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Keiser: Pomona / Ihlenfeldt , Capella Orlandi Bremen


Release Date: 10/14/2014 
Label:  Cpo   Catalog #: 777659   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Reinhard Keiser
Performer:  Julian PodgerDoerthe Maria SandmannMelanie HirschMagdalene Harer,   ... 
Conductor:  Thomas Ihlenfeldt
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Capella Orlandi Bremen
Number of Discs: 2 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

Reinhard Keiser is regarded as one of the most important German baroque era opera composers; Pomona forms the ideal introduction to the world of German-language baroque opera. A few deities come together to participate in a contest ultimately to be decided by Jupiter, the father of the gods. And that’s it! No intricate plot, no complicated character groupings. Pomona was the last opera based on a libretto by Christian Heinrich Postel, a highly experienced librettist who’d recognized the young composer’s talent, and beginning in 1697 penned his texts exclusively for his musical settings. Reinhard Keiser is regarded as one of the most important German baroque era opera composers; Pomona forms the ideal introduction to the world of German-language baroque opera. A few deities come together to participate in a contest ultimately to be decided by Jupiter, the father of the gods. And that’s it! No intricate plot, no complicated character groupings. Pomona was the last opera based on a libretto by Christian Heinrich Postel, a highly experienced librettist who’d recognized the young composer’s talent, and beginning in 1697 penned his texts exclusively for his musical settings. Read less

Works on This Recording

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Pomona by Reinhard Keiser
Performer:  Julian Podger (Tenor), Doerthe Maria Sandmann (Soprano), Melanie Hirsch (Mezzo Soprano),
Magdalene Harer (Soprano), Olivia Vermeulen (Alto), Knut Schoch (Tenor),
Jan Kobow (Tenor), Raimonds Spogis (Baritone)
Conductor:  Thomas Ihlenfeldt
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Capella Orlandi Bremen

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