HAVPCD289 – Abendlied 19th-century Romantic German part-songs and motets
The German Romantic a cappella choral repertoire is perhaps less well known than its symphonic counterpart, but is nevertheless a vital thread in the cultural fabric of its time. As this recording demonstrates, there was hardly a significant composer who did not contribute to it, whether they are now otherwise known for their operas (Weber, Wagner), songs (Wolf), or symphonies (Bruckner); or whether they were exponents of ?absolute? music (Brahms and Reger) or ?programme? music (Strauss).