GEORG PHILIPP TELEMANN (1681-1767): Kapitänsmusik 1744, TWV 15:15: Oratorio Vereint euch, ihr Brüder, Serenata Freyheit!.
Catalogue Number: 07L023
Reference: 777 390
Description: Like last October's single-disc release of music from Kapitänsmusik 1724, this oratorio and serenata are also part of Telemann's civic duties as Hamburg City Music Director. Lasting 71 and 75 minutes respectively, they are wholly secular works (outside of short pro forma prayers) populated by such abstractions as Hamburg's Guardian Spirit, Contemplation, Joy and Liberty, and provide much more wonderful, cheerful and satisfying music. But what else would you expect from Telemann? 2 CDs. German-English texts. Dorothee Mields, Monika Mauch, Ulrike Hofbauer (sopranos), Immo Schröder (tenor), Dominik Wörner (bass), Weser-Renaissance Bremen; Manfred Cordes.