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Philippe Herreweghe

Philippe Herreweghe

Philippe Herreweghe (born 2 May 1947, Ghent) is a Belgian conductor.In his school years at the University of Ghent, Herreweghe combined studies in medical science and psychiatry with a musical education at the Ghent Conservatory, where Marcel Gazelle, Yehudi Menuhin's accompanist, was his piano teacher. In the same period, he began conducting and in 1970 founded the Collegium Vocale Ghent, and gave up medicine. Very soon Nikolaus Harnoncourt and Gustav Leonhardt took notice of his musical approach, and invited him and the "Collegium Vocale Gent" to join them in their recordings of the complete Bach cantatas.Herreweghe's approach to baroque music came to be widely recognised, and in 1977 he founded another ensemble in Paris, La Chapelle Royale, to perform the music of the French Golden Age. Since then, he has started several other groups and ensembles with whom he managed to create a repertoire stretching from the Renaissance to contemporary music: the Ensemble Vocale Européen, which specialises in Renaissance polyphony, and the Orchestre des Champs-Élysées, founded in 1991 to revive the repertoire of the romantic and pre-romantic era on original instruments.He is principally known as a conductor of the music of Johann Sebastian Bach. He is regarded by leading Bach scholars today as a founding father of the baroque authentic practice, original-instrument movement and one of record label Harmonia Mundi's most prolific recording artists, with over sixty albums to his name.As a guest conductor, Philippe Herreweghe has conducted a number of well-known orchestras, including the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra, the Stavanger Symphony Orchestra, the Rotterdam Philharmonic, the Dutch Broadcasting Orchestra, the Mahler Chamber Orchestra, the Berlin and Vienna Philharmonic Orchestras, and the Royal Flemish Philharmonic. Philippe Herreweghe was artistic director of the Festival of Saintes in 1982 and voted European Musician of the Year in 1990. From 1998 to 2002, he was chief conductor of DeFilharmonie (Royal Philharmonic Orchestra of Flanders), and now holds the title of Hoofddirigent (principal conductor) with the orchestra.Selected discographyFor most of his recording career, Herreweghe has been closely associated with Harmonia Mundi.Lassus Moduli Quinis Vocibus, 1571 (producer Michel Bernstein) Astrée 7780, 1979Johann Sebastian Bach 4 short Masses. Mass in B-Minor. Cantatas BWV39, 73, 93, 105, 107, 131 Virgin Classics 1990,1991.C.P.E. Bach Die Auferstehung und Himmelfahrt Jesu, Virgin ClassicsBrahms, Ein deutsches Requiem, Harmonia Mundi, 1996Mozart, Requiem, Collegium Vocale and La Chapelle Royale, Harmonia Mundi, 1997Bach, Magnificat, La Chapelle Royale, Harmonia Mundi, 1999Bach, St Matthew Passion Collegium Vocale, Harmonia Mundi, 1999Rameau, Les Indes Galantes, La Chapelle Royale, Musique d'Abord, 2000Bach, St John Passion, Collegium Vocale, Harmonia Mundi, 2003Beethoven, Symphony No. 9, Harmonia Mundi, 2003Morales, Live @ The V. Sessions, video recording, 2009Beethoven, Symphony No. 9, Pentatone, 2010

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Andreas Scholl; Philippe Herreweghe: Collegium Vocale Orchestra - Bach: Cantata #35, BWV 35, "Geist Und Seele Wird Verwirret" - 7. Ich Wünsche Nur Bei Gott Zu Leben

Bach: Cantata #35, BWV 35, "Geist Und Seele Wird Verwirret" - 7. Ich Wünsche Nur Bei Gott Zu Leben

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Andreas Scholl; Philippe Herreweghe: Collegium Vocale Orchestra - Bach: Cantata #35, BWV 35, "Geist Und Seele Wird Verwirret" - 5. Sinfonia

Bach: Cantata #35, BWV 35, "Geist Und Seele Wird Verwirret" - 5. Sinfonia

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Andreas Scholl; Philippe Herreweghe: Collegium Vocale Orchestra - Bach: Cantata #170, BWV 170, "Vergnügte Ruh, Beliebte Seelenlust" - 2. Die Welt, Das Sündenhaus

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Orchestre du Collegium Vocale - Kantata BWV 170 (Aria: Vergnugte Ruh!)

Kantata BWV 170 (Aria: Vergnugte Ruh!)

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Andreas Scholl; Philippe Herreweghe: Collegium Vocale Orchestra - Bach: Cantata #35, BWV 35, "Geist Und Seele Wird Verwirret" - 1. Concerto

Bach: Cantata #35, BWV 35, "Geist Und Seele Wird Verwirret" - 1. Concerto

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Andreas Scholl; Philippe Herreweghe: Collegium Vocale Orchestra - Bach: Cantata #35, BWV 35, "Geist Und Seele Wird Verwirret" - 2. Geist Und Seele Wird Verwirret

Bach: Cantata #35, BWV 35, "Geist Und Seele Wird Verwirret" - 2. Geist Und Seele Wird Verwirret

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Andreas Scholl; Philippe Herreweghe: Collegium Vocale Orchestra - Bach: Cantata #35, BWV 35, "Geist Und Seele Wird Verwirret" - 6. Ach, Starker Gott, Lass Mich

Bach: Cantata #35, BWV 35, "Geist Und Seele Wird Verwirret" - 6. Ach, Starker Gott, Lass Mich

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Andreas Scholl; Philippe Herreweghe: Collegium Vocale Orchestra - Bach: Cantata #54, BWV 54, "Widerstehe Doch Der Sünde" - 2. Die Art Verruchter Sünden

Bach: Cantata #54, BWV 54, "Widerstehe Doch Der Sünde" - 2. Die Art Verruchter Sünden

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Andreas Scholl; Philippe Herreweghe: Collegium Vocale Orchestra - Bach: Cantata #35, BWV 35, "Geist Und Seele Wird Verwirret" - 3. Ich Wundre Mich

Bach: Cantata #35, BWV 35, "Geist Und Seele Wird Verwirret" - 3. Ich Wundre Mich

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Andreas Scholl; Philippe Herreweghe: Collegium Vocale Orchestra - Bach: Cantata #170, BWV 170, "Vergnügte Ruh, Beliebte Seelenlust" - 3. Wie Jammern Mich Doch Die Verkehrten Herzen

Bach: Cantata #170, BWV 170, "Vergnügte Ruh, Beliebte Seelenlust" - 3. Wie Jammern Mich Doch Die Verkehrten Herzen

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Andreas Scholl; Philippe Herreweghe: Collegium Vocale Orchestra - Bach: Cantata #170, BWV 170, "Vergnügte Ruh, Beliebte Seelenlust" - 4. Wer Sollte Sich Demnach

Bach: Cantata #170, BWV 170, "Vergnügte Ruh, Beliebte Seelenlust" - 4. Wer Sollte Sich Demnach

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Andreas Scholl; Philippe Herreweghe: Collegium Vocale Orchestra - Bach: Cantata #54, BWV 54, "Widerstehe Doch Der Sünde" - 1. Wilderstehe Doch Der Sunde

Bach: Cantata #54, BWV 54, "Widerstehe Doch Der Sünde" - 1. Wilderstehe Doch Der Sunde

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Andreas Scholl; Philippe Herreweghe: Collegium Vocale Orchestra - Bach: Cantata #170, BWV 170, "Vergnügte Ruh, Beliebte Seelenlust" - 5. Mir Ekelt Mehr Zu Leben

Bach: Cantata #170, BWV 170, "Vergnügte Ruh, Beliebte Seelenlust" - 5. Mir Ekelt Mehr Zu Leben

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