All the changes that the Industrial Revolution brought were fully consolidated in the second half of the XIX century. Perhaps, one of the most important changes was the emergence and coexistence of two new social classes: the proletariat and the bourgeoisie.
The choral movement was forged and emerged from this new society. This movement made musical interpretation accessible to practically all members of society.
This movement approached the musical interpretation to, practically, all areas of society. Within of the choral movement many women’s choirs appear (Frauenchor), principally in German, belonging to the bourgeoisie and, in many cases, with a solid musical background.
After all, they had the best maestros as teachers: Brahms, Schumann o Schubert, among others, who teach music and some of them were choral conductors as well to earn a living. Perhaps, one of the most emblematic cases was Brahms and his Hamburger Frauenchor (1859 – 1861). According to chronicles, he got outstanding musical outcomes with this choir.
This program contains some of the most representative works from this period when, for the first time in history, composers wrote an specific repertoire to be performed specifically for a women’s choir wit a huge demand in performing and an unparalleled beauty.