Schubert: Elysium - The Complete Choral Works For

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Label: GENUIN
Catalog: GEN 19654
Format: COMPACT DISC

Schumacher, Jan; Kohlhepp, Sebastian; Camerata Musica Limburg; Frese, Andreas; Prégardien, Christoph; Hoppstock, Tilman

"Freude, schöner Götterfunken!" (Joy, fair sparks of the gods) seems to be the cry of the fifth and penultimate GENUIN album by the Camerata Musica Limburg of the complete recording of Schubert's works for male choir. The title of the program is "Elysium," which says it all. The release is a pleasurable stroll through heavenly realms: known and unknown, from poems by Schiller, Klopstock and many, many other wonderful poets. The interpretation is on par with the entire collection: an immaculate ensemble sound and an interpretation wonderfully worked out by conductor Jan Schumacher and his masters. The only drawback? The next release in autumn will be the last of this series.

Price: $22.99