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C.p.e. Bach: Die Auferstehung Und Himmelfahrt Jesu / Kuijken

Release Date: 03/11/2003 
Label:  Hyperion   Catalog #: 67364   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Carl Philipp Emmanuel Bach
Performer:  Uta SchwabeStephan GenzChristoph Genz
Conductor:  Sigiswald Kuijken
Orchestra/Ensemble:  La Petite BandeEx Tempore
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 1 Hours 13 Mins. 

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The death of Georg Philipp Telemann in 1767 paved the way for his godson, Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach to take up the position of Director of Music in Hamburg. Prior to that C.P.E. Bach had been working for Frederick the Second of Prussia in Berlin but longed for a greater musical freedom and stylistic flexibility that working in Hamburg would offer him. This included the composition of three oratorios, including the one presented here. C.P.E. Bach worked on The Resurrection and Ascension of Jesus in collaboration with the librettist Karl Wilhelm Ramler from 1781, and in 1787 it was published by Breitkopf. A letter from the composer to his publisher subsequently revealed he considered it to be one of his greatest masterpieces - a reflection Read more agreed upon by audiences at the time, and succeeding generations of composers, including Haydn and Beethoven who both drew inspiration from it. For this recording Gramophone Award winner Stephan Genz is joined by his brother Christoph Genz and soprano Uta Schwabe - both singers new to Hyperion. We also welcome La Petite Bande and a baroque chamber choir from Belgium, Ex Tempore. Read less

Works on This Recording

Auferstehung und Himmelfahrt Jesu, Wq 240/H 777 by Carl Philipp Emmanuel Bach
Performer:  Uta Schwabe (Soprano), Stephan Genz (Baritone), Christoph Genz (Tenor)
Conductor:  Sigiswald Kuijken
Orchestra/Ensemble:  La Petite Bande,  Ex Tempore
Period: Classical 
Written: 1774/1778; Hamburg, Germany 
Language: German 

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