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F Schneider - Das Weltgericht (The Last Judgement) | CPO 5551192

F Schneider - Das Weltgericht (The Last Judgement)

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Label: CPO

Cat No: 5551192

Barcode: 0761203511921

Format: CD

Number of Discs: 2

Genre: Vocal/Choral

Release Date: 3rd May 2019

Contents

Artists

Martina Ruping (soprano)
Marie Henriette Reinhold (alto)
Patrick Grahl (tenor)
Daniel Blumenschein (bass)
Joachim Holzhey (bass)
Viola Blache (soprano)
GewandhausChor
camerata lipsiensis

Conductor

Gregor Meyer

Works

Schneider, Friedrich

Das Weltgericht (The Last Judgement)

Artists

Martina Ruping (soprano)
Marie Henriette Reinhold (alto)
Patrick Grahl (tenor)
Daniel Blumenschein (bass)
Joachim Holzhey (bass)
Viola Blache (soprano)
GewandhausChor
camerata lipsiensis

Conductor

Gregor Meyer

About

A magnificent oratorio, long forgotten, has been rediscovered in Leipzig. Gregor Meyer conducts the Gewandhaus Chorus and the camerata lipsiensis in Friedrich Schneiderís Das Weltgericht. The composer, pianist, organist, and Anhalt-Dessau court music director Friedrich Schneider was one of the most creative and productive minds in the Central German music world during the first half of the nineteenth century but today is unfortunately a forgotten man. Das Weltgericht was once one of the most famous German oratorios, inspired euphoric headlines everywhere when it was first composed, and occasioned genuine storms of enthusiasm among concertgoers. The libretto is by August Apel, who based his text on the biblical accounts of the Last Judgment in Matthew 24-25 and the Revelation of John. A plot in the strict sense is not narrated; rather, the persons are biblical messengers who tell us of heaven, hell, and earth. This oratorio situated between classicism and romanticism was often performed but then was forgotten for many decades. The conductor Gregor Meyer wants to stimulate a new discussion about the oeuvre of Friedrich Schneider, who once lived and worked in Leipzig. A critical edition of the source materials will assist him in this project.

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