We'll pay a musical visit to the north German city of Hamburg to hear works by composers who lived and worked there, including Matthias Weckmann, Hieronymus Praetorius, and Georg Philipp Telemann. We'll also hear selections from Handel's very first opera, Almira, which was first performed at Hamburg's Goose Market Theater in 1705.

  • Hieronymus Praetorius: Magnificat quarti toni. Performed by Weser‐Renaissance Bremen.
  • Matthias Weckmann: Canzon II. Performed by Concerto Palatino.
  • Matthias Weckmann: Suite in B minor. Performed by Gustav Leonhardt, harpsichord.
  • Georg Philipp Telemann: Dies ist der Tag, den der Herr macht. Performed by Hamburger Ratsmusik; Dorothee Mields & Hanna Zumsande, sopranos.
  • Georg Friedrich Handel: Suite of dances from Almira. Performed by Academy for Early Music Berlin.
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