Luther – An Oratorio
The first large-scale work for orchestra, choir and soloists dedicated to Martin Luther.
Luther CD © Arthaus Musik
On the occasion of the 500th anniversary of the Reformation in 2017 the internationally acclaimed composer of contemporary music Oscar Strasnoy and Christoph Hein, one of the most important German authors, have been commissioned to create an oratorio dedicated to the life and work of Martin Luther.
For the first time the focus lies on Luther in such a large-scale work for orchestra, choir and soloists. It’s a critical view of the person Luther, in which each role of the soloists is caricatured by the pitch of the voice.
Cat. No.: 109349
Recording location Georg-Friedrich-Händel-Halle in Halle
Recording date 22 & 23 October 2017
Duration 79 mins
Audio format PCM Stereo
Production Company Arthaus Musik with kind support oft he Art Foundation Saxony-Anhalt
Composer Oscar Strasnoy
Libretto Christoph Hein
Orchestra / Band Staatskapelle Halle
Choir Ernst Senff Chor Berlin
Conductor Michael Wendeberg
Main Actor Josephine Renelt - Ein Engel (Sopran)
Main Actor Michael Pflumm - Luther (Tenor)
Main Actor Nadia Steinhardt - Cajetan (Alt)
Main Actor Johannes Euler - Papst (Countertenor)
Main Actor Henriette Gödde - Katharina von Bora (Mezzosopran)
Main Actor Ralf Lukas - Karl V. (Bass)
Main Actor Gerd Vogel - Thomas Müntzer (Bariton)
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