Telemann: Brockes-passion / Jacobs
Label: harmonia mundi
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)!