Christoph Graupner: Ein Weihnachts Oratorium

Album cover art for upc 5400439003071
Label: Ricercar
Catalog: RIC307
Format: CD

Ex Tempore, Mannheimer Hofkapelle; Konzertmeister, Swatje Hoffmann; conductor, Florian Heyerick

Composed by: Christoph Graupner
Ein Weihnachts Oratorium

Director of music to the Darmstadt court, GraupnerĀ¹s reputation was greater during his lifetime than was that of his contemporary J.S. Bach. GraupnerĀ¹s compositions are now slowly beginning to be rediscovered; Florian Heyerick has also devoted his doctoral thesis to them. This recording brings together several of the Christmas cantatas from the almost 1400 cantatas composed by Graupner. These works are real jewels thanks to the variety and the originality of their structure and instrumental colours; their rediscovery now completes a chapter in music history that was once almost totally unknown.

Price: $39.98