C H Graun - Osteroratorium | CPO 7777942

C H Graun - Osteroratorium

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Label: CPO

Cat No: 7777942

Format: CD

Number of Discs: 1

Genre: Vocal/Choral

Release Date: 3rd March 2014

Contents

Artists

Nina Koufochristou (soprano)
Dagmar Saskova (mezzo-soprano)
Jan Kobow (tenor)
Andreas Wolf (bass)
Kolner Akademie

Conductor

Michael Alexander Willens

Works

Graun, Carl Heinrich

Osteroratorium

Artists

Nina Koufochristou (soprano)
Dagmar Saskova (mezzo-soprano)
Jan Kobow (tenor)
Andreas Wolf (bass)
Kolner Akademie

Conductor

Michael Alexander Willens

About

The success story of the passion cantata 'Der Tod Jesu' is without its equal in the music history of the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries and gradually obscured the rest of the composer Carl Heinrich Graun’s extensive vocal and instrumental oeuvre.

His Easter Oratorio, which cpo is now releasing as a recording premiere in an interpretation on historical instruments by the Kölner Akademie under the conductor Michael Alexander Willens, unfortunately suffered the same fate. The music is extremely imaginative and festive and displays a musical affinity to Bach’s cantata oeuvre.

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