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Berlin RIAS Chamber Choir / Hans-Christoph Rademann - Alfred Schnittke: Penitential Psalms flac mp3
Performer:
Berlin RIAS Chamber Choir / Hans-Christoph Rademann
Album:
Alfred Schnittke: Penitential Psalms
Style:
Choral
Recording date:
February, 2015
Date of release:
March 4, 2016
Recording location:
Jesus-Christus Kirche, Berlin-Dahlem
Duration:
54:40
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Alfred Schnittke's Penitential Psalms are not settings of biblical psalms, but of a set of Old Russian texts published not long before Schnittke wrote these a cappella pieces in 1988. They are less eclectic in style than many of this composer's other works, drawing on the tradition of Russian Orthodox church music, with its dense harmonies, that matches the text. The work was composed for an event marking the 1,000th anniversary of the advent of Christianity in Russia, and it has a nifty double structure

Alfred Schnittke, RIAS Kammerchor, Hans-Christoph Rademann ‎– Penitential Psalms. Label: Harmonia Mundi ‎– HMC 902225. Penitential Psalms - Zwölf Bußverse Für Gemischten Chor A Capella - Twelve Penitential Psalms - Douze Psaumes De Pénitence. Choir – RIAS Kammerchor. Composed By – Alfred Schnittke. Conductor – Hans-Christoph Rademann.

Schnittke: Penitential Psalms RIAS Kammerchor & Hans-Christoph Rademann. Booklet for Schnittke: Penitential Psalms. Label: harmonia mundi. The „Penitential Psalms for mixed choir a cappella were first performed on Boxing Day 1988, in the concert hall of Moscow University, by the USSR State Chamber Choir under the direction of Valery Polyansky. They deal with the motif of original sin and refer to the story of the treacherous murder of Vladimir’s sons Boris and Gleb, later canonised and revered as martyrs, which their older half-brother Svyatopolk perpetrated in 1015 in the course of bloody conflicts over the succession. This masterpiece of exceptional density and rigour, at once contemporary and timeless, is performed here.

Album: Alfred Schnittke Penitential Psalms. Artist: Hans-Christoph Rademann, RIAS Kammerchor, Alfred Schnittke. Alfred Schnittke’s Penitential Psalms were written in 1988 for the 1,000th anniversary of the Christianisation of Russia. The extreme vocal demands are well met by Hans-Christoph Rademann and his Berlin singers, whose performance follows the composer’s autograph rather than the published score. Thu, Mar 17, 2016, 17:00. First published: Thu, Mar 17, 2016, 17:00.

Hans-Christoph Rademann leads the RIAS Kammerchor in an essential work from contemporary Russian composer Alfred Schnittke. The Penitential Psalms were created in Moscow in 1988 in celebration of a thousand years of Christianity. The texts are culled from anonymous 16th century writings about religion. The performances here have been interpreted from the original manuscript of the composer. Also included are Schnittke's Three Sacred Hymns, a trilogy of works rooted in Russian romanticism. Orchestra: RIAS Kammerchor. Conductor: Hans-Christoph Rademann

The RIAS Chamber Choir sings the broad harmonies and lines with powerful bass and impressive clarity. Dissonances and floating sounds flow organically into one another. Alfred Schnittke is not exactly famed for his spiritual a cappella choral music, but this recording by the RIAS Chamber Choir shows that he was a master of the genre. At the centre of the sixth of the Twelve Penitential Psalms is the original sin of Adam and Eve. The other verses address a whole range of injustices and transgressions - always full of pain and lamentation, but also hope and forgiveness. The RIAS Chamber Choir sings the broad harmonies and lines with powerful bass and impressive clarity. Hans-Christoph Rademann. What can I listen to here?

Listen to albums and songs from RIAS Kammerchor and Hans-Christoph Rademann. Schnittke: Penitential Psalms. RIAS Kammerchor and Hans-Christoph Rademann. Christmas! Noël! Weihnachten! RIAS Kammerchor and Hans-Christoph Rademann.

The music of Alfred Schnittke had a close relationship with the Orthodox traditions of Russia, and this sequence of 12 penitential psalms was composed for the millennium of the Christianisation of the country. The texts are not from the biblical psalms but were written by monks of the 16th century. Their self-abasing guilt and wretchedness are utterly depressing, yet Schnittke’s spiritual imagination lifts them on to another plane. Though fiercely complex and demanding, they have a piercing intensity, and the wordless final psalm with its aspiring harmonies is incredibly affecting.

COMPOSER: Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach. ENSEMBLE: Berlin Academy of Ancient Music. DIRECTOR: Hans-Christoph Rademann. CHOIR: RIAS Chamber Choir. More from this artist. Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach.

Schnittke: Penitential Psalms, an album by Alfred Schnittke, RIAS Kammerchor, Hans-Christoph Rademann on this site. Twelve Penitential Psalms: Twelve Penitential Psalms: I. Adam saß vor dem Paradies und weinte. 2. Twelve Penitential Psalms: Twelve Penitential Psalms: II. Es nimmt mich die Wüste auf wie die Mutter ihr Kind. 3. Twelve Penitential Psalms: Twelve Penitential Psalms: III. Weshalb lebe ich in Armut. 4. Twelve Penitential Psalms: Twelve Penitential Psalms: IV. Meine Seele, warum befindest du dich in Sünden. 5. Twelve Penitential Psalms: Twelve Penitential Psalms: V. O Mensch - verdammt und armselig.

Track List

Title/Composer Performer Time
Zwölf Bußverse für gemischten Chor a capella
1 Nr. 1. Adam saß vor dem Paradies und weinte Alfred Schnittke Berlin RIAS Chamber Choir / Hans-Christoph Rademann 3:05
2 Nr. 2. Es nimmt mich die Wüste auf wie die Mutter ihr Kind Alfred Schnittke Berlin RIAS Chamber Choir / Hans-Christoph Rademann 4:09
3 Nr. 3. Weshalb lebe ich in Armut Alfred Schnittke Berlin RIAS Chamber Choir / Hans-Christoph Rademann 3:21
4 Nr. 4. Meine Seele, warum befindest du dich in Sünden Alfred Schnittke Berlin RIAS Chamber Choir / Hans-Christoph Rademann 2:16
5 Nr. 5. O Mensch - verdammt und armselig Alfred Schnittke Berlin RIAS Chamber Choir / Hans-Christoph Rademann 3:02
6 Nr. 6. Als sie sahen das Schiff Alfred Schnittke Berlin RIAS Chamber Choir / Hans-Christoph Rademann 2:18
7 Nr. 7. O meine Seele, warum hast du keine Angst Alfred Schnittke Berlin RIAS Chamber Choir / Hans-Christoph Rademann 5:26
8 Nr. 8. Wenn du die Zeitlosigkeit der Trauer überwinden willst Alfred Schnittke Berlin RIAS Chamber Choir / Hans-Christoph Rademann 2:02
9 Nr. 9. Über mein Leben als das eines Geistlichen habe ich nachgedacht Alfred Schnittke Berlin RIAS Chamber Choir / Hans-Christoph Rademann 7:20
10 Nr. 10. Sammelt euch, ihr christlichen Menschen! Alfred Schnittke Berlin RIAS Chamber Choir / Hans-Christoph Rademann 3:27
11 Nr. 11 Ich bin in dieses elende Leben gekommen Alfred Schnittke Berlin RIAS Chamber Choir / Hans-Christoph Rademann 3:57
12 Nr. 12 (mit geschlossenem Mund) Alfred Schnittke Berlin RIAS Chamber Choir / Hans-Christoph Rademann 7:47
Drei geistliche Gesänge für achtstimmigen genischten Chor
13 I. Gegrüßet seist du, Jungfrau, Mutter Gottes Alfred Schnittke Berlin RIAS Chamber Choir / Hans-Christoph Rademann 1:35
14 II. Herr Jesus, Sohn Gottes Alfred Schnittke Berlin RIAS Chamber Choir / Hans-Christoph Rademann 1:34
15 III. Vater unser Alfred Schnittke Berlin RIAS Chamber Choir / Hans-Christoph Rademann 3:21

Credits

Ekaterina Antonenko - Linguist
Berlin RIAS Chamber Choir - Choir/Chorus, Primary Artist
Roman Hinke - Liner Notes
Ruth Jarre - Executive Producer
Charles Johnston - Liner Note Translation
Wassily Kandinsky - Cover Art
Lukas Leonhardt - Assistant
Hans-Christoph Rademann - Conductor, Liner Notes, Primary Artist
Elisabeth Rothmund - Liner Note Translation
Florian B. Schmidt - Artistic Director, Editing
Alfred Schnittke - Composer
Henri Thaon - Engineer