Since its first performance in Berlin in , Carl Heinrich Graun’s “empfindsame” (sensible) Passion Cantata “Der Tod Jesu”, with a libretto by Karl Wilhelm. Der Tod Jesu: Carl Heinrich Graun: especially for his Passion oratorio Der Tod Jesu. Der Tod Jesu Mauch; Poplutz, Burkhart; Arcis-Vocalisten München, Barockorchester L’Arpa Festante, Gropper. German text only. Oehms OC GRAUN E.

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Although he was first and foremost active as a composer of music for the stage it is this work that cemented his reputation. The libretto was from the pen of the poet Carl Wilhelm Ramler, an important representative of the German Enlightenment.

Views Read Edit View history. Graun schuf ebenso eine erhebliche Anzahl von Instrumentalwerken.

Der Tod Jesu

The stylistic differences between the two works are nonetheless striking. He also got the task to set up an opera house in Berlin.

In der Mitte des 5. Follow us on Twitter. If you originally registered with a username please use that to sign in. Every year it is performed around the globe and especially during Passiontide.


This work is not comparable garun Bach’s Passions. Jahrhunderts fand in Norddeutschland ein entscheidender Umbruch in dieser Tradition statt: All arias are da capo arias with stylistic borrowings from opera arias.

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There he also achieved a reputation as a skilled composer, rising several years later to the position of vice-Kapellmeister. Retrieved from ” https: Receive exclusive offers and updates from Oxford Academic. Smither A History of the Oratorio p. He also makes the most of the aria with words like “thunderstorms” jeu “lightning”.

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. The first suggestions of such a tradition date from as early as the late-Roman period. Don’t show me this message again.

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Cesare e Cleopatra Montezuma Graun and Telemann both set this libretto to music; both settings were performed in To purchase short term access, please sign in to your Oxford Academic account above. The rivalry between the two composers seems to have been a friendly one, however: Das Werk atmet die lyrische Stimmung einer italienischen Oper.

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The second tov talks about the “temple of virtue” and the duet ends with the phrase: Some items to consider. Close mobile search navigation Article navigation. Graun, influenced by Italian opera, chose the path of lyricism and spontaneous melodies, using the harmonic language that had emerged from Classicism. Oxford University Press is a department of the University of Oxford.

Lutes, vihuelas and guitars—filling in some jeau. Graun became most famous for his religious music, and above all for his Der Tod Jesu. Peter and Caiaphas, but Pilate is only referred to as “the tyrant judge” and Judas is just one of “the foe”.

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