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Danish National Radio Choir
Pupils Of Messiaen

Song NameComposer
Cinq rechants:Olivier Messiaen
i. Mondere - Presque vifOlivier Messiaen
ii. Bien modereOlivier Messiaen
iii. Lent, caressantOlivier Messiaen
iv. res vifOlivier Messiaen
v. VifOlivier Messiaen
Chore fur Doris (Helle Charlotte Pedersen soprano)Karlheinz Stockhausen
Die NachtigallKarlheinz Stockhausen
Armer junger HirtKarlheinz Stockhausen
Agnus DeiKarlheinz Stockhausen
ChoralKarlheinz Stockhausen
A HeleneIannis Xenakis
NuitsIannis Xenakis
SermentIannis Xenakis

Directed by Jesper Grove Jorgensen

Founded in 1932, the Danish National Radio Choir, directed by Jesper Grove Jorgensen, tours all over Europe, Australia, Canada and the USA. "Pupils" features 6 eclectic works by Olivier Messiaen (1908-1992), 3 works by Karlheinz Stockhausen (b. 1928) , and 3 works by Iannis Xenakis (b. 1922). Working all his life in the church, the French composer Messiaen's "Cinq rechants" offers abrasive dissonances and monodies, and lines with a vital rhythmic energy. His pupil Stockhausen goes off in a different direction, combining religious and erotic elements. Xenakis went in still another direction, the political, writing "Nuits" for 12 voices, an appeal on behalf of political prisoners; and choral music for ancient dramas like "A Helene" and "Serment." Stockhausen's "Die Nachtigall," Armer junger Hirt" and "Agnus Dei" are lovely. Messiaen's "Modere-Presque vif," Bien modere" and "Tres vif" are particularly nice. Very different, beautifully performed choral music! Extensive liner notes with lyrics and histories of the composers.

Item code: 6368C | 1 CD | $15.98 add item to cart
Choral | Mixed | Denmark

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