»Katharinas Hofmusik«

26


Aug

»Katharinas Hofmusik«

Joachim Held (© Manfred Esser)

Joachim Held (© Manfred Esser)

Sunday , 26.08.18 - 5:00 pm

Program:
Works by Johann Friedrich Fasch, Arcangelo Corelli, Georg Philipp Telemann, Carlo Antonio Marino and
Johann Christian Schickhardt

»Music of Catherine’s Court« is a newly initiated project of the Bremen Music Festival scheduled to continue over a period of several years and featuring internationally leading specialists in early music from the East Frisian Peninsula. The project is named for no less a personality than the Russian tsarina Catherine the Great. Born in 1729 as Sophie Auguste Friederike von Anhalt-Zerbst, she was a member of a dynasty that was closely tied to the reign of Jever. At the age of 14, she visited the small capital, and when her brother, the last of the Anhalt-Zerbst line, died childless in 1793, she formally became the sovereign of Jever from 1793 to 1796, although in far-away Russia. Lute player Joachim Held, himself descended through his mother from the royal family of Anhalt, devotes his attention for »Music of Catherine’s Court« to both the lavish repertoire of the Anhalt-Zerbst court orchestra as well as the music collection that was acquired for the palace library in Jever during the time of Catherine. Compositions by the Royal Court Kapellmeister of many years, Johann Friedrich Fasch, and including European giants such as Arcangelo Corelli and contemporaries mark the beginning of a journey of discovery that tracks down the fascinating connection between Catherine’s origins and her later influence at the St Petersburg court.

Soloists Ensemble Akademie für Alte Musik Bremen:
Veronika Skuplik baroque violon
Franciska Hajdu
violin
Alice Vaz
viola
Viola de Hoog
baroque violoncello
Han Tol
recorder
Stanislav Gres
harpsichord
Joachim Held
lute, theorbo and direction

Tickets: € 30 (reduced € 24)

in cooperation with Landkreis Friesland