Saturday, 17.03.2007 at 19:00
Niguliste Church, Tallinn
- Unsere Väter, op 109
- Wo ist ein so herrlich Volk, op 109
- Fire Salmer 1906, op 74
- Ich aber bin elend, op 110
- Warum ist das Licht gegeben, op 74
- Mass for Double Chorus a cappella
Estonian Philharmonic Chamber Choir
Conductor Daniel Reuss (Amsterdam)
Dutch conductor Daniel Reuss has been chief conductor of Cappella Amsterdam and RIAS Kammerchor in Berlin. He is regularly invited to guest-conduct chamber orchestras and vocal ensembles across Europe, including the Concertgebouw Chamber Orchestra, the Akademie für Alte Musik, Concerto Köln, the Schönberg Ensemble, Collegium Vocale Gent etc. His recordings with RIAS Kammerchor for Harmonia Mundi have won several awards. Daniel Reuss debuted lately successfully with Händel's "Agrippina" at the English National Opera.
In the Niguliste Church concert beautiful sacred pieces by different composers will be performed. The German music is represented by Johannes Brahm's masterly motets for double chorus. Edvard Grieg's "Fire Salmer" op 74, influenced by Brahm's creation, is a significant piece as the composer's last work, and as his most important sacred work among few others. Mass for double chorus a cappella by Swiss composer Frank Martin is one of the gems of the 20th century choral repertoire, which has become perhaps his most frequently performed work.