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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).
The Rodolfus Choir has made seven recordings on the Herald label which have all attracted extremely complimentary press notices, with tracks broadcast on BBC and Classic FM radio. Several music festivals have invited Rodolfus to sing, including The Three Choirs (four times), Southern Cathedrals (twice), the 2002 Dublin Cathedral Organ Festival, and the 2003 Oundle International Organ Festival.
The choir made an overwhelming impression at all the concerts on its first tour in the United States at Easter 2003, and more tours are planned for the future.
|2||09:20||Warum ist das Licht gegeben||Johannes Brahms|
|3||01:33||Sechs Sprüaut;che, Op 79 – 1. Weihnachten (Christmas)||Felix Mendelssohn|
|4||02:25||2. Am Neujahrstage (New Year’s Day)||Felix Mendelssohn|
|5||01:38||3. Am Himmelfahrtstage (Ascension Day)||Felix Mendelssohn|
|6||01:54||4. In der Passionszeit (Passiontide)||Felix Mendelssohn|
|7||01:33||5. Im Advent (Advent)||Felix Mendelssohn|
|8||01:56||6. Am Charfreitage (Whitsunday)||Felix Mendelssohn|
|9||05:20||Christus factus est||Anton Bruckner|
|10||03:09||Ave Maria||Anton Bruckner|
|11||04:52||Geistliches Lied, organist: Tom Winpenny||Johannes Brahms|
|12||04:24||Drei sechsstimme Chöaut;re, Op 39 – 1. Schweigen (Silence)||Max Reger|
|13||04:43||2. Abendlied (Evening song)||Max Reger|
|14||04:17||3. Früaut;hlingsblick (Springtime)||Max Reger|
|15||04:02||An Webers Grabe||Richard Wagner|
|16||01:04||Sechs geistliche Lieder – 1. Aufblick (Looking Upwards)||Hogo Wolf|
|17||02:10||2. Einklang (Harmony)||Hogo Wolf|
|18||03:25||3. Resignation (Resignation)||Hogo Wolf|
|19||01:55||4. Letzte Bitte (Last Prayer)||Hogo Wolf|
|20||02:55||5. Ergebung (Submission)||Hogo Wolf|
|21||02:00||6. Erhebung (Exaltation)||Hogo Wolf|
|22||10:36||Der Abend, directed by Ben Parry||Richard Strauss|