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Johann Caspar Kerll (1627-1693): Missa Pro Defunctis; Johann Joseph Fux (1660-1741): Kaiserrequiem / Vox Luminis

Album Summary

>Kerll, Johann Kaspar : Missa Pro Defunctis
>Fux, Johann Joseph : Requiem no 7 for soloists, chorus & ensemble ("Kaiserrequiem"), K. 51-53
Conductor Ensembles Composers

Notes & Reviews:

Two Austrian requiems are featured on this release, each of an entirely different character. Johann Joseph Fux's Requiem was composed for the funeral of Eleonora von Neuburg, widow of the Holy Roman Emperor Leopold II, in 1720. Fux was known for his theoretical skill, and the rich instrumentation and polyphonic writing create a lush and virtuosic atmosphere. Johann Casper Kerll's Requiem is much more intimate. As he has stated, his requiem was written for his "soul's peace." The influence of his Roman master, Giacomo Carissimi, can be clearly heard in the writing.

Notes & Reviews:

Recording information: Église Saint-Jean Baptiste, Beaufays (10/2015); Eglise Saint-Sébastien, Stavelot, Belgium (10/2015); Église Saint-Jean Baptiste, Beaufays (11/2015); Eglise Saint-Sébastien, Stavelot, Belgium (11/2015).



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>Kerll, Johann Kaspar : Missa Pro Defunctis
  • Conductor: Lionel Meunier
  • Ensemble: Vox Luminis
  • Running Time: 5 min. 26 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Form: Choral

>Fux, Johann Joseph : Requiem no 7 for soloists, chorus & ensemble ("Kaiserrequiem"), K. 51-53
  • Conductor: Lionel Meunier
  • Ensemble: Vox Luminis
  • Running Time: 10 min. 19 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Form: Choral
  • Written: 1720