Since the Renaissance, Italy had become the prime nation of cultural renewal and a favoured study location for artists and musicians. German musical collections provide many examples of a yearning for musical ‘dreamscapes’ of Italy created in the Central German provinces.
The ensemble Musica Fiorita, under its leader Daniela Dolci, discovered concertos and sacred music in the archives of locations such as Meiningen, Sondershausen, Rudolstadt and Weimar. The composers Fasch, Hasse, Molter, Stölzel and Jommelli are all representatives of the popular Italian style and have been ‘big names’ all together in their time.
The program presents seldom or never heard music in the splendid style of the High Baroque period.
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Fasch, J F: Ouverture-Suite in C Major, FaWV K:C1 1. Air un poco allegro 2. Bouree I & II 3. Air Andante 4. Aria un poco allegro 5. Passepied
Hasse, J A: Kyrie in D Major 6. Allegro moderato e spiritoso 7. Alla breve 8. Largo/Andante
Stölzel: Concerto for Flute & Oboe in E Minor 9. Alla breve 10. Adagio 11. Allegro
Molter: In Jesu heilig' und Geliebte, MWV 1.6 I. Arie/Rezitativ "In Jesu heilig' und Geliebte" II. "So ihr solches wisset" III. Choral "Mein liebster Jesu" IV. Rezitativ "Ach, großer und erhabner Gott" V. Arie "Nun mein Gott, ich liebe dich"
Molter: Concerto for 2 Trumpets in D Major, MWV 6.28 I. Allegro II. Andante III. Allegro
Jommelli: Te Deum in D Major I. Allegro spirito II. Andantino III. Allegro IV. Fuga