The German Romantics: Rheinberger

In the last of this series of blogs previewing our concert in Exeter College Chapel on 20th May, we come to the big iced beauty in the midst of our table of rich German fare:  Josef Rheinberger’s Mass in E Flat Op.109 (Cantus Missae), sumptuously scored for double...

The German Romantics: Mendelssohn

Ready for a mouthful of sweet, fluffy Mendelssohn?  Verleih uns Frieden was written during a visit to Rome in 1831 – the same trip that inspired the Italian Symphony – and sets Martin Luther’s translation of the Latin prayer for peace in our time, Dona...

The German Romantics: Bruckner

Hopefully your appetite for German confectionary has been whetted by our first blog instalment for this concert and you’ve saved room for the next course: Anton Bruckner. Bruckner’s highly-wrought motets are my personal favourites amongst our mighty Teutonic cake...