Friedrich Wilhelm Zachow was the most prestigious representatives of the Halle music scene and one of the most interesting composers among the Central German cantors of his time. But unlike most of these musicians, Zachow has never been completely forgotten because of his importance as Handel’s first and only teacher. He evidently enjoyed great popularity not only as an organist, but also as a composer of cantatas. Unfortunately only a small number of these cantatas have survived.
With his ensembles Capella Thuringia and the singers of Cantus Thuringia, Bernhard Klapprott applies himself to this unjustly seldom-heard music with great sureness of style. We can keenly look forward to hearing these rarely performed compositions by Zachow
Konzerteinführung: Dr. Erik Dremel, Theologische Fakultät der Martin-Luther-Universität Halle-Wittenberg // 15.00 Uhr // Händel-Haus, Glashalle // Admission free – unnumbered seating // duration 30 minutes approx. (in German only)