REINHARD KEISER (1674-1739): St. Mark Passion.
Catalogue Number: 05Q019
Description: A Passion from around 1713 which Bach himself performed three times is not of Bachian length (only 77 minutes): Keiser, foremost operatic composer of his era, keeps things moving with only four choruses, only two arias of significant length, and in vehement and dramatic (i.e. "operatic") fashion. German-English texts. Jan Kobow (tenor), Thomas I. Bauer (bass), Ensemble Jacques Moderne, Gli Incogniti; Joël Suhubiette.