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The Christmas Story
by Heinrich Schütz -
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GERALD FENECH

'... lusciously presented ...'

Heinrich Schütz: Weihnachtshistorie. © 2004 Phaia music / 2016 note 1 music gmbh

This CD dedicated to music depicting the Annunciation and the Nativity in seventeenth century Germany is the perfect issue for this time of the year. It includes works by some of Germany's foremost early baroque composers, but focuses mainly on Heinrich Schütz and his Christmas Story. The piece was first performed on 25 December 1664, when the composer was seventy-nine years old, and it is still regarded as one of the choral masterpieces of all time, this despite its relative short duration and unspectacular orchestration...

Copyright © 22 December 2016 Gerald Fenech,
Gzira, Malta

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HEINRICH SCHÜTZ: WEIHNACHTSHISTORIE

HEINRICH SCHUETZ

LA FENICE

EARLY MUSIC

BELGIUM

CHORAL MUSIC

CHRISTMAS

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