La Stagione: Liebe, was ist schöner als die Liebe

July 1, 2020, 10:00 pm

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G. F. Telemann in Żary (Photo: Andrzej Białas, CC BY-SA 3.0, via Wikimedia Commons)

Like many other composers of his time, Georg Philipp Telemann repeatedly addressed the theme of love in his operas and cantatas; among them, so-called wedding cantatas, commissioned by wealthy bridal couples for their wedding celebrations. One of these, Liebe, was ist schöner als die Liebe, receives its modern day premiere on this week’s program, along with two more Telemann secular “love” cantatas and a work by Telemann’s contemporary Johann Friedrich Fasch.

The German baroque orchestra La Stagione Frankfurt was founded in 1988 by recorder player and conductor Michael Schneider. Tonight’s recital was recorded live in concert May 11, 2019 at the Wartburg Castle, a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

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Georg Philipp Telemann (1681-1767)
Der Weiberorden
Julia Kirchner, soprano

Johann Friedrich Fasch (1688-1758)
Concerto in F
Michael Schneider, recorder

Georg Philipp Telemann
Lieben will ich
Georg Poplutz, tenor

Georg Philipp Telemann
Liebe, was ist schöner als die Liebe
Julia Kirchner, soprano; Georg Poplutz, tenor; Michael Schneider, recorder


La Stagione, Frankfurt; Michael Schneider, conductor