A WEEK OF TELEMANN
Ensemble Delirio Agnes Scheibelreiter, soprano
The Scherzi melodichi of 1734 contain seven suites named after the days of the week. The programmatic idea, which is stated on the cover sheet and in the foreword, is to provide music for every-day to entertain the visitors of Bad Pyrmont (in today’s Lower Saxony), back then one of Europe’s most popular spas. The structure of the Fortsetzung des Harmonischen Gottesdienstes (1731/32) also follows a calendrical principle. The young Ensemble DELIRIO put a programme together, which features each day of the week in at least one of the compositions. The selection of the pieces is based on two cycles by Georg Philipp Telemann.