Anniversary Compilation #1 – With Bach to Russia

Bach has always been here. Sven-David Sandström took care of the legacy. With 1947’s Laudi, Ingvar Lidholm breathed new life into the EEKK’s dormant vocal prowess, here in two versions fifty years apart. His student Daniel Börtz weaves modern choral poetry around Göran Sonnevi’s love poems. In the EEKK’s first recording from 1946, we can descry the little madrigal choir that rehearsed early on Monday mornings in Eric Ericson’s childhood home. Together with Fanny Hensel, née Mendelssohn, we repose in calm Romanticism. Finally, Maria Goundorina leads us through the Russian church arches to Rachmaninov.

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The list consists of the following music:

Track 1
Johann Sebastian Bach: Der Geist hilft unser Schwachheit auf, BWV 226
Conductor: Eric Ericson
Album: Bach: Motets (1992)

Track 2 (new release)
Sven-David Sandström: Der Geist hilft unser Schwachheit auf, motet no. 6
Conductor: Fredrik Malmberg
Live recording: 12 February 2020, Stockholm Concert Hall
Recording: Swedish Radio

Track 3
Ingvar Lidholm: from Laudi, III. Laudate Dominum omnes gentes
Conductor: Eric Ericson
Album: Swedish Tongues: An Anthology of Choirs (2010 – recorded 1950)

Track 4
Ingvar Lidholm: from Laudi, III. Laudate Dominum omnes gentes
Conductor: Eric Ericson
Album: Lidholm: Choral Music (2005)

Track 5 (new release)
Fanny Hensel: from Gartenlieder, I. Lockung
Conductor: Fredrik Malmberg
Studio recording: September 15, 2020

Track 6
Daniel Börtz: Du som finns för mig
Conductor: Fredrik Malmberg
Soloist: Andreas E Olsson
Album: Daniel Börtz: I mörkret av röster & Klangernas sånger (2017)

Track 7
Thomas Morley: It was a lover and his lasse
Conductor: Eric Ericson
Album: Swedish Tongues: An Anthology of Choirs (2010 – recorded 1946)

Tracks 8-10 (new release)
Sergej Rachmaninoff: excerpts from Liturgy of St. John Chrysostom
Conductor: Maria Goundorina
Soloist: Sofia Niklasson (track 10)
Live recording: February 6, 2010, Katarina Church, Stockholm

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