Geistliche Chor-Music 1648. Complete recording (Rademann)
Composed by Heinrich Schutz Andrea Gabrieli. Carus CD series: Music from Dresden. German title: Geistliche Chormusik 1648 /Rademann. Motets, Advent, Easter and Eastertide, Christmas, Praise and thanks, Psalms. 2 CDs. Published by Carus Verlag (CA.8323200).
Item Number: CA.8323200
Heinrich Schutz-The complete recording": In the coming year a recording of the complete works of Heinrich Schutz under the direction of Hans-Christoph Rademann will be released on the Carus label. Together with the Dresdner Kammerchor and many renowned soloists these works, true to historical performance practice, will be presented. The Carus recording of Schutz's Geistliche Chor-Music 1648", which was first released in 2007 and was awarded the Pizzicato Supersonic Award, initiates the series. When it comes to paying tribute to Heinrich Schutz's compositional achievement, in his art his treatment of the text and language must be mentioned first. The Geistliche Chor-Music, one of his most important works from the year 1648, is characterized by the carefully-thought-out musical realization of the meaning of the text. In his detailed foreword to the collection of 29 motets for five to seven voices the composer presented these as models for composition without a basso continuo-it was his conviction that every young composer should obtain the proper foundation for a good counterpoint." In spite of the strict counterpoint, stylistically speaking from an earlier era, the Musicus poeticus" instilled his works with a strongly expressive character. The individual motets are structured differently and they differ, according to content, in their length and character. Short, rather straightforward pieces stand alongside long, worked-out pieces with greater expressive intensity, and cheerful, optimistic works are juxtaposed with plaintive ones. A coproduction with MDR Figaro.