ARTISTIC DIRECTOR
PHILIPPE HERREWEGHE

08/12/2018 — 20:30
Johann Hermann Schein [1586–1630]

Israelis Brünnlein (1623)
Geistliche Madrigale zu 5 Stimmen und Generalbass

Hana Blažiková soprano
Barbora Kabatková soprano
Robert Getschell alto
Thomas Hobbs tenor
Wolf Matthias Friedrich bass

Collegium Vocale Gent instr. ensemble
Philippe Herreweghe musical direction

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Israelis Brünnlein

Like Samuel Scheidt and Heinrich Schütz, Johann Hermann Schein was able to harness the emotional power of contemporary Italian music in his own compositions. As cantor at the Thomaskirche in Leipzig and thus one of Bach’s illustrious predecessors, Schein combined the southern idioms with those of his own Lutheran world. His magnum opus Israelis Brünnlein, a collection of five-voice madrigals from 1623, is splendid evidence of his ability to effortlessly combine polyphonic style with baroque expressiveness, creating an ingenious wellspring of musical eloquence.