FX Richter - Te Deum 1781, Exsultate Deo, Oboe Concerto | Supraphon SU42402

FX Richter - Te Deum 1781, Exsultate Deo, Oboe Concerto

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Label: Supraphon

Cat No: SU42402

Format: CD

Number of Discs: 1

Release Date: 16th February 2018

Contents

Artists

Luise Haugk (oboe)
Czech Ensemble Baroque Orchestra & Choir

Conductor

Roman Valek

Works

Richter, Franz Xaver

Motetti (4) per la processione del Corpus Christi
» Exsultate Deo
Oboe Concerto
Symphony no.52 in D major
Te Deum (1781)

Artists

Luise Haugk (oboe)
Czech Ensemble Baroque Orchestra & Choir

Conductor

Roman Valek

About

Nearly 1,000 kilometres separate Holešov, Moravia, from Strasbourg, if one takes a detour through Mannheim. Franz Xaver Richter’s professional journey started in Count Rottal’s court orchestra in Holešov and ended in the prestigious post of Kapellmeister at the Cathédrale Notre-Dame in Strasbourg. He is primarily known as one of the major representatives of the renowned Mannheim School, with his “trumpet” Sinfonia No.52 in D being a typical example of the late Mannheim form. The grandiose Te Deum, featured on the present CD, is Richter’s second setting of the hymn and was first performed in 1781 in Strasbourg, during the celebrations marking the centenary of the city’s coming under French administration. Along with the motet Exsultate Deo, the piece falls within the composer’s vocal-instrumental oeuvre, which has yet to be explored (and, just as in the case of Jan Dismas Zelenka’s music, contains many unexpected twists and turns). The virtuoso, engrossing and masterfully balanced Oboe Concerto with the original cadenzas represents Richter’s concertante style.

Following their premiere recordings of Richter’s Requiem (Supraphon SU41772) and the Passion oratorio La Deposizione dalla croce di Gesů Cristo (SU42042), the present Czech Ensemble Baroque CD maps another part of the remarkable 18th–century composer’s work.

Recorded at St Martin’s Church, Luleč, 17-20 June, 2017

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