Notes & Reviews:
Martin Lutz (b. 1974) is an artist of bold strokes in both style and genre, not only as the anchor of his various jazz and crossover-like ensembles, but also as the originator of music for children, music for sport and athletics and as a classical composer and arranger. While his intimate Stabat Mater (2007) and reflective Two Marian Motets are musical settings of much-loved religious poetry, the accompanying works are devoted to earthly love in its most spellbinding form. Presented for the first time on CD, the choral compositions of Martin Lutz show the otherwise jazz-oriented composer from a more classical side. Led by young conductor Jakob Hultberg, the Copenhagen Chamber Choir Camerata, a professionally working amateur choir consisting of 25 experienced singers, was founded in 1965 and is currently one of Denmark's leading chamber choirs. Camerata's repertoire covers a wide field from sacred music to light music but the core repertoire is Western European a cappella choral music.