Rheinberger: Der Stern von Bethlehem. carus music

Josef Gabriel Rheinberger

The Star of Bethlehem

Christmas cantata

op. 164, 1890


Der Stern von Bethlehem is based on a text by Rheinberger’s wife. The composer created an impressive portrayal of the well-known story in nine movements. His masterly compositional style demands a confident, but precisely-judged choral sound, particularly in the louder, more imposing movements. There is always the threat of insecure hesitancy here.

Please note that the performance of the work used as a basis for this App is in a slightly shortened version in movement V.

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Performers: Rita Streich (soprano), Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau (bariton) – Chor des Bayerischen Rundfunks, Symphonie-Orchester Graunke – Robert Heger


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Robert Heger Personal details


Chor des Bayerischen Rundfunks Personal details
Symphonie-Orchester Graunke Personal details

Soloist - soprano

Rita Streich Personal details

Soloist - baritone

Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau Personal details

Songwriter / Librettist

Franziska (Fanny) von Hoffnaaß Personal details


Josef Gabriel Rheinberger Personal details

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