JOHANN MATTHESON (1681-1764): Das größte Kind.
Catalogue Number: 12M022
Reference: 777 455
Description: Like Der liebreiche und geduldige David which we offered on this label in July 2009, this Christmas oratorio, set in and around the manger on the night of Jesus' birth, is a fully operatic-sounding production and employed soloists from the Hamburg opera for its performance. Unrelentingly festive, with much use made of horns, trumpets and drums. No date given but between 1722-28. German-English texts. Susanne Rydén, Nele Gramß (sopranos), Anne Schmid, Melissa Hegney (altos), Gerd Türk, Ulrich Cordes (tenors), Wolf Matthias Friedrich, Thilo Dahlmann (basses), Kölner Akademie; Michael Alexander Willens.