Two of Georg Philipp Telemann's secular cantatas together with the Psalm setting, "Ach Herr, strafe mich nicht" ("Lord, chasten me not") are featured in this 1990 recording. Il Parnaso Musicale are Yvonne Weichsel (recorder); Dario Luisi (Baroque violin); Susanne Scholz (Baroque violin); Maurizio Borzone (Baroque viola); Jörg Zwicker (Baroque cello); and Ernest Hoetzl (harpsichord, organ).
"There is much in the blend of words and music to intrigue and delight. These were written as the cantata form was emerging from its origins in imitation of Italian opera. The emotions are strong. Passions (of love) run high, though controlled. Most of the burden of conveying these feelings with such drive falls on Annette Markert; so it's as well that she's completely up to the task…. She communicates very personally with listeners—surely as Telemann wanted…. The texture is rich in strings…. To explore the cantatas of the prolific Telemann is always a delight. To have them played as expertly and with as much verve as these players do is a double delight."—Musicweb International