JOHANN VALENTIN MEDER (1649-1719): Passion According to St. Matthew.
Catalogue Number: 01I017
Label: Raum Klang
Reference: RK 2506
Description: Dating from 1701, this is one of the non-monumental types of Passions also common in German lands with Meder concentrating on clarity through a simple and accessible style of expression. Also notable are the flowing, Italianate recitatives and the frequent use of chorale tunes for the melodies of the arias. German texts. Nicki Kennedy, Hannah Morrison (sopranos), Dorothee Merkel (alto), Gerd Türk (tenor), Christian Hilz (bass), Die Kölner Akademie, Orchester Damals und Heute; Michael Alexander Willens.