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Reger: Works for Men's Choir / Meister, Ensemble Vocapella Limburg


Release Date: 10/27/2017 
Label:  Rondeau Productions   Catalog #: 6127  
Composer:  Max Reger
Conductor:  Tristan Meister
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Ensemble Vocapella Limburg
Number of Discs: 1 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

The arrangements of Max Reger’s lieder for male chorus are highly sophisticated and yet sound quite light and animated. The Ensemble Vocapella Limburg presents the world’s first complete recording of these sometimes humorous, sometimes wistful songs. Paul Hindemith called Max Reger “the last musical giant,” referring not only to his extensive oeuvre, but to his significance for the history of music as well. Alongside the numerous compositions for organ, piano and orchestra, Reger wrote a number of works for male choir that appeared as folk songs in several lieder collections between 1898 and 1900. To make these demanding pieces sound as light and graceful as Reger intended them to be, an excellent choir is required: The Ensemble Vocapella Read more Limburg, led by Tristan Meister, is best suited to perfectly reproduce the spirit of these lieder. With this album, the world’s first complete recording of Max Reger’s music for male chorus has been achieved. Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
Gesänge (10), Op. 83 by Max Reger
Conductor:  Tristan Meister
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Ensemble Vocapella Limburg
Period: Romantic 
Written: Germany 
2.
An Zeppelin, WoO 4, No. 21 by Max Reger
Conductor:  Tristan Meister
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Ensemble Vocapella Limburg
Period: Romantic 
Written: Germany 
3.
Madrigals (12) by Max Reger
Conductor:  Tristan Meister
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Ensemble Vocapella Limburg
Period: Romantic 
Written: Germany 

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