Hugo Distler: Totentanz (+ Fürwahr, Das ist je gewisslich wahr)


In 1934 Hugo Distler was just 26 years old when he started composing one of his most unconventional works ever, his motet "Totentanz." The 14 aphorisms for Eternity Sunday are sung by the Kammerchor Josquin des Préz conducted by Ludwig Böhme. Christian Steyer, with his striking voice, lends a particularly impressive depth to the connecting dialogs between Death and his victims. Two further motets from the "Geistliche Chormusik" collection by Distler are also to be heard on the CD which, like the "Totentanz," captivate with their innovative compositional technique which simultaneously harks back to the aesthetic of the 17th century.


Compact Disc

12,5 x 14 cm, CD in jewel case
EUR19,90 / copies

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3 Works Show


Ludwig Böhme Personal details


Kammerchor Josquin des Préz Personal details

Soloist - flute

Christine Rothe Personal details

Lene Charlotte Böhme Personal details
Christian Steyer Personal details


Wunderbar anrührende Musik und eindrückliche Texte zu einem gern verdrängten Thema.
Ralf-Thomas Lindner, Evangelische Zeitung, 04.08.2019


The choir, flutist, and speaker bring everything off handsomely, and Carus offers excellent engineering and engaging notes.
American Record Guide, Mai/Juni 2017


There's marvellous clarity to the vocal contributions, with diction being remarkable clear. Ensemble is immaculate, as is tuning.
Stephen Greenbank,


Der Kammerchor Josquin des Préz singt sehr differenzierend, sehr flexibel, recht textverständlich und mit großer Hingabe.
Norbert Tischer, Pizzicato, 04.01.2017


Der Kammerchor Josquin des Préz nähert sich den Gesängen unter Leitung von Ludwig Böhme behutsam und mit hoher Stimmkultur.
Karsten Blüthgen, Chorzeit, 01/2017

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