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Schutz: Schwanengesang / Rademann, Dresden Chamber Chorus


Release Date: 01/19/2018 
Label:  Carus   Catalog #: 83275  
Composer:  Heinrich Schütz
Performer:  Martin SchicketanzTobias MäthgerGerlinde SamaanStefan Kunath,   ... 
Conductor:  Hans-Christoph Rademann
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Dresden Chamber Choir
Number of Discs: 1 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

Heinrich Schütz composed his last work, a monumental setting of Psalm 119, in 1671 at the age of 86, complemented by a setting of Psalm 100, and a setting of the German Magnificat. This group of works, known as the “Schwanengesang”, or “swansong”, is a highly personal musical declaration, distinguished by its elegance and spiritual depth. As part of the Schütz Complete Recording, the Dresdner Kammerchor conducted by Hans-Christoph Rademann has again made a recording which sets new standards, presenting both the sung and the expressive elements of the composition in exemplary fashion. This recording of the fragmentary-surviving Schwanengesang is based on a new edition of the music by Werner Breig, published in November 2017 as part Read more of the Stuttgart Schütz Edition. In many passages it suggests other approaches to reconstruction from the version published in 1984, and so approaches the Schwanengesang in a completely different way. Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
Der Schwanengesang, Op. 13 by Heinrich Schütz
Performer:  Martin Schicketanz (Bass), Tobias Mäthger (Tenor), Gerlinde Samaan (Soprano),
Stefan Kunath (Alto), Dorothee Mields (Soprano), Georg Poplutz (Tenor),
Felix Schwandtke (Bass)
Conductor:  Hans-Christoph Rademann
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Dresden Chamber Choir
Period: Baroque 
Written: Germany 
2.
Meine Seele erhebt den Herren, SWV 494 "German Magnificat" by Heinrich Schütz
Performer:  Martin Schicketanz (Bass), Tobias Mäthger (Tenor), Gerlinde Samaan (Soprano),
Stefan Kunath (Alto), Dorothee Mields (Soprano), Georg Poplutz (Tenor),
Felix Schwandtke (Bass)
Conductor:  Hans-Christoph Rademann
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Dresden Chamber Choir
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1671; Germany 

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