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Rheinberger - Der Stern von Bethlehem, Advent Motets | Ars Produktion ARS38327

Rheinberger - Der Stern von Bethlehem, Advent Motets

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Label: Ars Produktion

Cat No: ARS38327

Barcode: 4260052383278

Format: Hybrid SACD

Number of Discs: 1

Genre: Christmas

Release Date: 22nd October 2021

Contents

Artists

Dilek Gecer (soprano)
Michael Junge (baritone)
Universitatschor Dresden
Vogtland Philharmonie

Conductor

Stefan Fraas

Works

Rheinberger, Josef

Advent-Motetten (9), op.176
Der Stern von Bethlehem, op.164

Artists

Dilek Gecer (soprano)
Michael Junge (baritone)
Universitatschor Dresden
Vogtland Philharmonie

Conductor

Stefan Fraas

About

Joseph Gabriel Rheinberger is one of those late Romantic composers who enjoyed extraordinary popularity during his lifetime, but whose works are largely forgotten today.

In 1890 Rheinberger wrote one of his most personal and soulful works, the Christmas cantata Der Stern von Bethlehem for soloists, choir and orchestra, for which his wife, the then-published poet Franziska von Hoffnaass, had written the text.

The cantata premiered on 24 December 1892, at the Kreuzkirche in Dresden and soon became one of Rheinberger’s best-known and most beautiful oratorical creations.

His nine Advent Motets were written in 1893, composed as a contribution to the traditional cultivation of the chants of the church service, which changed according to the church year.

These motets are assigned to the liturgy of the four Sundays of Advent and form a coherent cycle for the Advent season.

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