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Andreas Hammerschmidt is undoubtedly the most unjustly neglected composer of seventeenth-century Lutheran Germany. Very few recordings have been devoted to him, even though his music was widely published during his lifetime. The fifteen or so published collections offer a great variety of works, which, like those of his famous contemporary Heinrich Schütz, illustrate the fusion between the Lutheran polyphonic tradition and the various stylistic influences of the Italian Baroque. For this musical portrait of Hammerschmidt, Vox Luminis has drawn on several of these collections in order to offer as rounded a picture as possible of the variety of the composer’s styles. The entire programme is structured around texts for Passiontide and Easter, introduced by an intensely moving madrigalian motet on the death of Christ, Ach Jesus stirbt. 


„Precisely for this reason, an ensemble is needed for the interpretation, one that is prepared to work out the necessary fine tuning. In this sense, Vox Luminis, under the proven direction of Lionel Meunier, allows the music to blossom and breathe widely, while at the same time displaying a maximum of vocal culture and transparency in the overall sound at all times. Although this is a convincing plea for Hammerschmidt's music, the question arises whether it would not be better to present it not in a large package, but rather paired with pieces by contemporaries or instrumental insertions. For 70 minutes of Hammerschmidt en bloc, in view of the limited means, patience or at least musical-historical subtlety is required.“