GEORG GEBEL the younger (1709-1753): Christmas Cantatas, Vol. 1 - Verfolge mich, o Welt!, Gott Lob! mein Jesus macht mich rein.

Catalogue Number: 02M043

Label: CPO

Reference: 777 610

Format: CD

Price: $15.98

Description: This unknown composer began to make a comeback with cpo's 2003 recording of his St. John Passion. Now we have the first volume of who knows how many (there are 127 extant) cantatas. Unlike your average Christmas cantatas, Verfolge mich deals with St. Stephen's martyrdom and Gott Lob! with freedom from the law of Moses. Gebel is marvellous at depicting moods, using great subtlety in instrumenation; his melodies are equally attractive and the choral fugue in the first cantata delightful. No collector of late Baroque German cantatas will want to be without these 1747 works. German-English texts. Veronika Winter (soprano), Britta Schwarz (alto), Andreas Post (tenor), Matthias Vieweg (bass), Les Amis de Philippe; Ludger Rémy.

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