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Classiquenews // Camille De Joyeuse

"D’autant que côté instruments, la souple inflexion chambriste, si ciselée chez Vivaldi entre autres, des Incogniti d’Amandine Beyer fait merveille ici : accusant l’accomplissement du drame tragique, mais avec une rondeur déterminée admirable (on en voudra pour preuve l’air du ténor, concluant la Partie 1 : lamentation en forme de regrets de Pierre qui a renié Jésus : subtil et fin Stephan Van Dyck).

Gramophone // David Vickers

" The instrumentalists of Gli Incogniti are renowned for their spiced interpretations, so it’s no surprise they play without a whiff of formulaic safety, but nonetheless the bold colours remain firmly in the service of the mood of the text. Amandine Beyer’s violin obbligato weeps softly in conversation with Stephan Van Dyck in the lament ‘Wein, ach, wein jetzt um die Wette’; the partnership of Anne Magouët and oboist Antoine Torunczyk has compelling sincerity in ‘O Golgatha! Platz herber Schmerzen’. The dozen singers of Ensemble Jacques Moderne produce a fulsomely textured choral sound, and perhaps the doleful suspense generated by the final chorus ‘O Traurigkeit, o Herzeleid!’ is the most revealing clue to what Bach gleaned from this score."

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R. Keiser (1674-1739)


Passions before Bach: there were many, today little known. But it is necessary to discover that of Keiser, a prominent figure, nicknamed at the time "the honor of Germany". Bach admired him so much that he had directed this Passion according to St. Mark in Weimar, and had chosen it to be heard twice in Leipzig. As an opera composer, Keiser shows his imagination and dramatic sense of drama to the highest degree. Translated with [+]