ADOLPH BERNARD MARX (1795-1866): Mose.
Catalogue Number: 01W004
Reference: 555 145-2
Description: From today’s perspective, this oratorio from 1841 falls somewhere between Mendelssohn and Wagner. Characteristic instruments lend each of the arias an individual color. For example, the mournful oboe joins Miriam in expressing the distress of the people of Israel in the first part; the trombones frequently endow the words of Moses and Aaron with prophetic dignity and weight; the clarinet gently intones the choral prayer at the beginning of the third part; the piccolo contributes shrill tones to the descent into hell; and the trumpet employs mighty fanfares to underscore the exhortation uttered by Moses: “Up, people of the Lord, be strong in your God!”. 2 CDs. German-English texts. Johanna Knauth, Julia Sophia Wagner (sopranos), Henriette Gödde (alto), Tobias Hunger (tenor), Daniel Ochoa (bass), Gewandhaus Choir, camerata lipsiensis; Gregor Meyer.