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Schutz: Psalms Of David / Rademann, Dresden Chamber Choir

Schuetz / Mields / Dresdner Kammerchor / Rademann
Release Date: 10/29/2013 
Label:  Carus   Catalog #: 83255  
Composer:  Heinrich Schütz
Performer:  Felix SchwandtkeStephan MacleodMarie Luise WerneburgTobias Mäthger,   ... 
Conductor:  Hans-Christoph Rademann
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Dresden Chamber ChoirDresden Baroque Orchestra
Number of Discs: 2 
Recorded in: Multi 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews



SCHÜTZ Psalmen Davids , op. 2 Hans-Christoph Rademann, cond; Dresden C Ch; Dresden Baroque O CARUS 83.255 (2 SACDs: 141:23 Text and Translation)


Heinrich Schütz (1585–1672) published his first book of sacred music in 1619, highly influenced by his studies with Giovanni Gabrieli in Venice and not yet restrained by the rigors of the Thirty Years’ War. These psalms are superb examples of the polychoral style. Read more The Psalms of David are very popular on records in collections of his music, but this is just the fourth complete set. Hanns-Martin Schneidt used a large choir of men and boys long ago (CD in Fanfare 22:4), unlike any of the following versions. Frieder Bernius used a sizable chamber choir with women on the top line only (17:1). Konrad Junghänel used only nine voices (22:3). One might count another set on Eterna LP and Berlin CD, but the two conductors (Mauersberger and Flämig) and their different choirs are not similar in style, the psalms were issued on records in at least four groups, and they were never issued together as a set.


Now the fourth set displays its own approach. The distribution of semichoir, full choir, and double choir matches Bernius with half as many singers as he used. Rademann’s timing equals Junghänel’s, with Schneidt 10 minutes faster and Bernius another ten minutes faster. Hence the two smallest ensembles have the broadest timings. Interesting with the two smaller ensembles is the order that Junghänel sets out, mixing up the published order in favor of contrast, while Rademann, as in the two earlier sets, follows the published order. (Notice the opposite on another set in the previous issue, 37:3.) The big difference that makes Rademann so successful is the surround sound, which confers great power on these spectacular works.


If one is looking for an evaluation of the singing and playing, nothing more needs to be said than this—all three of the more recent sets display singing and playing of totally professional quality, stylistically right, without the slightest fault. On the other hand if someone wants to take exception to Schneidt’s boys, so be it, but the three newer sets give no cause for complaint. Yet, when the room is filled with the sound that Carus conjures up, there is nothing left to say. Buy this and revel in Schütz’s op. 2, the gorgeous sound of a German Venice.


FANFARE: J. F. Weber
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Works on This Recording

1.
Psalms of David, Op. 2/SWV 22-47 by Heinrich Schütz
Performer:  Felix Schwandtke (Bass), Stephan Macleod (Bass), Marie Luise Werneburg (Soprano),
Tobias Mäthger (Tenor), David Erler (Countertenor), Dorothee Mields (Soprano),
Stefan Kunath (Tenor), Georg Poplutz (Tenor)
Conductor:  Hans-Christoph Rademann
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Dresden Chamber Choir,  Dresden Baroque Orchestra
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1619; Germany 

Sound Samples

Psalmen Davids samt etlichen Moteten und Concerten, Op. 2, SWV 22-47: Der Herr spracht zu meinem Herren, SWV 22, "Psalm 110"
Psalmen Davids samt etlichen Moteten und Concerten, Op. 2, SWV 22-47: Warum toben die Heiden, SWV 23, "Psalm 2"
Psalmen Davids samt etlichen Moteten und Concerten, Op. 2, SWV 22-47: Ach Herr, straf mich nicht, SWV 24, "Psalm 6"
Psalmen Davids samt etlichen Moteten und Concerten, Op. 2, SWV 22-47: Aus der Tiefe, SWV 25, "Psalm 130"
Psalmen Davids samt etlichen Moteten und Concerten, Op. 2, SWV 22-47: Ich freu mich des, SWV 26, "Psalm 130"
Psalmen Davids samt etlichen Moteten und Concerten, Op. 2, SWV 22-47: Herr, unser Herrscher, SWV 27, "Psalm 8"
Psalmen Davids samt etlichen Moteten und Concerten, Op. 2, SWV 22-47: Wohl dem, der nicht wandelt, SWV 28, "Psalm 1"
Psalmen Davids samt etlichen Moteten und Concerten, Op. 2, SWV 22-47: Wie lieblich sind deine Wohnungen, SWV 29, "Psalm 84"
Psalmen Davids samt etlichen Moteten und Concerten, Op. 2, SWV 22-47: Wohl dem, der den Herren furchtet, SWV 30, "Psalm 128"
Psalmen Davids samt etlichen Moteten und Concerten, Op. 2, SWV 22-47: Ich hebe meine Augen auf, SWV 31, "Psalm 121"
Psalmen Davids samt etlichen Moteten und Concerten, Op. 2, SWV 22-47: Danket dem Herren, SWV 32, "Psalm 136"
Psalmen Davids samt etlichen Moteten und Concerten, Op. 2, SWV 22-47: Der Herr ist mein Hirt, SWV 33, "Psalm 23"
Psalmen Davids samt etlichen Moteten und Concerten, Op. 2, SWV 22-47: Ich danke dem Herrn, SWV 34, "Psalm 111"
Psalmen Davids samt etlichen Moteten und Concerten, Op. 2, SWV 22-47: Singet dem Herrn ein neues Lied, SWV 35, "Psalm 98"
Psalmen Davids samt etlichen Moteten und Concerten, Op. 2, SWV 22-47: Jauchzet dem Herren, alle Welt, SWV 36, "Psalm 100"
Psalmen Davids samt etlichen Moteten und Concerten, Op. 2, SWV 22-47: An den Wassern zu Babel, SWV 37, "Psalm 137"
Psalmen Davids samt etlichen Moteten und Concerten, Op. 2, SWV 22-47: Alleluja, lobet den Herren, SWV 38, "Psalm 150"
Psalmen Davids samt etlichen Moteten und Concerten, Op. 2, SWV 22-47: Lobe den Herren, meine seele, SWV 39 (Concert)
Psalmen Davids samt etlichen Moteten und Concerten, Op. 2, SWV 22-47: Ist nicht Ephraim mein teurer Sohn, SWV 40
Psalmen Davids samt etlichen Moteten und Concerten, Op. 2, SWV 22-47: Nun lob, mein Seel, den Herren, SWV 41
Psalmen Davids samt etlichen Moteten und Concerten, Op. 2, SWV 22-47: Die mit Tranen saen, SWV 42
Psalmen Davids samt etlichen Moteten und Concerten, Op. 2, SWV 22-47: Nicht uns, Herr, SWV 43
Psalmen Davids samt etlichen Moteten und Concerten, Op. 2, SWV 22-47: Wohl dem, der den Herren furchtet, SWV 44
Psalmen Davids samt etlichen Moteten und Concerten, Op. 2, SWV 22-47: Danket dem Herren, SWV 45, "Psalm 136"
Psalmen Davids samt etlichen Moteten und Concerten, Op. 2, SWV 22-47: Zion spricht, der Herr hat mich verlassen, SWV 46 (Concert)
Psalmen Davids samt etlichen Moteten und Concerten, Op. 2, SWV 22-47: Jauchzet dem Herren, alle Welt, SWV 47 (Concert)

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