Telemann: Brockes-passion / Jacobs

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Label: harmonia mundi
Catalog: 902013/14
Format: CD

Birgitte Christensen, soprano ; Lydia Teuscher, soprano; Marie Claude Chappuis, mezzosoprano; Donat Havar, tenor; Daniel Behle, tenor; Johannes Weisser, baritone with the RIAS Kammerchor & Akademie für Alte Musik Berlin, conducted by René Jacobs

Georg Philipp Telemann (1681-1767): Brockes Passion

The narrative of Christ’s Passion as retold by Barthold Brockes (a dominant figure in early 18th-century German literature) is of such dramatic power that it was set to music by 13 different composers (including Handel, Keiser, and Mattheson)!
Telemann’s version, premiered on 2 April 1716, became so famous that J. S. Bach, no immature youngster at the time, copied it out in full 23 years later . . . René Jacobs has striven to restore this quite extraordinary score to life in all its rich complexity.

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