Louis Spohr: Mass, Op. 54 & Psalms, Op. 85
By Kammerchor Stuttgart, Maria Bernius, Tobias Mathger, Felix Rathgeber, Simon Tischler, and Frieder Bernius. By Louis Spohr (1784-1859). Country of Origin: Germany. Classical. CD (1 disc). Published by Carus Verlag (NX.CV83291).
Item Number: NX.CV83291
Louis Spohr's only mass is one of the most important works of post-classical church music. In this unaccompanied mass, Spohr combines in a harmonious way the contemporary interest in Baroque compositional techniques and his own search for an individual, modern compositional style. The Kammerchor Stuttgart under its conductor Frieder Bernius succeeds in bringing to life the numerous facets of the work in a particularly impressive way. As well as the mass, this release also includes the Three Psalms op. 85. These two works by Spohr have been interleaved for the first time in a recording: the three Psalms have been inserted in the relevant places, representing the positions of the Introit, Gradual and Offertory, resulting in a truly impressive experience for listeners.