Los caminos del agua

Water Elements in the Music of the German
and South American Baroque

Monday 01. 08. 2022 | 20.00 Troja Château
U Trojského zámku 1, Prague 7
With intermission


Georg Philipp Telemann (1681–1767)
Der Regen Gottes trieft auf gute Sprossen (cantata)
Hamburger Ebb und Fluth (suite)
Anonymous (Mexico, 17th century)
La Ramirez – La Petenera
Son la Candela
Johann Christoph Graupner (1683–1760)
Das grosse Element, das Wasser der Natur
Johann Sebastian Bach (1685–1750)
An Wasserflüssen Babylon
Anonymous (Códice Trujillo del Perú)
Tonadas, Lanchas y Cachuas
Anonymous / Martin Schmidt, SJ (1694–1772)
Pastoreta Ychepe Flauta
Gabriel Bataille (ca 1575–1639)
El baxel esta en la playa


Swantje Tams Freier – soprano
Felipe Maximiliano Egaña Labrín – flauto traverso
Alice Vaz, Marina Kakuno – Baroque violin
Néstor Fabián Cortés Garzón – Baroque cello, artistic director
Hugo Miguel de Rodas Sanchez – archlute, Baroque guitar
Nadine Remmert – harpsichord


Just as rivulets of water merge into a swift stream and later into a mighty river, melodies and rhythms from different corners of the world blend together to form one mighty flow of music. Water, as the sacred source of life, has been and continues to be an unforgettable source of artistic inspiration. For it sings and speaks to those who listen!


The German ensemble Los Temperamentos will immerse themselves in the waves of rivers and seas. They will embark on a long journey from German spa and port towns to Peru, Chile and Bolivia, following in the footsteps of vocal and instrumental motifs of European, Central and South American origin that travelled between the two shores of the ocean from the 16th to the 18th century.


Troja Château

U Trojského zámku 1, Prague 7

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Partners of the concert

The concert is held with the financial support of the Deutsch-Tschechischer Zukunftsfonds and in collaboration with the Prague City Gallery.