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Towards the end of his life, Joachim Raff began a project that could not have been expected from this artist, who was all too often labeled (and misunderstood) as a prolific writer - an oratorio on the 'World's End, Judgement and New World', as depicted in the vision of St. John. It was a mighty undertaking, with which he wanted to produce an opus magnum to complete his already huge oeuvre - and succeeded in doing so. The musical course of events is focused on the Book with Seven Seals, the apocalypse interwoven with blistering, seemingly inexplicable images, which the composer reveals primarily through the character of John; occasionally an angelic soprano voice joins in, as do grand choral scenes, suggestive orchestral interludes and psalm chants - the last judgement on Joachim Raff puts an end to old prejudices.
Towards the end of his life, Joachim Raff began a project that could not have been expected from this artist, who was all too often labeled (and misunderstood) as a prolific writer - an oratorio on the 'World's End, Judgement and New World', as depicted in the vision of St. John. It was a mighty undertaking, with which he wanted to produce an opus magnum to complete his already huge oeuvre - and succeeded in doing so. The musical course of events is focused on the Book with Seven Seals, the apocalypse interwoven with blistering, seemingly inexplicable images, which the composer reveals primarily through the character of John; occasionally an angelic soprano voice joins in, as do grand choral scenes, suggestive orchestral interludes and psalm chants - the last judgement on Joachim Raff puts an end to old prejudices.
761203556229
Raff / Reinhold / Camerata Lipsiensis - Welt-Ende Gericht Neue Welt

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Format: CD
Label: CPO RECORDS
Rel. Date: 04/19/2024
UPC: 761203556229

Welt-Ende Gericht Neue Welt
Artist: Raff / Reinhold / Camerata Lipsiensis
Format: CD
New: Available $36.99
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DISC: 1

1. Part I, Welt-Ende: A. Vision des Johannes: Recitative and Aria by St. John: Und ich sah in der re... [08:27]
2. Part I, Welt-Ende: A. Vision des Johannes: Recitative by St. John: Und ich sah, und siehe. (Barit... [01:27]
3. Part I, Welt-Ende: A. Vision des Johannes: Chorus of the Angels: Das Lamm, das erwürget ist [01:43]
4. Part I, Welt-Ende: B. Die Apokalyptischen Reiter: Recitative by St. John: Und ich sah, dass das L... [07:14]
5. Part I, Welt-Ende: B. Die Apokalyptischen Reiter: Intermezzo, "Die Pest" [02:45]
6. Part I, Welt-Ende: B. Die Apokalyptischen Reiter: Recitative by St. John: Und da es das andere Si... [00:56]
7. Part I, Welt-Ende: B. Die Apokalyptischen Reiter: Intermezzo, "Der Krieg" [04:12]
8. Part I, Welt-Ende: B. Die Apokalyptischen Reiter: Recitative by St. John: Und da es das andere Si... [01:07]
9. Part I, Welt-Ende: B. Die Apokalyptischen Reiter: Intermezzo, "Der Hunger" [03:14]
10. Part I, Welt-Ende: B. Die Apokalyptischen Reiter: Recitative by St. John: Und da es das andere Si... [00:56]
11. Part I, Welt-Ende: B. Die Apokalyptischen Reiter: Intermezzo, "Tod und Hölle" [05:18]
12. Part I, Welt-Ende: C. Frage und Dank der Märtyrer: Recitative by St. John: Und da es das andere S... [00:57]
13. Part I, Welt-Ende: C. Frage und Dank der Märtyrer: 1st Chorus of the Martyrs: Herr, du Heiliger u... [03:01]
14. Part I, Welt-Ende: C. Frage und Dank der Märtyrer: Recitative by St. John: Und ihnen wurde gegebe... [00:46]
15. Part I, Welt-Ende: C. Frage und Dank der Märtyrer: 2nd Chorus of the Martyrs: Wir danken dir [04:37]
16. Part I, Welt-Ende: D. Letzte Zeichen in der Natur und Verzweiflung der Menschen: Recitative and . [04:44]
17. Part I, Welt-Ende: D. Letzte Zeichen in der Natur und Verzweiflung der Menschen: Recitative by St... [01:09]
18. Part I, Welt-Ende: D. Letzte Zeichen in der Natur und Verzweiflung der Menschen: Intermezzo, "Die... [03:04]
19. Part I, Welt-Ende: D. Letzte Zeichen in der Natur und Verzweiflung der Menschen: Recitative by St... [00:35]
20. Part I, Welt-Ende: D. Letzte Zeichen in der Natur und Verzweiflung der Menschen: Chorus: Fallet a... [04:01]
21. Part II, Gericht: Recitative by St. John: Und da es das siebente Siegel aufthat. (Baritone) [01:28]
22. Part II, Gericht: Intermezzo, "Posaunenruf" [00:46]
23. Part II, Gericht: Recitative by St. John: Und die Erde und das Meer (Baritone) [00:49]
24. Part II, Gericht: Intermezzo, "Die Auferstehung" [04:45]
25. Part II, Gericht: Recitative by St. John: Und ich sah die Todten (Baritone) [01:10]
26. Part II, Gericht: Double Chorus: Mein Herr, ich hoffe auf dich [03:17]
27. Part II, Gericht: Recitative by St. John: Und die Todten wurden gerichtet (Baritone) [01:14]
28. Part
29. Gericht: Intermezzo, "Das Gericht" [02:59]
30. Part II, Gericht: Arioso and Chorus: Gnädig und barmherzig ist der Herr (Mezzo-soprano, Chorus) [05:31]
31. Part III, Neue Welt: Intermezzo [04:45]
32. Part III, Neue Welt: Recitative by St. John: Und ich sah einen neuen Himmel (Baritone) [02:04]
33. Part III, Neue Welt: Aria: Siehe da eine Hütte Gottes (Mezzo-soprano) [03:43]
34. Part III, Neue Welt: Chorus: Lass sich freuen alle [05:10]
35. Part III, Neue Welt: Recitative and Aria by St. John: Und der auf dem Stuhle sass. (Baritone) [02:04]
36. Part III, Neue Welt: Chorus: Die Erlöseten des Herrn werden kommen [05:12]
37. Part III, Neue Welt: Chorus: Komme, ja komme bald, Erlöser! [02:04]

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Towards the end of his life, Joachim Raff began a project that could not have been expected from this artist, who was all too often labeled (and misunderstood) as a prolific writer - an oratorio on the 'World's End, Judgement and New World', as depicted in the vision of St. John. It was a mighty undertaking, with which he wanted to produce an opus magnum to complete his already huge oeuvre - and succeeded in doing so. The musical course of events is focused on the Book with Seven Seals, the apocalypse interwoven with blistering, seemingly inexplicable images, which the composer reveals primarily through the character of John; occasionally an angelic soprano voice joins in, as do grand choral scenes, suggestive orchestral interludes and psalm chants - the last judgement on Joachim Raff puts an end to old prejudices.
        
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