FERDINAND RIES (1784-1838): Der Sieg des Glaubens, Op. 157.
Catalogue Number: 06O027
Reference: 777 738-2
Description: This 1829 oratorio was Ries' first in that genre but he didn't take long to adapt. The subject is the philosophical conflict between Christians and non-believers; there are no characters and, aside from two arias, two duets and a quartet, everything else is given to choruses (of Believers and Unbelievers, the latter getting some really stirring war-like music). Lots of action, large orchestra, the excitement of a live recording... no Ries fan will be disappointed. German-English texts. Christiane Libor (soprano), Wiebke Lehmkuhl (alto), Markus Schäfer (tenor), Markus Flaig (bass), Rheinische Kantorei, Das Kleine Konzert; Hermann Max.