Paradisi Gloria 21

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Paradisi Gloria 21


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26th April 2010




76 minutes


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Paradisi Gloria 21

21st Century Sacred Music


Abismen for Orchestra


Salve Regina for soprano, choir & orchestra

Marlis Petersen (soprano)


Epilogus for soprano, baritone, choir & orchestra

Angelika Luz (soprano) & Adrian Eröd (baritone)


Archipel for large orchestra



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Live World Première Recordings by Oriol Cruixent, Johanna Doderer, Gerd Kühr, Joanna Wozny.

“Paradisi gloria 21” – under this title, this CD combines four world première recordings of 21st century sacred works. All the compositions were commissioned by Bavarian Broadcasting and employ different musical forces to reveal the wide stylistic palette of contemporary sacred music. While the works by Oriol Cruixent and Gerd Kühr treat the “Magnificat” theme, Joanna Wozny and Johanna Doderer offer approaches to the figure of Mary, the mother of God, in their compositions. With the Münchner Rundfunkorchester and the Chor des Bayerischen Rundfunks we have two ensembles with tremendous experience in the interpretation of new music. The Paradisi gloria concert series, initiated in the year 2000 by Marcello Viotti, and carried forward since 2006 by Ulf Schirmer, forms the heart of contemporary sacred orchestral and choral music in Munich’s musical life and, beyond this, also enjoys international renown.

Four world premières by the new generation of composers combined on a single CD.

Documentations of the successful Munich Paradisi gloria concert series.

The Chor des Bayerischen Rundfunks and the Münchner Rundunfkorchester under

Ulf Schirmer: experienced ensembles for standard-setting performances of contemporary music.

Booklet Notes: English, German, French

Libretto: German

Oriol Cruixent: Abismes


Gerd Kuhr: Introductio - Meditatio - Magnificat - Epilogus

I. Introductio et Meditatio

II. Magnificat

III. Fecit potentiam

IV. Suscepit Israel - Epilogus

Joanna Wozny: Archipel


Johanna Doderer: Salve Regina

Salve Regina

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