Festive Christmas music from the Dresden Frauenkirche: In his Christmas oratorio Homilius created a unique sound picture of the events of Christmas from the point of view of the shepherds. The subtly varied use of a large, festive orchestral apparatus, chorus and soloists determines the extremely many-sided character of this long forgotten Christmas music. The Christmas cantata Der Himmel steht uns wieder offen by Christian August Jacobi, also recorded on this CD, is, especially in its handling of the recitatives, a deeply-felt and expressive musical setting of the Christmas message of the birth of Christ. The concert is directed by the internationally renowned trumpeter and conductor Ludwig Güttler, one of the initiators and inspirers of the rebuilding of the Dresden Frauenkirche.
- Ludwig Güttler Personal details
Soloist - soprano
- Christiane Kohl Personal details
Soloist - alto
- Annette Markert Personal details
Soloist - tenor
- Marcus Ullmann Personal details
Soloist - bass
- Tobias Berndt Personal details
[...] Das ist Barock, wie man ihn heute hören möchte!
Musik und Kirche, Nov./Dez. 2008
[...] This disc adds something interesting to the Baroque repertoire on records.
Fanfare, March/April 2009