|Walter Braunfels|| |
Grosse Messe (Great Mass), Op. 37
Christian Elsner (Tenor), Robert Holl (Bass), Simone Schneider (Soprano), Gerhild Romberger (Mezzo-Soprano), Heiko Holtmeier (Organ)
Knaben des Staats-und Domchores Berlin, Philharmonischer Chor Berlin, Berliner Singakademie
Braunfels’ feeling for drama and responsiveness to words proved assets when composing not only his operas and songs, but also for those works with a spiritual dimension – his Te Deum and the Great Mass. He completed the latter in 1926, when he was at the height of his fame. It isn’t a liturgical work, but it speaks with a distinct, sincere spiritual conviction.