We don’t know whether Johann Sebastian Bach ever called Anna Magdalena »my Muse«, but he did meet her when she was a singer at the Court of Köthen. Later he said she »sang in but a very clear soprano«. Even though in private only. Multi ECHO Klassik award-winning singer Nuria Rial, one of the great baroque voices, retraces Anna Magdalena’s steps together with the passionate Bach-specialist ensemble Café Zimmermann. They dedicate a touching and exhilarating evening to Bach’s companion in life and in art presenting compositions inspired by her musical world or even written for her.
Nuria Rial, soprano
Pablo Valetti, violin & concert master
Patricia Gagnon, viola
Petr Skalka, violoncello
Ludek Brany, contrabass
Céline Frisch, harpsichord
Shizuko Noiri, lute
Georges Barthel, transverse flute
Music from the famous notebook (»Bist du bei mir«, »Willst du dein Herz mir schenken«) by Johann Sebastian Bach (overture h-minor with the »Badinerie«, cantata »Ich habe genug« et al.) as well as pieces by Georg Philipp Telemann, Johann Philipp Krieger & Christoph Stölzel.