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Astralis. Fragmenta passionnis. Sieben Passions-Texte

RIAS Kammerchor, MusikFabrik, Hans-Christoph Rademann
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    Wolfgang Rihm has not usurped the immense reputation he enjoys in contemporary artistic life. The works of this worthy heir to the German musical tradition invariably oscillate between monumentality – immutable blocks of sound – and ethereal movement – instrumental or vocal lines opening towards the infinite. His choral music is characterised by a syncretism that blends the influences of different periods, which he places at the service of a transcendence and a poetic and philosophical meditation of which he alone has the secret.

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    Sieben Passions-Texte
    für sechs Stimmen (2001-2006)

    · I. Tristis est anima mea (2'38)
    · II. Ecce vidimus eum (4'19)
    · III. Velum templi scissum est (3'36)
    · IV. Tenebrae factae sunt (5'33)
    · V. Caligaverunt oculi mei (4'29)
    · VI. Recessit pastor noster (2'50)
    · VII. Aestimatus sum (4'46)
    · Astralis ("Über die Linie" III)
    für kleinen Chor, Violoncello und 2 Pauken (2001) (29'29)
    Fragmenta passionis
    Fünf Motetten für gemischten Chor a cappella (1968)

    · I. Da verliessen ihn (1'20)
    · II. Da schrien alle (2'46)
    · III. Vater, vergib ihnen (1'27)
    · IV. Jesus schrie nochmals (1'35)
    · V. Wahrhaftig dieser war Gottes Sohn (2'52)

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