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In the first third of the 18th-century, Prague was a major music centre, with Italian operas and concertos, French suites, Italian and German oratorios being performed in the city, and the local churches striving to acquire the latest and most virtuosic compositions. Simon Brixi was one of the most distinguished composers who drew inspiration from this thriving culture, while creating highly inventive music of his own. He mainly wrote liturgical pieces, yet few of them have survived. Brixi gained great acclaim for his musicae navales for the popular Saint John of Nepomuk Festivities in May on the river Vltava. Although he did not publish his scores, Brixi was a renowned composer and his music was frequently performed. Copies of his works were possessed by, among others, Jan Dismas Zelenka. Brixi mastered all the styles and techniques of his time, ranging from rigorous counterpoint to elements of the nascent Galant style. The works are arranged on the album in a one-day liturgical arch, with the morning mass followed by litanies and the canticle Magnificat from vespers, which owing to it's style and high technical requirements may bring to mind Zelenka's music. Made up of superlative soloists, Hipocondria Ensemble bring back to life Simon Brixi's overlooked works. Their recording of the Magnificat is the first made on historical instruments. / Simon Brixi - a composer whose music deserves a second life after three centuries.
In the first third of the 18th-century, Prague was a major music centre, with Italian operas and concertos, French suites, Italian and German oratorios being performed in the city, and the local churches striving to acquire the latest and most virtuosic compositions. Simon Brixi was one of the most distinguished composers who drew inspiration from this thriving culture, while creating highly inventive music of his own. He mainly wrote liturgical pieces, yet few of them have survived. Brixi gained great acclaim for his musicae navales for the popular Saint John of Nepomuk Festivities in May on the river Vltava. Although he did not publish his scores, Brixi was a renowned composer and his music was frequently performed. Copies of his works were possessed by, among others, Jan Dismas Zelenka. Brixi mastered all the styles and techniques of his time, ranging from rigorous counterpoint to elements of the nascent Galant style. The works are arranged on the album in a one-day liturgical arch, with the morning mass followed by litanies and the canticle Magnificat from vespers, which owing to it's style and high technical requirements may bring to mind Zelenka's music. Made up of superlative soloists, Hipocondria Ensemble bring back to life Simon Brixi's overlooked works. Their recording of the Magnificat is the first made on historical instruments. / Simon Brixi - a composer whose music deserves a second life after three centuries.
099925429324

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Format: CD
Label: SUPRAPHON
Rel. Date: 09/10/2021
UPC: 099925429324

Music From 18th Century Prague
Artist: Brixi / Blazikova / Hipocondria Ensemble
Format: CD
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DISC: 1

1. * Missa in D Major
2. Kyrie
3. Gloria
4. Laudamus Te
5. Gratias Agimus Tibi
6. Domine Deus
7. Qui Tollis Peccata Mundi
8. Quoniam Tu Solus Sanctus
9. Cum Sancto Spiritu
10. Credo in Unum Deum
11. Crucifixus
12. Et Resurrexit
13. Et in Spiritum
14. Sanctus
15. Osanna in Excelsis
16. Benedictus
17. Osanna in Excelsis
18. Agnus Dei
19. Arietta de Gloriosissima Resurrectione Domini Nostri Jesu Christi
20. * Litaniae de Venerabili Sacramento
21. Kyrie
22. Hostia Immaculata
23. Fons Vivus
24. Praecelsum Venerabile
25. Sacrata Pax
26. Oblatum Holocaustum
27. Cruentum Sacrificium
28. Altare Seraphinorum
29. Agnus Dei
30. Alma Redemptoris Mater
31. Domine Ad Adjuvandum Me Festing
32. * Magnificat
33. Magnificat
34. Quia Respexit
35. Ecce Enim Ex Hoc
36. Quia Fesit
37. Et Misericordia
38. Fecit Potentiam
39. Deposuit Potentes
40. Esurientes
41. Sicut Locutus
42. Gloria

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In the first third of the 18th-century, Prague was a major music centre, with Italian operas and concertos, French suites, Italian and German oratorios being performed in the city, and the local churches striving to acquire the latest and most virtuosic compositions. Simon Brixi was one of the most distinguished composers who drew inspiration from this thriving culture, while creating highly inventive music of his own. He mainly wrote liturgical pieces, yet few of them have survived. Brixi gained great acclaim for his musicae navales for the popular Saint John of Nepomuk Festivities in May on the river Vltava. Although he did not publish his scores, Brixi was a renowned composer and his music was frequently performed. Copies of his works were possessed by, among others, Jan Dismas Zelenka. Brixi mastered all the styles and techniques of his time, ranging from rigorous counterpoint to elements of the nascent Galant style. The works are arranged on the album in a one-day liturgical arch, with the morning mass followed by litanies and the canticle Magnificat from vespers, which owing to it's style and high technical requirements may bring to mind Zelenka's music. Made up of superlative soloists, Hipocondria Ensemble bring back to life Simon Brixi's overlooked works. Their recording of the Magnificat is the first made on historical instruments. / Simon Brixi - a composer whose music deserves a second life after three centuries.
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