«Schreck: Christus Der Auferst»
|Gustav Schreck||Christus, der Auferstandene, Op. 26.|
Estelle Haussner (Alto), Andreas Scheibner (Baritone), Julian Dominique Clement (Bass), Lars Conrad (Bass), Marie Henriette Reinhold (Mezzo-Soprano), Ute Selbig (Soprano), Franziska Abram (Soprano), Viktoria Wilson (Soprano), Johannes Pietzonka (Tenor), André Khamasmie (Tenor).
Cottbus State Theatre Philharmonic Orchestra – Fabian Enders.
A sensational rediscovery of one of the most important works by Gustav Schreck, one-time cantor at St Thomas’s Church (Leipzig).
Just in time for the 100th anniversary of his death, Gustav Schreck (1849–1918) is finally given the attention he deserves. The present disc presents the world premiere recording of Schreck’s oratorio Christ, the Risen One, which has not been performed in Germany since 1892. Buried in the archives for a century, the work is once more restored to life by the Philharmonisches Orchester des Staatstheaters Cottbus under the direction of Fabian Enders at the church of St Thomas in Leipzig. Its stunning beauty and addictive sound offer a thrilling sonic experience of great drama: Schreck’s masterpiece was unjustly forgotten and is certainly worth being performed once again!