CARL HEINRICH GRAUN (1704-1759): Christmas Oratorio.
Catalogue Number: 10T024
Label: Oehms Classics
Reference: OC 1876
Description: This 79-minute oratorio was only dscovered in the 1990s and is undated although it combines stylistic elements of Graun’s pre-Berlin years (before 1742) with works from the 1750s like Der Tod Jesu. Arias are particularly richly varied and colorfully instrumented. Monika Mauch (soprano), Marion Eckstein (alto), Georg Poplutz (tenor), Raimund Nolte (bass), Arcis-Vocalisten Munich, L’Arpa Festante Baroque Orchestra; Thomas Gropper.