Bach / Webern: Ricercar
The Hilliard Ensemble : discography


ECM New Series 1774

Playing time: 69'08

Recorded January 2001
Himmelfahrtskirche Sendling, München

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Bach / Webern: Ricercar

Christoph Poppen / Münchener Kammerorchester / The Hilliard Ensemble


Contents:

 1.  Johann Sebastian Bach: Fuga (Ricercata) a 6 voci
from "Das musikalische Opfer" BWV 1079/5
Orchestrated by Anton Webern 
[8:49] 

 2.  Anton Webern: String Quartet (1905)
Orchestrated by Christoph Poppen 
[19:18] 

Johann Sebastian Bach
Cantata No. 4 "Christ lag in Todesbanden" BWV 4
 3.  Sinfonia - Versus I: Coro [5:07] 
 4.  Versus II: Duetto (Soprano, Alto) [3:52] 
 5.  Versus III: Aria (Tenore) [2:03] 
 6.  Versus IV: Coro [2:18] 
 7.  Versus V: Aria (Basso) [3:05] 
 8.  Versus VI: Duetto (Soprano, Tenore) - Versus VII: Choral [3:01] 

Anton Webern
Five Movements for String Quartet op. 5

Version for String Orchestra
 9.  I Heftig bewegt [2:45] 
 10.  II Sehr langsam [2:26] 
 11.  III Sehr lebhaft [0:43] 
 12.  IV Sehr langsam [1:56] 
 13.  V In zarter Bewegung [4:02] 

 14.  Johann Sebastian Bach: Fuga (Ricercata) a 6 voci
from "Das musikalische Opfer" BWV 1079/5
Orchestrated by Anton Webern 
[9:00] 


Performers:

Christoph Poppen
Münchener Kammerorchester

The Hilliard Ensemble
Monika Mauch, soprano
David James, countertenor
Rogers Covey-Crump, tenor
Gordon Jones, baritone


Description:

J. S. Bach's cantata "Christ lag in Todesbanden" provided a context for "Morimur", the celebrated Christoph Poppen/Hilliard performance of Bach's "Ciaconna" which reveraled "hidden chorales." The cantata is now at the centre of a new recording focussed on connections between Bach and Anton Webern. Christoph Poppen is the "spiritus rector" of the project, directing the Munich Chamber Orchestra and contributing his own, remarkable orchestration of Webern's revelatory String Quartet 1905.