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

Der aben op 34 nr 1
Hymne op 34 nr 2
Deutsche mottette op 62
Die gottin im putzzimmer
An den Baum Daphne

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

Composer: Richard Strauss



Related: Danish Choral Music