Vom Himmel Hoch, Da Komm Ich Her - Weihnachstkonze

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Label: Christophorus
Catalog: CHR77448
Format: CD

Arpa festante, L'; Mauch, Monika; Gortner, Peter; Hübner, Sebastian; Abele, Ekkehard; Vitzthum, Franz; Karlsruhe Church of Christ Chorus

Handel did it, as did Mozart, Berlioz, even Busoni, as well as most composers in music history and even Johann Sebastian Bach: they all parodied the works of their ancestors and contemporaries. Moreover, Bach was a great master in using his own works for new purposes. For this program, the Capricornus Consort Basel has adapted organ works by Johann Sebastian Bach for string ensemble, which has a special appeal: On the one hand, the organ sound is transformed into an (extremely homogeneous) string sound. In addition, the Capricornus Consort creates completely new listening impressions of the well-known organ works through its differentiated, historically informed way of playing. Not only a pleasure for organ lovers!

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