Weimarer Barock-Ensemble - Stölzel: Christmas Oratorio & Cantatas Nos. 1-5 (2004)
WEB FLAC (tracks) - 289 MB | Tracks: 26 | 57:55 min
Style: Classical | Label: CPO
If Graun's oeuvre is an oratorio of one piece, our second discovery, like Bach's Christmas Oratorio, is a Cantatas cycle: We are talking about Gottfried Heinrich Stölzel (1690-1749), who for the Christmas festival of 1736/37 made a series of ten cantatas for each other wrote a fictional Christmas Oratorio analogous to the cantatas in JS Bach's famous work. However, with the essential difference that Stölzels cantatas do not have the Christmas story in the narrower sense, but therein the Christmas events in artful compilations of dicta, free madrigalic poetry (recitatives and arias) and chorales "considered" and commented.