Chormusik 1900 (CD)

Chormusik zwischen Romantik & Moderne

Author(s): Diverse Komponisten
Wiener Kammerchor, Ltg. Michael Grohotolsky
ISBN: 9783990353691
Order no.: C7713CD
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The turn of the 19th to the 20th century was marked by numerous upheavals from the sociopolitical, socio-historical and artistic points of view. Likewise in the music scene decisively new ideas and ways of thinking spread while the old ideals were also cultivated for a long time. This resulted in a fascinating stylistic juxtaposition between the poles of Romanticism, Modernism, Impressionism and Musical Nationalism; the present selection of choral works from across Europe presented on this new CD reflects this diversity in sensitive, powerful interpretations by the Vienna Chamber Choir. Alexander Scriabin’s Hymn to Art, finished exactly in 1900, is placed at the beginning, almost like a motto - an a cappella editing of the final chorus of his first symphony is followed by an impressive combination of highlights such as Maurice Ravel’s and Claude Debussy’s Trois Chansons (Three Part Songs), Max Reger’s Abendlied (Evening Song) and Hubert Parry’s My Soul, There is a Country. Finally, there are jewels yet to be discovered like the beseeching Nuku (Sleep), composed by the Finnish composer Toivo Kuula who died a tragic early death and the energetic Drei Gesänge (Three Part Songs) op. 19 by the Czech composer Josef Suk.

Aleksander Scriabin (1872–1915), Glory to Music ∎ Maurice Ravel (1875–1937), Nicolette (No. 1 from: Trois chansons) ∎ Maurice Ravel (1875–1937), Trois beaux oiseaux du Paradis (No. 2 from: Trois chansons) ∎ Maurice Ravel (1875–1937), Ronde (No. 3 from: Trois chansons) ∎ Claude Debussy (1862–1918), Dieu! qu’il la fait bon regarder (No. 1 from: Trois chansons de Charles d’Orleans) ∎ Claude Debussy (1862–1918), Quant j’ai ouy le tabourin (No. 2 from: Trois chansons de Charles d’Orleans) ∎ Claude Debussy (1862–1918), Yver, vous n’estes qu’un villain (No. 3 from: Trois chansons de Charles d’Orleans) ∎ Jules Massenet (1842–1912), Chères fleurs ∎ Frederick Delius (1862–1934), To be sung of a summer night on the water ∎ Leoš Janáček (1854–1928), Kačena divoká (Wilde Ente) ∎ Josef Suk (1874–1935), Zavedeny ovcák (The Shepherd) (No. 1 from: Tři zpěvy op. 19) ∎ Josef Suk (1874–1935), Mat moja [My Mother] (No. 2 from: Tři zpěvy op. 19) ∎ Josef Suk (1874–1935), Stasa carodejnice (The Witch Stasa) (No. 3 from: Tři zpěvy op. 19) ∎ Edward Elgar (1857–1934), The Fountain ∎ Wilhelm Stenhammar (1871–1927), September (from: Tre a cappella korsange) ∎ Max Reger (1873–1916), Abendlied (No. 2 from op. 39) (1899) ∎ Toivo Kuula (1883–1918), Nuku (Sleep) ∎ Hugo Wolf (1860–1903), Letzte Bitte (No. 4 from: Sechs geistliche Lieder) ∎ Anton Webern (1883–1945), Entflieht auf leichten Kähnen op. 2 ∎ Hubert Parry (1848–1918), My Soul, There is a Country


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