FRIEDRICH HEGAR (1841-1927): Festive Cantata on the Occasion of the Inauguration of the Main Building of the University of Zurich 1914 for Soloists, Male Choir and Large Orchestra, Op. 42* (Wolf Matthias Friedrich [baritone], Student Soloists of the Zürcher Hochschule der Künste, Männerchor Zürich, Akademischer Chor Zürich, Musikkollegium Winterthur; Anna Jelmorini), EDWARD RUSHTON (b.1972): Concrete*, JOHANNES BRAHMS (1833-1897): Academic Festival Overture, Op. 80 (w/choruses listed above). * - World Premiere Recordings.
Catalogue Number: 06Q004
Reference: GMCD 7415
Description: Solemn, high-minded, forward-looking, with lofty ideals... remember when both education and music were serious parts of the life of a community? Here's 49 choral-orchestral minutes of elevation of the soul and the mind in a genre which Sibelius, Nielsen and many other first-rank composers have contributed. Today? Well, you get a 19-minute modernistic piece to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the other piece. Karl Scheuber (conductor - Rushton & Brahms).