Leonie Rysanek, soprano. Helmut Melchert, tenor. Hermann Werner, organ. Gürzenich-Chor. Kölner Rundfunk-Sinfonieorchester. Günter Wand, conductor.
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Sung in Latin, this vintage radio rendition of Walter Braunfels's Te Deum was recorded in 1952 to mark the composer's 70th birthday.
"There's passionate work here, from everyone involved…. The work that seems to have inspired Braunfels the most … was Mahler's Eighth Symphony, particularly its opening movement. One might say that the Te Deum is that movement's logical extension…. This is music worth knowing."—Fanfare
"Presiding overall is Günter Wand, a major advocate for Braunfels, in one of his most stirring performances on disc."—Musicweb International