Bach – Matthäus Passion: Erbarme dich (Guillon)

Accompanied by the Choir and Orchestra of Collegium Vocale Ghent, the French countertenor Damien Guillon sings “Erbarme dich, mein Gott” (English: Have mercy, my God), an aria for contralto, solo violin, strings (originally 2 violins and 1 viola) and basso continuo, from the sacred oratorio “Matthäus-Passion” (English: St Matthew Passion), BWV 244 written by Johann …

Schumann – Das Paradies und die Peri (hr-Sinfonieorchester, Philippe Herreweghe)

Conducted by Philippe Herreweghe, the hr-Sinfonieorchester (Frankfurt Radio Symphony Orchestra) and Collegium Vocale Gent perform Robert Schumann’s Paradise and the Peri, (German Das Paradies und die Peri), Op. 50, an oratorio for soloists, chorus, and orchestra. Recorded at the Alte Oper Frankfurt on 17 February 2017.

Mozart – Requiem in D Minor (Philippe Herreweghe)

Conducted by Philippe Herreweghe, Orchestre des Champs-Elysees and Collegium Vocale Gent perform Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart’s Requiem Mass in D minor (K. 626). Soloists: Carolyn Sampson, soprano; Ingeborg Danz, alto; Mark Padmore, tenor; Alfred Reiter, bass. Recorded at the Royal Albert Hall, London during the BBC Proms 2006. The celebration concert of the composer’s 250th anniversary.

Haydn – Cello Concerto No. 1 (Cello: Marie-Elisabeth Hecker)

German cellist Marie-Elisabeth Hecker plays Joseph Haydn’s Cello Concerto No. 1 in C Major, Hob. VIIb/1. Radio Kamer Filharmonie (RKF) (Netherlands Radio Chamber Philharmonic) conducted by Philippe Herreweghe.