Bruckner: Mass in E minor, Rheinberger: Requiem in E flat op. 84


In his well-known “Mass in E minor” Anton Bruckner combined the vocal style of the Palestrina period with the musical resources of his own time. Along with its austere sound picture and its powerful dynamic contrasts, this Mass differs from Bruckner's other orchestral masses above all by reason of its uncommon accompaniment of wind instruments alone. In addition to Bruckner's demanding funeral motet "Libera me", Josef Gabriel Rheinberger's "Requiem in E flat" op. 84 is here recorded for the first time. In a masterful a cappella structure Rheinberger created, with straightforward resources, wide areas of tension and extremely effective musical highlights. The KammerChor Saarbrücken again demonstrates its supreme quality, convincing especially in the absolutely homogeneously sung a cappella passages and by its fine dynamic shading.


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[...] Der KammerChor Saarbrücken bewältigt die technischen Schwierigkeiten unter seinem Leiter Georg Grün ganz ausgezeichnet. Der glasklare Chorklang verleiht z. B. dem Credo wie auch anderen schnellen Stellen eine schöne Leichtigkeit. [...]

Singende Kirche, 4/2008