Graupner - Himmlische Stunden, selige Zeiten | Christophorus CHR77381

Graupner - Himmlische Stunden, selige Zeiten


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Label: Christophorus

Cat No: CHR77381

Format: CD

Number of Discs: 1

Genre: Vocal/Choral

Release Date: 13th January 2014



The young Austrian soprano Miriam Feuersinger presents her debut CD accompanied by the Capricornus Consort Basel with a selection of several cantatas by the Kapellmeister at the Darmstadt court. With the agreeable timbre of her easily appealing voice, she succeeds wonderfully in recreating the appropriate tone of Graupner's sensuous cantata style.

As with those of Bach, the cantatas of Graupner aim to stir the listener, but without sacrificing intellectual elegance or even the composure fitting for a predominantly courtly community. Unlike the confidently catchy Telemann, Graupner prefers a refined and subtle elaboration that audibly reckons with skilful interpreters and always seeks to move the listener. Despite all these advantages, the discographical exploration of Graupner's over 1400 cantatas has only just begun.

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