Thomas Hengelbrock conducts Bach's Magnificat
German violinist and conductor Thomas Hengelbrock conducts Johann Sebastian Bach's splendid Magnificat, BWV 243. This challenging work for orchestra, choir, and soloists was first performed in 1733. Although there are several recordings of this masterful work, this interpretation by the Orchestre de Paris and the Chœur de l’Orchestre de Paris, under the direction of Hengelbrock, gives Bach's piece an unexpected and festive touch. The quintet of soloists consists of Anna Lucia Richter, Marianne Crebassa (sopranos), Wiebke Lehmkuhl (alto), Werner Güra (tenor), and Christian Immler (baritone). In addition to the Magnificat, the program of this concert given to the Philharmonie de Paris also includes the "Wie der Hirsch schreit nach frischem Wasser" movement of Mendelssohn's Psalm XLII. This 2015 concert was performed at the Philharmonie de Paris.
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