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Minnesang for twelve voices / Musivus for orchestra

Minnesang for twelve voices / Musivus for orchestra


SWR Vokalensemble / Marcus Creed: chorus master / WDR Sinfonieorchester / Emilio Pomàrico: conductor


  • Edition: CD
  • Year: 2019
  • Order No.: WER 73782
€18.50  *
Incl. VAT and excl. shipping Weight: 0.11 kg

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“Don’t expect anything simpler from me!” – Emmanuel Nunes (1941-2012) was an artist of almost intimidating ability and self-confident stubbornness – much like his teachers Karlheinz Stockhausen and Pierre Boulez.

Apart from early works and large musical drama projects, his output consists primarily of two large-scale cycles. The first contains nine works, including Minnesang (1975–76) for twelve vocal soloists: a mystical and spiritual work that translates the medieval art of "Minnesang" into modern terms and whose musical effects are founded on the intelligibility of the texts.

Nunes also composed a number of pieces not included in these cycles, among them the orchestral work "Musivus", which was written for Expo ’98 and premiered in a revised and expanded version in Cologne in 2001. "Musivus" is “a monument of spatialization” that can make the listener dizzy with its tiny fields of musical activity that bloom into a gigantic visual and acoustical mosaic that is extremely changing to a traditional, process-oriented way of listening.

Production: Südwestrundfunks
Production: Westdeutschen Rundfunks Köln
Details
Content text: Minnesang for twelve vocal soloists a cappella (text: Jakob Böhme) (1975)
Musivus for orchestra in four groups (1998, rev. 2001)
EAN: 4010228737820
Performance duration: 63'31"
Publisher: Wergo
Awards

German Record Critics' Award

"Minnesang" for twelve a cappella voices, composed by Emmanuel Nunes in 1975 and 1976 on texts by Jakob Böhme, is like a song of praise about love. The voices are grouped in six pairs, with each pair consisting of one male and one female voice which are positioned in the space as far apart from each other as possible. In "Musivus" too, composed in 1998, the instruments of the four orchestra sections are distributed over four stage levels which leads to a strong spatialization of the sound, performed in a captivating way by Pomàrico and his ensembles. Intelligent and lively music interpreted at its best! (for the jury: Marita Emigholz)

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“Don’t expect anything simpler from me!” – Emmanuel Nunes (1941-2012) was an artist of almost intimidating ability and self-confident stubbornness – much like his teachers Karlheinz Stockhausen and Pierre Boulez.

Apart from early works and large musical drama projects, his output consists primarily of two large-scale cycles. The first contains nine works, including Minnesang (1975–76) for twelve vocal soloists: a mystical and spiritual work that translates the medieval art of "Minnesang" into modern terms and whose musical effects are founded on the intelligibility of the texts.

Nunes also composed a number of pieces not included in these cycles, among them the orchestral work "Musivus", which was written for Expo ’98 and premiered in a revised and expanded version in Cologne in 2001. "Musivus" is “a monument of spatialization” that can make the listener dizzy with its tiny fields of musical activity that bloom into a gigantic visual and acoustical mosaic that is extremely changing to a traditional, process-oriented way of listening.

Production: Südwestrundfunks
Production: Westdeutschen Rundfunks Köln
Content text: Minnesang for twelve vocal soloists a cappella (text: Jakob Böhme) (1975)
Musivus for orchestra in four groups (1998, rev. 2001)
EAN: 4010228737820
Performance duration: 63'31"
Publisher: Wergo

German Record Critics' Award

"Minnesang" for twelve a cappella voices, composed by Emmanuel Nunes in 1975 and 1976 on texts by Jakob Böhme, is like a song of praise about love. The voices are grouped in six pairs, with each pair consisting of one male and one female voice which are positioned in the space as far apart from each other as possible. In "Musivus" too, composed in 1998, the instruments of the four orchestra sections are distributed over four stage levels which leads to a strong spatialization of the sound, performed in a captivating way by Pomàrico and his ensembles. Intelligent and lively music interpreted at its best! (for the jury: Marita Emigholz)