Mätthaus-Passion (2010)

Bach

La Petite Bande

Sigiswald Kuijken

Sigiswald Kuijken is intimately acquainted with the St. Matthew Passion. His fascination with the work was inspired back in the 1950s by a number of traditional performances. Kuijken has performed the passion around the world with his ensemble La Petite Bande. Twenty years ago, La Petite Bande (with Kuijken as leader and Gustav Leonhardt as conductor) released its first recording of the passion. The performance had soloists, a chamber choir and an instrumental ensemble adapted to the setting. Kuijken’s views on performance practice in the piece have since evolved radically. Groundbreaking musicological work in recent decades has brought him to performing the passion with a drastically reduced ensemble and no conductor. There is no “choir” in the usual sense of the word; the choir is composed of just the soloists without additional singers. And a lone soprano replaces the boys’ choir. Opinion on this approach has been and remains divided. But Kuijken certainly had his reasons for making the changes.
To what do we owe the St. Matthew Passion even today usually being performed by immense choirs and orchestras? “For that we have to look back to the 19th century. It was then that Felix Mendelssohn became so enthralled with the music of Bach that he wanted to perform, among other things, the St. Matthew Passion. Theatricalism and grandiose forces fit perfectly with the 19th century Romantic spirit. Composers at the time did nothing so gladly as arranging Bach’s music and adapting it to their personal taste. Later, even Arnold Schoenberg ventured into Bach’s music. He arranged a number of Bach’s organ works for large orchestra; he was convinced that this was the ideal way to ensure that they would survive in the 20th century.”

 

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La Petite Bande

La Petite Bande (Belgium) was founded in 1972 by Sigiswald Kuijken at the request of the record company Deutsche Harmonia Mundi in order to record Lully’s “Le Bourgeois Gentilhomme”, under the direction of Gustav Leonhardt. The orchestra takes its name and constitution from Lully’s own orchestra at the court of Louis XIV. All its members are internationally renowned specialists in the early music field.
Although originally La Petite Bande was not meant to become a permanent orchestra, the success of the recordings was such that they began to give concerts regularly. Having initially concentrated mainly on French music, the orchestra’s repertoire has expanded over the years to include music by the Italian masters and that of Bach, Handel, Gluck, Haydn, Mozart and others. La Petite Bande has recorded instrumental as well as vocal music, including operas and oratorios from the Baroque and Classical periods. La Petite Bande currently makes recordings for Deutsche Harmonia Mundi, Denon, Challenge Classics,Accent and Hyperion

Sigiswald Kuijken

Sigiswald Kuijken was born in 1944 close to Brussels. He studied violin at the conservatories of Bruges and Brussels, completing his studies at the latter institution with Maurice Raskin in 1964. He came into contact with early music at a very young age, together with his brother Wieland. Studying on his own, he gained a thorough knowledge of specific 17th and 18th century performance techniques and conventions of interpretation on violin and viola da gamba. This led to the introduction, in 1969, of a more authentic way of playing the baroque violin, whereby the instrument was no longer held under the chin, but lay freely on the shoulder; this was to have a crucial influence on the approach to the violin repertoire and was consequently adopted by many players starting in the early 1970’s. From 1964 to 1972, Sigiswald Kuijken was a member of the Brussels based Alarius Ensemble (with Wieland Kuijken, Robert Kohnen and Janine Rubinlicht), which performed throughout Europe and in the United States. He subsequently undertook individual chamber music projects with a number of Baroque music specialists, chief among which were his brothers Wieland and Barthold and Robert Kohnen, as well as Gustav Leonhardt, Frans Bru?ggen, Anner Bylsma and René Jacobs.

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Mätthaus-Passion (2010)

Bach

La Petite Bande

Cables: Siltech
Digital Converters: DCS
Microphones: Sonodore
Producer: Bert van der Wolf
Recording Engineer: Bert van der wolf, Fir Suidema
Recording location: Predikherenkerk, Leuven Belgium
Recording Software: Pyramix
Recording Type & Bit Rate: DSD64

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Chori- Kommt, ihr Tochter, helft mir klagen
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Recitativo (Evangelista Jesus)- Da Jesus diese Rede vollendet hatte
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Choral- Herzliebster Jesu, was dast du verbrochen
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Recitativo (Evangelista)- Da versammleten sich die Hohenpriester
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Recitativo (Alto)- Du liever Heiland du
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Aria (Alto)- Buss und Rue
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Recitativo (Evangelista, Judas)- Da ging hin der Zwolfen einer
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Aria (Soprano)- Blute nur, du liebes Herz!
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Recitativo (Evangelista)- Aber am ersten Tage der Syssen Brot
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Choral- Ich bin's, ich sollte byssen
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Recitativo (Evangelista, Jesus)- Er antwortete und sprach
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Recitativo (Soprano)- Wiewohl mein Herz in Trsnen schwimmt
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Aria (Soprano)- Ich will dir mein Herze schenken
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Recitativo (Evangelista, Jesus)- Und da sie den Lobgesang
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Choral- Erkenne mich, mein Hyter
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Recitativo (Evangelista, Jesus, Petrus)- Petrus aber antwortete
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Choral- Ich will hier bei dir stehen
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Recitativo (Evangelista, Jesus)- Da kam Jesus mit ihnen zu einem Hofe
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Recitativo (Tenore)- O Schmerz!- Choral (Chorus II)- Was ist die Ursach
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Aria (Tenore, Chorus II)- Ich will bei meinem Jesu wachen
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Recitativo (Evangelista, Jesus)- Und ging hin ein wenig
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Recitativo (Basso)- Der heoland fallt vor seinem Vater nieder
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Aria (Basso)- Gerne will ich mich bequenem
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Recitativo (Evangelista, Jesus)- Und er kam zu seinem J?ngern
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Choral- Was mein Gott will, das g'scheh allzeit
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Recitativo (Evangelista, Jesus, Judas)- Und er kam und fand sie aber schlafend
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Aria (Soprano, Alto - Chorus II)- So ist mein Jesus nun gefangen
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Recitativo (Evangelista, Jesus)- Und siehe, einer aus denen
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Choral- O Mensch, bewein dein Sunde gross
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Aria (Alto, Chorus II)- Ach! nun ist mein Jesus hin!
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Recitativo (Evangelista)- Die aber Jesum gegriffen hatten
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Choral- mir hat die Welt truglich gericht'
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Recitativo (Evangelista, Pontifex)- Und wiewohl viel falsche Zeugen
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Recitativo (Tenore)- Mein Jesus schweigt
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Aria (Tenore)- Geduld!
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Recitativo (Evangelista, Pontifex, Jesus)- Und der Hohepriester antwortete 36b. Chori- Er ist des To
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Choral- Wer hat dich so geschlagen
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Recitativo (evangelista, Ancilla I, II, Petrus)- Petrus aber sass draussen im Palast 38b. Chorus II-
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Aria (Alto)- Erbarme dich
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Choral- Bin ich gleich von der gewichen
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Recitativo (Evangelista, Judas)- Des morgens aber hielten
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Aria (Basso)- Gebt mir meinen Jesum wieder!
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Recitativo (Evangelista, Pilatus, Jesus)- Sie hielten aber einen Rat
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Choral- Befiehl du deine Wege
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Recitativo (Evangelista, Platus, Uxor Pilati, Chorus)- Auf das Fest aber 45b. Chori- Lass ihn kreuzi
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Choral- Wie wunderbarlich ist doch diese Strafe!
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Recitativo (Evangelista, PIlatus)- Der Landphleger sagte
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Recitativo (Soprano)- Er hat uns allen wohlgetan
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Aria (Soprano)- Aus Liebe
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Recitativo (Evangelista)- Sie schrieen aber noch mehr
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Recitativo (Alto)- Erbarm es Gott!
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Aria (Alto)- Konnen Tranen meiner Wangen
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Recitativo (Evangelista)- Da nahmen die Kriegsknechte
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Choral- O Haupt voll Blut und Wunden
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Recitativo (Evangelista)- Und da sie ihn verspottet hatten
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Recitativo (Basso)- Ja freilich will in uns das Fleisch un Blut
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Aria (Basso)- Komm, susses Kreuz
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Recitativo (Evangelista)- Und da sie an die Statte kamen 58b. Chori- Der du den Tempel Gottes zerbri
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Recitativo (Alto)- Ach Golgatha!
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Aria (Alto, Chorus II)- Sehet, Jesus Hat die Hand
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Recitativo (Evangelista, Jesus)- Und von der sechsten Stunde an 61b. Chorus I- Der rufet dem Elias!
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Choral- Wenn ich einmal soll scheiden
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Recitativo (Evangelista)- Und siehe da, der Vorhang 63b. Chori- Wahlich, dieser ist Gottes Sohn gewe
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Recitativo (Basso)- Am Abend, da es kuhle was
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Aria (Basso)- Mache dich, mein Herze, rein
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Recitativo (Evangelista)- Und Joseph nahm den Leib 66b. Chori- herr, wir haben gedacht 66c. Recitati
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Recitativo (Basso, Tenore, Alto, Soprano - Chorus II)- Nun ist der Herr zur Ruh gebracht
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Chori- Wir setzen uns mit Tranen nieder
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