Schubert: Choral Music

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All Music Guide - James Leonard
Listeners approaching Franz Schubert's choral music for the first time would do best to begin with his mighty late masses, then turn to his lyrical early masses, then finally hear the miscellaneous choral music recorded here. Even though these works are among his least significant choral pieces, they are likely to prove wholly satisfying and perhaps even deeply enjoyable. The first disc features sacred choral works and includes the Magnificat, the Salve Regina, the Stabat Mater, and the German Mass. The second disc features secular choral music and includes the composer's settings of "St?ndchen," "Gesang der Geister ?ber den Wassern," and "Die Allmacht." The third and ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - James Leonard
Listeners approaching Franz Schubert's choral music for the first time would do best to begin with his mighty late masses, then turn to his lyrical early masses, then finally hear the miscellaneous choral music recorded here. Even though these works are among his least significant choral pieces, they are likely to prove wholly satisfying and perhaps even deeply enjoyable. The first disc features sacred choral works and includes the Magnificat, the Salve Regina, the Stabat Mater, and the German Mass. The second disc features secular choral music and includes the composer's settings of "Ständchen," "Gesang der Geister über den Wassern," and "Die Allmacht." The third and most unusual disc features male choruses, a particularly rich vein in the composer's oeuvre, and includes "Nachtgesang im Walde" and "Nachthelle," plus such rarities as "Trinklied" and "Jagdlied." The performers vary from disc to disc, and even from track to track, but they feature such skilled choruses as Rundfunkchor Berlin, Männerchor des Rundfunks Chores Leipzig, Regensburger Domspatzen, and even the Wiener Sängerknaben, and all are nearly beyond reproach. Among the most rewarding tracks are the radiant "Nachthelle," the exalted "Die Allmacht," and the choral version of the "Ave Maria," complete with boy alto. Though recorded in a variety of locations over a number of years, the digital sound is consistently clear and clean, if not always vivid and immediate.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 5/26/2009
  • Label: Phoenix Edition
  • UPC: 811691014081
  • Catalog Number: 408
  • Sales rank: 264,355

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Offertorium ("Intende voci"), for tenor, chorus & orchestra in B flat major, D. 963 - Franz Schubert & Berlin Radio Symphony Orchestra (9:26)
    Composed byFranz Schubert
    Conducted byDietrich Knothe
    Performed byBerlin Radio Symphony Orchestra, Berlin Radio Chorus, Dietrich Knothe, Peter Schreier
  2. 2 Magnificat for soloists, chorus, orchestra & organ in C major, D. 486 - Franz Schubert & Berlin Radio Symphony Orchestra (8:34)
    Composed byFranz Schubert
    Conducted byMarcus Creed
    Performed byBerlin Radio Symphony Orchestra, RIAS-Kammerchor Berlin, Marcus Creed, Walton Grönroos, Werner Hollweg, Celina Lindsley, Gabriele Schreckenbach
  3. 3 Ellens Gesang III ("Ave Maria"), song for voice & piano, D. 839 (Op. 52/6) - Franz Schubert & David Cordier (5:53)
    Composed byFranz Schubert
    Conducted byHelmuth Froschauer
    Performed byDavid Cordier, Helmuth Froschauer, WDR Orchestra, Köln, The Vienna Boys' Choir
  4. 4 Tantum Ergo in E flat major, for soloists, chorus & orchestra , D. 962 - Franz Schubert & Berlin Radio Symphony Orchestra (5:35)
    Composed byFranz Schubert
    Conducted byDietrich Knothe
    Performed byBerlin Radio Symphony Orchestra, Gisela Fetting, Berlin Radio Chorus, Dietrich Knothe, Astrid Pilzecker, Karl-Heinz Schmieder, Ekkehard Wegner
  5. 5 Salve Regina, for tenor, organ & orchestra in B flat major, D. 106 - Franz Schubert & Berlin Radio Symphony Orchestra (4:49)
    Composed byFranz Schubert
    Conducted byDietrich Knothe
    Performed byBerlin Radio Symphony Orchestra, Dietrich Knothe, Peter Schreier
  6. 6 Psalm 23 ("Gott ist mein Hirt"), for female voices & piano, D. 706 (Op. posth. 132) - Franz Schubert & Bernd Casper (5:07)
    Composed byFranz Schubert
    Performed byClaudia Graswurm, Astrid Pilzecker, Brigitte Domhardt, Karin Pohl
  7. 7 Stabat Mater for chorus, orchestra & organ in G minor, D. 175 - Franz Schubert & Berlin Radio Symphony Orchestra (6:57)
    Composed byFranz Schubert
    Conducted byMarcus Creed
    Performed byBerlin Radio Symphony Orchestra, RIAS-Kammerchor Berlin, Marcus Creed
  8. 8 Offertorium ("Totus in corde") in C major, for soprano & orchestra, D. 136 (Op. 46) - Franz Schubert & Berlin Radio Symphony Orchestra (5:10)
    Composed byFranz Schubert
    Conducted byDietrich Knothe
    Performed byBerlin Radio Symphony Orchestra, Magdaléna Hajóssyová, Dietrich Knothe
  9. 9 Salve Regina, for chorus in B flat major, D. 386 - Franz Schubert & Regensburger Domspatzen (2:58)
    Composed byFranz Schubert
    Conducted byRoland Buchner
    Performed byRegensburger Domspatzen, Roland Buchner
  10. 10 Tantum Ergo in C major for chorus, orchestra & organ, D. 739 (Op. 45) - Franz Schubert & Martin Haselböck (3:53)
    Composed byFranz Schubert
    Conducted byMartin Haselböck
    Performed byMartin Haselböck, Wiener Akademie Orchester, Hugo Distler Choir
  11. 11 Deutsche Messe (German Mass), for mixed chorus, wind ensemble & organ, D. 872: Sanctus: Heilig, heilig - Franz Schubert & Berlin Radio Symphony Orchestra (3:07)
    Composed byFranz Schubert
    Conducted byMarcus Creed
    Performed byBerlin Radio Symphony Orchestra, RIAS-Kammerchor Berlin, Marcus Creed
  12. 12 Chor der Engel ("Christ ist erstanden"), for mixed chorus, D. 440 - Franz Schubert & Berlin Radio Chorus (3:27)
    Composed byFranz Schubert
    Conducted byDietrich Knothe
    Performed byBerlin Radio Chorus, Dietrich Knothe
Disc 2
  1. 1 Ständchen ("Zögernd, leise"), for alto, chorus & piano ("Notturno"), D. 920 (Op. posth. 135) - Franz Schubert & Bernd Casper (5:52)
    Composed byFranz Schubert
    Performed byAstrid Pilzecker, Members of the Berlin Radio Chorus
  2. 2 Rosamunde, Fürstin von Cypern, incidental music, D. 797 (Op. 26): Hirtenchor (Shepherds' Chorus) - Franz Schubert & WDR Rundfunkchor Köln (4:16)
    Composed byFranz Schubert
    Conducted byHelmuth Froschauer
    Performed byWDR Rundfunkchor Köln, Helmuth Froschauer, WDR Orchestra, Köln
  3. 3 Die Geselligkeit ("Wer Lebenslust fühlet"), quartet for mixed voices & piano (Lebenslust), D. 609 - Franz Schubert & Berliner Solisten (3:39)
    Composed byFranz Schubert
  4. 4 Gesang der Geister über den Wassern IV ("Des Menschen Seele..."), for male voices & strings, D. 714 (Op. posth. 167) - Franz Schubert & Johann Wolfgang von Goethe (9:52)
    Composed byFranz Schubert
    Conducted byDietrich Knothe
    Performed byDietrich Knothe, Berlin Radio Symphony Orchestra, Members of the Berlin Radio Chorus
  5. 5 An die Sonne ("O Sonne, Königin der Welt"), for mixed voices & piano, D. 439 - Franz Schubert & Berliner Solisten (6:00)
    Composed byFranz Schubert
  6. 6 Rosamunde, Fürstin von Cypern, incidental music, D. 797 (Op. 26): Huntsmen's Chorus - Franz Schubert & WDR Rundfunkchor Köln (2:04)
    Composed byFranz Schubert
    Conducted byHelmuth Froschauer
    Performed byWDR Rundfunkchor Köln, Helmuth Froschauer, WDR Orchestra, Köln
  7. 7 Sehnsucht ("Nur wer die Sehnsucht kennt"), quintet for male voices, D. 656 - Franz Schubert & Johann Wolfgang von Goethe (4:10)
    Composed byFranz Schubert
    Conducted byDietrich Knothe
    Performed byDietrich Knothe, Members of the Berlin Radio Chorus
  8. 8 Der Tanz ("Es redet und träumet"), quartet for mixed voices & piano, D. 826 - Franz Schubert & Koluman Schnitzer von Meerau (1:43)
    Composed byFranz Schubert
    Conducted byChristoph Spering
    Performed byChorus Musicus Köln, Christoph Spering, Das Neue Orchester
  9. 9 Der vierjährige Posten, Singspiel, D. 190: Heiter strahlt der Morgen - Franz Schubert & Chorus Musicus Köln (3:37)
    Composed byFranz Schubert
    Conducted byChristoph Spering
    Performed byChorus Musicus Köln, Christoph Spering, Das Neue Orchester
  10. 10 Gott in der Natur ("Gross ist der Herr"), for two sopranos, two altos & piano, D. 757 (Op. 133) - Franz Schubert & Ewald Christian von Kleist (5:22)
    Composed byFranz Schubert
    Conducted byDietrich Knothe
    Performed byDietrich Knothe, Members of the Berlin Radio Chorus
  11. 11 Rosamunde, Fürstin von Cypern, incidental music, D. 797 (Op. 26): Spectres' Chorus - Franz Schubert & WDR Rundfunkchor Köln (2:43)
    Composed byFranz Schubert
    Conducted byHelmuth Froschauer
    Performed byWDR Rundfunkchor Köln, Helmuth Froschauer, WDR Orchestra, Köln
  12. 12 Die Allmacht ("Gross ist Jehovah"), for mixed chorus & piano, D. 875a - Franz Schubert & Berliner Solisten (6:21)
    Composed byFranz Schubert
Disc 3
  1. 1 Das Dörfchen, quartet for male voices (2 versions, 2nd formerly D. 641), D. 598 (Op 11/1) - Franz Schubert & Gottfried August Burger (4:28)
    Composed byFranz Schubert
    Conducted byDietrich Knothe
    Performed byDietrich Knothe, Members of the Berlin Radio Chorus
  2. 2 Der Lindenbaum ("Am Brunnen vor dem Tore"), song for voice & piano (Winterreise), D. 911/5 (Op. 89/5) - Franz Schubert & MDR Leipzig Radio Mens Chorus (2:43)
    Composed byFranz Schubert
    Conducted byJörg-Peter Weigle
    Performed byMDR Leipzig Radio Mens Chorus, Jörg-Peter Weigle
  3. 3 Nachtgesang im Walde, quartet for male chorus & four horns, D. 913 (Op. posth. 139) - Franz Schubert & Dieter Fokel (5:33)
    Composed byFranz Schubert
    Conducted byDietrich Knothe
    Performed byDietrich Knothe, Members of the Berlin Radio Chorus
  4. 4 Gondelfahrer II (Es tanzen Mond und Sterne"), quartet for male voices & piano, D. 809 (Op. 28) - Franz Schubert & Bernd Casper (2:49)
    Composed byFranz Schubert
    Conducted byDietrich Knothe
    Performed byDietrich Knothe, Members of the Berlin Radio Chorus
  5. 5 Liebe ("Liebe rauscht der Silberbach"), quartet for unaccompanied male voices, D. 983a (Op. 17/2) - Franz Schubert & Berlin Men's Choir "Carl Maria von Weber" (2:12)
    Composed byFranz Schubert
    Conducted byAndreas Wiedermann
    Performed byBerlin Men's Choir "Carl Maria von Weber", Andreas Wiedermann
  6. 6 Trinklied ("Brüder! Unser Erdenwallen"), for tenor, chorus & piano, D. 148 (Op. 131/2) - Franz Schubert & Bernd Casper (2:58)
    Composed byFranz Schubert
    Conducted byDietrich Knothe
    Performed byDietrich Knothe, Members of the Berlin Radio Chorus
  7. 7 Wehmut ("Der Abendglocke"), quartet for male voices, D. 825 (Op. 64/1) - Franz Schubert & MDR Leipzig Radio Mens Chorus (5:56)
    Composed byFranz Schubert
    Conducted byJörg-Peter Weigle
    Performed byMDR Leipzig Radio Mens Chorus, Jörg-Peter Weigle
  8. 8 Widerspruch ("Wenn ich durch Busch und Zweig..."), quartet for male voices & piano, D. 865 (Op. 105/1) - Franz Schubert & Helmuth Froschauer (2:40)
    Composed byFranz Schubert
    Conducted byHelmuth Froschauer
    Performed byHelmuth Froschauer, WDR Rundfunkchor Köln Männerchor
  9. 9 Nachthelle ("Die Nacht ist heiter..."), for tenor, male voices & piano, D. 892 (Op. posth. 134) - Franz Schubert & Bernd Casper (6:12)
    Composed byFranz Schubert
    Conducted byDietrich Knothe
    Performed byDietrich Knothe, Members of the Berlin Radio Chorus, Ekkehard Wegner
  10. 10 Frühlingsgesang II ("Schmücket die Locken"), quartet for male voices & piano, D. 740 (Op. 16/1) - Franz Schubert & Helmuth Froschauer (4:02)
    Composed byFranz Schubert
    Conducted byHelmuth Froschauer
    Performed byHelmuth Froschauer, WDR Rundfunkchor Köln Männerchor
  11. 11 Ruhe ("Leise, leise lasst uns singen"), quartet for unaccompanied male voices, D. 635 - Franz Schubert & Berlin Men's Choir "Carl Maria von Weber" (4:50)
    Composed byFranz Schubert
    Conducted byAndreas Wiedermann
    Performed byBerlin Men's Choir "Carl Maria von Weber", Andreas Wiedermann
  12. 12 Jagdlied ("Trarah!"), song for voice & piano (Jagdchor), D. 521 - Franz Schubert & Helmuth Froschauer (1:29)
    Composed byFranz Schubert
    Conducted byHelmuth Froschauer
    Performed byHelmuth Froschauer, WDR Rundfunkchor Köln Männerchor, Members of the WDR Symphony Orchestra, Köln
  13. 13 Die Nachtigall ("Bescheiden verborgen..."), quartet for male voices & piano, D. 724 (Op. 11/2) - Franz Schubert & Helmuth Froschauer (4:16)
    Composed byFranz Schubert
    Conducted byHelmuth Froschauer
    Performed byHelmuth Froschauer, WDR Rundfunkchor Köln Männerchor
  14. 14 Lied im Freien ("Wie schön ist's im Freien"), for unaccompanied male voices, D. 572 - Franz Schubert & Helmuth Froschauer (4:01)
    Composed byFranz Schubert
    Conducted byHelmuth Froschauer
    Performed byHelmuth Froschauer, WDR Rundfunkchor Köln Männerchor
  15. 15 Die Nacht ("Wie schön bist du"), quartet for unaccompanied male voices, D. 983c (Op. 17/4) - Franz Schubert & Dietrich Knothe (3:23)
    Composed byFranz Schubert
    Conducted byDietrich Knothe
    Performed byDietrich Knothe, Members of the Berlin Radio Chorus
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