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Händel Opera: Orlando

Trondheim Barokk performs J. S. Bach – Singet dem Herrn ein neues Lied and G. F. Händel – Dixit Dominus at the Nidaros Cathedral.

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Raoul Barbe-Bleue

https://open.spotify.com/album/4sMCuEtsRfgUS3Frwj3d6A?si=5d7r9WCORY6eabfPB7-_Bw We owe this very first recording of that score to the collaboration of the Norwegian Music Festival Barokkfest and the Centre de musique baroque de Versailles. Premiered just a few months before the French Revolution, and fallen into oblivion since, Raoul Barbe-bleue is an unclassifiable opéra comique, whose musical and dramatic implications are such remarkable that it even inspired Offenbach. Marvelous and medieval universe meet in this drama based on Perrault’s tale that announces, both through its writing and its inherent horror, the upcoming musical romanticism. Indeed, far from being an archetype of the genre, Raoul Barbe-bleue depicts...

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L’APOCALYPSE

It is a key moment in the Book of Revelation: the final battle between the Archangel Michael and Satan. Four episodes in this cosmic struggle are depicted here with all the youthful fire of the Norwegian ensemble Trondheim Barokk, led to ultimate victory by the great Sigiswald Kuijken.   Johann Sebastian Bach (1685 – 1750) Cantata Es erhub sich ein Streit (BWV 19) 1. Chorus: Es erhub sich ein Streit 2. Recitative: Gottlob! der Drache liegt 3. Aria: Gott schickt uns Mahanaim zu 4. Recitative: Was ist der schnöde Mensch, das Erdenkind? 5. Aria & Chorale: Bleibt, ihr Engel, bleibt bei mir! 6. Recitative:...

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OSTSEE

A beautiful presentation of virtually unknown church music from late 1600 and early 1700 originating in the countries surrounding the Baltic Sea, known as the Ostsee (the Eastern Sea). The outstanding young ensemble Trondheim Barokk interpret music by three colleagues who all were a part of this musical landscape – although at different times. All three composers received their practical training in music as children in Saxony, spending significant parts of their careers in the Ostsee area working between the cities Lübeck, Copenhagen, Christiania and Stockholm. Georg von Bertouch was an officer in the Danish army, and the commander...

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LE ROMAN DES LUMIÈRES

No longer content with sovereignly presiding in the Church, in the Royal Palace and at the Concert Spirituel, at the end of the 18th century, music also appropriates an increasingly popular literary genre of the age: the novel. Books, then, become the unexpected supporting medium for the practise of music. Might this be the ancestor of all audiovisual objects? This is, at least, the conviction of Trondheim Barokk and its director Martin Wåhlberg. With Norwegian soprano Berit Solset.   GRETRY: Air de la Fauvette MAYER: Rosier, rosier DEVIENNE: Chant de Pedro, Hymne de la mort, Chant de guerre d’Abenhamet...

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