Mendelssohn: Christus. Part II: The Passion of Christ. carus music

Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy

Christus

Oratorio fragament. Part I: The Birth of Christ; Part II: The Passion of Christ

MWV A 26, 1847

Description

Christus is a fragment of an oratorio which Mendelssohn never completed. He had probably planned a third section to follow the two sections Die Geburt Christi and Das Leiden Christi. Das Leiden Christi essentially comprises compact choral sections which alternate with short recitatives. Here, two choral groups frequently sing in dialog and interrupt each other with "hin und her" ("near and far") and "kreuzige, kreuzige" ("crucify"). There is no time to read the notes or count the beats – the entries must fit together!


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Performers: Dorothea Rieger (soprano), Monika Meier-Schmid (soprano), Isolde Assenheimer (alto), Mechthild Seitz (alto), Stephan Dürr (tenore), Bernhard Scheffel (tenore), Johannes Happel (baritone), Cornelius Hauptmann (basso), Adolph Seidel (basso) – Kammerchor Stuttgart, Bamberger Symphoniker – Frieder Bernius

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Conductor

Frieder Bernius Personal details

Ensemble

Bamberger Symphoniker Personal details
Kammerchor Stuttgart Personal details

Soloist - soprano

Monika Meier-Schmid Personal details
Dorothea Rieger Personal details

Soloist - alto

Isolde Assenheimer Personal details
Mechthild Seitz Personal details

Soloist - tenor

Stefan Dörr Personal details
Bernhard Scheffel Personal details
Christoph Prégardien Personal details

Soloist - baritone

Johannes Happel Personal details

Soloist - bass

Adolph Seidel Personal details
Cornelius Hauptmann Personal details

Composer

Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy Personal details