Graupner: Passion Cantatas, Vol. 4 - Das Leiden Jesu / Heyereick, Ex Tempore, Mannheimer Hofkapelle

Release Date: 7/10/2020
Label: CPO
Catalog Number: 555348-2
Conductor: Florian Heyerick
Orchestra/Ensemble: Ex Tempore
Number of Discs: 1

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$16.99
Notes and Editorial Reviews
The present recording of Christoph Graupner’s Passion Cycle of 1741 concludes on Vol. 4 with the highly expressive cantata for Laetare Sunday GWV 1123-41. Laetare Sunday (“Joy” or “Refreshment” Sunday), the fourth Lenten Sunday, actually assumes a certain special positive status with its central focus on God’s action, which alone can rid human beings of their failings. However, Johann Conrad Lichtenberg, the author of the text, had a different view: here the dominant theme is the inequity of the rulers and judges who pronounce on Jesus while he bears everything with patience. In the end the verdict concerns the collective guilt of humankind, for which there initially seems to be no remedy. Here two things stand out: the decision in favor of two duets (instead of two arias) and the instrumentation of the cantata as a whole. The blend of instrumental color renders audible what is a direct musical realization of the textual content. The selection of chorales from Graupner’s oeuvre between 1713 and 1751 illustrates the extraordinary variety of his compositional production, and the constantly changing coloration brought about by the nuanced instrumentation conveys this to the listener with special clarity. “The Baroque boom – here it in fact has brought new gems to light” (klassik-heute.com of Vol. 3).
Works on This Recording
1. Die Gewaltigen raten nach ihrem Mutwillen, GWV 1123/41 by Christoph Graupner
Performer: Daniel Schreiber (Tenor), Dominik Wörner (Bass), Franz Vitzthum (Countertenor)
Conductor: Florian Heyerick
Orchestra/Ensemble: Ex Tempore
Period: Classical
2. Kommt, last uns mit Jesu gehen, GWV 1119/22: Hab ich dich in meinem Hertzen by Christoph Graupner
Performer: Dominik Wörner (Bass)
Conductor: Florian Heyerick
Orchestra/Ensemble: Ex Tempore
Period: Classical
3. Ach lass dich unsers Elends jammern, GWV 1119/37: Alsdann so werd ich deine Huld betrachten by Christoph Graupner
Conductor: Florian Heyerick
Orchestra/Ensemble: Ex Tempore
Period: Classical
4. Wo gehet Jesus hin, GWV 1119/39: Herzliebster Jesu, was hast Du verbrochen by Christoph Graupner
Conductor: Florian Heyerick
Orchestra/Ensemble: Ex Tempore
Period: Classical
5. Wo gehet Jesus hin, GWV 1119/39: Dies alles, ob's für schlecht zwar ist zu schätzen by Christoph Graupner
Conductor: Florian Heyerick
Orchestra/Ensemble: Ex Tempore
Period: Classical
6. Wer unter dem Schirm des Höchsten, GWV 1120/51: Trotz dem alten Drachen by Christoph Graupner
Conductor: Florian Heyerick
Orchestra/Ensemble: Ex Tempore
Period: Classical
7. Dennoch bleib ich stets an dir, GWV 1121/34: Hoff, o du arme Seele by Christoph Graupner
Conductor: Florian Heyerick
Orchestra/Ensemble: Ex Tempore
Period: Classical
8. Christus ist des Gesetzes Ende, GWV 1123/16: Ertöt uns durch dein Güte by Christoph Graupner
Conductor: Florian Heyerick
Orchestra/Ensemble: Ex Tempore
Period: Classical
9. Befiehl dem Herrn deine Wege, GWV 1123/36: Befiehl du deine Wege by Christoph Graupner
Performer: Dominik Wörner (Bass)
Conductor: Florian Heyerick
Orchestra/Ensemble: Ex Tempore
Period: Classical
10. Ach Gott vom Himmel sieh darein, GWV 1124/37: Ach Gott, vom Himmel sieh' darein by Christoph Graupner
Conductor: Florian Heyerick
Orchestra/Ensemble: Ex Tempore
Period: Classical
11. Ich habe mir vorgesetzt, GWV 1124/38: Gott ist gerecht und allzeit gut by Christoph Graupner
Performer: Daniel Schreiber (Tenor), Franz Vitzthum (Countertenor)
Conductor: Florian Heyerick
Orchestra/Ensemble: Ex Tempore
Period: Classical
12. Die Wahrheit findet keinen Glauben, GWV 1124/44: Sie wüten fast und fahren her by Christoph Graupner
Conductor: Florian Heyerick
Orchestra/Ensemble: Ex Tempore
Period: Classical
13. Jesus stirbt ach soll ich leben, GWV 1125/13: Excerpt(s) by Christoph Graupner
Conductor: Florian Heyerick
Orchestra/Ensemble: Ex Tempore
Period: Classical
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