Music for the University | Guild GMCD7415

Music for the University

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Label: Guild

Cat No: GMCD7415

Format: CD

Number of Discs: 1

Genre: Vocal/Choral

Release Date: 2nd March 2015

Contents

Artists

Akademischer Chor Zurich
Schmaz Schwuler Mannerchor Zurich
Mannerchor Zurich
Wolf Matthias Friedrich (baritone)
Musikkollegium Winterthur

Conductors

Karl Scheuber
Anna Jelmorini

Works

Brahms, Johannes

Academic Festival Overture, op.80

Hegar, Friedrich

Festive Cantata for soloists, male choir and large orchestra, op.42

Rushton, Edward

Concrete

Artists

Akademischer Chor Zurich
Schmaz Schwuler Mannerchor Zurich
Mannerchor Zurich
Wolf Matthias Friedrich (baritone)
Musikkollegium Winterthur

Conductors

Karl Scheuber
Anna Jelmorini

About

2014 saw the centenary of the consecration of the imposing University of Zurich main building, an important occasion marked by this outstanding concert of familiar, new and unfamiliar music - with the familiar Brahms 'Academic Festival Overture' heard in the rarely-performed version whereby the final 'Gaudeamus Igitur' is sung by the university choir, who are also heard in Friedrich Heger's extremely rare Festive Cantata, composed 100 years ago for the occasion of the inauguration of the building. This impressive work is laid out on a spacious scale for soloists, male voice choir and large orchestra, and makes a deep impression in the wholly committed performance.

Also new to the occasion, and likewise receiving its world premiere recording - the British-born but long-time Swiss resident Edward Rushton's 'Concrete' for full orchestra (plus a few soli female voices) receives its world premiere recording in this powerful performance, making a compelling collection of music inspired by learning from across the decades.

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