Tenebrae

Brahms & Bruckner Motets

Tenebrae

Brahms • Bruckner

Choral Motets; Aequalis Nos 1 & 2
Tenebrae/Nigel Short
Signum SIGCD430

Reviewed Christmas 2015

Don’t be fooled by the compact dimensions of Bruckner’s motets. They have lofty symphonic ambitions, and Tenebrae and its enterprising conductor Nigel Short match their demands with an ease and economy that’s rarely heard, from the deepest bass to the soaring sopranos. Majestic Brahms, too, with immense power, huge dynamic range and ringing intonation.

Audio clip: Bruckner's Os Justi

 

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