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Donald Macleod explores the festive music Telemann wrote for the annual banquet of the civic guard in Hamburg, where he settled and worked for much of his life.

After working his way around various cities in Germany, Telemann settled in Hamburg where he remained for the rest of his life. His music was in constant demand for all kinds of occasions. Donald Macleod introduces the festive music written for the annual banquet of the civic guard, and highlights from a work which started life as a comic interlude in a serious opera.

1 hour

Music Played

  • Georg Philipp Telemann

    Overture in C 'Hamburger Ebb' und Fluth' (extract)

    Performer: The King’s Consort, Robert King (Conductor)

    • Hyperion CDA66967.
    • 25.
  • Georg Philipp Telemann

    Oratorio 'Freuet euch des Herrn, ihr Gerechten' (from the Kapitansmusik of 1724)

    Performer: Magdalena Podkoscielna (soprano), Andreas Post (tenor), Matthias Vieweg, Ekkehard Abele (basses), Telemannisches Collegium Michaelstein, Ludger Rémy (Director)

    • CPO 777 176-2.
    • 1 to 14.
  • Georg Philipp Telemann

    Der Neumodische Liebhafer Damon (extract from Act 3)

    Performer: Mechthild Georg (Tyrsis/Caliste), Ann Monoyios (Mirtillo), Carl-Christof Gebhard (Ergasto), Michael Schopper (Damon), Stefanie Smits (Nigella), Gotthold Schwarz (Laurindo), Camille van Lunen (Elpina), Erik Biegel (Hippo), La Stagione Frankfurt, Michael Schneider (Conductor)

    • CPO 999 429-2.

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