It was Christoph Graupner who was selected as the Thomaskantor in Leipzig after Johannes Kuhnau, and it was only the fact that Graupner’s patron in Darmstadt did not let him go that Johann Sebastian Bach got the job! In fact Graupner was the more famous and more “modern” composer during those years, yet history almost forgot him for more than two centuries – even having composed five times as many cantatas as Bach.
An important and highly praised step in the re-discovery or Graupner’s music was already signed by the soprano Miriam Feuersinger and her ECHO Klassik awarded debut CD on Christophorus (CHR 77381) together with the Capricornus Consort Basel. She is now joined by countertenor Franz Vitzthum for a new album of duo cantatas. This is music of great depth, with the two voices blending so well that sometimes they seem just one...
"Le Desire" aus "Ouverture" in F-Dur GWV 445
Kantate "Demüthiget euch nun" GWV 1144/12
Affettuoso aus "Triosonate" in D-Dur GWV 204
Kantate "Waffne dich, mein Geist, zu kämfen" GWV 1148/20
Grave aus "Canon" in B-Dur GWV 218
Kantate "Wenn wir in höchsten Nöthen seyn" GWV 1143/12
Sonate in g-Moll GWV 724
Kantate "Weg, verdammtes Sündenleben" GWV 1147/20