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Braunfels: Verkundigung / Nimsgern, Trauboth, Ruggeberg, Davies, Cologne

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Release Date: 02/25/2014 
Label:  Warner Brothers   Catalog #: 6055325  
Composer:  Walter Braunfels
Performer:  Christer BladinJohn BröchelerClaudia RüggebergAndrea Trauboth,   ... 
Conductor:  Dennis Russell Davies
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Cologne Symphony OrchestraCologne Symphony Chorus
Number of Discs: 2 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

I wanted "to create a musical mystery that reveals the utmost beauty and eternal order" – thus Walter Braunfels about his motivation for writing Die Verkündigung (The Annunciation) between 1934 and 1937. The composer had found the ideal source material in Paul Claudel's touching poem L’Annonce faite à Marie, which gave him new hope after the Nazis had seized power, causing him deep humiliation, in response to which he withdrew within himself. With its mystical atmosphere, its hymnal choruses and the colourful orchestral sound, Die Verkündigung is one of the composer's most important mature works. I wanted "to create a musical mystery that reveals the utmost beauty and eternal order" – thus Walter Braunfels about his motivation for writing Die Verkündigung (The Annunciation) between 1934 and 1937. The composer had found the ideal source material in Paul Claudel's touching poem L’Annonce faite à Marie, which gave him new hope after the Nazis had seized power, causing him deep humiliation, in response to which he withdrew within himself. With its mystical atmosphere, its hymnal choruses and the colourful orchestral sound, Die Verkündigung is one of the composer's most important mature works. Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
Verkündigung, Op. 50 by Walter Braunfels
Performer:  Christer Bladin (Tenor), John Bröcheler (Baritone), Claudia Rüggeberg (Alto),
Andrea Trauboth (Soprano), Siegmund Nimsgern (Bass Baritone), Chieko Shirasaka-Teratani (Mezzo Soprano),
Barbara Dommer (Voice), Christian Brüggemann (Tenor)
Conductor:  Dennis Russell Davies
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Cologne Symphony Orchestra,  Cologne Symphony Chorus
Written: 1948 

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