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Prayer - Voice & Organ

Magdalena Kožená, Christian Schmitt

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"Kozená sings superbly here, proving herself as flexible stylistically as vocally."
- Gramophone

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1
Totengräbers Heimweh, D 842
Franz Schubert; Magdalena Kožená; Christian Schmitt
5:42
Georg Christian Schemelli: Musicalisches Gesang-Buch (Leipzig, 1736)  
2
Komm, süßer Tod, komm, sel'ge Ruh!, BWV 478
Johann Sebastian Bach; Magdalena Kožená; Christian Schmitt
3:16
Lieder nach Gedichten von Eduard Mörike  
3
Karwoche
Hugo Wolf; Magdalena Kožená; Christian Schmitt
3:54
Deux mélodies hébraiques  
4
Kaddisch
Maurice Ravel; Magdalena Kožená; Christian Schmitt
4:34
5
Agnus Dei
Georges Bizet; Magdalena Kožená; Christian Schmitt
3:08
6
Ellens Gesang III (Hymne an die Jungfrau), D 839
Franz Schubert; Magdalena Kožená; Christian Schmitt
5:44
Spanisches Liederbuch  
7
Mühvoll komm ich und beladen
Hugo Wolf; Magdalena Kožená; Christian Schmitt
4:42
Harmonia sacra  
8
Tell Me, Some Pitying Angel (The Blessed Virgin's Expostulation), Z 196
Henry Purcell; Magdalena Kožená; Christian Schmitt
7:15
9
Ave Maria, Op.19b
Antonín Dvořák; Magdalena Kožená; Christian Schmitt
3:01
Georg Christian Schemelli: Musicalisches Gesang-Buch (Leipzig, 1736)  
10
So gibst du nun, mein Jesu, gute Nacht!, BWV 501
Johann Sebastian Bach; Magdalena Kožená; Christian Schmitt
2:10
11
Himmelsfunken, D 651
Franz Schubert; Magdalena Kožená; Christian Schmitt
2:54
Lieder nach Gedichten von Eduard Mörike  
12
Zum neuen Jahr
Hugo Wolf; Magdalena Kožená; Christian Schmitt
1:43
Georg Christian Schemelli: Musicalisches Gesang-Buch (Leipzig, 1736)  
13
Die güldne Sonne, BWV 451
Johann Sebastian Bach; Magdalena Kožená; Christian Schmitt
1:13
14
Vom Mitleiden Mariä, D 632
Franz Schubert; Magdalena Kožená; Christian Schmitt
3:46
Lieder nach Gedichten von Eduard Mörike  
15
Schlafendes Jesukind
Hugo Wolf; Magdalena Kožená; Christian Schmitt
3:11
16
Litanei auf das Fest Allerseelen, D 343
Franz Schubert; Magdalena Kožená; Christian Schmitt
4:41
17
Ave Maria
Giuseppe Verdi; Magdalena Kožená; Christian Schmitt
5:03
18
Gebet
Hugo Wolf; Magdalena Kožená; Christian Schmitt
2:02
19
Der Leidende, D 432
Franz Schubert; Magdalena Kožená; Christian Schmitt
1:52
Georg Christian Schemelli: Musicalisches Gesang-Buch (Leipzig, 1736)  
20
Mein Jesu, was für Seelenweh, BWV 487
Johann Sebastian Bach; Magdalena Kožená; Christian Schmitt
2:32
21
Notre Père, Op.14
Maurice Duruflé; Magdalena Kožená; Christian Schmitt
1:25
22
Kommt, Seelen, dieser Tag, BWV 479
Johann Sebastian Bach; Magdalena Kožená; Christian Schmitt
1:06
Vier Biblische Tänze  
23
Die Hochzeit zu Kana (Bonus Track)
Petr Eben; Christian Schmitt
6:54
24
Glagolitic Mass: 7. Varhany Solo (Bonus Track)
Leoš Janáček; Christian Schmitt
2:53
Digital Booklet
Total Playing Time    1:24:41
"This album finds Kožená in church rather than the concert hall, bringing new colours to three centuries of song ..."
- Sinfini Music

"... it feels like light is suddenly pouring into the church windows ... an unusual but musically varied and very enjoyable album."
- ClassicalDaily.com

Czech mezzo-soprano Magdalena Kožená is joined by virtuoso organist Christian Schmitt on this 2014 release of deeply-felt interpretations of sacred songs for voice and organ. The album includes a selection of religious music from the Baroque to the 20th century by composers including J.S. Bach, Schubert, Dvořák, Bizet, Verdi and Ravel. Music is featured from the spiritual traditions of Germany, Austria, France, England and Kožená's native Czechoslovakia.
96 kHz / 24-bit PCM – Deutsche Grammophon Studio Masters

Executive Producer: Angelika Meissner
Producer: Christoph Franke
Recording Engineer (Tonmeister): René Möller (Teldex Studio Berlin)
Project Coordinator: Anna-Lena Rodewald
Recording: Hochschule für katholische Kirchenmusik und Musikpädagogik Regensburg, Konzertsaal, 9/2013

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