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Rudolf Mauersberger: Dresdner Requiem - Benjamin Steffin; Clemens Flämig (celeste); Michael-Christfried Winkler (organ); René Kretzschmann;...
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  1. Dresden, cycle for chorus a cappella, RMWV 4/1: 1. Wie liegt die Stadt so wüst (How lonely sits the city), mourning motet
  2. Tiefe Glocke der Dresdner Kreuzkirche
  3. Dresdner Requiem, RMWV 10
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Among the variously described 25-40,000 civilian casualties sustained in the Allied bombing of Dresden on February 13, 1945, were 11 of the 18 choirboys belonging to the Dresden Kreuzchor. This tragic event impelled choirmaster Rudolf Mauersberger to compose one of the most eloquent and moving major choral works of the twentieth century, the Dresdner Requiem, between 1945 and 1951. For some reason, complete recordings of this lengthy work have never been made prior to Carus Verlag's recording with the Dresden Kreuzchor in ...