WALTER BRAUNFELS (1882-1954): Te Deum for Soprano, Tenor, Chorus and Large Orchestra, Op. 32.
Catalogue Number: 04O086
Description: We offered a new recording of this hour-long work from 1921 back in January 2008 (01J004) with a Brucknerianly massive and granitic opening, a terrifying picture of the Last Judgement in its second movement Judex crederis, mystical Aeterna fac and a finale which starts with a funeral march and gradually brightens into a powerful assertion of redemption. The quality of these performers makes us offer this historical live recording (overpriced though it may be) for collectors. Leonie Rysanek (soprano), Helmut Melchert (tenor), Gürzenich Choir, Cologne Radio Symphony Orchestra; Günter Wand (rec. 1952).