An absolute masterpiece, of rare listening, the cycle of Dvořák's Bible Songs is a sort of spiritual exercise in music, wonderfully in tune with the voice of Christian Gerhaher. Through ten sound microcosms, the author, at a difficult time in his life, relies on the pillars of a solid faith and on the absolute truths contained in the Book of Psalms. Herbert Blomstedt compares this cycle of Lieder, faithful to his devotion to Bruckner, of whom he is the world's leading interpreter, with Symphony No. 3, which better than others reflects the Austrian composer's thirst for spirituality. The work is dedicated to Richard Wagner.
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