Brahms: Works For Chorus And Orchestra / Hallenberg, Herreweghe, Collegium Vocale

Release Date: 1/10/2011
Label: Phi
Catalog Number: LPH003
Composer: Johannes Brahms
Performer: Ann Hallenberg
Number of Discs: 1

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Notes and Editorial Reviews
For his 3rd album on Phi, Philippe Herreweghe has brought together a splendid set of artists in the Lutoslawski hall in Warsaw. Ann Hallenberg, whose voice won over the public of some of the world’s most prestigious concert halls, takes on the Rhapsody for contralto solo and men's chorus by Brahms while the rest of the programme leads the listener through his essential works for chorus and orchestra. Herreweghe’s long-time affinity with the composer of A German Requiem has enabled him to provide a coherent and personal vision of those musical pages in which Brahms gave free course to his most intimate thoughts. Collegium Vocale Gent is joined in this endeavour by the members of the Accademia Chigiana of Sienna with whom it formed a European ensemble that was officially recognised as Cultural Ambassador of the European Union just a few months ago. Together with the Orchestre des Champs-Elysées and its authentic instrumentarium, this great choir interprets the Burial Song, the Song of Destiny, the Song of the Fates and the motet Warum ist das Licht gegeben. A great moment for all admirers of Brahms and fans of choral singing at its very best!
Works on This Recording
1. Song of Destiny, Op. 54 by Johannes Brahms
Performer: Ann Hallenberg (Mezzo Soprano)
Period: Romantic
Written: 1868-1871 ; Austria
2. Gesang der Parzen, Op. 89 by Johannes Brahms
Period: Romantic
Written: 1882 ; Austria
3. Begräbnisgesang, Op. 13 by Johannes Brahms
Period: Romantic
Written: 1858 ; Germany
4. Alto Rhapsody, Op. 53 by Johannes Brahms
Period: Romantic
Written: 1869 ; Austria
5. Motets (2), Op. 74: no 1, Warum ist das Licht gegeben by Johannes Brahms
Orchestra/Ensemble: Ghent Collegium Vocale
Period: Romantic
Written: 1877 ; Austria
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