available on digital platforms
presentation of the album
Genre Baroque music, Church music
Release date 12 mars 2013Download the booklet
In 1663, a terrible epidemic of plague decimated Hamburg. Among its victims were the wife and many friends and colleagues of the city’s leading musician, Matthias Weckmann. These tragic events inspired him to write visionary settings of biblical texts evoking images of desolation and destruction, but also struggle and hope.