12. September 2019, 14:00 bis 15:30 Uhr
Hannover Congress Centrum | Raum 4
How was George Frederic Handel’s “Messiah” conceived in the composer’s original version of 1741, before the first performance in Dublin in 1742 and the first performances in London in the 1740s? Musicologist and editor Malcolm Bruno has answered this question in his new edition “Messiah 1741”, including unique material for the user such as the early wind parts discovered in Dublin. Additionally, for the first time, the German text of Johann Gottfried Herder, commissioned in 1780 by Goethe, is presented with the original English text of Charles Jennens. Herder’s work is in its own right a monument of the German enlightenment. It is closer to the original than any other German version in both literary imagination and ease of vocal underlay. Therefore, it offers a perfect alternative for singing, as a “road test” during the workshop will show. The workshop will also examine issues of performance practice such as contemporary 18th-century vocal ornamentation.
Malcolm Bruno studied at the Juilliard School, the New York University and the Royal College of Music before working as Associate Director of the Taverner Consort and early music producer for BBC Radio 3 in London for 15 years, producing major recordings of Andrew Parrott. Since 2005, he has been artistic director and chair of the Norwegian ensembles Larvik Barokk and Barokksolistene. For the past 20 years, he has also been producer for major choirs in New York and Washington, co-founding New York Polyphony in 2007. As a musicologist, he is currently Scholar in Residence at Princeton University. Having edited sacred music of Pergolesi and Vivaldi, “Messiah 1741”, the early version of Handel’s Oratorio, was published by Breitkopf & Härtel in 2018.
Paul Krämer erhielt schon mit sechs Jahren Klavierunterricht, gefolgt von Klarinette, Orgel, Gesang und Musiktheorie. Er erhielt ein Stipendium der Studienstiftung des deutschen Volkes und schloss sein Studium Chordirigieren bei Prof. Marcus Creed und Prof. Peter Dijkstra an der Hochschule für Musik und Tanz Köln mit Bestnoten ab. Krämer leitet aktuell die Kartäuserkantorei Köln und den Philharmonischen Chor der Stadt Bonn. Zudem hat er bereits mit dem WDR Rundfunkchor, dem Niederländischen Rundfunkchor, dem Gürzenich-Orchester Köln, den Bochumer Symphonikern und dem Barockorchester Concerto Con Anima zusammengearbeitet. Darüber hinaus unterrichtet er Ensemblegesang bei der Chorakademie des WDR Rundfunkchores.