Johann C. F. Fisher: Vesperae, Op. 3
By Exsultemus, Newton Baroque, Shannon Canavin, and Andrus Madsen. By Johann Caspar Ferdinand Fisher and Johann Christoph Pez (1664-1716). Classical. Listening CD. Published by Toccata Classics (NX.TOCC0364).
Item Number: NX.TOCC0364
In his day Johann Caspar Ferdinand Fischer (1656-1746) was renowned as one of the major musicians in southern Germany, especially for his distinctly French keyboard music. His vocal music, by contrast, which has been far less thoroughly explored, looked to Italy for its models, as his captivating 1701 setting of the Vespers reveals. In keeping with the practice of the time, this first recording of Fischer's Vespers includes music from elsewhere in his output, as well as two sonatas by the Munich-based Johann Christoph Pez (1664-1716). This recording is the result of a collaboration between two of the leading early-music groups in North America, the choral ensemble Exsultemus and chamber group Newton Baroque, both based in Boston, Mass.
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