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Bruch: Arminius / Hermann Max

Audio Samples

  1. Bruch, M. — Arminius, Op. 43: Introduction: Was walzt sich, dunkeln Wetterwolken gleich (Chorus) $0.99 on iTunes
  2. Bruch, M. — Arminius, Op. 43: Introduction, Recitative: Es sind die Schaaren Latiums (Arminius, Chorus, Siegmund) $0.99 on iTunes
  3. Bruch, M. — Arminius, Op. 43: Introduction, Recitative: Doch hier ist ihrer Herrschaft Grenze (Arminius) $0.99 on iTunes
  4. Bruch, M. — Arminius, Op. 43: Introduction: Wir, Wodans freie Sohne (Chorus) - Duet: Frei schwebt der Adler in den Luften (Arminius, Siegmund) $0.99 on iTunes
  5. Bruch, M. — Arminius, Op. 43: In the sacred forest: Ihr Gotter, Walhallas Bewohner, o neiget euch gnadig (Chorus) $0.99 on iTunes
  6. Bruch, M. — Arminius, Op. 43: The Insurrection, Recitative: O dass ich kunden muss meines Volkes Schmach! (Arminius, Chorus) $0.99 on iTunes
  7. Bruch, M. — Arminius, Op. 43: The Insurrection, Recitative: O Jammer dieser dunkeln Tage (Siegmund) - Aria: Ich erschlug ihn und floh (Siegmund) $0.99 on iTunes
  8. Bruch, M. — Arminius, Op. 43: The Insurrection, Scene: Dulden wir langer die Schmach (Arminius) $0.99 on iTunes
  9. Bruch, M. — Arminius, Op. 43: The Insurrection, Battle Song: Zum Kampf! zum Kampf! (Arminius, Siegmund, Chorus) $0.99 on iTunes
  10. Bruch, M. — Arminius, Op. 43: The Battle, Recitative: Dumpf erdrohnet der Forst vom heulenden Sturm (Priestess) - Aria: Wodan! Gottlicher, Schlachtenlenker! (Prie $0.99 on iTunes
  11. Bruch, M. — Arminius, Op. 43: The Battle: Wie donnernd vom Felsen der Strom Schaumend (Chorus) $0.99 on iTunes
  12. Bruch, M. — Arminius, Op. 43: The Battle, Recitative: Hehre Mutter, Freya, gottliche (Priestess, Chorus) $0.99 on iTunes
  13. Bruch, M. — Arminius, Op. 43: The Battle, Scene: Recitative: Weh mir, ich sterbe (Siegmund, Chorus) $0.99 on iTunes
  14. Bruch, M. — Arminius, Op. 43: The Battle: Horch, horch, es nahen Siegesklange, und tausend (Women, Chorus of Returning Warriors) $0.99 on iTunes
  15. Bruch, M. — Arminius, Op. 43: The Battle, Final Chorus: Gross ist der Ruhm der deutschen Sohne! (Priestess, Chorus, Arminius) $0.99 on iTunes

Album Summary

>Bruch, Max [Composer] : Arminius, oratorio for soloists, chorus & orchestra, Op. 43
Performers Conductor Ensemble Composer

Notes & Reviews:

In February 1875 Max Bruch chanced upon an epic poem by the young Westphalian teacher J. Cuppers and wrote enthusiastically of it to his publisher Simrock: "The verses are magnificent, of dithyrambic swing; the melodies automatically spring forth everywhere from this beautiful rhythm." At the very same time that the Arminius Monument was dedicated in the Teutoburg Forest near Detmold, Max Bruch was sitting with friends in the Bergisches Land and composing his Arminius. Although the text of Bruch's Arminius can be understood only in the context of the foundation of the German Empire in 1871, its music continues to move us even today: a genuine masterpiece by this still undervalued Brahms contemporary!



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>Bruch, Max [Composer] : Arminius, oratorio for soloists, chorus & orchestra, Op. 43
  • Performers: Hans Begemann (Bass); Ryoko Morooka (Organ); Michael Smallwood (Tenor)
  • Conductor: Hermann Max
  • Ensemble: Göttingen Symphony Orchestra
  • Notes: 02/28/2009-03/02/2009
  • Running Time: 3 min. 9 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1877