Notes and Editorial Reviews
The 27 concerti of the "Symphoniae sacrae II" by Heinrich Schütz are milestones in the development of the German-language sacred concerto for virtuoso solo singers, instruments and basso continuo: highly sophisticated, complex, moving, musically and historically valuable and compositionally refined, with exceptional concentration of events and wealth of ideas. With this volume 18 of the Schütz Complete Recording, Hans-Christoph Rademann and a number of excellent soloists such as Dorothee Mields and Georg Poplutz have again made a recording of exemplary quality. Hans-Christoph Rademann is one of the most sought after choral conductors and widely-acknowledged specialists of choral sound in the world. His concerts and recordings of music with the Dresdner Kammerchor and Dresdner Barockorchester from the 17th and 18th centuries, particularly the musical treasures of central Germany, are pioneering. He is professor of choral conducting at the Hochschule fur Musik Carl Maria von Weber in Dresden, and Artistic Director of the Erzgebirge Music Festival.