Notes & Reviews:
The world premiere recording of Graun's Easter Oratorio, interpreted on historical instruments by the Kolner Akademie led by Willens. The music is imaginative and festive and displays a musical affinity to Bach's cantata oeuvre. The more complex, more finely crafted melodic formation stands out significantly from the simplicity of Graun's later works.
Expedition Audio - Music that deserves to be heard
Orchestra, chorus and soloists are evenly superb, performing with an extraordinary uniformity of color and expression. The result is a clarity and fine-grained texture that allows us to hear Graun's music in the best possible light, and cpo has engineered the remarkably realistic sound-space that the performance deserves... Maestro Willens graciously agreed to answer a few of our questions regarding this recording. You can click on the Interview tab above [on the ExpeditionAudio.com website] to read that brief interview. ... read more ...
Recording information: Deutschlandfunk Kammermusiksaal (11/25/2012-11/27/2012).
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Works DetailsGraun, Carl Heinrich : Osteroratorium (Easter Oratorio), for soloists, chorus & orchestra
- Conductor: Michael Willens
- Ensemble: Kolner Akademie
- Notes: Deutschlandfunk Kammermusiksaal (11/25/2012-11/27/2012)
- Running Time: 58 min. 35 sec.
- Period Time: Classical