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Christoph Spering & Chorus Musicus Köln & Das Neue Orchester
Bach Cantatas & Other Vocal Works

Contents

Recordings of Cantatas
Recordings of Other Vocal Works

Christoph Spering - Short Biography
Chorus Musicus Köln - Short History
Das Neue Orchester - Short History

Matthäus-Passion BWV 244 - conducted by Christoph Spering

Discography

Recordings of Cantatas


C-1

J.S. Bach: Solokantaten für Bass (Solo Cantatas For Bass: BWV 56, 82, 158)

 
 

Cantatas BWV 56 [19:47], BWV 82 [21:30], BWV 158 [10:55]

Christoph Spering

Chorus Musicus Köln (3VPP) / Das Neue Orchester [historic pitch: 415 Hz]

Baritone: Thomas E. Bauer; Soprano: Elisa Rabanus [BWV 158]
Pauline Nobes (Violin) [BWV 158]
CMK: Sopranos: Ingeborg Bongartz, Christiane Rittner, Susanne van Zelm; Altos: Dagmar Brinken, Barbara Gepp, Nils Stefan; Tenors: Heiko Köpke, Bruno Michalke, Robert Sedlak; Basses: Patrício Ramos-Pereira, Carsten Siedentop, Christian Walter
DNO: Oboes: Michael Niesemann, Clara Geuchen, Mark Baigent; Violins 1: Pauline Nobes [Concert-mistress], Frauke Heiwolt, Mark Schimmelmann; Violins 2: Christof Boerner, Christian Friedrich, Julia Scheerer; Viola: Rachel Isserlis; Violoncello: Helga Löhrer; Double-bass: Timo Hoppe; Organ: Christian Rieger

Oehms Classics OC-887
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Feb 14-17, 2013

CD / TT: 52:14
MP3 / TT: 51:41

Recorded at Melanchton-Kirche, Köln-Zollstock, Germany.
Executive Producer: Dieter Oehms; Executive Producer Deutschlandfunk: Ludwig Rink; Recording Producer: Jens Schünemann; Recording Engineer: Henrik Manook; Mastering & Digital Editing: Jens Schünemann; Editorial: Martin Stastnik, Dr. Norbert Bolín.
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C-3

Bachfest Leipzig 2014 · Ausgewählte Höhepunkte [F-2014]

 
 

Cantata Du Hirte Israel, höre, BWV 104 [16:32]

Christoph Spering

Chorus Musicus Köln / Das Neue Orchester

Tenor: Daniel Johannsen; Bass: Johannes Weisser

Bach-Archiv Leipzig (Querstand / Kampradý)

Jun 14, 2014

2-CD / TT: 151 min

Recorded live in the frame of Bachfest Leipzig 2014, at Nikolaikirche, Leipzig, Saxony, Germany.
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C-2

J.S. Bach: Dialogkantaten för Sopran und Bass · Dialogue Cantatas for Soprano & Bass (BWV 57, 32, 58)

 
 

Cantata Selig ist der Mann, BWV 57 [19:17]
Cantata Liebster Jesu, mein Verlangen, BWV 32 [20:13]
Cantata Ach Gott, wie manches Herzeleid, BWV 58 [11:35]

Christoph Spering

Chorus Musicus Köln / Das Neue Orchester

Soprano: Johanna Winkel; Bass: Thomas E. Bauer
CMK: Sopranos: Christine Beatrix Fischer, Sabine Laubach, Ingeborg Schilling; Altos: Dagmar Brinken, Barbara Gepp, Brynne McLeod; Tenors: Jakob Buch, Stephan Hensen, Robert Sedlak; Basses: Karsten Lehl, Patrício Ramos-Pereira, Carsten Siedentop
DNO: Oboes: Markus Deuter, Clara Geuchen, Mathieu Loux (Taille); Violins 1: Anton Steck (Concert-master & Solo Violin), Anita Knöferle, Christof Boerner; Violins 2: Pia Grutschus, Karin Dean, Alexey Fokin; Viola: Antje Sabinski; Violoncello: Michal Stahel; Double-Bass: Timo Hoppe; Organ: Christian Rieger

Oehms Classics OC-1815
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Jun 17-19, 2014

CD / TT: 51:16
MP3 / TT: 50:47

Recorded at Melanchton Kirche, Köln-Zollstock, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany.
Executive Producer: Dieter Oehms; Engineer :Wolfgang Rixius; Digital Editing, Mastering, Recording Producer: Jens Schunemann; Editing: Martin Stastnik; Executive Producer Matthias Strassner.
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C-4

J.S. Bach: Lutherkantaten (BWV 62, 36, 91; 121, 125, 14; 126, 4, 2, 7; 38, 80, 61)

 

CD-1 [63:31]:
Cantata Nun komm, der Heiden Heiland, BWV 62 (1st Sunday in Advent) [17:00]
Cantata Schwingt freudig euch empor, BWV 36 (1st Sunday in Advent) [30:11]
Cantata Gelobet seist du, Jesu Christ, BWV 91 (Christmas Day) [15:51]
CD-2 [55:15]:
Cantata Christum wir sollen loben schon, BWV 121 (2nd Day of Christmas) [19:04]
Cantata Mit Fried und Freud ich fahr dahin, BWV 125 (Feast of Purification of Mary) [19:45]
Cantata Wär Gott nicht mit uns diese Zeit, BWV 14 (4th Sunday after Epiphany) [16:04]
CD-3 [72:23]:
Cantata Erhalt uns Herr bei Deinem Wort, BWV 126 (Sexagesima Sunday) [17:16]
Cantata Christ lag in Todes Banden, BWV 4 (Easter Sunday) [18:35]
Cantata Ach Gott, vom Himmel sieh darein, BWV 2 (2nd Sunday after Trinity) [16:21]
Cantata Christ unser Herr zum Jordan kam, BWV 7 (Feast of Nativity of St John the Baptist) [19:32]
CD-4 [73:29]
Cantata Aus tiefer Not schrei ich zu Dir, BWV 38 (21st Sunday after Trinity) [17:16]
Cantata Ein feste Burg ist unser Gott, BWV 80 (Feast of Reformation) (with the additions made by W.F. Bach) [25:41]
Cantata Nun komm der Heiden Heiland, BWV 61 (1st Sunday in Advent) [13:31]

Christoph Spering

Chorus Musicus Köln / Das Neue Orchester

BWV 36, 61, 126: Soprano: Lydia Teuscher; Alto: Charlotte Quadt; Tenor: Sebastian Kohlhepp; Bass: Rafael Fingerlos
BWV 14, 91: Soprano: Lydia Teuscher; Alto: Benno Schachtner; Tenor: Daniel Johannsen; Bass: Daniel Ochoa
BWV 4, 38, 121: Soprano: Marie-Sophie Pollak; Alto: Mélodie Ruvio; Tenor: Benjamin Bruns; Bass: Thomas E. Bauer
BWV 2, 7, 62, 125: Soprano: Sarah Wegener; Alto: Benno Schachtner; Tenor: Sebastian Kohlhepp; Bass: Thomas E. Bauer
BWV 80: Soprano: Hannah Morrison; Alto: Sophie Harmsen; Tenor: Manuel König; Bass: Tobias Berndt

Deutsche Harmonia Mundi 88985320832

BWV 36, 61, 126: Apr 21-24, 2015
BWV 14, 91: Jun 6-8, 2016
BWV 4, 38, 121: Oct 8-12, 2015
BWV 2, 7, 62, 125: Feb 2-6, 2016
BWV 80: Oct 30-Nov 3, 2014

4-CD / TT: 264:38

Recorded at Melanchtonkirche, Köln, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany.
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C-5

J.S. Bach: Ein Feste Burg Ist Unser Gott

 

1. Cantata Ein Feste Burg Ist Unser Gott, BWV 80: Monebit Verbum Domini (after BWV 80, No. 5), with the additions made by W.F. Bach [3:35]
2-3. Cantata Ein Feste Burg Ist Unser Gott, BWV 80b (early version, fragment) []
4-11. Cantata Ein Feste Burg Ist Unser Gott, BWV 80, arrangement by W.F. Bach with timpany & trumpets []
12-19. Cantata Ein Feste Burg Ist Unser Gott, BWV 80 [25:41]
20. Cantata Ein Feste Burg Ist Unser Gott, BWV 80, with the additions made by W.F. Bach: Gaudete, Omnes Populi (after BWV 80, No. 1) [5:07]

Christoph Spering

Chorus Musicus Köln / Das Neue Orchester

4-11: Soprano: Johanna Winkel; Alto: Franziska Gottwald; Tenor: Sebastian Kohlhepp; Bass: Daniel Ochoa
12-19: Soprano: Hannah Morrison; Alto: Sophie Harmsen; Tenor: Manuel König; Bass: Tobias Berndt

Deutsche Harmonia Mundi 88875170122

Oct 30-Nov 3, 2014

CD / TT: 73:29

Recorded at Melanchtonkirche, Köln, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany.
12-19. Same performance as on [C-4].
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Recordings of Other Vocal Works


V-1

Bach: Mendelssohn 1841 Leipzig Matthaüs-Passion

 
 
 
 
 
 

Matthäus-Passion BWV 244, arragement made by Felix Mendelssohn-Bartholdy in 1841 for St. Thomas's Church, Leipzig

Christoph Spering

Chorus Musicus Köln / Das Neue Orchester [pitch: 430 Hz]

Tenor [Evangelist]: Wilfried Jochens; Bass [Christus]: Peter Lika; Soprano: Angela Kazimierczuk; Alto: Alison Browner; Tenor: Markus Schäfer; Bass: Franz-Josef Selig; [Ancilla 1]: Susanne Merle; [Ancilla 2]: Paola Gronau; [Testis 1]: Andrea Mutert; Tenor [Testis 2]: Florian Simson
CMK: Chor I: Sopranos: Hiltrud Bücking, Jutta Hendricks, Shu-Na Lin, Susanne Merle, Dagmar Odenthal, Ursula Ostertag, Claudia Rott, Sabine Sigmund; Altos: Clarissa Albert, Claudia Alsdorl, Henrike Ebel, Birgit Heinemann, Inge Körfer-Eckstein, Pia Wirtgen; Tenors: Andreas Fischer, Christian Jeub, Axel Mendrok, Andreas Oesterley, Ralf Paduch, Martin Schelhaas, Oliver Sperling, Jochen Stoftel; Basses: Volkmar Beck, HubertBoes, Ron-Dirk Entleutner, Johannes Hettlich, Rainer Land, Martin Linden,Thomas Koch, Hans-Christian Schwarz
Chor II: Sopranos: Gisela Benninghoven, Paola Gronau, Kerstin Heymann, Clementine Jesdinsky, Susanne Jotten, Christina Nacken, Helga Späth, Iris Stang, Regina Walther; Altos: Helga Blume, Andrea Mutert, Sonia Schweicher, Maria Kupke, Kerstin Schüßler; Tenors: Konrad Buers, Frank Fabian, Thomas Gebhardt, Benedikt Schillo, Matthias Schubatz, Florian Simson; Basses: Guillermo Cardon, Jörg Espenkott, Wolfgang Georg, Michael Grai, Bernd Heyder, Helmuth Kriehmig, lnya-Tinko Rabold, Marc Strümper
DNO: Concert-mistress: Ingeborg Scheerer; Recitative: Matthias Hofmann, Sabine Giinther, Eberhard Maldfeld
Orchestra I: Violins 1: Ingeborg Scheerer [Soloist], Evert Jan Schuur, Mihoko Kimura, Franz P. Fischer, Marie-Luise Geldsetzer; Violins 2: Claudia Sack, Bettina v. Dombois, Daniel Deuter, Corinna Hildebrand; Violas: Andreas Gerhardus, Hermann Grünkorn, Eva Politt; Cellos: Matthias Hofmann, Sabine Günther; Double-basses: Eberhard Maldfeld, Claus Körfer; Flutes: Konrad Hünteler, Michael Schmidt-Casdorff; Oboes: Nico de Gier, Ulrike Neukamm
Orchersra II: Violins 1: Matthias Hochweber, Amos Fahlbusch, Susanne Bree, Markus Menke, Micaela Storch; Violins 2: Christoph Danne, Martin Kalista, Klaus Bona, Martina Klein; Violas: Claudia Steeb, Antje Sabinsky; Cellos: Sibylle Huntgeburth, Marika Gejrot; Double-basses: Rolf Bischof, Jorn Peter Hiekel; Flutes: Christoph Runte, Christiane Thomsen; Oboes: Wolfgang Kube, Onno Verschoor
Clarinets: Diego Monies, Guy van Waas; Organ: Ulrich Béhme

Opus 111 OPS-20-72/73
Opus 111 OPS-2022/23
Tête à Tête

Apr 16-25, 1992

2-CD / TT: 132:25
2-CD / TT: 132:25
2-CD / TT: 132:25

Recorded at Deutschlandfunk Studio, Cologne, Germany.
World premiere recording of the arragement made in 1841 for St. Thomas's Church, Leipzig by Felix Mendelssohn-Bartholdy.
See: Matthäus-Passion BWV 244 - conducted by Christoph Spering
Buy this album at:
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Opus 111 2-CD (2000): Amazon.com | Amazon.co.uk | Amazon.de
Tete-a-Tete 2-CD (2002): Amazon.com | Amazon.co.uk | Amazon.de


The list of recordings was compiled by Aryeh Oron (September 2013 - August 2017)
Thanks to Contributors: Claude Role (November 2016), Josif Spartak (March 2017)

Christoph Spering: Short Biography | Chorus Musicus Köln | Das Neue Orchester | Recordings of Vocal Works
Individual Recordings:
BWV 244 - C. Spering


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