Meyerbeer: Sacred Works (CD)

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Artist:
Andrea Chudak, Jakub Sawicki, Neue Preussische Philharmonie, Dario Salvi

This album brings together a selection of religious compositions by Giacomo Meyerbeer, including several works presumed lost until their recent discovery. These rediscovered pieces stand out for their masterful quality and highly individual style, such as the Hymne An Gott, which demonstrates Meyerbeer’s sensitivity and skill with text. Other gems include the luminous Pater Noster and the melancholy Prélude et Cantique, which draws on the spirituality of the late Middle Ages and was of great significance to the composer.

The soprano Andrea Chudak studied at the Hochschule fur Musik ‘Hanns Eisler’ in Berlin as well as the Institute Musiktheater of the Staatliche Hochschule fur Musik in Karlsruhe, and attended masterclasses with Peter Schreier and Elisabeth Schwarzkopf, among others. She has won many prizes in national and international competitions, and has sung as a soloist at the opera houses in Karlsruhe, Kaiserslautern, Stuttgart, at the Staatsoper Berlin, and the Theater an der Wien since 2001.

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Tracklisting:

Giacomo Meyerbeer:

1. Jephtas Gelübde: Ouverture (arr. D. Salvi for piano and strings)
2. Jephtas Gelübde, Act III: Aria: Ich will mein junges Herze (arr. D. Salvi for voice, strings and piano)

2 Religiöse Gedichte von Jakob Neus
3. No. 1. Gloria in der Höhe (arr. D. Salvi for voice, strings and piano)
4. No. 2. Halleluja, der Herr ist da (arr. D. Salvi for voice, strings and organ)

5. An Gott (arr. D. Salvi for voice, strings and piano)
6. Prélude et Cantique, tiré de l'Imitation de Jesus Christ (arr. D. Salvi for voice, organ and strings)
7. Psalm 124: Wenn der Herr nicht bei uns wär (arr. D. Salvi for voice, strings and piano)
8. Psalm 86: Lehre, Ewiger, lehre mich deine Wege (arr. D. Salvi for voice, strings and piano)
9. Pater noster (arr. D. Salvi for voice, strings and piano)
10. Gott und die Natur: Aria: Es geht aus seinem Strahlentor (arr. D. Salvi for voice, strings and piano)
11. Gottergebenheit (arr. D. Salvi for voice, strings and piano)