THE HAGUE, Netherlands
- Jan. 23, 2020
-- Anders Muskens is a Canadian fortepiano & harpsichord player and founder of Das Neue Mannheimer Orchester, is running a crowdfunding campaign on Kickstarter to raise funds for his project "Record J.C. Bach's 1767 Opera seria Carattaco
". They propose to record Johann Christian Bach's 1767 opera seria Carattaco on 14 February 2020 in The Hague, Netherlands in an historically-
informed performance with period instruments. This early Classical opera has never been revived or recorded, but is richly orchestrated and full of quality music. they will release this opera for the first time on CD and digital platforms.Das Neue Mannheimer Orchester
is a young professional ensemble with a mission to bring galant, Classical, and early Romantic repertoire; especially that of the Mannheim School of composers, which is often neglected, back to life with historical performance. There is still so much un-revived music which deserves to be heard and we would love to make that happen. The ensemble is made up of students and recent graduates from Den Haag and Amsterdam who all specifically specialized in early music study. The group was founded by Anders Muskens in late 2016, and he is the artistic director and leader of the ensemble.
"I once read that Mozart was a great admirer of Johann Christian Bach - the youngest son of J.S. Bach. My curiosity piqued, I decided to take a look at what J.C. Bach's music was like, and found it was wonderful and deserving of revival. Carattaco
has never been recorded or staged - this was the reason behind picking this opera for our project." says Anders. He then added, "We're a group of young musicians just at the start of our careers, and we're really excited and enthusiastic to bring this forgotten repertoire to a new generation of listeners. I hope you can share in our vision and help make our project a reality."
With just 17 days left in this campaign, your support is needed to make this campaign a successful one. Please consider getting involved, at whatever level you can, and help "Record J.C. Bach's 1767 Opera seria Carattaco
)" get funded!
If you are unable to make donations, kindly share details about the campaign on social media.Campaign Link:https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/andersmuskens/world-premiere-of-jc-bachs-1767-opera-seria-carattaco/description