Leipzig 1723: Telemann, Graupner, Bach - Cantatas | Accentus ACC30598

Leipzig 1723: Telemann, Graupner, Bach - Cantatas


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Label: Accentus

Cat No: ACC30598

Barcode: 4260234832860

Format: CD

Number of Discs: 1

Genre: Vocal/Choral

Release Date: 3rd March 2023



1723 marked the beginning of a new era: Johann Sebastian Bach was appointed Thomaskantor in Leipzig and was about to leave his mark on German music history like hardly any other composer.

But first, Georg Philipp Telemann, the actual preferred candidate, needed to withdraw from his appointment in favour of Hamburg. Christoph Graupner, the jury's next choice, was unable to take up the post because he didn't receive approval from his employer in Darmstadt.

It's hard to believe that Bach was only the third choice! Immerse yourself in the fascinating application process and slip into the role of the jury!

The OPUS-KLASSIK award-winning ensemble Ælbgut presents an exciting compilation of the three composers' specially prepared trial cantatas. For this, they are working together for the first time with the young baroque specialists from Capella Jenensis.

Listen to the premiere recording of Graupner's "Lobet den Herrn" as well as Telemann's previously unpublished cantata "Ich muß auf den Bergen weinen und heulen" – a true rediscovery.

Which candidate would you have chosen?

Recorded at Paul-Gerhardt-Kirche, Leipzig, July 2022

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