Louis Spohr: The Last Judgment

Louis Spohr

The Last Judgment

Oratorio

op. 61

Description

In honor of the 150th anniversary of the death of Louis Spohr, for the first time Carus is publishing a critical edition of The Last Judgment, the most important of his four oratorios. It was first performed on Good Friday, 1826 in Kassel. It is based on the theologically most significant portions of the Revelations of John in the New Testament, whose visions of death and eternity Spohr vividly portrayed in music. The work represents an important enrichment to the repertoire of the oratorio, especially suitable for the end of the church year. It is captivating on account of its masterful instrumentation, excellent use of chromaticism, large-scale solo recitatives and accessible choral passages filled with heartfelt sensitivity on the one hand, and exciting drama on the other.

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  • consisting of
    1 x set of parts, harmony parts, 1 x bassoon 1, 1 x bassoon 2, 1 x clarinet 1, 1 x clarinet 2, 1 x flute 1, 1 x flute 2, 1 x horn 1, 1 x horn 2, 1 x oboe 1, 1 x oboe 2, 1 x timpani, 1 x trombone, 1 x trombone 2, 1 x trombone 3, 1 x trumpet 1, 1 x trumpet 2 (23.003/09)
    each: 110,00 €
    8 x individual part, violin 1 (23.003/11)
    each: 12,00 €
    7 x individual part, violin 2 (23.003/12)
    each: 12,00 €
    6 x individual part, viola (23.003/13)
    each: 12,00 €
    5 x individual part, violoncello (23.003/14)
    each: 12,00 €
    4 x individual part, double bass (23.003/15)
    each: 12,00 €

Product information

Editor

Irene Schallhorn Personal details
Dieter Zeh Personal details

Composer

Louis Spohr Personal details

Reviews

[...] So entstand die kongeniale Partitur eines Werkes, das trotz seines geistlichen Textes keineswegs an die Kirche als Aufführungs ort gebunden ist, dem Chor eine überaus
dankbare Rolle zuweist und Spohr von seiner allerbesten Seite zeigt: in einem melodisch
ausgerichteten, mit köstlicher Chromatik angereicherten und auch kontrapunktisch versiert
strukturierten Satz. Die Neuausgabe in bewährter Carus-Qualität wird im Notenregal den 1987 in New York erschienenen wohlfeilen Reprint der Erstausgabe ersetzen.


Michael Kube
Quelle: FONO FORUM, 01/09

 

[...] Diese Komposition wäre doch eine überzeugende Programmidee für ein abendfüllendes Konzert am Ende des Kirchenjahres.

Singende Kirche Heft 3, 2008