World Première Recording
CARL LOEWE (1860–1911): Jan Hus - Oratorium, op. 82
Libretto by Prof. Dr. August Zeune • Co-Production with BR-Klassik
1 Introduzione – Prolog
2 – 11 Erster Teil – In Prag
12 – 23 Zweiter Teil – Die Reise
1 – 11 Dritter Teil – in Konztanz
Auf dem Schloss zu Costnitz (Konstanz)
Monika Mauch, soprano - Sofia; Barbara
Ulrike Malotta, alto - Zigeunerin
Georg Poplutz, tenor - Huss
Dominik Wörner, bass - Wenzel; Chlum; Siegmund; Bischof von Lübeck; Bischof von Florenz Hieronymus
Thomas Gropper, bass - Hirte
Arcis Vocalisten München
Barockorchester L’arpa festante (with original-Instruments)
Carl Loewe fashioned his 1841 oratorio about the Bohemian theologian Jan (or Johann) Hus (or Huss) as a kind of ‘opera without a scene’.
A good 100 years before the rise to prominence of religious reformer Martin Luther, Hus had taken a hard stance on the official church and
was burned at the stake on 6 July 1415 in Constance, following his condemnation by the council.
Based on a libretto by August Zeune, Carl Loewe’s Jan Hus premiered on 16 December 1841 in a performance by the Berliner Singakademie.
This rarely performed work, surely deserving of more attention, is now finally available with this world premiere recording by the Arcis
Vocalisten and the Baroque Orchestra L’arpa festante conducted by Thomas Gropper.