Meyerbeer - Hallelujah: The Choral Works | CPO 5550652

Meyerbeer - Hallelujah: The Choral Works


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Label: CPO

Cat No: 5550652

Format: CD

Number of Discs: 1

Genre: Vocal/Choral

Release Date: 2nd December 2016



Hermann Max and his Rheinische Kantorei present a new element of the work of opera composer Giacomo Meyerbeer on this recording premiere of his sacred choral works.

“For Meyerbeer the fascination of religious texts lay in their musical setting as historical and literary material. Romanticists experienced ‘time travel’ to regions located in the distant past as a departure from reality and the exploration of an imaginary world created by the mind. Giacomo enjoyed all of the above and was enthusiastic about what he learned as a traveller in Europe. His career as a virtuoso, which his great talent as a pianist when he was a boy had seemed to promise, was soon forgotten. Italy fascinated Meyerbeer… cured him of self-doubts and opened his imagination to a vast ocean of compositional possibilities.” - Hermann Max

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