Schütz: Becker-Psalter (Complete recording, Vol. 15)

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Heinrich Schütz is generally regarded as a master of the art of setting text to music, particularly the text of the Bible in its unaltered form which was of substantial significance to Lutheran doctrine. On the other hand, there are only few examples of settings of rhymed texts in Schütz's oeuvre. One of these is the so-called "Becker-Psalter," a collection of psalm translations by the Leipzig theologian Cornelius Becker. Shortly after the death of his wife, Schütz concentrated on this collection and set numerous verses to music. In the 15th volume of the Schütz Complete Recording, Hans-Christoph Rademann and his Dresdner Kammerchor present a colorful interpretation of a selection of these unusually unadorned, transparent, folk-like compositions. The cross-section of the CD is based on the selection of psalms that Schutz composed for his Psalms of David (Carus 83.255), thereby creating a sibling CD for these magnificent, multi-choral works.

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Content

20 Works Show

Conductor

Hans-Christoph Rademann Personal details

Ensemble

Dresdner Kammerchor Personal details

Soloist - soprano

Magdalena Kircheis Personal details
Isabel Jantschek Personal details

Soloist - alto

Stefan Kunath Personal details
Aneta Petrasová Personal details
Franziska Neumann Personal details

Soloist - tenor

Tobias Mäthger Personal details

Soloist - bass

Martin Schicketanz Personal details

Soloist - trumpet

Thomas Friedlaender Personal details

Soloist - violin

Margret Baumgartl Personal details

Soloist - organ

Michaela Hasselt Personal details

Soloist - violone

Matthias Müller Personal details

Soloist - theorbo

Stefan Maass Personal details