ERNST KRENEK (1900-1991): 6 Motetten nach Worten von Franz Kafka, Op. 169, 5 Prayers, Op. 97, Kantate von der Vergänglichkeit des Irdischen, Op. 72 (Caroline Stein [soprano], Philip Mayers [piano]), 3 gemischte A-Cappella-Chöre, Op. 22, 2 Choruses on Jacobean Poems, Op. 87, KRENEK/MONTEVERDI: Lamento della Ninfa.

Catalogue Number: 04L091

Label: Harmonia Mundi

Reference: HMC 902049

Format: CD

Price: $18.98

Description: What's even more impressive than the variety of compositional styles on display here - from the tonal explorations of the early (1923) op. 22 and frankly tonal Jacobean settings of 1939 to the rigorous twelve-tone structures applied to Kafka's brittle aphorisms and the amazing mixture of Renaissance polyphony and dodecaphony in the Five Prayers - is the quality and depth of the texts chosen. First recording of Krenek's arrangement (for an American tour) of Monteverdi's famous lament. German-English texts. RIAS Chamber Choir; Hans-Christoph Rademann.

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