Giardino fiorito

In the Blooming Garden with George Frideric Handel
and Georg Philipp Telemann

Thursday 28. 07. 2022 | 19.30 Strahov Monastery
Summer Refectory
Strahovské nádvoří 1/132, Praha 1
With intermission


George Frideric Handel (1685–1759)
Das zitternde Glänzen der spielenden Wellen (aria)
Venus und Adonis (cantata)
La bianca rosa (cantata)
Meine Seele hört im Sehen (aria)
Air + Variations „The Harmonious Blacksmith

Georg Philipp Telemann (1681–1767)
Sonata in D major for violoncello and basso continuo
Trio Sonata in B-flat major

Die durstige Natur – Gemütsruhe – Einsamkeit – Pastorell – Sommer-Lust (songs from Singe-Spiel-und Generalbassübungen)



The Giardino fiorito concert will open the gates of an imaginary musical garden, whose architects will be Georg Philipp Telemann and George Frideric Handel. These two friends got along not only on a professional level, but also in their private life – among other things, through gardening. Personal messages, scores and even plant bulbs circulated in their correspondence... Both were renowned for their use of sound painting as well as for their systematic creative exploration of the boundaries and possibilities of instrumental music.


The door to a garden full of bubbling springs, lush grass and intoxicatingly scented roses will be opened by a trio of top instrumentalists and the soprano Anna-Lena Elbert, who will let the musical imagination of the two nature-loving Georges bloom anew.


Strahov Monastery

Summer Refectory
Strahovské nádvoří 1/132, Praha 1

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Partners of the concert

The concert is held with the financial support of the Deutsch-Tschechischer Zukunftsfonds and with the support of the Royal Canonry of Premonstratensians at Strahov.