- September 2, 2011 at 9:47 am #294086
Frank AlbinderModeratorI stumbled upon this work by Richard Wagner (The Holy Supper of the Apostles) and was surprised–I’d never heard of it before. Does anyone have any experience with it? It’s for triple men’s chorus (!), 12 basses (the apostles) and full orchestra. Wagner wrote it in 1843 for a large men’s chorus festival held in Dresden, his home at the time. It was premiered in the famous Frauenkirche under his direction with about 1000 musicians (!). The first half of the 30 minute long work is a cappella (talk about challenging!), and the music definitely presages the men’s chorus sections of Tannhäuser. I know there are several recordings of the work, including a recording of a live performance by the American Symphony Orchestra and Leon Botstein. I’m wondering if anyone has ever performed it or heard it live. I’d love to do it someday, but the forces required are certainly substantial!FrankSeptember 4, 2011 at 10:44 am #294238
Stephen StompsParticipantFrank,Never heard the piece but here is a YouTube link.Shttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CVPi22dbWzcSeptember 6, 2011 at 5:41 pm #294424
Clinton F. NiewegParticipant
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WAGNER, Richard (1813-1883)
Title: Das Liebesmahl der Apostel: a Biblical Scene (Corder/Kufferath) (G/E/F).
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