Choral works in focus

Discover more about new, exciting aspects of major choral works such as Bach’s St John Passion or Mozart’s C Minor Mass which have come to light during our editorial work. Or discover some less well-known, but extremely worthwhile compositions to enrich your concert programs.

Simon Halsey about Elgar’s “The Dream of Gerontius”

Simon Halsey writes in CARUS Highlights about Edward Elgar’s “The Dream of Gerontius” – a masterpiece that deserves more attention.

Heinrich Schuetz - 350. Date of death

Through the year with Schütz III

On November 16, 1672, the electoral conductor Heinrich Schütz died in Dresden at a very old age. The 350th anniversary of his death in 2022 gives us the opportunity to remember one of the most important and groundbreaking composers in our musical history.

Sir John Eliot Gardiner about Monteverdi’s “Vespers 1610”

Sir John Eliot Gardiner writes about Claudio Monteverdi’s “Vespers 1610” in CARUS Highlights – a work that captivates everyone.

Jan Schumacher and Beethoven’s “Missa solemnis”

In the CARUS Highlights, Jan Schumacher writes about Beethoven’s “Missa solemnis”: an oratorio that challenges both, musicians and recipients.

Through the year with Schütz II

On November 16, 1672, the electoral conductor Heinrich Schütz died in Dresden at a very old age. The 350th anniversary of his death in 2022 gives us the opportunity to remember one of the most important and groundbreaking composers in our musical history.

Rilling on the German Requiem by Brahms

In the CARUS Highlights, Helmuth Rilling writes about Brahms’ “Ein Deutsches Requiem” (A German Requiem) – a piece he even wrote a book about.

The composer Joseph Martin Kraus

Even if in the last 30 years (since the 200th year of death in 1992) a lot has happened in the matter of Joseph Martin Kraus, not least due to the phenomenal recording of his symphonies by Concerto Köln, Kraus is still an insider tip in the music scene, both in practice and in science.

Frieder Bernius about Mendelssohn’s “Elijah”

In the CARUS Highlights, Frieder Bernius writes about Mendelssohn’s “Elijah”, one of the most popular oratorios of all.

Through the year with Schütz

On November 16, 1672, the electoral conductor Heinrich Schütz died in Dresden at a very old age. The 350th anniversary of his death in 2022 gives us the opportunity to remember one of the most important and groundbreaking composers in our musical history.

J. S. Bach: St. John Passion

Bach pulled out everything in his St. John Passion: the orchestra included almost every conceivable instrument in the original version of the piece. His lyricist used very pictorial language. Bach added a sea of musical affects to the powerful language, which in its diversity and complexity is overwhelming and, in the best sense of the word, “theatrical”.