Notes & Reviews:
Telemann's The Death of Jesus narrates the Passion of Christ from an entirely unique perspective: in his poetry, Karl Wilhelm Ramler encounters the Passion in a deeply subjective and evocatively poetic manner. Telemann takes up on this approach, and sets Ramler's highly emotional text according to the rationalized ideals of the Baroque theory of the affects. With this disc, Schwarz and the Bach Consort Leipzig continue their series of historically inspired Telemann recordings.
American Record Guide, July / August 2012
I should stress that both of these works are full of lovely, moving, imaginative, and highly expressive music, both in the elegant vocal writing and in quite innovative instrumentation. All of this is greatly worthy of attention, by Telemann fans and beyond. Now all five of Telemann's para-Gospel Passion oratorios are accessible in recordings, and they allow a deepened understanding of his achievement in the realm of sacred music - forget about the Bach comparisons!
Recording information: Schlosskirche Torgau (02/19/2010-02/21/2010).
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Works DetailsTelemann, Georg Philipp : Der Tod Jesu (Du, dessen Augen flossen), passion oratorio for solo voices, chorus, orchestra & conti
- Conductor: Gotthold Schwarz
- Ensemble: Bach Consort Leipzig
- Notes: Schlosskirche Torgau (02/19/2010-02/21/2010)
- Running Time: 3 min. 45 sec.
- Period Time: Baroque
- Form: Cantata/Oratorio
- Written: 03/19/1755