Serving as a regional conference, educational and cultural institution, the Swabian Educational Centre at Irsee is steeped in the tradition of the former imperial abbey. Listening to music on the baroque Balthasar Freiwiß organ in the Irsee Abbey Church gives us a sense of the high artistic level that once existed at the monastery. The same is true of choral works by Irsee’s musical prior Meinrad Spieß and the recently published compositions of its resident Benedictine monks, Carolus Andreae and Gregor Stemmele.
SOLENNIA – Irsee and the world of the Renaissance
The Irseer monastery music of the Renaissance is presented by the Aurelius Sängerknaben Calw under the direction of Bernhard Kugler and by Samuel Schick and Roland Götz on two organs.
Old music in new spaces
Roland Götz recorded the Renaissance cycle “I once went for a walk” by Hans Leo Hassler (1564-1612) on a Flemish harpsichord in the garden hall of the new cooperage of Irsee Monastery.
Meinrad Spieß – Irseer monastery music of the baroque
The Aurelius Boys’ Choir Calw, together with instrumental ensembles from studio XVII augsburg, have recorded a representative cross-section of Spieß’s oeuvre, mostly for the first time. The recordings with Roland Götz on the organ are conducted by Bernhard Kugler. As co-productions with BR Klassik, they are presented by Kloster Irsee as the conference, educational and cultural center of the Swabian district.
Irseer organ music
In addition, Roland Götz has recorded on the Balthasar Freiwiß organ of the Irse monastery church:
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studio XVII augsburg
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Schwäbisches Bildungszentrum Irsee