RUDOLF MAUERSBERGER (1889-1971): Wie liegt die Stadt so wüst for Mixed Choir, Dresdner Requiem for Soloists, 3 Choirs, Brass, Percussion, Double Bass, Celesta and Organ.
Catalogue Number: 08P059
Description: The Kantor of the Dresden Kreuzchor from 1930 until his death, Mauersberger wrote this requiem in 1947-48, inspired by the destruction of Dresden in February 1945's Allied fire-bombing. The work makes sparing use of its instruments, instead concentrating on its liturgical texts as performed by three choirs, one distanced, representing the dead. German-English texts. Dresden Kreuzchor, Members of the Dresden Philharmonie; Matthias Jung. Original 1995 release; we offered it 10 years ago (03E065).