FX Richter - La Deposizione dalla Croce di Gesu Cristo | Supraphon SU42042

FX Richter - La Deposizione dalla Croce di Gesu Cristo

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Label: Supraphon

Cat No: SU42042

Format: CD

Number of Discs: 2

Genre: Vocal/Choral

Release Date: 9th December 2016

Contents

Artists

Katerina Knezikova
Jaroslav Brezina
Philippe Mathmann
Piotr Olech
Lenka Cafourkova Duricova
Czech Ensemble Baroque Orchestra & Choir

Conductor

Roman Valek

Works

Richter, Franz Xaver

La Deposizione dalla Croce di Gesu Cristo

Artists

Katerina Knezikova
Jaroslav Brezina
Philippe Mathmann
Piotr Olech
Lenka Cafourkova Duricova
Czech Ensemble Baroque Orchestra & Choir

Conductor

Roman Valek

About

When Franz Xaver Richter became a member of the famous Mannheim orchestra in 1746, he found himself in the very centre of the progressive European music scene where a new era was being born in a proverbial melting pot of various influences. However, Richter never gave up his traditional baroque "craftsmanship" and after making himself acquainted with the most successful oratorio libretto by G.C. Pasquini, he set it to music entirely within the boundaries of his characteristic style, combining baroque composition principles (Fux-like counterpoint choruses) with the achievements of the nascent classicist style. For this he used the new 1744 version of the libretto intended for J.A. Hasse. La Deposizione, Richter's only Italian oratorio, is a Good Friday pondering of Jesus's disciples over God's unconditional love and Christ's suffering on the cross. For the first time (and probably also the last) it was performed on the Good Friday of 1748 in the Mannheim court church of the Visitation of Our Lady. After the Strassbourg Requiem (Supraphon SU41772), this premiere recording is another gemstone that the Czech Ensemble Baroque have added to the mosaic of Richter's remarkable, still little-researched oeuvre.

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