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Louis Spohr: Der Fall Babylons

Spohr
Release Date: 06/24/2014 
Label:  Coviello Classics   Catalog #: 91406   Spars Code: n/a 
Composer:  Louis Spohr
Conductor:  Matthias Stanze
Number of Discs: 2 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 1 Hours 6 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

"The greatest work since Handel!" - such was the enthusiastic response of the critic of the British newspaper The Morning Chronicle to the first English performance of Louis Spohr's (1784-1859) oratorio Der Fall Babylons: a tribute of unstinting praise whose full import is clear when we consider the esteem in which George Frideric Handel has always been held by the English. The naming of both composers in this context proves the excellent reputation of Louis Spohr. The first ever recording of this great work by artists born in Braunschweig and active in Braunschweig reinforces the influence of a composer who as a citizen was shaped by his native city and carried his art and his humanistic principles out into the world. "The greatest work since Handel!" - such was the enthusiastic response of the critic of the British newspaper The Morning Chronicle to the first English performance of Louis Spohr's (1784-1859) oratorio Der Fall Babylons: a tribute of unstinting praise whose full import is clear when we consider the esteem in which George Frideric Handel has always been held by the English. The naming of both composers in this context proves the excellent reputation of Louis Spohr. The first ever recording of this great work by artists born in Braunschweig and active in Braunschweig reinforces the influence of a composer who as a citizen was shaped by his native city and carried his art and his humanistic principles out into the world. Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
Der Fall Babylons, oratorio for soloists, chorus & orchestra, WoO 63 by Louis Spohr
Conductor:  Matthias Stanze
Period: Classical 
Written: 1839-1840 
Venue:  St. Magni, Braunschweig, Germany 
Length: 62 Minutes 33 Secs. 

Sound Samples

Der Fall Babylons: Part I: Overture
Der Fall Babylons: Part I: Gott, unserer Vater, hor die Bitten (Chorus of Jews)
Der Fall Babylons: Part I: Recitative: Oh, wie vertraut sind meinen Ohren (Daniel)
Der Fall Babylons: Part I: Aria: Gedenke, Herr, was uber uns gekommen (Daniel)
Der Fall Babylons: Part I: Der Lowe ist vom Lager gesprungen (Chorus of Jews)
Der Fall Babylons: Part I: Recitative: Judas Gott hat geredet (Cyrus)
Der Fall Babylons: Part I: Aria: Grosser Geist, vor deinem Willen (Cyrus)
Der Fall Babylons: Part I: Aria: Uber Babylon soll flammen (Cyrus, Chorus)
Der Fall Babylons: Part I: Aria: Mein susses Kind (A Jewish Woman)
Der Fall Babylons: Part I: Recitative: Freude, Freude bring ich dir (A Man)
Der Fall Babylons: Part I: Duet: Juda, Juda, deines Vaters Liebe ... (Jewish Man and Woman)
Der Fall Babylons: Part I: Hoch empor, du Siegesfahne! (Chorus of Persian Soldiers)
Der Fall Babylons: Part I: Recitative: Grosse Konigin der Stadte (Cyrus)
Der Fall Babylons: Part I: Herr, wir fleh 'n in tiefem Leiden (Chorus of Jews)
Der Fall Babylons: Part I: Recitative: Der Tag ist gekommen (Daniel)
Der Fall Babylons: Part I: Trio: Kundet laut die grosse Rettung
Der Fall Babylons: Part I: Aria: Nicht langer wird die Herde (A Jewish Woman)
Der Fall Babylons: Part I: Siehe, Ich will dich heimsuchen (Chorus of Jews)
Der Fall Babylons: Part II: Die festliche Tafel (Chorus)
Der Fall Babylons: Part II: Oh, ewiger Bel (Chorus of Priests)
Der Fall Babylons: Part II: Auf, lasst uns die festlichen Brauche (Chorus of Women)
Der Fall Babylons: Part II: Recitative: Ha! Die verhassten Sklaven (Belsazar)
Der Fall Babylons: Part II: Recitative: Du trotzest mit verruchter Wut (Nicotris, Belsazar, Chorus)
Der Fall Babylons: Part II: Recitative: Jetzt fullt mir den weiten Becher (Belsazar)
Der Fall Babylons: Part II: March: Oh machtiger Konig (Chorus of Soldiers and Jews)
Der Fall Babylons: Part II: Recitative: Erhab 'ner Gott von Israel (Cyrus)
Der Fall Babylons: Part II: Aria: Was ist der Mensch (Cyrus)
Der Fall Babylons: Part II: Quartet of Jews: Lass tonen die Harfen
Der Fall Babylons: Part II: Herr, dich furchten deine Volker (Chorus of Jews)
Der Fall Babylons: Part II: Welche Bilder schaut mein Blick (Daniel)
Der Fall Babylons: Part II: Recitative: Die Erlosten des Herrn (A Jewish Woman)
Der Fall Babylons: Part II: Final Chorus: Frohlocket mit Handen (Chorus)

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