Bruckner: Requiem and Funeral Songs
Accentus Music releases a new CD with early Bruckner works performed by the RIAS Kammerchor and Akademie für Alte Musik Berlin.
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On 14 March 1849, 24-year-old Anton Bruckner finished his first major vocal composition. The only requiem of the composer who would later become the architect of big symphonic “castles in the sky” was still created during his work in St. Florian. Some references to older models and some stylistic incongruities in musical stature still refer to the phase of self-discovery of the young composer. But those who listen closely will certainly discover the passages in which the mystical aura and sublimity of the large orchestral scores shine through already, be it in the gently glowing tone of the Benedictus, the intimate creed of the Agnus Dei or the powerful and masterfully conceived double fugue of Quam olim Abrahae. It is essentially “Bruckner on the way to Bruckner”. Goal in sight, full of auspices.
After the Missa Solemnis, released in February 2018, this recording marks the second step in the journey of discovery into the cosmos of Anton Bruckner’s seldom heard early works. It includes four world premiere recordings.
Recorded at the Philharmonie Berlin, Chamber Music Hall, November 2018
A coproduction with Deutschlandfunk Kultur and ROC-GmbH
RIAS Kammerchor Berlin
Akademie für Alte Musik Berlin
Łukasz Borowicz, conductor
Johanna Winkel, soprano
Sophie Harmsen, mezzo-soprano
Michael Feyfar, tenor
Ludwig Mittelhammer, baritone
Item number: ACC30474
EAN Code: 4260234831894
Released on 15 November 2019
Production Company Accentus Music GmbH
Composer Anton Bruckner
Orchestra / Band Akademie für Alte Musik Berlin
Choir RIAS Kammerchor Berlin
Conductor Lukasz Borowicz
Soloist Johanna Winkel, Sophie Harmsen, Michael Feyfar, Ludwig Mittelhammer
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