Heinrich Schütz - St. Matthew Passion (Dieter Kurz, Württemberg Chamber Choir) [1994]

Heinrich Schutz - St. Matthew Passion (Dieter Kurz, Wurttemberg Chamber Choir) [1994]
EAC Rip | FLAC, IMG+CUE, LOG | Covers | 1cd, 224.48 MB
Classical | Point Classics | 2650172

This particular St. Matt is constantly being reissued on one budget label or another, and for good reason: it happens to be superb. The Schutz SAINT MATTHEW PASSION is a fairly austere vocal work, light years distant from the familiar Bach version you may know and love. But it's the stark beauty of the Schutz vision that I admire and enjoy; it is reverential, as it should be, devotional, a tad bleak, yet utterly compelling. It tends to make one immediately introspective. Should you have any leanings at all towards experimenting with baroque vocal music, I would avidly suggest hearing Schutz; and the price of the CD precludes hesitation.
By Melvyn M. Sobel "Melvyn M. Sobel" (Freeport, New York)
Roger Norrington, London Classical Players, Schutz Choir - Mozart: Requiem, Ave verum corpus, Masonic Funeral Music (2013)

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart - Requiem, Ave verum corpus, Masonic Funeral Music (2013)
Nancy Argenta, soprano; Catherine Robbon, alto; John Mark Ainsley, tenor; Alastair Miles, bass
Schütz Choir of London; London Classical Players; Sir Roger Norrington, conductor

EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 239 Mb (incl 5%) | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 138 Mb (incl 5%) | Scans ~ 55 Mb
Genre: Classical, Choral | Label: Virgin Classics | # 50999 7 35296 2 0 | Time: 00:57:45

The Mozart Requiem is one of the best-known sacred works in the classical repertoire. It was the composer's last work, and he left it unfinished at his death. British conductor Roger Norrington, a pioneer of authentic performing practice, and an outstanding group of singers present Duncan Druce's version of the Requiem, based on the latest Mozart research, together with other moving choral works.
Barbara Christina Steude, Jan Katzschke - Johann Kuhnau, Vincenzo Albrici: Soprano Cantatas (2010)

Johann Kuhnau, Vincenzo Albrici: Soprano Cantatas (2010)
Barbara Christina Steude, soprano; concerto con voce; Jan Katzschke, director

EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 353 Mb (incl 5%) | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 186 Mb (incl 5%) | Scans included
Genre: Classical, Baroque, Vocal | Label: CPO | # CPO 777 531-2 | Time: 01:07:32

Johann Kuhnau owes his fame today mainly to the fact that he was Bach's predecessor as cantor at St. Thomas's in Leipzig. The 17th and 18th centuries meet in Kuhnau's cantatas, where a heavily text-bound musical language following on from the Schütz tradition is combined with Italian melodies and a late-baroque spaciousness – a combination especially delightful to today's ears. Rounding off the CD are cantatas by Kuhnau’s close friend Vincenzo Albrici.