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Johann Sebastian Bach
Anton Webern
Ricercar

The Hilliard Ensemble
Münchener Kammerorchester
Christoph Poppen
 
Bach/ Webern: Ricercar
Webern: Streichquartett (1905), version for chamber orchestra
Bach: Cantata No. 4 "Christ lag in Todesbanden" BWV 43
Webern: Fünf Sätze op. 5 (version for string orchestra)
Bach/ Webern: Ricercar

Recorded January 2001
ECM New Series 1774
 
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J. S. Bach's cantata "Christ lag in Todesbanden" provided a context for "Morimur", the celebrated Christoph Poppen/Hilliard performance of Bach's "Ciaconna" which reveraled "hidden chorales." The cantata is now at the centre of a new recording focussed on connections between Bach and Anton Webern. Christoph Poppen is the "spiritus rector" of the project, directing the Munich Chamber Orchestra and contributing his own, remarkable orchestration of Webern's revelatory String Quartet 1905.