Buxtehude: Abendmusiken

Buxtehude: Abendmusiken

Lionel Meunier
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To mark the 500th anniversary of the Lutheran Reformation, Vox Luminis and the Ensemble Masques have come together to perform a programme of cantatas  and instrumental pieces. It was named winner of the 'Choral' category at the 2019 Gramophone Awards.

The Abendmusiken were a legendary concert series organised by Buxtehude in Lübeck. Even Johann Sebastian Bach travelled a long way to attend these concerts of sacred and instrumental music and met the master Dietrich Buxtehude, the most famous organist in Europe.

The programme includes cantatas (Gott hilf mir, denn das Wasser geht mir bis an die Seele, BuxWV 34, Befiehl dem Engel, dass er komm, BuxWV 10, Jesu, meine Freude, BuxWV 60, Herzlich lieb hab ich dich, o Herr, BuxWV 41) and instrumental pieces (Sonatas BuxWV 255 and 261). The recording assembles leading specialists of this repertory, with the expert voices of Vox Luminis combining with the vitality of the instrumentalists of Ensemble Masques.