Georg Philipp Telemann (1681-1767)
Singspiel in 3 acts TWV 21:24 (Hamburg 1728)
after a libretto by Johann Samuel Müller
Markus Volpert, Miriways ∙ Ulrike Hofbauer, Sophi
Julie Martin du Theil, Bemira ∙ Gabriele Hierdeis, Nisibis
Stefan Zenkl, Murzah ∙ Ida Aldrian, Samischa
Susanne Drexl, Zemir ∙ Ilja Werger, An envoy & Scandor
Michi Gaigg, conductor
First recording (LIVE)
(cpo 2014 ∙ 2 CDs)
Miriways is a lucky strike: the contents are relevant, the music colourful and exciting. With virtuoso horn parts, a dense and inventive composition, this music seems to be on a par with the “Brandenburg concertos”. […] Michi Gaigg’s lively approach and the scintillating sound of the L’Orfeo Barockorchester make this live recording from the Telemann Festtage 2012 very enjoyable. A special ovation to the horn players Olivier Picon and Sebastian Fischer.
Opernwelt, Boris Kehrmann, May 2014
Michi Gaigg posseses an intuitive talent, with brilliant intelligence she senses and presents the structure of the scenes und coordinates the trickiest (of which there are numerous) parts in the score. The leader of the L’Orfeo Barockorchester has very convincingly become the authority when it comes to rediscovering and re-evaluating Telemann’s works.
Sonograma Magazine, Carme Miró, 29 April 2014
Musically impressing revival of a beautiful Telemann score, with good singers and, above all, a magnificent orchestral ensemble.
Pizzicato, Remy Franck, 25 February 2014
An unknown masterpiece
[…] It is truly inconceivable that of all pieces this work remained unknown, especially since it is truly exceptional and highly inventive. The breathtaking coloraturas for the Corno da caccia in the Overture alone create a whirl of excitement, preparing the prevailing mood for the whole story […]
The bottom line: more than worth hearing!
[…] Michi Gaigg collected a fine vocal ensemble. The female voices are style-defining […]. In a word: this recording is a shining gem, finely polished by Michi Gaigg and her L’Orfeo Barockorchester!
hr2 kultur, CD-Tipp, Natascha Pflaumbaum, 5 February 2014
[…] Once again Michi Gaigg, with the L’Orfeo Barockorchester, confirms her pioneering role as a music discoverer.
Wiener Zeitung, Daniel Wagner, 18 March 2014
[…] The L’Orfeo Barockorchester, performing here with 21 musicians, and conducted by Michi Gaigg presents a brilliant start, proving Telemann’s hitherto unknown opera to be a masterpiece. During two and a half hours the listener is spellbound by sparkles and glitters and vibrations.
Klassik Heute, Ekkehard Pluta, 26 March 2014