|J. S. Bach | Sorrow and Hope in the Cantatas of the Leipzig Master|
|In the scope of the concert cycle Music Bridge Prague — Dresden Hans-Christoph Rademann will be guest at the 13th of June at St. Simon and Jude Church in Prague and at 14th of June at Annenkirche in Dresden.
Hans-Christoph Rademann is undoubtedly one of today‘s most sought after choir directors and a world renowned choral sound specialist. In 1985 he founded the Dresdner Kammerchor chamber choir and remains its musical director to the present day. He has also cooperated with and guest directed important orchestras and choirs. He has been on concert tours to the most important European music centres and to almost every continent. In 2000 he was appointed as professor for choral conducting at the Carl Maria von Weber College of Music in Dresden and in 2007 he was designated chief director of the RIAS Kammerchor Berlin. During this hear he will become leader of the Internationale Bachakademie Stuttgart.
Johann Sebastian Bach — Sorrow and Hope in the Cantatas of the Leipzig Master
J. S. Bach — Christ lag in Todesbanden BWV 4
J. S. Bach — Ich habe genug BWV 82
J. S. Bach — Warum betrübst du dich, mein Herz BWV 138
Collegium 1704 & Collegium Vocale 1704
Hans-Christoph Rademann — Conductor
13. 6. / St. Simon and Jude Church in Prague, Dušní st., Prague 1, 7.30 pm, tickets
14. 6. / Annenkirche, Annenstraße, 7.30 pm, tickets
|Final concert of the first season of Baroque Opera Starts with Véronique Gens|
|The French soprano Véronique Gens will be guest in the final concert of the first season of Baroque Opera Starts. Under the motto “Opera Revolution” Véronique Gens and Collegium 1704 will perform under the musical direction of Václav Luks compositions by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Christoph Willibald Gluck and Josef Mysliveček. The concert will take place at the 7th of May, 7.30 pm, at the Rudolfinum in Prague.
Véronique Gens made her debut in 1986 as member of the ensemble Les Arts Florissants. Within a short period of time she earned a reputation of belonging to the best interpreters of Baroque music of her time. Véronique Gens worked together with her patron William Christie as well as with conductors like René Jacobs and Philippe Herreweghe. Her second field beside Baroque is the repertoire of Mozart. In the year 2002 the soprano was nominated for a Victoire de la Musique as best singer of the year.
Tickets you can obtain at the evening box office of Czech Philhamonic at the Rudolfinum in Prague (Alšovo nábřeží 12, 110 00 Praha 1, opening hours: Mon – Fri from 10 am to 6 pm) and online at www.ceskafilharmonie.cz.
|You, too, can become co-creators of the new Collegium 1704 CD!|
|With the slogan “Join Your Artistry with Ours,” Collegium 1704 is urging everyone who is interested in music of high quality to support the issue of a new recording of Bach’s B Minor Mass. This is made possible by the portal Indiegogo.com, where projects of all kinds compete for the favor of potential donors.
The recording of this Bach masterwork with the participation of the soloists Hana Blažíková (soprano), Sophie Harmsen (mezzo-soprano), Terry Wey (alto), Erik Stoklossa (tenor), Tomáš Král, and Marián Krejčík (bass) together with the ensembles Collegium Vocale 1704 and Collegium 1704 under the direction of Václav Luks was made at the studio Domovina at the beginning of this year. Supervising the recording and its mastering was the German producer and sound engineer Andreas Neubronner, the winner of two dozen Grammy Awards.
In view of the previous successes of Collegium 1704 CDs, such as nominations for the 2012 Gramophone Award and the Diapason d’Or, one may expect another similar event, especially because this will be the first Czech B Minor Mass on period instruments.
If you are interested in taking part in the creation of the CD, you can join in with our donors at the website Indiegogo.com.
Click here for more information about the recording, including a little sample.
On the portal Opusos.com, a review was published of the Christmas concert in Prague that preceded the recording.
On Facebook you can view a gallery of photos taken during recording sessions.