Telemann: Harmonischer Gottes-Dienst, Volume 2
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Georg Philipp Telemann: Harmonischer Gottes-Dienst, Volume Two

The cantatas for middle voice, violin and basso continuo I

Catalogue Number: TOCC0057
EAN: 5060113440570
Release Date: 6 July 2009
Duration: 55:26

First Sunday of Advent (TVWV 1:481)
First Sunday of Christmas (TVWV 1:469)
Second Sunday of Christmas (TVWV 1:953)
First Sunday of New Year (TVWV 1:715)
Second Sunday after Epiphany (TVWV 1:948)
Fifth Sunday after Epiphany (TVWV 1:1044)

Bergen Barokk

This is the second CD in the first complete recording of the 72 cantatas from Georg Philipp Telemann’s collection Harmonischer Gottes-Dienst, published in Hamburg in 1726 – the first complete set of cantatas for the liturgical year to be published. The cantatas are designated for voice, an obbligato instrument (violin on this disc) and basso continuo, and take the form of two da capo arias with an intervening recitative. Although intended for worship, both public and private, Telemann’s cantatas are a masterly blend of tunefulness with skilled counterpoint and vocal and instrumental virtuosity.

Booklet texts (PDF)

Track Listing, MP3 Downloads and Streaming Samples

Track No. Track Title / Details Duration Sample Add to Cart
DOWNLOAD COMPLETE ALBUM 55:26
1-3 First Sunday of Advent – Erwachet zum Kriegen (TVWV 1:481; Bärenreiter No. 65) (1725-26)

Georg Philipp Telemann, composer
Bergen Barokk, ensemble
Franz Vitzthum, countertenor
Bjarte Eike, violin
Markku Luolajan-Mikkola, baroque cello
Hans Knut Sveen, harpsichord

(first complete recording)
7:45
1 Aria (Vivace): Erwachet zum Kriegen, ihr Seelen, rüstet euch! 2:44 play
2 Rezitativ: Der Tag erscheinet; die Stund’ ist da 1:51 play
3 Aria (Spiritoso): Wappne mich mit deiner Stärke 3:10 play
4-6 First Sunday of Christmas – Erquickendes Wunder der ewigen Gnade (TVWV 1:469; Bärenreiter No. 69) (1725-26)

Georg Philipp Telemann, composer
Bergen Barokk, ensemble
Franz Vitzthum, countertenor
Bjarte Eike, violin
Markku Luolajan-Mikkola, baroque cello
Hans Knut Sveen, harpsichord

(first complete recording)
9:58
4 Aria: Erquickendes Wunder der ewigen Gnade 4:52 play
5 Rezitativ: Wohlan, zu dieser frohen Zeit sey eines jeden Mund voll Lachen 1:28 play
6 Aria (Presto): Flüchtige Schatten, nichtige Götzen 3:38 play
7-9 Second Sunday of Christmas – Jauchzet, frohlocket, der Himmel ist offen (TVWV 1:953; Bärenreiter No. 70) (1725-26)

Georg Philipp Telemann, composer
Bergen Barokk, ensemble
Franz Vitzthum, countertenor
Bjarte Eike, violin
Markku Luolajan-Mikkola, baroque cello
Hans Knut Sveen, organ

(first complete recording)
9:46
7 Aria: Jauchzet, frohlocket! Der Himmel ist offen 4:07 play
8 Rezitativ: Gott Lob! Steht mir der Himmel offen 2:11 play
9 Aria: Welche Pracht, beglücktes Auge 3:28 play
10-12 First Sunday of New Year – Halt ein mit deinem Wetterstrahle (TVWV 1:715; Bärenreiter No. 1) (1725-26)

Georg Philipp Telemann, composer
Bergen Barokk, ensemble
Franz Vitzthum, countertenor
Bjarte Eike, violin
Markku Luolajan-Mikkola, baroque cello
Hans Knut Sveen, harpsichord

(first complete recording)
8:06
10 Aria (Prestissimo): Halt ein mit deinem Wetterstrahle 3:00 play
11 Rezitativ: Beglückte Stunden, da Moses uns nicht mehr so scharf, wie vormals, dräut! 1:50 play
12 Aria (Vivace): Hemmet die Bäche der stürzenden Tränen 3:16 play
13-16 Second Sunday after Epiphany – Ist Widerwärtigkeit den Frommen eigen (TVWV 1:948; Bärenreiter No. 5) (1725-26)

Georg Philipp Telemann, composer
Bergen Barokk, ensemble
Franz Vitzthum, countertenor
Bjarte Eike, violin
Markku Luolajan-Mikkola, baroque cello
Hans Knut Sveen, organ

(first recording,first complete recording)
11:16
13 Rezitativ: Ist Widerwärtigkeit den Frommen eigen 0:40 play
14 Aria (Vivace): Durch Stillesein und Hoffen will ich mein Schicksal überwinden 3:58 play
15 Rezitativ: Hat deine Sele sich nun in Geduld gefasst 1:17 play
16 Aria (Andante): Ewige Liebe! Nähre die Flammen erbarmender Triebe 5:21 play
17-19 Fifth Sunday after Epiphany – Liebe, die vom Himmel stammet (TVWV 1:1044; Bärenreiter No. 9) (1725-26)

Georg Philipp Telemann, composer
Bergen Barokk, ensemble
Franz Vitzthum, countertenor
Bjarte Eike, violin
Markku Luolajan-Mikkola, baroque cello
Hans Knut Sveen, organ

(first complete recording)
8:35
17 Aria: Liebe, die vom Himmel stammet 3:36 play
18 Rezitativ: Die Liebe, die sich nicht in Werken offenbart 1:52 play
19 Aria (Allegro): Herr der starken Himmelsheere 3:07 play

Artists

Georg Philipp Telemann

Georg Philipp Telemann, composer

Bergen Barokk, recording Harmonischer Gottes-Dienst Volume 3, TOCC0074

Bergen Barokk, ensemble
[credit: Jørn Pedersen]

Franz Vitzthum

Franz Vitzthum, countertenor

Bjarte Eike

Bjarte Eike, violin
[credit: Gorm Valentin]

Markku Luolajan-Mikkola

Markku Luolajan-Mikkola, baroque cello

Hans-Knut-Sveen

Hans Knut Sveen, harpsichord, organ

Reviews

[.…] It's pleasure, pure unindebted pleasure, that this glorious music will provide. Shot through with tunefulness, each cantata also shines with adventurous and effective harmonies, with fetching counterpoint, and with attractive instrumental virtuosity. [.…] It's tempting to think that these musicians have combined a similar love of poetry to that which Telemann possessed (indeed he also wrote poetry) with their slightly self-effacing way of performing; and that this blend is responsible for the integrated, communicative and highly idiomatic style which results. Lyricism is certainly an important component of the performance - and contributes to the pleasure which this music gives. For all his relatively recent arrival on the scene, the maturity and freshness of the singing of Franz Vitzthum has to be noted especially. It's a joint success, though, and one achieved by the obvious affinity which all the musicians share with one another as well as with Telemann's intentions [.…]

Mark Sealey MusicWeb International December 2009

[…] countertenor Franz Vitzthum, who has a very agreeable voice and injects the text with an appropriate amount of expression without overdoing it, much as his predecessor, soprano Mona Julsrud, achieved on volume one of this series. […] This side of Telemann is typified by natural, flowing, idiomatic and memorable melodic lines often supported by unusual harmonic ideas and is never boring even though it is about as basic and stripped down as Baroque music gets […] there's no flagging of inspiration in this project; bring it on!

David Lewis All Music

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