A Telemann Companion

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A Telemann Companion

Catalogue No:

HMX290878187

Discs:

7

Release date:

8th Sept 2017

Barcode:

3149020878149

Medium:

CD
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A Telemann Companion


Telemann:

Orpheus

Dorothea Roschmann (Orasia), Roman Trekel (Orpheus), Ruth Ziesak (Eurydice), Maria Cristina Kiehr (Ismene), Werner Gura (Eurimedes), Isabelle Poulenard (Cephisa), Hanno Muller-Brachmann (Pluto), Axel Kohler (Ascalax)

Passion Oratorio 'Mich vom Stricke meiner Sünden' ('Brockes Passion'), TWV 5:1

Birgitte Christensen (Tochter Zion I, Gläubige Seele I, Maria, 3. Magd), Lydia Teuscher (Tochter Zion II, Gläubige Seele II, 2. Magd), Marie-Claude Chappuis (Judas, Gläubige Seele III, 1. Magd), Donát Havár (Petrus, Pilatus, Gläubige Seele IV, Hauptmann), Daniel Behle (Evangelist, Gläubige Seele VI) & Johannes Weisser (Jesus, Gläubige Seele V)

Hamburger Admiralitatsmusik 1723

Overture (Suite) TWV 55:F11 in F major for 4 horns, 2 oboes, 2 violins & b.c. 'Alster'

Suite TWV 55:g1 'La Musette'

Overture in F major, TWV55:F9

Overture (Suite) TWV 55:D22 in D major for 3 trumpets, timpani, strings & b.c. 'Ouverture jointe d'une suite tragi-comique'

Overture (Suite) TWV 55:D18 in D major for 2 trumpets, percussion, strings & b.c.

Overture (Suite) TWV 55:B5 in B flat major for strings & b.c. 'Volker-Ouverture'

Concerto TWV 51:A4 in A major for violin, strings & b.c. 'Die Relinge'

Overture (Suite) TWV 55:G2 in G major for strings & b.c. 'La Bizarre'

Overture (Suite) TWV 55:a2 in A minor for recorder (flute), strings & b.c.

Concerto TWV 51:C1 in C major for recorder, strings & b.c.

Maurice Steger (recorder)

Overture (Suite) TWV 55:C3 in C major for wind, strings & b.c. 'Hamburger Ebb und Fluth' ('Wassermusik')


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This box offers a magisterial demonstration of the diversity of Telemann’s output: operatic, first of all, with an exceptional approach to the famous myth of Orpheus; sacred with Brockes’s account of the Passion of Christ, which inspired the composer to write a dense and powerful score; and finally orchestral with his concertante works with recorder (bravo Maestro Steger!) and a selection of overtures ‘à la française’ that constantly remind us of the influence of Italian and French music on his idiom. But beyond questions of genre, it is above all the incredible richness of his style that the expert Berlin musicians of the Akademie für Alte Musik have revealed to us over the past few years!

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