REINHARD KEISER (1674-1739): Der blutige und sterbende Jesus.
Catalogue Number: 06U015
Reference: 555 259-2
Description: The very first German Passion oratorio (1705), lost for many years and here heard in its 1729 version, has no Evangelist or other narrator, which means that the work has a purely dramatic structure. It is notable both for its highly expressive arias and ariosi, each of which has its own very special character and for its innovative, effectively varied tone-color combinations in the orchestra. 2 CDs. German-English texts. 16 vocal soloists, Cantus Thuringia, Capella Thuringia; Bernhard Klapprott.