REINHARD KEISER (1674-1739): Dialogus von der Geburt Christi for Soloists, Chorus, 3 Trombones, Timpani, 3 Oboes, 3 Bassoons, 2 Violins, Viola and Continuo, CHRISTOPH GRAUPNER (1683-1760): Magnificat in C for Soloists, Chorus and Orchestra.
Catalogue Number: 04K024
Description: Dating from 1707 but revised at an unknown later date, Keiser's half-hour long cantata is intimate, sometimes rustic in its homely depictions of the Nativity and its surroundings but ultimately rises to a more lofty, triumphant conclusion. First recording of Graupner's brilliant and festive 1722 setting of this celebratory text. German-English texts. Rastatter Hofkapelle; Jürgen Ochs.