LEOPOLD KOŽELUCH (1747-1818): Cantata Joseph der Menschheit Segen, Missa in C, Klage auf den Todt Marien Theresien, Arias Umbra noctis orbem tangit and Quaeso ad me veni, sponse divine.
Catalogue Number: 12V022
Description: Joseph… is a powerful Masonic cantata from c.1783 that unusually includes melodrama, where spoken text is followed by instrumental passages. The two sacred arias are masterful compositions and the Missa in C, though small in scale and of unknown date, is unusually lavish in its scoring. ‘On the Death of Maria Theresa’ (c.1781) possesses a grave and subtle beauty. German-English texts. Simona Eisinger (soprano), Siegfried Gohritz (speaker), Czech Boys Choir Boni Pueri, Czech Chamber Philharmonic Pardubice; Marek Štilec.