ANTONIO ROSETTI (1750-1792): Jesus in Gethsemane for Soloists, Chorus and Orchestra, Murray G2, Halleluja for Soloists, Chorus and Orchestra, G7, Salve Regina for Soprano and Instruments, 86-89.
Catalogue Number: 02K042
Reference: 777 254
Description: The two major works here are late, dating from 1790-91, Jesus being in the tradition of such German oratorios as Graun's Der Tod Jesu, "lyrical dramas" which use no Biblical texts and have no "characters" but soloists and chorus who meditate on the events depicted in the texts. Rosetti's command of pastel orchestral colors and ability to subtly shade the texts is masterful. 2 CDs. German-English texts. Gabriele Hierdeis (soprano), Ruth Sandhoff (alto), Jan Kobow (tenor), Thomas E. Bauer (baritone), North German Radio Choir, Mecklenburg Baroque Orchestra; Johannes Moesus.