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The Roof of Milan Cathedral (c1830) by Carl Beckmann (1799-1859)
Track(s) taken from CDH55346
Recording details: October 1989
St Alban's Church, Holborn, London, United Kingdom
Produced by Mark Brown
Engineered by Antony Howell
Release date: February 1991
Total duration: 5 minutes 10 seconds

'A must for any serious collector' (Organists' Review)

'Ideal for the more adventurous listener who enjoys a ramble down the lesser-known by-ways of the musical repertoire' (The Music Magazine)

Psalm 13, Op 27
First line:
Herr, wie lange willst du mein so gar vergessen?
1859; 3vv; female voices; first performed, with Brahms conducting, in St Peter's Church, Hamburg, on 19 September 1859; published 1864
author of text
Psalm 13

Introduction  EnglishFrançaisDeutsch
Composed in 1859, the year after the ‘Ave Maria’, the setting of Psalm 13 Op 27 was first performed in St Peter’s Church, Hamburg, on 19 September 1859, with Brahms himself directing. It was not published until 1864, along with a five-part string arrangement alternative to the organ accompaniment. The setting maintains a remarkable emotional detachment until the words ‘Ich hoffe aber darauf’, where the music at last moves into a radiantly affirmative G major with an unmistakable infusion of expressive warmth.

from notes by Julian Haylock İ 1991

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