Weihnachtskonzert am Münchner Hof
Johann Sebastian Bach: Suite for Orchestr D major BWV 1068,
Symphony from the Christmas Oratory
Agosto Steffani: Sonate a tre. B-dur
Johann Christoph Pez:Concerto pastorale (2 traditional
christmas songs for lute)
Guiseppe Torelli: fatto per il santissimo natale
Evaristo Felice Dall ‘Abaco: Concerto Grosso op. 5 No. 5
Axel Wolf, Laute
Stefan Schilli, Oboe
Rüdiger Lotter, Violine & Dirigent
This program imagines what a Christmas concert at the
Munich Residence might have been like. It includes
works by composers who may well be unknown to
today’s listeners, but who played a significant role
at the Munich Court during the Baroque age, e.g.
Johann Christoph Pez and Evaristo Felice Dall’Abaco.
Under the direction of its concertmaster Rüdiger
Lotter, the Hofkapelle München performs works
from the seventeenth to the nineteenth centuries on
original instruments. Since its foundation in 1992 as
the Neue Hofkapelle München, the ensemble quickly
established itself as one of the most popular baroque
orchestras in Bavaria.
Its guest soloists include lutenist Axel Wolf, who
played a major role in many of the celebrated baroque
operas performed in Sir Peter Jonas’ era and who is
highly successful as a soloist, as well as Stefan Schilli,
solo oboist of the Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra,
who is in great demand as a baroque oboist, for
example in the ensemble “L’accademia giocosa”.
The program heard on this CD will also be performed
live in Munich’s Cuvilliés Theater on December
12 and 19, 2010.