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Artistic Direction: Gabriel Bebeșelea

Soprano: Rodica Vica

Georg Philipp Telemann: Concerto for violin in A minor, TWV 51:A2 / Ouverture (Emma und Eginhard), TWV 21:25

Johann Sartorius II: „Gerechter Gott“

Georg Philipp Telemann: Völker-Ouverture “Les Nations” in B-flat major, TWV 55:B5

Georg Philipp Telemann: „Meine Tränen werden Wellen, meine Seufzen ein Orkan” (Emma und Eginhard), TWV 21:25

Michael Haydn: Sinfonia in G Major “Applausus”, Perger

Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach: „Ist dieses Abrams Gott?” / „Will er, dass sein Volk verderbe?” (Die Israeliten in die Wüste), H.775

Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach: Sinfonia in E minor, WQ.177

Anton Hubatschek: „Trauter schon am frühen Morgen” (Die Fürstengrille)

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Adagio and Fugue, KV.546 

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: „So quanto a te dispiace” (Mitridate, re di Ponto), KV.87


+/- 90 minutes

PERFORMERS: 17 musicians


Dates available on request

„BaRockIN’ Transylvania”, the ingenious project of the ensemble Musica Ricercata, has the mission to perform, after three centuries of silence, the music of Transylvanian baroque and classical composers, whose manuscripts were discovered and transcribed by the Artistic Director Gabriel Bebeșelea in libraries and archives of the former Transylvanian capital city of Sibiu/Hermannstadt.

After intense researches in the National Archives of Sibiu, the archives of the Lutheran Cathedral and Catholic Church of Sibiu and ASTRA Library, there were discovered exquisite masterpieces which demonstrate the musical synchronicity between the Transylvanian and the Western-European culture. Composers such as Johann Sartorius II and Anton Hubatschek are performed alongside their contemporaries: Georg Philipp Telemann, C.P.E. Bach and W.A. Mozart.

The main composition of this project is „Die Fürstengrille”, an opera composed in Sibiu/Hermannstadt in 1797 by Anton Hubatschek (1763-1813), the musician who organized and conducted the Transylvanian premiere of Mozart’s „The Magic Flute” shortly after its Viennese premiere. Excerpts stored in the National Archives of Sibiu and the archives of the Lutheran Cathedral and Catholic Church of Sibiu are presented to audiences after being premiered on stage in 2019, together with works by Mozart, demonstrating in real time the value of this composition.

„BaRockIN’ Transylvania” is a touring project which in 2019 took this concept to the historical Transylvanian citadels as well as to the pantheon of the Romanian classical music – the Romanian Athenaeum in Bucharest.

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