Thu 19 h
Raffaelsaal Orangerieschloss
palace concerts
€ 40 | 30 | 25

Young festival ticket: 15 €

currently sold out

Barbarian beauty

Telemann in the Wild East


Georg Philipp Telemann returns to his sources, which bubble up in the folk music of Eastern Europe: from Poland, Moravia and Slovakia to Hungary and Romania


Hélène Richaud
vocals, cello
Iurie Morar cimbalom
Josef Zak, Sophie Iwamura violin
Diane Chmela viola
Chloé Lucas double bass
Éric Bellocq archlute, cister
Pierre Rigopoulos tonbak, davul, percussion
François Lazarevitch flutes, frula, bagpipes & conductor

In 1705, on a trip to Silesia, Telemann fell in love with the local folk music. He raved that anyone who listened to the musicians there for eight days could take enough ideas for the rest of his or her life! After this initial spark, he continued to collect, treasuring the found objects in his own compositions and dressing their »true barbaric beauty« in the garments of his art. When Les Musiciens de Saint-Julien reconnect Telemann with his sources and mix his »folk-based« pieces with traditional music from Eastern Europe, you can hear the old master himself in a new, wild freshness. And, like him, you will fall for the unleashed imagination of fabulous musicians who open up a world of sound full of surprises.

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