Carl Heinrich Graun (1704-1759)
The Death of Jesus
Arcis Vocalists of Munich
Baroque Orchestra L’arpa festante
Carl Heinrich Graun’s “The Death of Jesus” was first
performed on Wednesday, 26 March 1755 at Berlin
Cathedral. The sister of King Friedrich Wilhelm II,
Princess Anna Amalia, provided the impulse for the
text and character of the work. This work was hardly
considered significant any more during the 20th century.
The Arcis Vocalists provide ample proof here that
it was unjustly forgotten during the last century.