℗ 2016 BIS Records
Released October 7, 2016
Duration 1h 00m 51s
Catalogue No. BIS-2276
Genre Classical (Choral - Sacred)

Sofia Gubaidulina: Sonnengesang (Live)

Christian Schmitt, Ivan Monighetti, Elbtonal Percussion, NDR Chor, Philipp Ahmann

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Jauchzt vor Gott
Sofia Gubaidulina; NDR Chor; Christian Schmitt; Philipp Ahmann
Light and Darkness (Hell und Dunkel)
Sofia Gubaidulina; Christian Schmitt
Sonnengesang (The Canticle of the Sun by St. Francis of Assisi)
Sofia Gubaidulina; NDR Chor; Ivan Monighetti; Elbtonal Percussion; Philipp Ahmann
A profoundly spiritual composer, Sofia Gubaidulina has said for her, true art is always religious since it will always involve collaborating with God. As this album demonstrates, it is therefore less than fruitful to try to divide her music into the sacred and the secular. The opening work Jauchzt vor Gott, released here for the first time, is a nine-minute piece for choir and organ setting three verses from Psalm 66. On the large-scale Sonnengesang, dedicated to Mstislav Rostropovich, the important solo cello responsible for interpreting the meaning of the text is performed by Ivan Monighetti in dialogue with the eminent NDR Chor and with support from members of Elbtonal Percussion.
48 kHz / 24-bit PCM – BIS Studio Masters
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-2.86 to -0.66
-28.12 to -23.24
-23.80 to -18.30
13 to 17
Jauchzt vor Gott
Light and Darkness (Hell und Dunkel)
Sonnengesang (The Canticle of the Sun by St. Francis of Assisi)

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