Anton Bruckner & Michael Haydn: Motets MDR Rundfunkchor Leipzig & Philipp Ahmann

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Album-Release:
2021

HRA-Release:
12.03.2021

Label: PentaTone

Genre: Classical

Subgenre: Choral

Artist: MDR Rundfunkchor Leipzig & Philipp Ahmann

Composer: Anton Bruckner (1824-1896), Johann Michael Haydn (1737-1806)

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  • Anton Bruckner (1824 - 1896):
  • 1Bruckner: Locus iste, WAB 2303:07
  • 2Bruckner: Inveni David, WAB 1902:42
  • 3Bruckner: Christus factus est, WAB 1105:39
  • 4Bruckner: Afferentur regi, WAB 101:55
  • 5Bruckner: Pange lingua et tantum ergo, WAB 3305:02
  • 6Bruckner: Os justi, WAB 3004:23
  • 7Bruckner: Ave Maria, WAB 603:33
  • 8Bruckner: Vexilla regis, WAB 5104:47
  • 9Bruckner: Virga Jesse, WAB 5204:12
  • Michael Haydn (1737 - 1806):
  • 10Haydn: In coena Domini ad missam, MH 628: No. 2, Christus factus est04:26
  • 11Haydn: Responsoria in sabbato sancto, MH 278 (Excerpts): No. 5, O vos omnes02:39
  • 12Haydn: Responsoria in sabbato sancto, MH 278 (Excerpts): No. 6, Ecce quomodo moritur justus06:56
  • 13Haydn: Christus factus est, MH 3804:43
  • 14Haydn: Salve Regina in C Major (Attrib. F. Morlacchi)03:35
  • 15Haydn: Tenebrae factae sunt, MH 16204:02
  • Total Runtime01:01:41

Info for Anton Bruckner & Michael Haydn: Motets



The MDR Leipzig Radio Choir and its chief conductor Philipp Ahmann present motets by Anton Bruckner and Michael Haydn. While Bruckner’s Locus iste, Christus factus est and Ave Maria enjoy great popularity and can be heard frequently in concerts, Michael Haydn’s contributions to the same genre are far less known. The younger brother of Joseph and successor of Mozart as Salzburg organist has, however, had a huge impact on religious composition in the German-speaking world, and particularly in Austria. As such, Bruckner’s motets, composed about a century later, are still firmly grounded in the tradition of Michael Haydn. By combining their motets, this album allows the listener to discover this uniquely Austrian church-musical style, while simultaneously showing how both composers’ gave a highly personal substance to it.

The MDR Leipzig Radio Choir is the largest German radio choir with the richest tradition. Since 2020, Philipp Ahmann serves as its chief conductor. After having featured on several PENTATONE recordings, including Il Tabarro, Cavalleria rusticana (both 2020), Der Freischütz (2019) and Beethoven’s Missa Solemnis (2017), the choir now presents its first solo album with the label.

Sebastian Krause, trombone
Eckart Wiegräbe, trombone
Uwe Gebel, trombone
Fernando Günther, trombone
MDR-Rundfunkchor
Philipp Ahmann, conductor

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