No 74 Music at the French court

Tue 18th June 2019  »  8:00 pm
Nikolaikirche
Bach and Weimar

– J. S. Bach: Nun komm, der Heiden Heiland, BWV 61 – G. P. Telemann: Deus, judicium tuum, TWV 7: 7 – J. S. Bach: Ouvertüre C-Dur, BWV 1066 – J. B. Lully: Te Deum, LWV 55

Gesine Adler (soprano), Susanne Langner (alto), Stefan Kunath (altus), Tobias Hunger (tenor), Klaus Mertens (bass), Collegium Vocale Leipzig, Merseburger Hofmusik, direction: Michael Schönheit

Concert introduction: 7.00 pm, Zeitgeschichtliches Forum, M. A. Gregor Richter · Pre-concert talk in English: Dr. Andrew Talle

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Ticket prices: € 72,00 | 55,00 | 36,00 | 18,00
reduced: € 62,00 | 47,00 | 30,00 | 15,00

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Jean-Baptiste Lully composed his «Te Deum« as glorification of the regency of king Louis XIV on the occassion of the baptism of his son, Louis Lully, whose godfather the king was. The piece is one of the earliest French examples of church music making use of trumpets and timpani. And because of this glory it is still well-known.

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