There is certainly a lot to enjoy. The playing of the instrumentalists is brilliant, and they understand the dramatic character of the music. They don't hide the sometimes very harsh dissonants Weckmann has written down. But vocally there are some shortcomings. No that there is anything wrong with the voices: they all sound fine, and blend well.
The singers are all German, so there is no problem regarding pronunciation and articulation. But there is a general blandness in the singing which undermines the expressiveness of Weckmann's compositions. This is partly due to the fact that most voices are a little colourless.
In the last section the antithesis between "Those who sow with tears" and "will reap with joy" doesn't come across very convincingly. This piece also reveals another weakness in the singing: the declamation leaves something to be desired.
The key words within phrases should be more emphasized. In this music some passages are approaching the new Italian recitative. These should be more spoken than sung, with more rhythmic flexibility than the singers take here. I am not saying this is a bad recording. But it is a pity this very expressive music doesn't quite get the interpretation it deserves.
As far as the booklet is concerned, the liner notes are informative as usual, but the sources of the texts Weckmann has composed should have been given. But there is one thing which seriously damages this production. The first item is split into three tracks. According to the booklet track three should contain the third section of this work.
In fact that section is added to the second in track 2. But then track 3 gives the third section again. It is hard to believe but this third section has actually been edited twice.
An error like that is quite embarrassing. Recently I have discovered several production errors in CPO releases. Are they producing too many recordings and do they take too little time to keep the whole production process under control? The third section of the first cantata is repeated according to the score.
If you listen carefully you'll hear that it is not the same take. The mistake is that the track mark was put at the beginning of the repitition of the third part and not at the beginning of the third part. This mistake is of course less "damaging" than the one, that you assumed. You definitely hear what you are supposed to hear, it's just that the track changes later than it should Inzwischen bewundert ein stetig wachsendes Publikum die enorme Ausdruckskraft seiner geistlichen Vokalmusik.
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Fritzsche eng zusammengearbeitet haben. Er muss in Hamburg auch mit Johann Adam Reincken zusammengetroffen sein, der seit Scheidemanns Tod an der Katharinenkirche den Organistendienst versah. Ob er Tunders Schwiegersohn Dietrich Buxtehude kennenlernte, ist nicht bekannt, aber durchaus wahrscheinlich. Petri in Hamburg, dem Weckmann wohl den Ruf nach Hamburg zu verdanken hatte.
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You may send this item to up to five recipients. The name field is required. Please enter your name. The E-mail message field is required. Please enter the message. Please verify that you are not a robot.CD reviews Matthias WECKMANN (? - ): "Sacred Works" Himlische Cantorey rec: June /17, , Hamburg, Rolf-Liebermann-Studio Striking examples of this are the introduction to Zion spricht: der Herr hat mich verlassen and the sinfonias in Weine nicht, es hat überwunden der Löwe.