Georg Philipp Telemann Du aber, Daniel (But you, Daniel)
Johann Sebastian Bach Gottes Zeit ist die allerbeste Zeit (God’s time is the very best time)
Some of the greatest music ever written – from Heinrich Schütz to Eric Clapton – has been inspired by death and bereavement. In this unusual and moving lunchtime concert, Musica Poetica perform two notable examples of the funeral cantata by composers influenced by the works of Franz Tunder.
Bach’s Cantata is one of his very early works and is also known as the Actus Tragicus. Telemann’s cantata is a work of great intimacy and exquisite instrumentation, a musical response to the last words of the Book of Daniel.