Heinrich Schütz is considered as an essential figure of the early Baroque in Germany, and one of the most prestigious predecessors of Johann Sebastian Bach. Strongly influenced by his trips to Venice, his compositions show a magnificent communion between Lutheran tradition and Italian influence, creating an innovative, solar, humanist and emotionally intense music.
Heading the Ensemble Jacques Moderne, Joël Suhubiette performs some of the most beautiful sacred works by the Chapel Master of Dresden, hand-picked within 2 of his essential opuses. Kleine geistliche Konzerte (1636-39) deliver intimate duos and trios; Geistliche chormusik (1648) personify, through the splendor of Schütz’ polyphonic composition, a secular question: how to conciliate the old and the new. In this aspect, it is one of Schütz’ most important works.