Gli Angeli Genève

Italy was in the early 17th century the place to be for young composers from northern Europe. Johann Hermann Schein’s poor health prevented him from leading a traveling existence, but even so he was together with Schütz and Scheidt a great pioneer of the vocal and instrumental innovations inspired by Monteverdi. Gli Angeli Genève perform with Schein’s volume of motets Israelis Brünnlein one of his most daring examples of expressive word painting. Schein felt conspicuously at home in this sensitive Italian style. One can even venture the thesis that after Schein protestant church music was never so steeped in pathos anymore, and that what Bach did a century later was actually rather reserved in comparison with Schein’s repertoire. A highly exciting oeuvre therefore, adequately dealt with by the talented soloists whose sound merges perfectly in Gli Angeli Genève.

Hana Blaziková, soprano | Aleksandra Lewandowska, soprano | Robert Getchell, tenor | Jan Kobow, tenor | Maude Gratton, organ | Hager Hanana, cello | Matthias Spaeter, lute | Stephan MacLeod, baritone & artistic direction

Due to unforeseen circumstances María Cristina Kiehr has aned her tour in the Benelux.