Schütz: Schwanengesang (Complete Recording)

Description

Heinrich Schütz composed his last work, a monumental setting of Psalm 119, in 1671 at the age of 86, complemented by a setting of Psalm 100, and a setting of the German Magnificat. This group of works, known as the “Schwanengesang”, or “swansong”, is a highly personal musical declaration, distinguished by its elegance and spiritual depth. As part of the Schütz Complete Recording, the Dresdner Kammerchor conducted by Hans-Christoph Rademann has again made a recording which sets new standards, presenting both the sung and the expressive elements of the composition in exemplary fashion.

This recording of the fragmentary-surviving Schwanengesang is based on a new edition of the music by Werner Breig, published in November 2017 as part of the Stuttgart Schütz Edition. In many passages it suggests other approaches to reconstruction from the version published in 1984, and so approaches the Schwanengesang in a completely different way.

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Content

13 Works Show

Conductor

Hans-Christoph Rademann Personal details

Ensemble

Dresdner Kammerchor Personal details

Soloist - soprano

Gerlinde Sämann Personal details
Dorothee Mields Personal details

Soloist - alto

Stefan Kunath Personal details
David Erler Personal details

Soloist - tenor

Tobias Mäthger Personal details
Georg Poplutz Personal details

Soloist - bass

Felix Schwandtke Personal details
Martin Schicketanz Personal details

Soloist - trombone

Sebastian Krause Personal details
Julia Nagel Personal details
Fernando Günther Personal details

Soloist - violin

Margret Baumgartl Personal details

Soloist - organ

Michaela Hasselt Personal details

Juliane Laake Personal details
Frauke Hess Personal details
Sarah Perl Personal details

Soloist - violone

Marthe Perl Personal details
Matthias Müller Personal details

Soloist - dulcian

Clemens Schlemmer Personal details

Soloist - theorbo

Stefan Maass Personal details
Stephan Rath Personal details

Soloist - cornett

Friederike Otto Personal details