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Afterlife: German Choral Meditations on Mortality

Afterlife: German Choral Meditations on Mortality

  • By Boston Secession
  • Release 22/03/2005
  • Media Format CD
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Price: £17.17

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Boston Secession (Jane Ring Frank, Artistic Director) presents 'Afterlife: German Choral Meditations on Mortality.' At the centerpiece of the program is Hugo Distler's haunting yet redemptive 'Totentanz (Dance of Death),' a 14-movement work that gives human voice to the dying process. The program also includes Brahms's little known 'Missa Canonica,' Ruth Lomon's 'Chor der Waisen,' and Edwin London's realization of J.S. Bach's 'Komm, Susser Tod.' Conducted by Jane Ring Frank. With guest artists Edward Wu, violin; Jayne West, soprano; Frank Kelley, tenor; and James Demler as the voice of Death. From the CD liner notes by Robert Fink, PhD (UCLA) '...The Boston Secession explores real German music: the dark, baroque intensity of the German Protestant musical imagination. This is mystical music still stuck in the seventeenth century, still grappling with the legacy of the great composers of the Lutheran choirloft and their unworldly obsession with sin and death...' About Boston Secession... Boston Secession is a professional vocal ensemble dedicated to making music new. We present performances of surpassing excellence, forging connections between music and the wider sphere of cultural life: art, politics, philosophy, religion, sexuality. 'To every age it's art, to every art it's freedom.' -Vienna Secession 'The tuning and dynamics...were so precise that they made the ears ring.' --Richard Dyer, Boston Globe October 5, 2004, reviewing Boston Secession's performance in A Festival of Women Composers at Brandeis University.

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Conductors: Jane Ring Frank
Performers: Alice Duffy, Anne Frances Comfort-Cole, Bob Jolly, Brian Wagner, David Frieze, David Peck, Edward Wu, Frank Kelley, James Ansart, James Demler, Jayne West, Joe Siriani, Kate deLima, Peter Miller, Sarah deLima, Stephen Cole
Title: Afterlife: German Choral Meditations on Mortality
Release Date: 22/03/2005
Label: CD Baby
Media Format: CD
UPC: 634479091704
Item #: SRD909170
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