50°53'53.9"N 10°33'22.6"E (Bach Organ Landscapes / Waltershausen) Jörg Halubek

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Album-Release:
2020

HRA-Release:
22.10.2020

Label: Berlin Classics

Genre: Classical

Subgenre: Chamber Music

Artist: Jörg Halubek

Composer: Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750)

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  • Johann Sebastian Bach (1685 - 1750):
  • 1Praeludium pro Organo pleno, BWV 552/109:56
  • 2Kyrie, Gott Vater in Ewigkeit, BWV 66903:29
  • 3Christe, aller Welt Trost, BWV 67004:16
  • 4Kyrie, Gott heiliger Geist, BWV 67104:50
  • 5Kyrie, Gott Vater in Ewigkeit, BWV 67201:22
  • 6Christe, aller Welt Trost, BWV 67301:15
  • 7Kyrie, Gott heiliger Geist, BWV 67401:29
  • 8Allein Gott in der Höh sei Ehr, BWV 67503:18
  • 9Allein Gott in der Höh sei Ehr, BWV 67605:14
  • 10Fughetta super Allein Gott in der Höh sei Ehr, BWV 67701:10
  • 11Dies sind die heiligen zehen Gebot, BWV 67805:01
  • 12Fughetta super Dies sind die heiligen zehen Gebot, BWV 67901:55
  • 13Wir gläuben all an einen Gott, BWV 68003:17
  • 14Fughetta super Wir gläuben all an einen Gott, BWV 68101:36
  • 15Vater unser im Himmelreich, BWV 68206:56
  • 16Vater unser im Himmelreich, BWV 68301:23
  • 17Christ unser Herr zum Jordan kam, BWV 68404:09
  • 18Christ unser Herr zum Jordan kam, BWV 68501:36
  • 19Aus tiefer Not schrei ich zu dir, BWV 68605:32
  • 20Aus tiefer Not schrei ich zu dir, BWV 68705:20
  • 21Jesus Christus, unser Heiland, BWV 68803:53
  • 22Fuga super Jesus Christus, unser Heiland, BWV 68904:19
  • 23Duetto I BWV 80202:21
  • 24Duetto II BWV 80303:25
  • 25Duetto III BWV 80402:35
  • 26Duetto IV BWV 80503:30
  • 27Fuga pro Organo pleno BWV 552/206:55
  • Total Runtime01:40:02

Info for 50°53'53.9"N 10°33'22.6"E (Bach Organ Landscapes / Waltershausen)



For this album Jörg Halubek selected selected Bach’s “Third Part of the Keyboard Exercise” – one of the rare collections of organ music that Bach set in print in his own lifetime (1739). The collection captivates him with its visionary compositional approach and a refreshingly pragmatic approach to printed layout that can still be appreciated today (cf. Gregory Butler, 1990). The compositional vision of the Clavierübung is linked for Halubek with the visionary element of Trost’s organ aesthetic. Bach thought highly of him – and will have appreciated his experiments with tone colours. As ever, a nobly dignified plenum forms the central pillar of the organ sound. Both mixtures contain thirds, resulting in combination with the softened middle register in a certain sharpness of sound, but also the clear, eloquent transparency of polyphonic works. The spatial acoustic has very little reverberation even in an empty church and is very clear. Apart from the plenum, the organ specification is mainly characterized by a wealth of eight-foot and four-foot stops: there are six 8' flue stops and three 4' flues in the Hauptwerk alone, among them a tremulant. The fine nuances in these sensitive timbres are an invitation to interpreters to experiment and to hear with new ears.

Jörg Halubek, organ



Jörg Halubek
studied church music, organ and harpsichord in Stuttgart and Freiburg with Jon Laukvik and Robert Hill. At the Schola Cantorum Basiliensis, he specialized in period performance practice with Jesper Christensen and Andrea Marcon. He won first prize in the 2014 International Johann Sebastian Bach Competition in Leipzig in the Organ category.

In recent years, Jörg Halubek appeared in the first place as “Maestro al Cembalo”. As guest artist, Jörg Halubek directed from the harpsichord at such venues as the Komische Oper Berlin, Nationaltheater Mannheim, the Handel Festival in Halle, Innsbruck’s Festival Weeks of Early Music, the Wuppertal Opera and the Stuttgart Liederhalle. As guest conductor since 2012 at Kassel’s Staatstheater he is regularly in charge of opera productions, directing such works as Mozart’s “Lucio Silla”, Gluck’s “Iphigénie” and Handel’s “Saul”. His particular concern is for the dramatic relevance of the historical material and he is a strong advocate of making full use of early music’s freedoms in one’s interpretation.

Directing Il Gusto Barocco, the Baroque ensemble he founded, he was invited to bring it to the 2019 Bach Week in Ansbach as festival orchestra and was very well received. 2021 promises the continuation with “L’Orfeo” of the Mannheim Monteverdi cycle he began with Il Gusto Barocco in 2017. Jörg Halubek has extended his discoveries of forgotten operas and opera arrangements, documented in the recent CD release of his premiere recording of Johann David Heinichen’s “Flavio Crispo”, with his 2020 concertante staging of “Cleofida” – Handel’s opera “Poro, Re dell’Indie” in the arrangement by Georg Philipp Telemann with German-language recitatives – in Stuttgart’s Wilhelma-Theater and at the Early Music Days in Herne.

His expertise in the field of early music is well demonstrated by his prizewinning recordings of works for keyboard instruments and violin by Johann Sebastian Bach (2016) and Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach (2014) with Baroque violinist Leila Schayegh. Jörg Halubek has been Professor for Organ and Historical Keyboard Instruments at the Stuttgart Musikhochschule since 2016.

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