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Handel: Brockes-Passion, HWV 48 / Cummings, North German Radio Chorus, Gottingen Festival Orchestra

Release Date: 05/17/2019 
Label:  Accent   Catalog #: 26411  
Composer:  George Frideric Handel
Performer:  Rupert CharlesworthJohannette ZomerAna-Maria LabinSebastian Kohlhepp,   ... 
Conductor:  Laurence Cummings
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Gottingen Festival OrchestraNDR Choir
Number of Discs: 2 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

On occasion of the 300th anniversary of the first performance of Handel’s Brockes Passion in Hamburg (4 April 1719), Accent presents a 2017 live performance at the Göttingen Handel Festival with Laurence Cummings conducting the Festivalorchestra Göttingen, the NDR Chor, and an excellent cast of singers such as the Dutch soprano Johannette Zomer and the young German tenor Sebastian Kohlhepp (as Evangelist). Barthold Heinrich Brockes’ passion text is one of the most frequently set in the history of music, and was the only German text used by George Frideric Handel as the basis for a large-scale sacred composition. The original score was lost, but the surviving version, which was hand-copied by Johann Sebastian Bach, makes it Read more possible for us to hear this 1719 oratorio today. Read less

Works on This Recording

Der für die Sünde der Welt, HWV 48 "Brockes Passion" by George Frideric Handel
Performer:  Rupert Charlesworth (Tenor), Johannette Zomer (Soprano), Ana-Maria Labin (Soprano),
Sebastian Kohlhepp (Tenor), Tobias Berndt (Bass), David Erler (Countertenor)
Conductor:  Laurence Cummings
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Gottingen Festival Orchestra,  NDR Choir
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1716; Germany 

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