1 800 222 6872

Max Reger (1873-1916): Three Motets, Op. 110 / Sabine Czinczel, mezzo-soprano; Martin Kaleschke, tenor; Natalie Chee, violin; Anne Angerer, oboe; Andreas Rothkopf, organ; Vokalensemble Stuttgart, Frieder Bernius

Album Summary

>Reger, Max [Composer] : Motets (3) for 5 voices, Op. 110
>Reger, Max [Composer] : O Haupt voll Blut und Wunden, cantata for alto, tenor, chorus, violin, oboe & organ
Performers Conductor Ensembles Composer

Notes & Reviews:

Max Reger's large choral motets op. 110 are great spiritual representations of the human soul - fashioned during the last days of tonality. The spiritual abyss, anxiety and doubt lead to a tonal ordeal, as emotionally-charged counterpoint becomes paralyzed in a dense, complex texture - and suddenly the knots are disentangled in a tenderness of unison phrases hardly to be surpassed, and Reger comes very close to his model, J.S. Bach. In addition to the three choral motets, for this CD the SWR Vokalensemble Stuttgart, under the direction of Frieder Bernius, the expert of choral sound, also performs Reger's seldom recorded chorale cantata "O Haupt voll Blut und Wunden", based on the Passion hymn by Paul Gerhardt - a true feast for all friends of choral music.

Gramophone Magazine, July 2016
The singers betray no lack of sympathy or stamina. Without pushing on the tempo or whipping up fake pathos, Frieder Bernius extracts every last drop of juice from Reger's word-setting...For those who associate Reger with brain-melting contrapuntal intricacy, the disc will come as a surprise, and maybe a pleasant one.

Notes & Reviews:

Recording information: Funkstudio des SWR Stuttgart (01/13/2016-01/14/2016); Stadtkirche Ludwigsburg (01/13/2016-01/14/2016); Funkstudio des SWR Stuttgart (2015-07-02_2015-07-03&2015-); Stadtkirche Ludwigsburg (2015-07-02_2015-07-03&2015-).



Reviews

There are currently no reviews, be the first one!
Login or Create an Account to write a review
 

Also Purchased

Works Details

>Reger, Max [Composer] : Motets (3) for 5 voices, Op. 110
  • Performers: Anne Angerer (Oboe); Natalie Chee (Violin); Sabine Czinczel (Alto); Johannes Kaleschke (Tenor); Andreas Rothkopf (Organ)
  • Conductor: Frieder Bernius
  • Ensemble: SWR Vokalensemble Stuttgart
  • Notes: Funkstudio des SWR Stuttgart (01/13/2016-01/14/2016); Stadtkirche Ludwigsburg (01/13/2016-01/14/2016); Funkstudio des SWR Stuttgart (2015-07-02_2015-07-03&2015-); Stadtkirche Ludwigsburg (2015-07-02_2015-07-03&2015-)
  • Running Time: 5 min. 47 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Vocal

>Reger, Max [Composer] : O Haupt voll Blut und Wunden, cantata for alto, tenor, chorus, violin, oboe & organ
  • Performers: Anne Angerer (Oboe); Natalie Chee (Violin); Sabine Czinczel (Alto); Johannes Kaleschke (Tenor); Andreas Rothkopf (Organ)
  • Conductor: Frieder Bernius
  • Notes: Funkstudio des SWR Stuttgart (01/13/2016-01/14/2016); Stadtkirche Ludwigsburg (01/13/2016-01/14/2016); Funkstudio des SWR Stuttgart (2015-07-02_2015-07-03&2015-); Stadtkirche Ludwigsburg (2015-07-02_2015-07-03&2015-)
  • Running Time: 17 min. 44 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1904