From time immemorial Thuringia has been a highly musical region. Along with the greats who resided there at least for a time, like Schütz, Telemann, Bach and his sons, and Liszt, a closer examination reveals other Thuringian composers who indisputably contributed to the course of music history. So too Johann Melchior Molter. This composer from Tiefenort was active in Eisenach and Karlsruhe and during his lifetime was regarded as one of the most productive and significant composers as well as a trailblazer participating in the transition from the Baroque to the classical era. On the occasion of the 250th anniversary of his death Theater & Philharmonie Thüringen has launched an editorial project in cooperation with the Institute of Musicology in Weimar-Jena. Students from the college edited works by Molter that had ceased to be performed after his death, so that they then could be heard again for the first time in 250 years in concerts in Altenburg and Gera by the Reuß Chamber Orchestra led by Werner Ehrhardt. They are now celebrating their recording premiere on cpo.