Do you remember your first encounter with Telemann’s music or do you associate a special experience with it?
The beginning of my musical acquaintance with Telemann lay in the early 1960s. I participated in a concert series of Baroque chamber music in Leipzig, where the music of Telemann played an important role. Popular, cheerful-moving was the „Kanarienvogel-Cantata", which we often performed with dedication and success.
Which Telemann composition(s) would you take with you to the legendary desert island?
The score of the two excerpts from Klopstock's „Messiah" TV WV 6:4a/b „Sing unsterbliche Seele” („Sing Immortal Soul”) and „Mirjam, und deine Wehmut, Debora” („Mirjam, and your Sorrow, Debora”) with its accompanying phonogram. If I were to be a shipwrecked man, floating on the case of my gamba on to this lonely island, I would