in 1786. The first half of that concert comprised excerpts from J.S. Bach's Mass in B Minor and Handel's Messiah. The second half included the three compositions by C.P.E. Bach presented here: his Magnificat of 1749; Heilig, Heilig, Heilig (Holy, Holy, Holy) for double choir; and the Symphony in D Major.

If you like J.S. Bach's Magnificat (and who doesn't?), you'll find C.P.E.'s equally appealing, while reflecting the musical style of the next generation. I first became enamored of the C.P.E.'s Magnificat through an old Bach Guild LP led by Felix Prohaska, and this new CD by the Akademie fur Alte Musik now moves to the front of the pack. It has more modern sound than the otherwise fine recording by Helmuth Rilling, and it includes the trumpets and timpani omitted in the more recent Carus disc.

The other two pieces are less familiar but equally striking. The Holy, Holy, Holy is an impressive work based on a text from Isaiah 6 and was considered by the composer as one of his most important vocal compositions. Nicholas Kenyon calls the symphony "wackily surprising and original, its offbeat single lines leaving the listener totally disoriented at the start."

This disc has won a Gramophone award for 2014 in the "Baroque vocal" category.
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7 of 8 people found the following review helpful By David B. Stein on April 12, 2014
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Great performances of all the works, excellent interpretations, great sound and recording balance. It's wonderful to hear these lesser known works by a son of J. S. Bach performed in such a spectacular manner and I hope others will come to know this composer.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Andrew Keith on January 29, 2015
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Supremely sublime. It is great to see RIAS Kammerchor and the Akademie für Alte Musik Berlin working together again --- based upon the flawless execution of a previous collaboration, JS Bach: Motets & Sinfonias, it is no wonder the two groups have decided to collaborate again for Magnificat.

Magnificat is an incredible album that celebrates the life and talent of a much maligned composer, CPE Bach.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Brian Seed on January 3, 2015
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C.P.E.Bach is amazing. He was truly a man who was ahead of his time. To me, his music just does not date: he sometimes writes music that is close to jazz, and this in the 1780's! I haven't yet sat quietly to hear the music on this disc from start to finish, but what I have listened to seems to me to be excellently performed and recorded.
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By Big Bad John on April 27, 2015
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This interesting album sheds light on some reasons why the younger Bach eclipsed his dad during the late 18th Century. The double-chorus 'Holy Holy Holy' of 1780 is absolutely charming and should be more widely known. The D-Major Symphony of a few years earlier is innovative, though slight, and enticingly executed by the Berlin Academy for Ancient Music. Then there's the Magnificat of a much younger CPE that unfortunately takes up most of the disk. If there's charm here, I had trouble hearing it due to Rademann's excessively brisk tempi in the choruses. It's a MEDITATION for heaven's sake! When allowed time to breathe, as in the later work, the RIAS Chamber Choir does a fine job.
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By STA on April 27, 2015
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I first head about this CD on NPR website....Love it!!!
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