With the digital project "Sounding Thuringian Residences", a musical portrait of the Thuringian palace landscape was created, which makes the multifaceted musical landscape of Thuringia accessible to a broad audience in a digital way. This was also done out of the necessity of the Corona pandemic to move the planned offering to the digital.
The concert programme recorded in Weimar's Belvedere Palace in May 2021 is directly connected to this historical location in terms of content: Works by Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750) and Johann Pfeiffer (1697-1761), two composers who decisively shaped the musical life of the city through their work in the Weimar court orchestra, were recorded.
The resulting music video provides information about the rich Central German musical tradition, which has had a significant influence on the development of German and European musical culture. The musicians of the Capella Jenensis, specially trained in historical performance practice and playing original instruments of the time, have ensured the highest musical quality from a scholarly point of view. The programme was created after extensive research and analysis of the musical sources with works thematically appropriate to the castle. This was done in close cooperation with the scientific staff of the venue.
Post-production of the film is currently ongoing and will be completed by around March 2022. As soon as the film has been completed, the result will be published on the www.klingende-residenzen.de website. The concert film will be presented in an overall artistic concept with detailed background information on the castle, the composers and the music.