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Kuhnaus Biblical Sonatas I [German]

The tales of David and Goliath, of Saul and David, translated into harpsichord music and poetical texts by harpsichordist Michael Hell and reciter Thomas Höft.

Music can be used to tell a story: known as programme music, this genre has its roots in the 17th century. Baroque composer Johann Kuhnau composed keyboard pieces inspired by non-musical material, in this case Biblical stories. The tales of David and Goliath, of Saul and David, translated into harpsichord music and poetical texts, form the script from which harpsichordist Michael Hell and reciter Thomas Höft create gripping stories, leading us from one emotion to the next.

In German.