Saturday, March 12, 2011

Georg Philipp Telemann - Pimpinone - Koch, Staatskapelle Berlin

 


 

 

 

 

Review:

Pimpinone, TWV 21:15, is a comic opera by the German composer Georg Philipp Telemann with a libretto by Johann Philipp Praetorius. Its full title is Die Ungleiche Heirat zwischen Vespetta und Pimpinone oder Das herrsch-süchtige Camer Mägden (The Unequal Marriage Between Vespetta and Pimpinone or The Domineering Chambermaid). The work is described as a Lustiges Zwischenspiel ("comic intermezzo") in three parts. It was first performed at the Theater amTelemann's Signature Gänsemarkt, Hamburg on 27 September 1725 as light relief between the acts of Telemann's adaptation of Handel's opera seria Tamerlano. Pimpinone was highly successful and pointed the way forward to later intermezzi, particularly Giovanni Battista Pergolesi's La serva padrona.

Performer:  Erna Roscher,  Reiner Süss
Conductor:  Helmut Koch
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Berlin Staatskapelle Orchestra

 

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