Kuhnau - Complete Sacred Works Vol.3: Christmas | CPO 5550212

Kuhnau - Complete Sacred Works Vol.3: Christmas

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Label: CPO

Cat No: 5550212

Format: CD

Number of Discs: 1

Genre: Vocal/Choral

Release Date: 1st December 2017

Contents

Artists

Opella Musica
Camerata Lipsiensis

Conductor

Gregor Meyer

Works

Kuhnau, Johann

Frohlocket, ihr Volker, und jauchzet, ihr Heiden
Magnificat
O heilige Zeit (II)
O heilige Zeit

Artists

Opella Musica
Camerata Lipsiensis

Conductor

Gregor Meyer

About

The third part of our complete recording of Johann Kuhnauís extant sacred works features the Magnificat. It forms his most extensive contribution to the field of church music and of all his works is the one inviting the most direct comparison with a central composition by Johann Sebastian Bach, his successor as St Thomas music director. Like Bach, Kuhnau divides the Latin text into twelve contrasting sections consisting of choruses and arias. Both composers/music directors exploit almost all the instrumental resources available at the time, and both regarded a lavish Magnificat setting as an indispensable part of their respective repertoires; it may be said to have functioned as a musical credential certifying the excellence of their compositional oeuvre and their church music. The recording includes three other cantatas composed by Kuhnau for the days of Christmas. These works offer further outstanding examples of the musical splendour of which Kuhnau was capable of unfolding.

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