Bruckner: Mass in E minor & Motets & "BRUCKNER'S WORLD" Bavarian Radio Chorus, Munich Radio Orchestra & Peter Dijkstra

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Label: BR-Klassik

Genre: Classical

Subgenre: Vocal

Artist: Bavarian Radio Chorus, Munich Radio Orchestra & Peter Dijkstra

Composer: Anton Bruckner (1824-1896)

Album including Album cover Booklet (PDF)


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  • Anton Bruckner (1824 - 1896): Mass:
  • 1Bruckner: Mass: Ave Maria03:50
  • 2Bruckner: Mass: Locus iste03:21
  • 3Bruckner: Mass: Kyrie07:46
  • 4Bruckner: Mass: Gloria06:04
  • 5Bruckner: Mass: Credo08:57
  • 6Bruckner: Mass: Sanctus03:10
  • 7Bruckner: Mass: Benedictus05:43
  • 8Bruckner: Mass: Agnus Dei05:02
  • 9Bruckner: Mass: Virga Jesse03:52
  • 10Bruckner: Mass: Aequale No. 101:31
  • 11Bruckner: Mass: Os justi04:55
  • 12Bruckner: Mass: Aequale No. 201:22
  • 13Bruckner: Mass: Christus factus est05:55
  • 14Kapitel 1: Kyrie (44.1kHz)03:40
  • 15Kapitel 1: Kirchenmusik im wuerdigen Style (44.1kHz)04:21
  • 16Kapitel 1: Der verlaesterte Herr Bruckner (44.1kHz)04:56
  • 17Kapitel 1: Heimat und Herkunft (44.1kHz)05:48
  • 18Kapitel 1: Lehramtsgehilfe für Trivialschulen (44.1kHz)04:42
  • 19Kapitel 2: Das glueckliche Naturtalent (44.1kHz)06:22
  • 20Kapitel 2: Restaurierungsarbeiten (44.1kHz)06:20
  • 21Kapitel 2: Domine Deus, Agnus Dei, Filius patris (44.1kHz)04:36
  • 22Kapitel 2: Bruckner wird Student (44.1kHz)08:31
  • 23Kapitel 3: Chormeister Bruckner (44.1kHz)04:55
  • 24Kapitel 3: Davids Harfe und Koenig Saul (44.1kHz)04:09
  • 25Kapitel 3: Die Dombaustelle (44.1kHz)04:23
  • 26Kapitel 3: Du schwaermst wieder mal fuer eine! (44.1kHz)05:56
  • 27Kapitel 3: Der herrlichste meiner Lebenstage (44.1kHz)02:55
  • Total Runtime02:13:02

Info for Bruckner: Mass in E minor & Motets & "BRUCKNER'S WORLD"

In addition to his symphonies, Anton Bruckner is best known for his sacred works: his stirring masses and his deeply moving a cappella motets. On this new BR-KLASSIK album, to mark the Bruckner Year 2024, the Bavarian Radio Chorus and the Münchner Rundfunkorchester conducted by Peter Dijkstra present his Mass No. 2 together with five well-known motets and the two short Aequali for three trombones from 1847. The new studio recordings were made in connection with the opening concert of the 2023/24 season on October 28, 2023.

The second part, "Bruckner's World" by Markus Vanhoefer offers not only an introduction to the recorded works but also a detailed description of the life and work of this important Late Romantic composer. After Bruckner's uncommissioned Mass (No. 1) in D minor had brought him to the attention of a wider public – following its premiere on November 20, 1864 in the Old Cathedral in Linz and a repeat performance in the city’s Redoutensaal – Bishop Franz Joseph Rudigier commissioned a second mass from the composer. Bruckner wrote the work between August and November 1866, and it was to be premiered at the consecration of the Votive Chapel of the New Cathedral; due to delays in the construction work, however, the performance could not take place until September 29, 1869. The premiere of the Mass (No. 2) in E minor for eight-part mixed choir and wind ensemble was also a great success, and Bruckner described it as “the most glorious day” of his life. The unusual instrumentation was due to the occasion and the open-air performance venue on the cathedral building site (the new chapel had proven too small for the choir). The work derives its particular tension from the sharp contrasts between archaic, psalm-like monophony and a strictly polyphonic movement structure modelled on Palestrina, combined with the "modern" wind accompaniment in sweeping, romantic harmony. Bruckner thoroughly revised the Mass (No. 2) between 1876 and 1882, and the premiere of the second version in the Old Cathedral on October 4, 1885, as part of the Diocesan Jubilee in Linz, was once again an outstanding success. The composer "stood at the organ during the performance and gazed rapturously at the vault of the cathedral, his lips moving in silent prayer." Bruckner's sacred motets are characterised by Catholic worship and the church spaces that were Bruckner's home from childhood. In 1837, at the age of 13, he was admitted as a choirboy to the Augustinian canons' monastery of Sankt Florian near Linz, where he worked as an organist from 1848 to 1855. His religious devotion and early influence meant that he initially saw himself as a church musician, before broadening his scope to include symphonic music - in whose sound architecture the organ also found an audible echo.

Bavarian Radio Chorus
Munich Radio Orchestra
Peter Dijkstra, conductor

Peter Dijkstra
is one of today’s most sought-after choral conductors. He studied at the conservatories of The Hague, Cologne and Stockholm, and graduated summa cum laude with distinction. In 2003 he won first prize at the Eric Ericson Competition in Stockholm, which launched his international career. Between 2005-2016 Peter Dijkstra was Artistic Director of the Chor des Bayerischen Rundfunks in Munich. He developed the choir into a world class ensemble, known for its versatile music making and with guest appearances at the foremost European festivals and orchestras. From 2007 to 2018 he was also Music Director of the Swedish Radio Choir, and from 2019 has been honored to be their Conductor Laureate.

Since 2015, Peter Dijkstra is Chief Conductor of the Nederlands Kamerkoor and in 2018 he added the position of First Guest Conductor of the Dutch Groot Omroepkoor to his portfolio. Next to his work with these ensembles, Peter Dijkstra is a regular guest of leading European choirs, such as the RIAS Kammerchor Berlin, Collegium Vocale Gent, the WDR and NDR Rundfunkchöre, the SWR Vokalensemble, BBC Singers and Danish National Choir to name a few. A sought-after guest conductor with orchestras he has conducted a.o. the Symphonieorchester and Rundfunkorchester des Bayerischen Rundfunks, the Deutsches Symphonieorchester Berlin, Rotterdam Philharmonic, Kammerphilharmonie Bremen, Scottish Chamber Orchestra, Japan Philharmonic Orchestra, the Netherlands Radio Orchestra, the Swedish Radio Symphony Orchestra, Het Residentie Orchestra, Münchener Kammerorchester and early music ensembles such as Concerto Köln, Akademie für Alte Musik Berlin and B’ROCK. He won two ECHO Klassik-awards (Fauré Requiem on Sony Classics, Schnittke-Choir Concerto on BR Klassik) and two Diapason d’Ors (Strauss, Wagner, Mahler/BR Klassik and Figure Humaine, Francis Poulenc/Channel Classics). His recording of Brahms Sacred Choral Works with the Swedish Radio Choir received the Edison Klassiek Award 2015.

Peter Dijkstra conducted the World Youth Choir on their African Tour in 2007 and is regularly invited to give and initiate masterclasses and projects to promote choir singing and conducting at the highest possible level. He is Professor for Choral Conducting at the Hochschule für Musik in Cologne.

Peter Dijkstra is an honorary member of the Royal Swedish Music Academy and was awarded with the Golden Violin 2013, an award for internationally successful Dutch musicians, and with the Eugen Jochum Prize in 2014.

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