Josef Bohuslav Foerster
About the composer
Foerster was a Czech composer, born in Prague in 1859, in a musical family. His father, a composer also named Josef Foerster, taught at the Conservatory. Josef was educated accordingly, and studied there. He also showed an early interest in the theatre, and thought of becoming an actor. From 1884 he worked as a critic, and he would prove to be a writer of distinction. In 1893 he married the leading Czech soprano Berta Lautererová (Bertha Lauterer) in Hamburg. For ten years he made his living there as a critic, while she was engaged at the Hamburg Staatsoper. In 1901 he became a teacher at the Hamburg Conservatory. In 1903 Berta went to sing at the Vienna Hofoper, so Josef moved there with her, continuing to make a living as a music critic. He returned to Prague on the foundation of the Czechoslovakian Republic in 1918, where he taught at the conservatory and the university. In 1946 he was declared a National Composer. He died in Nový Vestec in 1951.
About the Stabat Mater
Mixed choir and organ
I like listening to this work. From the CD booklet: a moving dramatic piece. This recording is the version for organ and choir. There is also a version for orchestra and choir.
All twenty stanza's are sung, including the final Amen. The Vatican-version of the text has been used.
Information about the recording
|CD:||Jubilate Deo Geistliche Chormusik aus verschiedene Jahrhunderte|
For more than two decades the German Catholic Youth Movement has been organising a musical project each summer. The goal is: making the rich and varied sacral music accesible to the youth. This album presents the results! I received the CD from Theresia Stössel from Switzerland.
|Choir:||Kammerchor der Katholischen Jugendbewegung|
|Conductor:||P. Leonhard Amselgruber|
Religious choir music from several ages: Mendelssohn, Victoria, Olsson, Bruckner and others.
|Code:||2016 FOE-01 (260)|