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Matthias Weckmann

Catherine Bott presents a profile of German composer and organist Matthias Weckmann, who flourished in Dresden and Hamburg during the 17th century.

Catherine Bott presents a profile of the German composer and organist Matthias Weckmann, who flourished in Dresden and Hamburg during the 17th century. Weckmann was a pupil of Henirich Schütz, and the organist and composer Praetorius, and who made a major contribution to the musical life in Protestant Germany. Although few compositions survive, Weckmann wrote some exceptional music, including several beautiful sacred vocal concertos, settings of devotional texts for voices and instruments: Catherine Bott plays a recording by the Ricercar Consort of a couple of these concertos, in addition to a selection of other organ and ensemble works.

58 minutes

Music Played

  • Heinrich Schütz

    Symphoniae Sacrae 1629: Domine, labia mea aperies, SWV.271

    Performers: Barbara Borden (soprano), Douglas Naswari (tenor), Concerto Palatino

    • Accent.
    • ACC 9178.
  • Matthias Weckmann

    Sonata 5 a 4 (Battaglia)

    Performers: La Fenice

    • RICERCAR.
    • RIC 282 A.
  • Matthias Weckmann

    Toccata Dal 12 Tuono

    Performer: Joseph Kelemen (organ)

    • Oehms Classics.
    • OC 627.
  • Matthias Weckmann

    Concerto I: Weine nicht, Es hat uberwunden (a 9)

    Performers: Ricercar Consort, Philippe Pierlot (conductor)

    • Mirare.
    • MIR 204.
  • Matthias Weckmann

    Muhlenlied & Der schone Hamburgerin Liebligkeit

    Performers: Greta de Reyghere (soprano), Ricercar Consort

    • Ricercar.
    • RIC282 A.
  • Matthias Weckmann

    Sonata 9 a 4

    Performers: La Fenice

    • Ricercar.
    • RIC 282 A.
  • Matthias Weckmann

    Canzon in G major

    Performer: Siebe Henstra (harpsichord)

    • Ricercar.
    • RIC282 B.
  • Matthias Weckmann

    Concerto III: Herr, wenn ich nur dich habe (a 8)

    Performers: Ricercar Consort, Philippe Pierlot (director)

    • Mirare.
    • MIR 204.
  • Matthias Weckmann

    Magnificat Secundi Toni: Quartus Versus a 6

    Performer: Maude Gratton (organ)

    • Mirare.
    • MIR 204.

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