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Sehnsucht / Csillag, Ruiten, The Gents

Gents / Csillag / Ruiten / Janssen
Release Date: 01/12/2010 
Label:  Channel Classics   Catalog #: 30109  
Composer:  Franz SchubertRobert SchumannHugo WolfJulius Röntgen,   ... 
Performer:  Lenneke RuitenThom Janssen
Conductor:  Béni Csillag
Orchestra/Ensemble:  The Gents
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Multi 
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The nineteenth century was a golden age for choral singing in Germany and Austria. Beginning in 1810, singing clubs, and later on, choral societies, shot up all over this part of the world like mushrooms. You could join a Liedertafel, Liederkranz, or Männersangverein. Carl Friedrich Zelter, Mendelssohn's teacher and the leader of the Berliner Singverein, was the first person to use the term "Liedertafel" in 1808. The term was used to indicate an informal meeting of poets, composers, and singers who came together to sing German partsongs. In a letter addressed to Goethe, Zelter explained that the 25 members of his Liedertafel
Read more were accustomed to sit down at a well-furnished table for a sumptuous dinner followed by an evening of singing. Zelter's group preferred original works, so freshly composed that the ink was still wet. The goal was stimulation and promotion of German poetry and music. The Gents is unique All-male Dutch vocal ensemble that obtained in a very short period a prominent place within the international music world. The group of young singers is praised because of their special sound, the large degree of flexibility and the unequalled interpretation of the very divergent vocal repertoire. Whether it concerns religious music from the Renaissance, romantic English music, arrangements of contemporary jazz and pop songs or especially composed works for the ensemble, the concerts of The Gents are always an extraordinary experience. The concerts can count therefore on enthusiastic public and positive criticisms in the press.
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Works on This Recording

1. Sehnsucht, D 656 by Franz Schubert
Conductor:  Béni Csillag
Orchestra/Ensemble:  The Gents
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1819; Vienna, Austria 
2. Die Nacht, D 983c/Op. 17 no 4 by Franz Schubert
Conductor:  Béni Csillag
Orchestra/Ensemble:  The Gents
Period: Romantic 
Written: ?1822; Vienna, Austria 
3. Schwanengesang, D 957: no 4, Ständchen by Franz Schubert
Performer:  Lenneke Ruiten (Soprano), Thom Janssen (Piano)
Conductor:  Béni Csillag
Orchestra/Ensemble:  The Gents
Period: Romantic 
Written: Vienna, Austria 
4. Grab und Mond, D 893 by Franz Schubert
Conductor:  Béni Csillag
Orchestra/Ensemble:  The Gents
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1826; Vienna, Austria 
5. Der Entfernten, D 331 by Franz Schubert
Conductor:  Béni Csillag
Orchestra/Ensemble:  The Gents
Period: Romantic 
Written: circa 1816; Vienna, Austria 
6. Nachtviolen, D 752 by Franz Schubert
Performer:  Lenneke Ruiten (Soprano), Thom Janssen (Piano)
Conductor:  Béni Csillag
Orchestra/Ensemble:  The Gents
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1822; Vienna, Austria 
7. Lieder (6), Op. 33: no 3, Die Lotosblume by Robert Schumann
Conductor:  Béni Csillag
Orchestra/Ensemble:  The Gents
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1840; Germany 
8. Ritornelle (8) in canonische Weisen, Op. 65: no 1, Die Rose stand im Tau by Robert Schumann
Conductor:  Béni Csillag
Orchestra/Ensemble:  The Gents
Period: Romantic 
9. Lieder (6), Op. 33: no 1, Der träumende See by Robert Schumann
Conductor:  Béni Csillag
Orchestra/Ensemble:  The Gents
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1840; Germany 
10. Nachtstück, D 672 by Franz Schubert
Performer:  Lenneke Ruiten (Soprano), Thom Janssen (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: circa 1819; Vienna, Austria 
11. Geistliche Lieder (6) für Chor by Hugo Wolf
Conductor:  Béni Csillag
Orchestra/Ensemble:  The Gents
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1881; Vienna, Austria 
12. Abendstern, D 806 by Franz Schubert
Performer:  Lenneke Ruiten (Soprano), Thom Janssen (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1824; Vienna, Austria 
13. Hoffnung by Julius Röntgen
Conductor:  Béni Csillag
Orchestra/Ensemble:  The Gents
Period: Romantic 
14. Fiesole by Julius Röntgen
Conductor:  Béni Csillag
Orchestra/Ensemble:  The Gents
Period: Romantic 
15. Choruses (3) for male voices, AV 123: no 1, Vor den Türen by Richard Strauss
Conductor:  Béni Csillag
Orchestra/Ensemble:  The Gents
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1935; Germany 
16. Choruses (3) for male voices, AV 123: no 2, Traumlicht by Richard Strauss
Conductor:  Béni Csillag
Orchestra/Ensemble:  The Gents
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1935; Germany 
17. An Sylvia, D 891/Op. 106 no 4 by Franz Schubert
Performer:  Lenneke Ruiten (Soprano), Thom Janssen (Piano)
Conductor:  Béni Csillag
Orchestra/Ensemble:  The Gents
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1826; Vienna, Austria 

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