Freiburg Baroque Orchestra: You wonderful child

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Michel-Richard Delalande:
Concert pour les trompettes
Symphonies des Noëls

Carl Heinrich Graun:
"Du wunderbares Kind" and "Die Sterblichkeit gebiert" from the Christmas Oratorio

Marc-Antoine Charpentier:
Noëls sur les instruments

Antonio Caldara:
"Quel pargoletto" from the Christmas cantata "Vaticini di pace"

Jean-Joseph Mouret:
Fanfares pour les trompettes

Arcangelo Corelli:
Concerto in G minor "fatto per la Notte di Natale"

Johann Sebastian Bach:
"Du Falscher, suche nur" and "Nur ein Wink" from the Christmas Oratorio BWV 248

Georg Friedrich Händel:
Pifa and "Rejoice greatly" from The Messiah BWV 56

Julia Lezhneva, soprano
Freiburger Barockorchester
Gottfried von der Goltz, violin & conductor

We are presenting something very special for Christmas this year: For the first time, we are creating a solo program with the renowned soprano Julia Lezhneva, whose coloratura soprano enchants not only fans of early music. With her, we will be highlighting Christmas arias and concertos from Italy, England, France and Germany. Of course, arias from Johann Sebastian Bach's Christmas Oratorio and George Frideric Handel's "Messiah" are not to be missed. But unknown works will also be heard: for example, an aria from a Christmas cantata by Antonio Caldara or excerpts from the Christmas Oratorio by Carl Heinrich Graun. This Christmas oratorio, which has always been overshadowed by its great sister work by Bach, contains countless wonderful arias that are unfortunately performed far too rarely.

Marc-Antoine Charpentier's "Noëls sur les instruments", short instrumental compositions in which the composer uses the most famous Christmas carols of the 17th century, are particularly charming - some of which are still popularly sung in France today. Arcangelo Corelli's Concerto in G minor "Fatto per la Notte di Natale", on the other hand, contains no direct reference to any Christmas carols. It was premiered on December 24, 1690 as part of the traditional cantata performance in the Apostolic Palace in the presence of Pope Alexander VIII, a great patron of Corelli.

A free introductory lecture will take place at 7.15 pm in the Rolf Böhme Hall.

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