Personalities

We take a look at fascinating biographies, or report on particular aspects in the works of Bach, Mozart or Mendelssohn, Matsushita, Miškinis or Močnik. And we present the performers on our CD label, such as Frieder Bernius and the Stuttgart Kammerchor, Hans-Christoph Rademann and the Gaechinger Cantorey, and Calmus Ensemble. As well as this, you will get to meet our editors who report on their editions published by Carus - all true experts of choral music.

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.

8 questions answered by Wolfram Buchenberg

The composer Wolfram Buchenberg answered 8 questions about his work.

Singing is at the heart of our mission at Carus

Since joining the family firm in 2001, Johannes Graulich, whose previous career was in medicine, has made his mark on Carus-Verlag. We spoke to him about projects close to his heart and milestones in the history of Carus.

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.

9 questions to Joachim Linckelmann

Due to the limited sheet music for the wind quintet, Joachim Linckelmann began arranging great choral works for smaller scorings while he was still a student. Today he is responsible for most of the published arrangements in our category “Great choral works in small scorings”.

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.