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Danish National Radio Choir: R. Strauss: A Cappella Choral Works

Song NameComposer
Der aben op 34 nr 1Richard Strauss
Hymne op 34 nr 2Richard Strauss
Deutsche mottette op 62Richard Strauss
Die gottin im putzzimmerRichard Strauss
An den Baum DaphneRichard Strauss

Directed by Stefan Parkman

The 75 professional singers of the DNRC are directed by Stefan Parkman, who has conducted most of Sweden's symphony orchestras and several excellent choirs. Probably the least-known of Richard Strauss's (1884-1949) major works are his compositions for unaccompanied chorus--not surprisingly, because only the most accomplished choirs are qualified to perform them. When they are performed, however, the rewards are great: 16 part harmony with antiphonal block passages alternating with intricate polyphony. Six pieces: "Der Abend Op. 34 Nr. 1," "Hymne Op. 34 Nr. 2," Deutsche Motette Op. 62," "Die Cottin im Putzzimmer," and "An den Baum Daphne," featuring the Copenhagen Boys' Choir. This is beautiful, fine, intricate stuff, with soaring harmonies and solos. Extensive liner notes with all lyrics and histories.

Item code: 6336C | 1 CD | $15.98 |add item to cart
Choral | A Cappella | Mixed | Denmark
chn 9223

Related: Danish Choral Music
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