In 1900 Rheinberger could write of some 150 performances of his Christoforus in Germany and elsewhere - a success story which, unfortunately, ended during the 20th century. With this first new edition the oratorio can once again find its way back into the repertoire. Rheinberger clothes the well-known legend of the bearer of the Christ Child, to a libretto by his wife Fanny, in a vivid garment of dramatic dialogue, balladesque narration and gripping descriptions of nature. The short cantata about the raising to life of the Töchterlein des Jairus was written for children's voices and piano. In the appendix to this volume an orchestral accompaniment by the composer has beenpublished for the first time.
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