MAX REGER (1873-1916): 3 Motetten for Mixed Choir, Op. 110, O Haupt voll Blut und Wunden for Alto, Tenor, Mixed Chorus, Violin, Oboe and Organ, WoO V/4, No. 3.
Catalogue Number: 05R045
Description: The large choral motets of Op. 110 are great spiritual representations of the human soul – fashioned during the last days of tonality. The spiritual abyss, anxiety and doubt lead to a tonal ordeal, as emotionally-charged counterpoint becomes paralyzed in a dense, complex texture – and suddenly the knots are disentangled in a tenderness of unison phrases hardly to be surpassed, and Reger comes very close to his model, Bach. German-English texts. Sabine Czinczel (mezzo), Johannes Kaleschke (tenor), Natalie Chee (violin), Anne Angerer (oboe), Andreas Rothkopf (organ), SWR Vocal Ensemble Stuttgart; Frieder Bernius.