MEMBERS OF THE DUISBURG PHILHARMONIC ORCHESTRA
TONIO SCHIBEL violin and conductor
STEPHAN DREIZEHNTER flute
MIKHAIL ZHURAVLEV oboe
ANJA SCHRÖDER violoncello
One thing the people of the baroque age certainly knew how to do: celebrate! What must Christmas have been like in what was probably the most festive place in Germany, the Dresden court of Augustus the Strong? The festive music, at any rate, must have been by Johann David Heinichen. So jealously were the works of the court composer kept under lock and key that they only gained attention outside Saxony two centuries later. The case of Georg Phillipp Telemann, who has always held a prominent place among Baroque composers, was quite different. Heinichen had met him while studying law in Leipzig. Surrounded by atmospheric light, the two old companions meet again in the opera foyer.
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