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Song NameComposer
Sehnsucht (Nur wer die Sehnsucht kennt)Franz Schubert
Die NachtFranz Schubert
StandchenFranz Schubert
Grab und MondFranz Schubert
Der EntferntenFranz Schubert
NachtviolenFranz Schubert
NachtstuckFranz Schubert
AbendsternFranz Schubert
An SylviaFranz Schubert
Die LotosblumeRobert Schumann
Die Rose stand im TauRobert Schumann
Der traumende SeeRobert Schumann
Vor den TurenRichard Strauss
TraumlichtRichard Strauss
Sechs Geistliche LiederHugo Wolf

Directed by Peter Dijkstra

The nineteenth century was a golden age for choral singing in Germany and Austria. Beginning in 1810, singing clubs, and later on, choral societies, shot up all over this part of the world like mushrooms. You could join a Liedertafel, Liederkranz, or Mannersangverein. Carl Friedrich Zelter, Mendelssohn's teacher and the leader of the Berliner Singverein, was the first person to use the term "Liedertafel" in 1808. The term was used to indicate an informal meeting of poets, composers, and singers who came together to sing German partsongs. In a letter addressed to Goethe, Zelter explained that the 25 members of his Liedertafel were accustomed to sit down at a well-furnished table for a sumptuous dinner followed by an evening of singing. Zelter's group preferred original works, so freshly composed that the ink was still wet. The goal was stimulation and promotion of German poetry and music. The Gents is unique All-male Dutch vocal ensemble that obtained in a very short period a prominent place within the international music world. The group of young singers is praised because of their special sound, the large degree of flexibility and the unequalled interpretation of the very divergent vocal repertoire. Whether it concerns religious music from the Renaissance, romantic English music, arrangements of contemporary jazz and pop songs or especially composed works for the ensemble, the concerts of The Gents are always an extraordinary experience. The concerts can count therefore on enthusiastic public and positive criticisms in the press.

Item code: 6160C | SACD | $24.95 add item to cart
Choral | Male | The Netherlands
723385301097 | CCS SA 30109

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