Choral Works for mixed chorus a capella
Paul Hindemith

Choral Works for mixed chorus a capella

Netherlands Chamber Choir

GLO 5125 - 8711525512504

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The Netherlands Chamber Choir was founded in 1937. Over the years composers such as Francis Poulenc, Hendrik Andriessen, Henk Badings and Rudolf Escher wrote works for the ensemble. In 1965 the Dutch government decided to cover the payment of the singers. This enabled the Netherlands Chamber Choir to occupy a unique place among the professional choirs in Europe without any firm bond to an opera house or a broadcasting corporation.

The Netherlands Chamber Choir applies itself first of all to the repertory for a cappella chorus. It also collaborates regularly with various ensembles like the Schonberg Ensemble, the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra and the Orchestra of the Eighteenth Century, The repertory of the Netherlands Chamber Choir spans the whole of Western music, ranging from the early Middle Ages to contemporary music.

Uwe Gronostay was born in Hildesheim, Germany in 1939 and studied church music in Hannover, Bremen and Siena. From 1963 onwards, Gronostay worked as cantor and organist in Bremen, where he founded the Nord-deutscbe Figuralchor in 1966. In 1972, he was appointed conductor of the Berlin RIAS-Kammerchor. ln 1982, he became conductor of the Philharmonische Chor Berlin, and has remained its artistic leader till 2002. Many composers, such as Mauricio Kagel, Milko Kelemen, Carl Orff, Krzystof Penderecki, Aribert Reimann and Heinz Werner Zimmermann wrote works of which the first performance was entrusted to Uwe Gronostay. Herbert von Karajan, Seiji Ozawa, Riccardo Muti, Riccardo Chailly and Gerd Albrecht have regularly appealed to him when practising big works with chorus. In 1987 Uwe Gronostay vacated his post as principal conductor of the RIAS-Kammerchor in order to apply himself to his many guest conductorships. 

Tracklisting
  • 1
    Six Chansons Nach Rilke (1939): No. 1, La Biche
    01:13
  • 2
    Six Chansons Nach Rilke (1939): No. 2, un Cygne
    02:01
  • 3
    Six Chansons Nach Rilke (1939): No. 3, Puisque Tout Passe
    00:33
  • 4
    Six Chansons Nach Rilke (1939): No. 4, Printemps
    01:43
  • 5
    Six Chansons Nach Rilke (1939): No. 5, En Hiver
    01:12
  • 6
    Six Chansons Nach Rilke (1939): No. 6, Verger
    01:18
  • 7
    Male Choruses, Eine Lichte Mitternacht (1929)
    03:04
  • 8
    Male Choruses, Du Mußt Dir Alles Geben (1930)
    02:39
  • 9
    Male Choruses, Der Tod (1932)
    02:29
  • 10
    Male Choruses, Nun Da Der Tag (1939)
    02:02
  • 11
    From Zwölf Madrigale (1938), No. 1: Mitwelt
    01:05
  • 12
    From Zwölf Madrigale (1938), No. 3: Tauche Deine Furcht
    03:10
  • 13
    From Zwölf Madrigale (1938), No. 4: Trink Aus!
    01:29
  • 14
    From Zwölf Madrigale (1938), No. 6: Frühling
    01:02
  • 15
    From Zwölf Madrigale (1938), No. 8: Judaskuss
    02:48
  • 16
    From Zwölf Madrigale (1938), No. 12: Du Zweifel
    02:52
  • 17
    Mass for Mixed Chorus (1963): I. Kyrie
    03:31
  • 18
    Mass for Mixed Chorus (1963): II. Gloria
    05:12
  • 19
    Mass for Mixed Chorus (1963): III. Credo
    07:02
  • 20
    Mass for Mixed Chorus (1963): IV. Sanctus
    02:49
  • 21
    Mass for Mixed Chorus (1963): V. Benedictus
    04:40
  • 22
    Mass for Mixed Chorus (1963): VI. Agnus Dei
    03:31