SCHUTZ Heinrich Schutz Edition. Cappella Augustana. Matteo Messori. Brilliant Classics 19cds

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  • Schutz Heinrich Schutz Edition Cappella Matteo Messori Brilliant Classics 19Cds

H. SCHÜTZ

Heinrich Schütz Edition

Cappella Augustana, Matteo Messori organ, harpsichord, spinettone & direction

The only Schutz Edition on the market. Heinrich Schütz was one of the most important and influential composers of the 17-th century.

Drawing on the various musical sources of his homeland Germany and of Italy, where he made a prolonged stay, he integrated the contrapuntal (German) and melodious (Italian) influences into a rich and highly complex personal style, which paved the way for the great Johann Sebastian Bach.

Many works on this edition have excellent reviews available. Historically informed performances by the Italian Cappella Augustana, directed by Matteo Messori, based on extensive research of the musical sources. Comprehensive liner notes written by early music specialists. A well deserved tribute to the wonderful and moving music of Heinrich Schütz, still too little known to present day audiences.

Although often overshadowed by his better known Italian contemporary Claudio Monteverdi, as well as his successor in Lutheran music J.S. Bach, Heinrich Schütz’s contributions to 17th-century sacred music were nevertheless significant. With a career that spanned an era of great musical developments, his scared compositions reveal a rich array of influences and were to prove inspirational to future generations of composers.

This 19-disc box set is the result of four volumes of recordings made by Cappella Augustana and Matteo Messori for Brilliant Classics between 2003 and 2010, collected together for the first time. Featuring Schütz’s most important compositions (mostly large-scale works in multiple volumes), Cappella Augustana’s selection surveys the German’s lengthy career and his changing style. While the early Cantiones sacrae reflect his attempts to push boundaries as a young composer, a subtle shift towards a more simple and considered style can be witnessed in later works – notably the Kleine geistliche Concerte

and Geistliche Chor-Music, a set of inventive and carefully crafted German motets.

The crowning achievement of Schütz’s career was surely his Passion settings, works that are controlled and refined yet retained a sense of drama and beauty. The only project of its kind and the most comprehensive Schütz collection on the market, this box set benefits from authoritative performances, informed by a thorough study of the music, sources and contemporary performance issues. Focused on the most influential German composer of the 17th century, it is an essential volume for anyone interested in sacred choral music.

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