Day 346: Choral Music VI

BrahmsCD40You’re kidding, right?

Another CD of choral music?

Six in a row?

The compositions:

Zigeunerlieder Op. 103

4 Zigeunerlieder

Deutsche Volkslieder Wo033

13 Canons Op. 113

The performers:

Chamber Choir of Europe
Jurgen Kruse, Friederike Haug piano
Nicol Matt

Okay. Maybe Johannes has warn me down.

Or maybe I’m just tired.

But I like this choral music.

I even like the alto-range female singer in the Deutsche Volkslieder Wo033 compositions.

There’s something mesmerizing about the melodies and the interplay between the tenor and the alto. (Or is she a mezzo-soprano? I can’t tell.)

Anyway, I may have to give this Favorite status.

Truly, I must be losing my mind.

Day 343: Choral Music III

BrahmsCD37Okay, Johannes. Enough with the choral music.

Today’s CD is four compositions comprised of 39 tracks that take 76:25 minutes (!) to cycle through once. In short, it’s well over an hour of listening to people warble in German.

Don’t get me wrong. I think the German language is delightful. Maybe even hilarious. But I prefer to know what my singers are saying. Plus, these songs would be tedious in any language.

The compositions:

Liebeslieder-Walzer Op. 52

18 tracks

Neue Liebeslieder Op. 65

33 tracks

3 Quartets Op. 31

3 tracks

3 Quartets Op. 64

3 tracks

The performers:

Chamber Choir of Europe
Friederike Haug, Jurgen Meier piano
Nicol Matt conductor