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Zeit Und Ewigkeit – Musik für Sopran und Orgel – Jacob Böhme (cd 2001)

We spent a few days in the small town of Görlitzsch, on the German/Polish border. Jacob Böhme (1575-1624) was born in what is now on the Polish side of the border, but his grave is on the German side. A few things of the man can be seen there, in the streets and in the small, local museum (not too many books though…). Böhme is not forgotten in his hometown. Soon there will be an open-air play about him and on several occasions/rememberings music has been made. So, in the museum we bought three cds which have been inspired by Böhme and his writings. “Zeit Und Ewigkeit” is the most recent of them. It is a collection of classical pieces by Bach, Dvorak, Reger, Schütz and Mozart, with more recent works inspired by Böhme, most of Matthias Weissling and Markus Leidenberger (who also plays the organ). All songs are “for soprano and organ”. Not too much of my liking, but a nice thing to have. Hard to get when you are not in Görlitz maybe, but just remember that they are out there, or cross the internet when you are really interested.

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