Freiburger BarockorchesterPetra Müllejans director, violin – Philippe Jaroussky countertenor – Ann Kathrin Brüggemann oboe


Ouvertüre (Matthäus-Passion, TWV 5:53 "Danziger-Passion") Georg Philipp Telemann
Cantata "Der am Ölberg zagende Jesus" Georg Philipp Telemann
Overture (Der für die Sünden der Welt gemarterte und sterbende Jesus, TWV 5:1 "Brockes-Passion) Georg Philipp Telemann
Cantata "Jesus liegt in letzten Zugen", TWV 1:983 Georg Philipp Telemann
Sinfonia aus der Kantate BWV 18 "Gleich wie der Regen und Schnee von Himmel fällt" Johann Sebastian Bach
Sinfonia aus der Kantate BWV 21 "Ich hatte viel Bekümmernis" Johann Sebastian Bach
Sinfonia aus der Kantate BWV 196 "Der Herr denket an uns" Johann Sebastian Bach
Cantata "Ich habe genug", BWV 82 Johann Sebastian Bach

There can be no dispute of the fact that Bach wrote deeply moving passions and cantatas. Not commonly known, perhaps, is that his contemporary and compatriot Georg Philipp Telemann set episodes from the life of Christ to some astounding pieces of music. Indeed, the quality of Telemann's music is so high that several of his cantatas were for a long time attributed to Bach. The Freiburger Barockorchester, led by Petra Müllejans, brings us a choice selection of rich religious music by the two composers. And what soloist would be better able to interpret this heartrending music than Philippe Jaroussky, possibly the best contratenor of the day?