Notes & Reviews:
The fact that Mattheson is not at all known as a composer certainly is the result of a considerable portion of his compositional oeuvre being regarded as lost until 1998, when some works were rediscovered in a war evacuation depot in Erivan (Yerevan), Armenia. These works include 'Der liebreiche und geduldige David' (The Loving and Patient David) of 1723, one of Mattheson's last oratorios. It reveals him to us as a dramatically well-versed, highly imaginative musician who more than deserves his personal renaissance.
American conductor Michael Alexander Willens and his Cologne Academy give a good account of the oratorio. ... those keen on exploring the byways of late-Baroque German repertoire will find this disc fascinating and enjoyable.
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Works DetailsMattheson, Johann : Der liebreiche und geduldige DAVID, oratorio for 5 voices, chorus & orchestra
- Performers: Raimonds Spogis (Baritone); Max Ciolek (Tenor); Christian Hilz (Baritone); Nicki Kennedy (Soprano)
- Conductor: Michael Willens
- Notes: Deutschlandfunk (10/14/2007-10/17/2007)
- Running Time: 1 min. 37 sec.
- Period Time: Baroque
- Form: Cantata/Oratorio
- Written: 1723