Podcast: Bruckner’s Latin motets. Devotions of distinction.

January 01, 2021

BRUCKNER, A.: Latin Motets

BRUCKNER, A.: Latin Motets
Latvian Radio Choir • Kļava
Ondine ODE1362-2

Choral music formed an important part of Anton Bruckner’s output throughout his career, even though the genre was widely underappreciated by a public more inclined to large-scale symphonic and operatic works. Although the big-boned structure of such music also made its presence felt in Church masses and oratorios, there was always a need for smaller sacred choral works, not only because of listeners’ preferences but also because of pragmatic performance considerations. Raymond Bisha introduces a programme of Bruckner’s Latin motets that were composed to meet these demands, performed by the renowned Latvian Radio Choir conducted by Sigvards Kļava.