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Doppelchoerige Gesaenge/Grosse Messe

Netherlands Chamber Choir

Doppelchoerige Gesaenge/Grosse Messe

Price: € 19.95
Format: CD
Label: Globe
UPC: 8711525514706
Catnr: GLO 5147
Release date: 19 August 2002
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Label
Globe
UPC
8711525514706
Catalogue number
GLO 5147
Release date
19 August 2002
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About the album

The new and eagerly awaited CD with the Netherlands Chamber Choir under its regular conductor Uwe Gronostay. Schumann's four Choral Songs for double choir, Op.141 are considered to be the best choral works the great German composer ever wrote. The Great Mass, Op. 85 by Felix Draeseke is a world premiere recording. German-born composer Draeseke was a contemporary of Liszt and Wagner, who both held him in the highest esteem possible. His music however was too advanced for the audience's taste of those days, but nowadays he is recognised as the great genius he was. This Mass shows Draeseke as the great master of an a cappella style which is not to be found between Brahms and Reger.

In these performances the Netherlands Chamber Choir once again show why they are considered to be the leading international a cappella choir of our times!

De beste koorwerken van Schumann en een wereldpremière van de geniale Draeseke
Dit langverwachte album met het Nederlands Kamerkoor onder leiding van Uwe Gronostay, bevat de Vier Gesänge Opus 141 van Robert Schumann, de beste koorwerken die de Duitse componist ooit geschreven heeft. Bovendien bevat het album de wereldpremière van de Große Messe Opus 85 van Felix Draeseke. Deze in Duitsland geboren componist was een tijdgenoot van Liszt en Wagner, die hem in de hoogst mogelijke waarde hielden. Zijn muziek was echter te ver ontwikkeld voor de smaak van het publiek in zijn tijd. Tegenwoordig wordt hij erkend als het genie dat hij was. De Mis toont Draeseke als de grote meester van een a capellastijl die tussen Brahms en Reger niet gevonden kan worden.

In deze opnames laat het Nederlands Kamerkoor opnieuw horen waarom ze beschouwd worden als het meest vooraanstaande a capellakoor van deze tijd!

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Netherlands Chamber Choir

The Netherlands Chamber Choir exists since 1937, and has been one of the world’s top choirs for decades. The Netherlands Chamber Choir has been internationally praised by critics for its homogeneous sound and for the soloist quality of the singers. One of the choir’s missions is to keep choral music very much alive as an art form, by looking for new formats, by innovative commissions and exciting collaborations. It results in concerts that are not only perceived as beautiful, but that appeal to all senses.  Education and participation are a vital part of the choir’s mission. The Netherlands Chamber Choir provides coaching, workshops, and ‘adopts’ choirs as supporting act for their own concerts.  Besides their own concert series, the choir often collaborates with renowned ensembles such as the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra, ASKO|Schönberg, La...
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The Netherlands Chamber Choir exists since 1937, and has been one of the world’s top choirs for decades. The Netherlands Chamber Choir has been internationally praised by critics for its homogeneous sound and for the soloist quality of the singers. One of the choir’s missions is to keep choral music very much alive as an art form, by looking for new formats, by innovative commissions and exciting collaborations. It results in concerts that are not only perceived as beautiful, but that appeal to all senses.

Education and participation are a vital part of the choir’s mission. The Netherlands Chamber Choir provides coaching, workshops, and ‘adopts’ choirs as supporting act for their own concerts.

Besides their own concert series, the choir often collaborates with renowned ensembles such as the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra, ASKO|Schönberg, La Fenice and Concert Lorrain.

From August 1, 2015 Peter Dijkstra watches over the unique sound of the Netherlands Chamber Choir The Netherlands Chamber Choir had Felix de Nobel as its first chief conductor. Uwe Gronostay, Tõnu Kaljuste, Stephen Layton and Risto Joost were his respective successors. Each of them gave the Netherlands Chamber Choir, and choral music in general, new, major impulses.


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Robert Schumann

Robert Schumann was a German composer and influential music critic. He is widely regarded as one of the greatest composers of the Romantic era. Schumann left the study of law, intending to pursue a career as a virtuoso pianist. He had been assured by his teacher Friedrich Wieck that he could become the finest pianist in Europe, but a hand injury ended this dream. Schumann then focused his musical energies on composing. Schumann's published compositions were written exclusively for the piano until 1840; he later composed works for piano and orchestra; many Lieder (songs for voice and piano); four symphonies; an opera; and other orchestral, choral, and chamber works. Works such as Carnaval, Symphonic Studies, Kinderszenen, Kreisleriana, and the Fantasie in...
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Robert Schumann was a German composer and influential music critic. He is widely regarded as one of the greatest composers of the Romantic era. Schumann left the study of law, intending to pursue a career as a virtuoso pianist. He had been assured by his teacher Friedrich Wieck that he could become the finest pianist in Europe, but a hand injury ended this dream. Schumann then focused his musical energies on composing.
Schumann's published compositions were written exclusively for the piano until 1840; he later composed works for piano and orchestra; many Lieder (songs for voice and piano); four symphonies; an opera; and other orchestral, choral, and chamber works. Works such as Carnaval, Symphonic Studies, Kinderszenen, Kreisleriana, and the Fantasie in C are among his most famous. His writings about music appeared mostly in the Neue Zeitschrift für Musik (New Journal for Music), a Leipzig-based publication which he jointly founded.
In 1840, Schumann married Friedrich Wieck's daughter Clara, against the wishes of her father, following a long and acrimonious legal battle, which found in favour of Clara and Robert. Clara also composed music and had a considerable concert career as a pianist, the earnings from which, before her marriage, formed a substantial part of her father's fortune.
Schumann suffered from a mental disorder, first manifesting itself in 1833 as a severe melancholic depressive episode, which recurred several times alternating with phases of ‘exaltation’ and increasingly also delusional ideas of being poisoned or threatened with metallic items. After a suicide attempt in 1854, Schumann was admitted to a mental asylum, at his own request, in Endenich near Bonn. Diagnosed with "psychotic melancholia", Schumann died two years later in 1856 without having recovered from his mental illness.

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