FRIEDRICH SCHNEIDER (1786-1853): Christus der Meister.
Catalogue Number: 05Y011
Label: Ars Produktion
Description: The second oratorio of Schneider’s trilogy, first performed in 1828, is an uncompromising and theologically stringent work that has not been heard for a long time, even though it contains a great number of delightful moments. Above all, it is an oratorio with a unique character—while there are plenty of musical settings of the story of Christmas and the Passion, oratorios about the life of Jesus are exceedingly rare. 2 CDs. No texts. Dorothea Brandt (soprano), Rena Kleefeld (alto), Fabian Strotmann (tenor), Richard Logiewa Stojanovic (bass), Kantorei Barmen-Gemarke, Wuppertal Symphony Orchestra; Alexander Lünen.