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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