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Max Bruch: Arminius - Hans Christoph Begemann (bass); Michael Smallwood (tenor); Ryoko Morooka (organ); Rheinische Kantorei (choir, chorus);...
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  1. Arminius, oratorio for soloists, chorus & orchestra, Op. 43
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Max Bruch's oratorio Arminius, published as his Op. 43, is an elephantine and operatic work on the subject of Arminius -- also called Hermann or Armin -- who led a unified force of Germanic tribes to a decisive victory over three legions of Roman forces in the Battle of the Teutoborg Forest in 9 A.D. This historic event, in which between 15-20,000 Roman soldiers were killed, has long served as a stimulus to the spirit of Germanic patriotism, and just as Bruch began this work -- one of five oratorios that he composed -- ...

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Max Bruch: Arminius 2009, CPO

UPC: 761203745326

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