2017 - Musica Baltica I. Baroque Cantatas from Gdansk

Johann Valentin Meder

pro festo S. Michaelis archangeli: Singet, lobsinget mit Hertzen und Zungen a 11 PL-GD Ms. Joh. 192

Johann Jeremias du Grain

Hertzlich lieb hab ich dich o Herr PL-GD Ms. Joh. 187

Johann Balthasar Christian Freislich

Jauchzet dem Herrn alle Welt PG Ms. Joh. 17

Cantata post sacram coenam – Gott ist die Liebe PL-GD Ms. Joh. 18

Das ist meine Freude PL-GD Ms. Joh. 22

(…) after the world premiere of Passio Christi recorded in 2012 for the Sarton label, and after three sacred cantatas on the first disc of the Baltic series at MDG, Andrzej Szadejko continues his adventure with Freislich. One can only hope that he will continue to reveal to us the baroque treasures of his hometown, which seemed to be just waiting for his expert care – Christophe Steyne, Crescendo Magazine

Johann Daniel Pucklitz

Concerto post 22 Trin. Kehre wieder PL-GS Ms. Joh. 235

Concerto 27 post Trin. Ich will in allen Sachen PL-GS Ms. Joh. 237

(…) In friendly acoustic conditions, the soloists and orchestra climbed to performance heights, presenting an interpretation that was fervent yet precise, both in the vocal (with special praise for tenor Hermann Oswald) and orchestral layers (the brisk narrative flow of the strings, the beautiful solos of the wind instruments) – Hanna and Andrzej Milewscy

You listen with interest to this oratorio, from which Dr. Szadejko managed to reconstruct several missing parts. The magical final chorus is not to be missed, nor the Erwünschte Todesstunden aria by Georg Poplutz, imbued with an almost supernatural atmosphere. A remarkable moment of stopping time, infused with poetry and sonic invention that one would never associate with the Baroque repertoire, and which in a few minutes elevates the humble Pucklitz to the status of an 18th century Ravel – Christophe Steyne, Crescendo Magazine