Day 344: Choral Music IV

BrahmsCD38I was tempted to write, “Please make it stop.”

But then I continued to listen.

And I noticed the beauty of the voices – especially the sopranos – and I my brain wouldn’t let my fingers type those words.

There’s something captivating about today’s CD of Choral Music, which features six compositions:

3 Gesange Op. 42

7 Lieder Op. 62

Lieder und Romanzen Op. 93a

5 Gesange Op. 104

Quartets Op. 92

from 6 Quartets Op. 112

Here are the performers:

Chamber Choir of Europe
Jurgen Meier piano
Nicol Matt conductor

Although I really can’t envision a time when I’d listen to this again, I don’t feel an aversion to it as I have Brahms’ previous Choral Music. I may have to (grudgingly) give this a Favorite award.

The voices are beautiful.

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