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R. Strauss: A Capella Choral Works / Parkman, Danish NRC

Album Summary

>Strauss, Richard : Songs (2) for chorus, Op. 34 (TrV 182)
>Strauss, Richard : Deutsche Motette ("Die Schopfung ist zur Ruh gegangen"), for soloists & chorus, Op. 62 (TrV 230)
>Strauss, Richard : Die Gottin im Putzzimmer ("Welche chaotische Haushalterei"), for double chorus, o.Op. 120 (TrV 267,
>Strauss, Richard : An den Baum Daphne ("Geliebter Baum!"), for chorus (epilogue to the opera "Daphne"), o.Op. 137 (TrV
Performers Conductor Ensembles Composer

Notes & Reviews:

Gramophone Classical Music Guide
Under Stefan Parkman the Danish National Radio Choir has established a reputation second to none. Parkman handles his singers as if they were a fully fledged symphony orchestra; which isn't at all inappropriate in this programme by the supreme master of orchestral colour.

From the heart of the 16 chorus parts of the Deutsche Motette a further seven are projected by solo voices emerging imperceptibly from the midst of a dense, luxuriant texture. The depth of colour and range of emotions are every bit as extensive in these works as in the great orchestral tone-poems; indeed few orchestral tone poems evoke dusk and sunset so vividly as 'Der Abend', the first of the 1897 Zwei Gesänge.

There's a wonderfully luminous soundscape here; a combination of superb compositional skill, sensitive musical direction, superlative choral singing and a warm, full-bodied recording.



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>Strauss, Richard : Songs (2) for chorus, Op. 34 (TrV 182)
  • Conductor: Stefan Parkman
  • Ensemble: Danish National Radio Choir
  • Notes: Danish Radio Concert Hall, Copenhagen, Denmark (05/17/1993-05/19/1993)
  • Running Time: 9 min. 46 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1897

>Strauss, Richard : Deutsche Motette ("Die Schöpfung ist zur Ruh gegangen"), for soloists & chorus, Op. 62 (TrV 230)
  • Performers: Ulrik Cold (Bass); Eva Hansen (Voice); Gert Henning-Jensen (Tenor); Hjordis Jakobsen (Soprano); Tina Kiberg (Soprano)
  • Conductor: Stefan Parkman
  • Ensemble: Danish National Radio Choir
  • Notes: Danish Radio Concert Hall, Copenhagen, Denmark (05/17/1993-05/19/1993)
  • Running Time: 17 min. 53 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Choral
  • Written: 1913

>Strauss, Richard : Die Göttin im Putzzimmer ("Welche chaotische Haushälterei"), for double chorus, o.Op. 120 (TrV 267,
  • Conductor: Stefan Parkman
  • Ensemble: Danish National Radio Choir
  • Notes: Danish Radio Concert Hall, Copenhagen, Denmark (05/17/1993-05/19/1993)
  • Running Time: 5 min. 18 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1935

>Strauss, Richard : An den Baum Daphne ("Geliebter Baum!"), for chorus (epilogue to the opera "Daphne"), o.Op. 137 (TrV
  • Performers: Christian Lisdorf (Treble); Marianne Lund (Soprano)
  • Conductor: Stefan Parkman
  • Ensemble: Danish National Radio Chamber Choir
  • Notes: Danish Radio Concert Hall, Copenhagen, Denmark (05/17/1993-05/19/1993)
  • Running Time: 13 min. 55 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1943