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Music Of The Viennese Court Chapel - Salieri, Haydn, Mozart, Schubert, Etc / Froschauer, Ruiten, Kränzle, Et Al


Release Date: 07/29/2008 
Label:  Phoenix Edition   Catalog #: 112   Spars Code: n/a 
Composer:  Joseph EyblerJ. Ritter von HerbeckAntonio SalieriWolfgang Amadeus Mozart,   ... 
Performer:  Lenneke RuitenDaniel BehleUta-Christina GeorgJohannes Martin Kränzle
Conductor:  Helmuth Froschauer
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Cologne West German Radio ChorusCologne West German Radio Symphony Orchestra
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews



MUSIK DER WIENER HOFKAPELLE Helmuth Froschauer, cond; Cologne West German RO & Ch PHOENIX 112 (57: 43)


EYBLER Omnes de Saba. Terra tremuit. HERBECK Pueri concinite. SALIERI Veni sancte spiritus. De profundis. MOZART Sub tuum praesidium. Regina caeli. Ave verum corpus. Read more class="COMPOSER12">M. HAYDN In die resurrectionis. FUX Laudate pueri: sit nomen domini. SCHUBERT Totus in corde langueo. Auguste jam coelestium. RANDHARTINGER Cantate Domino


This program of Viennese sacred music ranges from the unavoidable Mozart motet to something by Benedikt Randhartinger (1802–93), a composer who had escaped my notice entirely, even though he has two full CDs of songs on ORF and Hungaroton. He is the last surviving composer on a list that goes back to Johann Joseph Fux (1660–1741), though Johann von Herbeck (1831–77) was younger. Froschauer is Viennese, even if the ensembles are not, for he sang in the Vienna Boys’ Choir, then directed them before going on to direct the Singverein der Musikfreunde, the Salzburg Festival chorus, and the Vienna State Opera Chorus. Finally he directed first the chorus and then the orchestra of West German Radio, from which he had already retired before making this disc.


Five of the eight composers represented here were Hofkapellmeistern : Fux; Salieri, followed by Eybler; and Randhartinger, followed by Herbeck. But all of the works heard here are found in the court library. Herbeck’s Pueri concinite has been recorded by the Vienna Choir Boys two or more times, one of the discs also including Eybler’s Omnes de Saba . But like the Schubert and Mozart pieces (except the Ave verum corpus , of course), the existence of a few recordings hardly makes them familiar, and some pieces (Fux, Salieri, Michael Haydn, Randhartinger) are not currently available. There is a certain similarity of pomp combined with drama in most of this music, starting off unmistakably with the opening Omnes de Saba and concluding with the similar Randhartinger number. This is music that any chorus would revel in singing. The soloists are unfamiliar but highly accomplished. The notes are translated literally but not fluently, leaving the reader to pause to wonder about the meaning, and the lack of texts is below par. This is a program full of high spirits that is enjoyable on its own terms.


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Works on This Recording

1.
Omnes de Saba venient by Joseph Eybler
Performer:  Lenneke Ruiten (Soprano)
Conductor:  Helmuth Froschauer
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Cologne West German Radio Chorus,  Cologne West German Radio Symphony Orchestra
Period: Classical 
Written: 1827; Vienna, Austria 
2.
Pueri, concinite by J. Ritter von Herbeck
Performer:  Daniel Behle (Tenor)
Conductor:  Helmuth Froschauer
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Cologne West German Radio Chorus,  Cologne West German Radio Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: Austria 
3.
Veni sancte Spiritus by Antonio Salieri
Conductor:  Helmuth Froschauer
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Cologne West German Radio Chorus,  Cologne West German Radio Symphony Orchestra
Period: Classical 
4.
Sub tuum praesidium, K 198 by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer:  Uta-Christina Georg (Mezzo Soprano), Lenneke Ruiten (Soprano)
Conductor:  Helmuth Froschauer
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Cologne West German Radio Chorus,  Cologne West German Radio Symphony Orchestra
Period: Classical 
Written: 1774; Salzburg, Austria 
5.
Alleluia! In die resurrectionis, MH 362 by Michael Haydn
Conductor:  Helmuth Froschauer
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Cologne West German Radio Chorus,  Cologne West German Radio Symphony Orchestra
Period: Classical 
6.
Laudate pueri by Johann Joseph Fux
Performer:  Johannes Martin Kränzle (Baritone)
Conductor:  Helmuth Froschauer
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Cologne West German Radio Chorus,  Cologne West German Radio Symphony Orchestra
Period: Baroque 
7.
Terra tremuit by Joseph Eybler
Conductor:  Helmuth Froschauer
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Cologne West German Radio Chorus,  Cologne West German Radio Symphony Orchestra
Period: Classical 
Written: Vienna, Austria 
8.
Offertory in C major, D 136/Op. 46 "Totus in corde langueo" by Franz Schubert
Performer:  Lenneke Ruiten (Soprano)
Conductor:  Helmuth Froschauer
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Cologne West German Radio Chorus,  Cologne West German Radio Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: ?1815; Vienna, Austria 
9.
De profundis by Antonio Salieri
Conductor:  Helmuth Froschauer
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Cologne West German Radio Chorus,  Cologne West German Radio Symphony Orchestra
Period: Classical 
10.
Regina coeli in C major, K 276 (321b) by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer:  Daniel Behle (Tenor), Uta-Christina Georg (Mezzo Soprano), Johannes Martin Kränzle (Baritone),
Lenneke Ruiten (Soprano)
Conductor:  Helmuth Froschauer
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Cologne West German Radio Chorus,  Cologne West German Radio Symphony Orchestra
Period: Classical 
Written: 1779; Salzburg, Austria 
11.
Auguste jam coelestium, D 488 by Franz Schubert
Performer:  Daniel Behle (Tenor), Lenneke Ruiten (Soprano)
Conductor:  Helmuth Froschauer
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Cologne West German Radio Chorus,  Cologne West German Radio Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1816; Vienna, Austria 
12.
Ave verum corpus in D major, K 618 by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Conductor:  Helmuth Froschauer
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Cologne West German Radio Chorus,  Cologne West German Radio Symphony Orchestra
Period: Classical 
Written: 1791; Austria 
13.
Cantate Domino by Benedikt Randhartinger
Conductor:  Helmuth Froschauer
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Cologne West German Radio Chorus,  Cologne West German Radio Symphony Orchestra
Period: Classical 

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