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Amorously to Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach's 300ths Birthday

Georg Philipp Telemann (1681-1767):

Sonata e-minor
Cantabile – Allegro – Recitativo – Arioso – Vivace
from “Essercizii musici”, Hamburg ca. 1720
for Viola da gamba and Basso continuo

Beherzter Freyer
aus „Singe-, Spiel- und Generalbaß-Übungen“, 1733/34
An Doris
Der Sonderling
from: Twentyfour partly serious, partly joking odes (1741)

Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach (1714-1788):

Sonata C-Major Wq 136
Andante – Allegretto – Arioso
for Viola da gamba and Basso continuo

At the New Year
God's Grace
Source of Love, eternal grace
from: J.F.Gellert „Oden“, 1771
for Soprano and Harpsichord

Sonata in Es H. 34
Allegro – Adagio – Allegro assai
for Harpsichord solo

Gabriel Voigtländer (1596-1643):

Weibernehmen ist kein Pferdekauf
aus: Allerhandt Oden, 1642


Georg Philipp Telemann:

Amor makes me laugh from joy TWV 20:43
Kantate für Sopran und Basso continuo

Johann Sebastian Bach:

Sonata g-Minor BWV 1029
Vivace – Adagio – Allegro
für Viola da gamba und Cembalo

Aria di Giovannini ''Do you want to give me your Heart'' BWV 518
Lichtwarksaal (Carl-Toepfer-Stiftung) · Hamburg Tickets

"...the skill, the kindness, the fire and bravura in his performance... makes him to be the greatest undisputed viol master of our time in Europe" Contemporaries about Ernst Christian Ludwig Hesse at the prussian court. His function at the Berliner Hofkapelle is due to the many exquisite compositions of his colleagues, notably Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach and Johann Gottlieb Braun.
The legendary Johann Sebastian Bach payed his respect to the prussian king Friedrich II. in Sanssoucis, and dedicated his "Musical Offering" to him.


Gabriele Steinfeld (violin)
Simone Eckert (viola da gamba - original instrument from approx. 1750)
Michael Fuerst (harpsichord)


Instrumental music
Chamber music