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Ligeti: Requiem / Bernius


Release Date: 09/08/2017 
Label:  Carus   Catalog #: 83283  
Composer:  György LigetiMaurice RavelClaude DebussyGustav Mahler
Performer:  Gabriele HierdeisRenée Morloc
Conductor:  Frieder Bernius
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Danubia Orchestra ÓbudaKammerchor Stuttgart
Number of Discs: 1 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

"For me Gyorgy Ligeti is the most important composer of the second half of the 20th century" said the conductor Frieder Bernius about the composer who died in 2006. The underlying composition of this album is a recording of the Requiem with the Kammerchor Stuttgart, recorded in early 2006, which Ligeti himself praised as being "an outstanding interpretation." The Requiem is being issued for the first time together with Ligeti's Lux aeterna which, so to speak, represents, with regard to its content, a "completion," as Ligeti had not set this in his Requiem, even though it is the final sentence of said liturgical text. These two works are supplemented by transcriptions by Clytus Gottwald, the dedicatee of the Lux Read more aeterna, in which he professedly orientates himself according to Ligeti's "microtonality." Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
Requiem by György Ligeti
Performer:  Gabriele Hierdeis (Soprano), Renée Morloc (Alto)
Conductor:  Frieder Bernius
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Danubia Orchestra Óbuda,  Kammerchor Stuttgart
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1963-1965; Vienna, Austria 
2.
Lux aeterna by György Ligeti
Conductor:  Frieder Bernius
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Kammerchor Stuttgart
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1966; Vienna, Austria 
3.
Počmes (3) de Stéphane Mallarmé: no 1, Soupir by Maurice Ravel
Conductor:  Frieder Bernius
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Kammerchor Stuttgart
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1913; France 
4.
Les angélus by Claude Debussy
Conductor:  Frieder Bernius
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Kammerchor Stuttgart
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1891; France 
5.
Préludes, Book 1: no 6, Des pas sur la neige by Claude Debussy
Conductor:  Frieder Bernius
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Kammerchor Stuttgart
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1909; France 
6.
Rückert Lieder (5): no 3, Ich bin der Welt abhanden gekommen by Gustav Mahler
Conductor:  Frieder Bernius
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Kammerchor Stuttgart
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1901-1902; Vienna, Austria 

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