GC Schurmann - Jason | CPO 5553392

GC Schurmann - Jason

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Label: CPO

Cat No: 5553392

Format: CD

Number of Discs: 2

Genre: Opera

Release Date: 1st April 2022

Contents

Artists

Hanna Zumsande
Santa Karnite
Catherina Witting
Genevieve Tschumi
Mirko Ludwig
Andreas Heinemeyer
Konstantin Heintel
Ralf Grobe
barockwerk hamburg

Conductor

Ira Hochman

Works

Schurmann, Georg Caspar

Jason oder Die Eroberung des goldenen Vliesses

Artists

Hanna Zumsande
Santa Karnite
Catherina Witting
Genevieve Tschumi
Mirko Ludwig
Andreas Heinemeyer
Konstantin Heintel
Ralf Grobe
barockwerk hamburg

Conductor

Ira Hochman

About

Following the success of its recording of Georg Caspar Schürmann’s opera Die getreue Alceste, the barockwerk hamburg ensemble very much wanted to discover more music by this wrongly neglected Hamburg composer. His opera Jason enjoyed great success at Hamburg’s Gänsemarkt Opera during 1720-22 and was repeated no fewer than thirty-one times during these years. And the fact that Schürmann occupied himself with his Jason for thirteen years also clearly indicates that it was regarded as a highly promising work.

This recording presents a considerably abridged version of this bilingual stage work containing elements of the Italian and German Baroque opera and lasts about two hours. Along with the highly effective coloratura arias, the harmonic and melodic language of the recitatives also not least merits special mention because it is highly expressive and bold as well as finely nuanced. Medea’s part is throughout the most multifaceted one, and a broad spectrum of emotions can also be heard in her recitatives – ranging from enamorment through doubt, jealousy, revenge, and seduction to desire for power and delight in victory.

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