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WDR Rundfunkchor Köln

À propos de WDR Rundfunkchor Köln

The WDR Rundfunkchor Köln was founded in 1948. Since 2004 its principal conductor is Ruper Huber, and its chorus master Jörg Ritter. It has performed as a large chorus together with orchestra but also as a vocal ensemble composed of soloists. The repertoire covers the entire Western music tradition from medieval music to contemporary compositions, including more than a hundred world and national premières, including Arnold Schönberg, "Die Jakobsleiter"; Hans Werner Henze, "Laudes"; Karlheinz Stockhausen, "Momente"; Luigi Nono, "Il canto sospeso"; Luciano Berio, "Coro"; and Krzysztof Penderecki, "Saint Luke Passion". Its musical flexibility is demonstrated in frequent international concert tours, its own concert series, and CD releases (Luciano Berio, "Coro"; Paul Hindemith, "Cardillac"; Kurt Weill, "Der Kuhhandel"; Carl Orff, "De temporum fine comoedia"; Karlheinz Stockhausen, "Unsichtbare Chöre" and "Momente"; Krzysztof Penderecki, "Saint Luke Passion"; Bernd Alois Zimmermann, "Requiem für einen jungen Dichter"; York Höller, "Der ewige Tag"; Peter Eötvös, "Atlantis" and "IMA"; and Franco Donatoni, "In Cauda").