In Umbra Mortis

Release Date: 5/14/2021
Label: Pentatone
Catalog Number: PTC5186948
Conductor: Daniel Reuss
Orchestra/Ensemble: Cappella Amsterdam
Number of Discs: 1
Length: 57 Minutes

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

Cappella Amsterdam and its artistic leader Daniel Reuss make their PENTATONE debut with In Umbra Mortis. The album brings together Wolfgang Rihm’s contemporary Sieben Passions-Stücke and Passion-related motets by the Flemish 16th-century polyphonist Giaches de Wert, revealing unexpected kinship between two composers four centuries apart. By entwining the old and new, the listener is invited on a chromatic journey of astonishing beauty. Since its foundation in 1970, Cappella Amsterdam has shown an exceptional mastery of contemporary and early vocal music, with acclaimed excurses to Romantic repertoire as well. Daniel Reuss has been Artistic Leader of Cappella Amsterdam for over three decades now, and has worked with several renowned choirs and ensembles.

 

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The constant interplay between these two composers makes their stylistic differences seem more apparent than real. Not the least reason for this is the expertise of Cappella Amsterdam and unforced direction of Daniel Reuss in realising music distant in time yet unified in intent.

 

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Works on This Recording
1. No. 1. Tristis est anima mea by Wolfgang Rihm
Conductor: Daniel Reuss
Orchestra/Ensemble: Cappella Amsterdam
Written: 2006 ;
2. Il secondo libro de motetti: Vox in Rama by Giaches de Wert
Conductor: Daniel Reuss
Orchestra/Ensemble: Cappella Amsterdam
Written: 1581 ;
3. No. 2. Ecce vidimus eum by Wolfgang Rihm
Conductor: Daniel Reuss
Orchestra/Ensemble: Cappella Amsterdam
Written: 2006 ;
4. No. 3. Velum templi scissum est by Wolfgang Rihm
Conductor: Daniel Reuss
Orchestra/Ensemble: Cappella Amsterdam
Written: 2006 ;
5. Il secondo libro de motetti: Amen, amen dico vobis by Giaches de Wert
Conductor: Daniel Reuss
Orchestra/Ensemble: Cappella Amsterdam
Written: 1581 ;
6. No. 4. Tenebrae factae sunt by Wolfgang Rihm
Conductor: Daniel Reuss
Orchestra/Ensemble: Cappella Amsterdam
Written: 2006 ;
7. No. 5. Caligaverunt oculi mei by Wolfgang Rihm
Conductor: Daniel Reuss
Orchestra/Ensemble: Cappella Amsterdam
Written: 2006 ;
8. Modulationum liber primus: Peccavi super numerum by Giaches de Wert
Conductor: Daniel Reuss
Orchestra/Ensemble: Cappella Amsterdam
Written: 1581 ;
9. No. 6. Recessit pastor noster by Wolfgang Rihm
Conductor: Daniel Reuss
Orchestra/Ensemble: Cappella Amsterdam
Written: 2006 ;
10. Motectorum liber primus: Adesto dolori meo by Giaches de Wert
Conductor: Daniel Reuss
Orchestra/Ensemble: Cappella Amsterdam
Written: 1566 ;
11. No. 7. Aestimatus sum by Wolfgang Rihm
Conductor: Daniel Reuss
Orchestra/Ensemble: Cappella Amsterdam
Written: 2006 ;
12. Modulationum liber primus: Quiescat vox tua by Giaches de Wert
Conductor: Daniel Reuss
Orchestra/Ensemble: Cappella Amsterdam
Written: 1581 ;
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