Thursday, October 17, 2013

Christoph Bernhard & Christian Herwich: Baroque Lieder

"This program brings together the accompanied songs of Christoph Bernhard (1627-92) and instrumental music of Christian Herwich (1609-63). ... The songs by Bernhard ... are rather simple, syllabic, tuneful songs, sung to a continuo accompaniment of theorbo (Ulrich Wedemeier), bass viol (Simone Eckert), and organ or harpsichord (Michael Fuerst). Klaus Mertens's warm baritone evokes just the right character. ... Herwich's ... Sonata La Chilana for violins (Annegret Siedel and Renate Gentz), bass viol, theorbo, and organ, explores extreme regions of pathos and exuberance. His 'Ruggiero' shows his skill for writing divisions, played virtuosically here on the bass viol" (Peter Loewen, American Record Guide, Sept./Oct. 2013, p. 253).

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