Rudolf Mauersberger - Dresdner Requiem
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Cat No: CARUS83328
Number of Discs: 1
Release Date: 11th November 2013
WorksDresden Requiem, RMWV10
Tiefe Glocke der Dresdner Kreuzkirche
Wie liegt die Stadt so wust
ArtistsRene Kretzschmann (boy soprano)
Benjamin Steffin (boy soprano)
Members of Dresdner Philharmonie
On 13th February 1945, Dresden was destroyed by allied bombers. Tens of thousands of people perished in the fire storm and irreplaceable artistic and cultural treasures were lost forever. Against the background of that tragedy, Rudolf Mauersberger (1889-1971) composed his Requiem.
Written in 1947/48, and several times revised and augmented, in its liturgical character it is (in the words of Mauersberger) an 'Evangelical Mass for the dead, such as the Protestant Church does not yet possess'.
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