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The Birth of German Baroque Music.Awards
JOHANN HERMANN SCHEIN
Israelis Brünnlein ("The Fountains of Israel"), madrigali spirituali
Ensemble Vocal Européen, Philippe Herreweghe
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The Birth of German Baroque Music.
Schein was one of the most illustrious of Bach’s predecessors at St. Thomas in Leipzig. His work, eclipsed for a long time by the historic stature of his contemporary Heinrich Schütz, is today acknowledged to be one of the jewels in the Protestant sacred repertory. Composed ‘in the manner of an Italian madrigal’, the famous Fountains of Israel bring to the texts from the Old Testament an extraordinary pertinent and varied musical vision; this manner of placing an entire panoply of means derived directly from Italy at the service of religious music in German here achieves an astounding appropriateness.
This title was released for the first time in 1996.
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- Ensemble Vocal Européen
- Johann Hermann Schein