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SCHUTZ, H.: Lukas-Passion (St. Luke Passion) (Linderoth, Jespersen, Ars Nova Copenhagen, Hillier)

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SCHUTZ, H.: Lukas-Passion (St. Luke Passion) (Linderoth, Jespersen, Ars Nova Copenhagen, Hillier)

Composer(s):Schutz, Heinrich
Artist(s)
Period(s) Baroque (1600-1750)
Genre Classical Music
Category Choral - Sacred
Catalogue 8.226019
Label Dacapo
Quality   320kbps
 

   




Review By David Denton,Naxos,March 2009

Heinrich Schütz was the leading German composer of the 17th century, the St. Luke Passion one of his great masterpieces. Throughout a long life of 87 years, he held important court positions that took him to the role of the Kapellmeister of Dresden, almost all of his compositions intended for sacred use. Unlike Bach’s Passions that were to follow, Schütz did not use instruments, a tradition of the Dresden court, the result leaving the biblical story is told in its most simple form. This allows large passages to be related in narration and with little ornamentation, which to modern ears is recitative in its primary  form. There is little outgoing emotional content, the sacred aspects being paramount to the musical content. Where there are

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