Notes & Reviews:
Graun's 'Der Tod Jesu', first performed on Ash Wednesday 1755, represents a turning-point in the evolution of the genre. The work, based on a libretto by Karl Wilhelm Ramler, was an immediate success, and reflects the new trend of more passionate music that was gradually becoming fashionable.
'Sigiswald Kuijken directs a flowing, sympathetic performance, characterised by moderate tempi, detailed yet gentle articulation, and a restrained - yet never static - approach to dynamics ... the performance successfuly communicates the music's charm, lyricism and genteel expression' (Goldberg Early Music Magazine)
'When all is said and done, Kuijken and Hyperion have given us perhaps the most fully satisfying recording yet of the work - one not likely to be challenged for some time' (American Record Guide)
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Works DetailsGraun, Carl Heinrich : Der Tod Jesu, passion cantata
- Performers: Stephan Genz (Baritone); Christoph Genz (Tenor); Inge Kerkhove; Uta Schwabe (Soprano)
- Conductor: Sigiswald Kuijken
- Ensemble: La Petite Bande
- Notes: Concertgebouw Brugge, Bruges, Belgium (03/31/2003/04/01/2003)
- Running Time: 96 min. 26 sec.
- Period Time: Classical
- Form: Cantata/Oratorio
- Written: 03/1755