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New release

Georg Philipp Telemann
Cantatas and Fantasies (1735)

Bettina Pahn, Soprano
Joachim Held, Lute
Julianne Laake, Viola da gamba
Cartsen Lohff, Harpsichord

Release date: February 2022
Label: Hänssler Classic

Audio sample:

Die Falschheit, TWV 20:27: III. Trotzig
Das Glück, TWV 20:25: III. Schmeichelnd
Die Zeit, TWV 20:23: II. Recitiativ

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Bettina Pahn was born in Erfurt. She first studied violoncello and later continued her vocal studies at the Hochschule für Musik "Hanns Eisler" in Berlin and in Frankfurt/Main with Prof. Elsa Cavelti. In recent years she has worked intensively with the renowned singing teacher Margreet Honig (Amsterdam).

Her professional path led her primarily into the field of baroque music.

Bettina Pahn has worked intensively as a soloist with Ton Koopman, Patrick Peire, Thomas Hengelbrock, Pierre Cao and Frieder Bernius.

Under the direction of Ton Koopman, she made her debut at Carnegie Hall in New York and has given widely acclaimed performances in the most important concert halls in Europe, including the Concertgebouw in Amsterdam and the Bolshoi Hall of the Moscow Conservatory.
As part of the Buxtehude complete recording under the direction of Ton Koopman, she has sung a large part of the solo cantatas for soprano.

With her duo partner, the lutenist Joachim Held and the fortepianists Christine Schornsheim and Tini Mathot, she has enjoyed many years of successful collaboration. With her partners, she has been and continues to be a guest at numerous early music festivals... More

Concert dates

09 September 2021
DE - Trossingen, Kongress Early Music Plattform
Concert with Christine Schornsheim, Fortepiano - “Vier Frauen im Originalklang“ Lieder of Fanny Hensel and Clara Schumann

29 May 2022
TR - Ephesus
Concert with Izmirbarock - Händel and Purcell's Atien and Lieder

07 August 2022
IT - Bertinoro
Chamber concert with Fabio Bonizzoni, harpsichord and Ryo Terakado, baroque violin - Händel, Bach-Schemelli

10 October 2022
DE - Magdeburg, Telemann Sonntagsmusiken
Telemann “moralische Kantaten“ with Joachim Held, lute and Juliane Laake, viola da gamba

19 February 2023
NL - Amsterdam, Muziekgebouw
Concert at the Festival Musica Nova 1600 - German songs of the early baroque with Joachim Held, lute

May 2023
DE - Liedfestival Kassel
Concert with Christine Schornsheim, Fortepiano

Courses and Masterclasses

09 to 11 June 2022
DE - Hfk Bremen
Masterclass with James Taylor, tenor (Yale Institute of Sacred Music) and Joachim Held, lute

06 to 09 August 2022
IT - Bertinoro
Courses and Masterclasses - Early Music Summer Academy

01 to 05 September 2022 and in 2023
DE - Pinneberg
Courses and Masterclasses - Admonter Lautenherbstes

Masterclass at the "6th Admonter Lautenherbst" in Admont, Austria. Lute - Evangelina Mascardi

Photos: © Thomas Sattler

Bettina Pahn sings

Bach Cantatas with Ton Koopman and the Amsterdam Baroque Orchestra | Live recording - Festival Itineraire Baroque in Verteillac (FR)

Händel, Hasse & Porpora Arias together with the Elbipolisorchester | Live recording - Neuburg/Donau (DE)

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