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Bernhard Klapprott, Capella Thuringia, Cantus Thuringia - Reinhard Keiser: Der blutige und sterbende Jesus (2019)

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Bernhard Klapprott, Capella Thuringia, Cantus Thuringia - Reinhard Keiser: Der blutige und sterbende Jesus (2019)

Bernhard Klapprott, Capella Thuringia, Cantus Thuringia - Reinhard Keiser: Der blutige und sterbende Jesus (2019)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 730 Mb | Total time: 128:54 | Scans included
Classical | Label: CPO | 555 259-2 | Recorded: 2018

Reinhard Keiser’s Der blutige und sterbende Jesus is not only the very first German Passion oratorio but also a highly suspenseful contribution to the Passion season. Lost for many years, it is now available for listening on CD in the revised version of 1729. The dramatic and musical design of Keiser’s work is astonishing. As in the Italian oratorio type that gained currency after 1700, there is no Evangelist or other narrator, which means that the work has a purely dramatic structure. Even though Keiser’s librettist Christian Friedrich Hunold, whose pseudonym was »Menantes,« did not cite any one of the four Evangelists word for word in his adaptation of the Passion narrative, it is quite evident that the poetic elaboration is (primarily) modelled on Luther’s translation of the Gospel of Matthew.

Thomas Ihlenfeldt, Capella Orlandi Bremen - Reinhard Keiser: Passion Music (2010)

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Thomas Ihlenfeldt, Capella Orlandi Bremen - Reinhard Keiser: Passion Music (2010)

Thomas Ihlenfeldt, Capella Orlandi Bremen - Reinhard Keiser: Passion Music (2010)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 319 Mb | Total time: 79:24 | Scans included
Classical | Label: CPO | 999 821-2 | Recorded: 2009

CPO’s rediscovery of Church Music from Hamburg (1600-1800) continues with a concert, broadcast live on Deutschlandradio Kultur, featuring rediscovered works by Reinhard Keiser. Only three oratorios by Reinhard Keiser exist in full. Many shorter pieces, fragments, and works of uncertain authorship still lie unpublished in archives and libraries.

Thomas Ihlenfeldt, Capella Orlandi Bremen - Reinhard Keiser: Der Geliebte Adonis (2001)

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Thomas Ihlenfeldt, Capella Orlandi Bremen - Reinhard Keiser: Der Geliebte Adonis (2001)

Thomas Ihlenfeldt, Capella Orlandi Bremen - Reinhard Keiser: Der Geliebte Adonis (2001)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 930 Mb | Total time: 217:22 | Scans included
Classical | Label: CPO | # 999 636-2 | Recorded: 1999

Keiser dominated the Hamburg opera scene between 1697, when Adonis was first performed, and 1717, resuming activities there some six years later. Christian Postel’s plot centres around Ovid’s celebrated account of the love affair between Adonis and Venus, who, in this version of the story is jealously watched over by Mars. Postel’s libretto is very long-winded and not well-sustained; but it offered Keiser the opportunity to provide over three-and-a-half hours of music, much of which, especially in Act III, is of enormous charm and variety.