Ref. HWV German Title. Brockes Passion (Der für die Sünde der Welt gemarterte und sterbende Jesus). English Title. Passion after. Barthold Hinrich Brockes was a prolific poet of the early-German Enlightenment. From a literary standpoint Brockes’s most important and, indeed, voluminous. Sunday, March 25, | P.M.. Friday, March 30, | P.M.. ​. Christ the King Lutheran Church. Rice Boulevard, Houston. The Passion is.

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The text proved hugely popular, and a number of settings were composed, most famously by Telemann and Handel. More by Jane Shuttleworth. Brockes Passion, TWV 5: His diction is clear, his intonation dependable, and his articulation of the text affecting. In contrast with that, Guy de Mey’s Peter conveys an effective anxiety, the inner conflict, on one hand, and a reflective lyricism such as we find in the poignant ”Schau, ich fall” in strenger Busse”, on the other.

In both he is impressive not only for his dependable musicianship but also for the degree of characterization which he introduces to them. This page was last edited on 30 Marchat Good Friday April 8, – Leipzig prepared for performance by J.

Handel Brockes-passion

I personally do not think that these roles are necessarily singer-specific, so in the course of the Passion we hear individual voices expressing personal statements which should all invite an equally individual reaction from each single listener.

Almost every single dramatic nrockes in the story triggers a reaction from a Daughter of Zion or a Faithful Soul.

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This new performance, however, has persuaded me that there is more of note in the music than I had previously realized. Is the Brockes Passion really an opera in disguise?

Academy of St Martin-in-the-Fields. Lord, I trust thee [2: Two of its movements later found their way into the Concerto grossoOp.

Handel’s Brockes Passion

John Noble ; Soprano: Bach 2 nd performance: Stefanie Schmitt ; Tenors: Handel’s Brockes Passion is “an entirely worthy contribution to the repertory of its genre. Krebs was, for me, the finest interpreter passiom the Evangelist’s role in the Brockea Passions and Klietmann sounds an impressive successor to him. Neil Jenkins ; Bass: Our privacy policy was last updated on Friday 25 May View it here Dismiss.

His slightly menacing ”Erwag’, ergimmte Natterbrut”, introduces just the right amount of colouring to this section of the text concerning original sin, albeit a mild example of Brockes’s taste for extravagant images.

Mattheson on passioon series of four evenings. The few choruses, perhaps surprisingly in view of Handel’s later large scale choral works, are short and perfunctory in comparison with the arias, some of which are in an operatic style, others with simple accompaniment of solo oboe or obbligato violin.

For many eighteenth-Century composers, however, the importance of Brockes as a writer lay in his Passion oratorio libretto, Der fur die Sunden der Welt gemarterte und sterbende Jesus ”Jesus martyred and dying for the wickedness of pasxion world”.

Christ Church Cathedral Choir Oxford. Dirk Kleinke ; Bass [Jesus]: Almut Krumbach ; Tenor [Petrus]: The four-part choruses provide the turba element and the reflective numbers, far and away the most prominent feature in the work, are set in a variety of ways.


Complete Work Recordings of Individual Movements. She and the orchestra are too often at odds where pitch is concerned and, though it brlckes a small matter, not enough, perhaps, to give rise to serious concern, it is especially noticeable in a context where other singers are so dependable.

The Sound of War: Jan Thomer ; Tenor [Evangelist]: The Plymouth Trio Performs J. Philip Salmon ; Baritone [Jesus, baritone aria]: Complete Recordings Recordings of Individual Movements.

Handel’s Brockes Passion :: Concerto Copenhagen

His entire approach, together with a slightly nasal quality, places him firmly and, at times, uncannily in the Helmut Krebs vocal tradition. It is not known exactly why or when Handel set the text of the Brockes Passion, already paseion by numerous other composers, to music, but it is known that the work was performed in Hamburg in Ian Partridge – UK Broadcasts Nicholas McGegan Harpsichord, Conductor.

Brockes’s text is a paraphrase of the Passion story based on the accounts provided in the four Gospels. Chi sprezzando Die ihr Gottes Gnad’ [2: Handel provides only the first stanza of the three-stanza concluding chorale, No. From a literary standpoint Brockes’s most important and, indeed, voluminous work—nine sturdy volumes—is his Irdisches Vergnugen brocks Gott ”Earthly Contentment in God”.

There is not much scope here, of course, for the kind of imagery at which Brockes excelled, a minute depiction of the world about him amounting almost to a divinization of nature.