JOHANN JOSEPH FUX (1660-1741): Oratorium germanicum de Passione.
Catalogue Number: 03O019
Label: Pan Classics
Reference: PC 10284
Description: Dating from 1731, this first recording presents Fux's only German-language oratorio, in which the myth of Perseus and Andromeda becomes an allegory of the suffering of Christ. The use of choirboys for the three main roles, and single string instruments for the accompaniment, make for an intimate, small-scale yet quite accurate portrait of the performance practice of the period. German texts. Alois Mühlbacher, Jakob Kritzinger (boy sopranos), Simon Boden (alto), Markus Miesenberger (tenor), Matthias Helm (bass), Ars Antiqua Austria; Gunar Letzbor.