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Philippe Herreweghe

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St. Matthiew Passion, BWV 244: Erbarme dich (Aria) Philippe Herreweghe, Philippe Herreweghe, Collegium Vocale Gent and Andreas Scholl, Collegium Vocale Gent, Andreas Scholl 06:38
"Vergnügte Ruh, beliebte Seelenlust" BWV 170. 1. : Aria "Vergnügte Ruh! beliebte Seelenlust!" Andreas Scholl, Andreas Scholl, Collegium Vocale Gent and Philippe Herreweghe, Collegium Vocale Gent, Philippe Herreweghe 06:43
Jesu, meine Freude, BWV 227: I. Choral "Jesu, meine Freude" Collegium Vocale Gent, Philippe Herreweghe, Dorothee Mields, Damien Guillon 01:03
Mass in B Minor, BWV 232: 14. Agnus Dei Andreas Scholl, Andreas Scholl, Philippe Herreweghe and Collegium Vocale Gent, Philippe Herreweghe, Collegium Vocale Gent 06:36
Cantata in B Minor "Laß, Fürstin, laß noch einen Strahl", BWV 198: I. Coro "Laß, Fürstin, laß noch einen Strahl" Collegium Vocale Gent, Philippe Herreweghe 05:36
Madrigali a cinque voci, Libro quinto: No. 11, Mercé grido piangendo Collegium Vocale Gent, Philippe Herreweghe 04:02
Les Indes galantes: Air des Sauvages La Chapelle Royale and Philippe Herreweghe, La Chapelle Royale, Philippe Herreweghe 01:58
Les Indes galantes: Chaconne Orchestre de La Chapelle Royale and Philippe Herreweghe, Orchestre de La Chapelle Royale, Philippe Herreweghe 06:22
Magnificat in D Major, BWV 243 : Et misericordia eius Gérard Lesne, Gérard Lesne, Howard Crook, Philippe Herreweghe and La Chapelle Royale, Howard Crook, Philippe Herreweghe 03:40
Magnificat in D Major, BWV 243 : Et exultavit spiritus meus Agnès Mellon, Agnès Mellon, La Chapelle Royale and Philippe Herreweghe, La Chapelle Royale, Philippe Herreweghe 02:31

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Bach, JS: Mass in B Minor, BWV 232: I. Kyrie, (a) Kyrie eleison (Chorus)
Mass in B Minor, BWV 232, Missa: Christe eleison (soprano I & II)
Mass in B Minor, BWV 232, Missa: Kyrie eleison (chorus)
Bach, JS: Mass in B Minor, BWV 232: IV. Gloria in excelsis (Chorus)

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Biography

Philippe Herreweghe was born in Ghent, where he studied at the university while training as a pianist with Marcel Gazelle. In 1970 he founded Collegium Vocale Gent, and in 1977 the Parisian ensemble La Chapelle Royale. From 1982 to 2002 he was artistic director of the Académies Musicales de Saintes. During this period he created the Ensemble Vocal Européen, and the Orchestre des Champs-Élysées. At the invitation of the Accademia Chigiana of Siena, and since 2011 also with the support of the cultural program of the European Union, Philippe Herreweghe and Collegium Vocale Gent are working on the formation of a large symphonic chorus on a pan-European scale. Constantly seeking new musical challenges, Philippe Herreweghe has also been active for some years in the core symphonic repertoire. He has been principal conductor of the Royal Flemish Philharmonic (deFilharmonie) since 1997, and in 2008 was appointed guest conductor of the Netherlands Radio Chamber Philharmonic (Radio Kamer Filharmonie). Over the years, he has amassed an extensive discography of more than one hundred recordings. In 2010 he founded his own label PHI in order to build a rich and varied catalogue in complete artistic freedom.