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Berger: Choral Works / Muller, Landesjugendchor Thuringen


Release Date: 10/27/2017 
Label:  Rondeau Productions   Catalog #: 6137  
Composer:  Wilhelm Berger
Performer:  Alejandro Pico-Leonis
Conductor:  Nikolaus Müller
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Saxony National Youth Choir
Number of Discs: 1 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

Wilhelm Berger’s music is one of the treasures of the romantic era which has only recently seen new light again. Highly prized by composers and critics alike, the music of the Meininger court kapellmeister was often compared to that of Johannes Brahms during his lifetime. At the same time, Berger, in his use of dissonant phrases, paved the way for composers such as Max Reger, who was to succeed him as head of the famous Meiningen Court Orchestra. After Wilhelm Berger’s death, his work nearly became forgotten. Only in recent years has it once again found recognition in the eyes of the music world. Along with his Second Symphony, Berger's masterpieces include his late choral works: the Landesjugendchor Thuringen, under the direction of Read more Nikolas Muller, has taken on these works. At times a cappella, at times accompanied by pianist Alejandro Picó-Leonis, the choir interprets the four to eight part women's, men's and mixed choral works in a delightfully unpretentious and fresh manner, demonstrating clearly why Wilhelm Berger’s music was so highly admired during his time. Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
Gebet, Op. 22 by Wilhelm Berger
Performer:  Alejandro Pico-Leonis (Piano)
Conductor:  Nikolaus Müller
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Saxony National Youth Choir
Period: Romantic 
Written: Germany 
2.
Lieder (6), Op. 25: No. 3, Im Fliederbusch ein Vöglein saß by Wilhelm Berger
Performer:  Alejandro Pico-Leonis (Piano)
Conductor:  Nikolaus Müller
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Saxony National Youth Choir
Period: Romantic 
Written: Germany 
3.
Lieder (6), Op. 25: No. 5, Ständchen by Wilhelm Berger
Performer:  Alejandro Pico-Leonis (Piano)
Conductor:  Nikolaus Müller
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Saxony National Youth Choir
Period: Romantic 
Written: Germany 
4.
Männerchöre, Op. 79: Wie bin ich krank! by Wilhelm Berger
Performer:  Alejandro Pico-Leonis (Piano)
Conductor:  Nikolaus Müller
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Saxony National Youth Choir
Period: Romantic 
Written: Germany 
5.
Gesänge (4), Op. 104: No. 1, Zu stiller Liebe by Wilhelm Berger
Performer:  Alejandro Pico-Leonis (Piano)
Conductor:  Nikolaus Müller
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Saxony National Youth Choir
Period: Romantic 
Written: Germany 
6.
Gesänge (3), Op. 44: No. 3, Niss Puk by Wilhelm Berger
Performer:  Alejandro Pico-Leonis (Piano)
Conductor:  Nikolaus Müller
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Saxony National Youth Choir
Period: Romantic 
Written: Germany 
7.
Pharao, Op. 101 by Wilhelm Berger
Performer:  Alejandro Pico-Leonis (Piano)
Conductor:  Nikolaus Müller
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Saxony National Youth Choir
Period: Romantic 
Written: Germany 
8.
Lieder (3), Op. 98: No. 1, Sehnsucht by Wilhelm Berger
Performer:  Alejandro Pico-Leonis (Piano)
Conductor:  Nikolaus Müller
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Saxony National Youth Choir
Period: Romantic 
Written: Germany 
9.
Die Kapelle am Strande by Wilhelm Berger
Performer:  Alejandro Pico-Leonis (Piano)
Conductor:  Nikolaus Müller
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Saxony National Youth Choir
Period: Romantic 
Written: Germany 
10.
Lieder (4), Op. 84: No. 1, Dämmrung senkte sich von oben by Wilhelm Berger
Performer:  Alejandro Pico-Leonis (Piano)
Conductor:  Nikolaus Müller
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Saxony National Youth Choir
Period: Romantic 
Written: Germany 
11.
Lieder und Gesänge (4), Op. 54: No. 1, Mitten wir im Leben sind by Wilhelm Berger
Performer:  Alejandro Pico-Leonis (Piano)
Conductor:  Nikolaus Müller
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Saxony National Youth Choir
Period: Romantic 
Written: Germany 
12.
Lieder (6), Op. 25: No. 1, Wie nun alles stirbt und endet by Wilhelm Berger
Performer:  Alejandro Pico-Leonis (Piano)
Conductor:  Nikolaus Müller
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Saxony National Youth Choir
Period: Romantic 
Written: Germany 
13.
Gesänge (4), Op. 67: No. 1, Die Träne fließt zum Staub by Wilhelm Berger
Performer:  Alejandro Pico-Leonis (Piano)
Conductor:  Nikolaus Müller
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Saxony National Youth Choir
Period: Romantic 
Written: Germany 
14.
Lieder und Gesänge (4), Op. 54: No. 3, Groß ist der Herr by Wilhelm Berger
Performer:  Alejandro Pico-Leonis (Piano)
Conductor:  Nikolaus Müller
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Saxony National Youth Choir
Period: Romantic 
Written: Germany 
15.
Gesänge (3), Op. 103 by Wilhelm Berger
Performer:  Alejandro Pico-Leonis (Piano)
Conductor:  Nikolaus Müller
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Saxony National Youth Choir
Period: Romantic 
Written: Germany 

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