Christnacht Op. 85
Format: COMPACT DISC
Düchtel, Norbert; Dorow, Alex; Wende-Ehmer, Katrin; Cantica Nova Chamber Choir
To make its performance easier, Norbert Duechtel has adapted the Christmas Liederspiel "Christnacht" by Joseph Haas (1879—1960) for organ. The cantica nova holzkirchen choir under the direction of Katrin Wende-Ehmer — with inserted texts read by Alex Dorow — delivers a recording that is true to the original intentions of the composer Joseph Haas: "The incredible power of the text's words, though clumsy and awkward, their unique richness of imagery, the outward hardness and coarseness and the inward tenderness and vibrancy of the language appealed to me just as much as the indescribable melodic beauty of the tunes and the diversity of their shaping. This is authentic art of South German farmer baroque!"