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Robert King, The King's Consort - Handel & Telemann: Water Music (1997)

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Robert King, The King's Consort - Handel & Telemann: Water Music (1997)

Robert King, The King's Consort - Handel & Telemann: Water Music (1997)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 364 Mb | Total time: 69:55 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Hyperion | CDA66967 | Recorded: 1997

George Philipp Telemann's Wassermusik (commonly known as 'Hamburger Ebb und Fluth' – an oblique reference to the local method of sewage disposal!) was composed for a grand celebration of seafaring life during 1723. The music was noted at the time for being 'uncommonly well-suited to the occasion', and not least for its subject-matter: Telemann guides his audience through a pageant of aquatic folklore and meteorology.

Maurice André - Great Trumpet Concertos [6CDs] (2016)

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Maurice André - Great Trumpet Concertos [6CDs] (2016)

Maurice André - Great Trumpet Concertos [6CDs] (2016)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 2.11 Gb | Total time: 07:26:29 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Erato | # 0190295974947 | Recorded: 1963-1980

“Indisputably the most consummate artist in the history of the classical trumpet,” was how Gramophone described Maurice André, a musician characterised by both brilliance and refinement. These six CDs, which give pride of place to music from the 18th and 20th centuries, complement some of the most popular concertos ever written for trumpet with an enticing and fascinating selection of rarely-heard works.

Sébastien Marq, Le Concert Français, Pierre Hantaï - Telemann: "Essercizii Musici" Trios, Solos & Fantaisies (1995)

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Sébastien Marq, Le Concert Français, Pierre Hantaï - Telemann: "Essercizii Musici" Trios, Solos & Fantaisies (1995)

Sébastien Marq, Le Concert Français, Pierre Hantaï - Telemann: "Essercizii Musici" Trios, Solos & Fantaisies (1995)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 359 Mb | Total time: 70:04 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Astrée Auvidis | E 8684 | Recorded: 1994

Un rayon de soleil traverse l’azur du petit matin et réchauffe le cœur d’une douce caresse… Dès le premier mouvement (largo) du Trio en la Majeur, Sébastien Marq expose son jeu doux et velouté, léger et transcendant. Et l’on s’émerveille, béat, devant la beauté du son, la justesse des sentiments, et ce toucher si délicat qui vous berce et vous emmène dans un jardin d’Eden. Le voyage s’achève sur quatre mêmes notes, plus suaves et doucereuses que les précédentes.

Trevor Pinnock, The English Concert - Georg Philipp Telemann: Suiten (1993)

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Trevor Pinnock, The English Concert - Georg Philipp Telemann: Suiten (1993)

Trevor Pinnock, The English Concert - Georg Philipp Telemann: Suiten (1993)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 413 Mb | Total time: 76:52 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Archiv Produktion | 437 558-2 | Recorded: 1992

The three orchestral suites on this disc afford splendid examples of Telemann's seemingly inexhaustible invention in this sphere. The best-known of the suites is that in C major for three oboes, bassoon and strings. It's one of countless pieces that demonstrate Telemann's sympathy for and knowledge of the oboe. The movements are effectively contrasted with the composer juxtaposing for example a vigorous Bourree en trompette with a drowsy ''Sommeille'' whose somnolent quavers have almost hypnotic powers. Pinnock revels in scene-painting of this kind, just as he invariably hits upon effective tempos for the dances.

Robert King, The King's Consort - Telemann: Musique de Table (1989)

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Robert King, The King's Consort - Telemann: Musique de Table (1989)

Robert King, The King's Consort - Telemann: Musique de Table (1989)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 346 Mb | Total time: 67:00 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Hyperion | # CDA66278 | Recorded: 1987

…The King's Consort under the direction of Robert King perform the Overture-Suites from the Second and Third Productions of Telemann's anthology…I find the new issue delightful, both musically and from a performance standpoint. The players capture the spirit of the Overture-Suite in D major (Second Production) with pleasing tempos, crisp articulation, taut rhythms and fine ensemble. The trumpet has an important role in this Suite and here it is played with finesse by Crispian Steele-Perkins—resonant, authoritative but never overbearing. Oboes are kept busy, too, as indeed is the leader, Roy Goodman who gives a lively account of the several concertante passages for violin. His presence has contributed much to the ultimate success of this project.

American Baroque, Stephen Schultz - Telemann: The Paris Quartets (1988)

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American Baroque, Stephen Schultz - Telemann: The Paris Quartets (1988)

American Baroque, Stephen Schultz - Telemann: The Paris Quartets (1988)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 198 Mb | Total time: 45:17 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Amon Ra | CD-SAR 39 | Recorded: 1986

It is well documented that Telemann’s contemporaries marveled at his command of the French, Italian and even Polish national musical idioms he incorporated into his works. The ‘Paris’ Quartets (1730) and ‘Nouveaux Quatuors’ (1738) are a fine example of his contribution to instrumental music in the Baroque era. While they reflect his mastery of Corelli’s Italian Sonata/Concerto forms and Lully’s French Suite influences, they also provide a departure point for the forward-looking conversational galant style.

American Baroque - Telemann: Fourth Book of Quartets (1990)

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American Baroque - Telemann: Fourth Book of Quartets (1990)

American Baroque - Telemann: Fourth Book of Quartets (1990)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 314 Mb | Total time: 54:04 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Koch | # 3-7031-2 H1 | Recorded: 1989

These six Quartets for flute, violin, viola/viola da gamba and continuo are puzzling on almost all counts. Though printed in Paris in 1752 they are not part of the genuine ‘Paris Quartet’ set of 1738. Nor are they incontrovertibly the work of Telemann. But on stylistic grounds it does seem likely, though we should not rule out an imitator, French perhaps, who in collusion with the publisher saw an opportunity to make some money following the enormous success of Telemann’s Paris visit in 1737-8.

American Baroque - Telemann: 6 Sonatas for Two Flutes without Bass (1998)

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American Baroque - Telemann: 6 Sonatas for Two Flutes without Bass (1998)

American Baroque - Telemann: 6 Sonatas for Two Flutes without Bass (1998)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 225 Mb | Total time: 67:50 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Naxos | 8.554132 | Recorded: 1997

Telemann published his Sonates sans Basse à deux Flutes traverses, ou à deux Violons, ou à deux Flutes à bec (Sonatas without Bass for Two Transverse Flutes, or Two Violins, or Two Recorders) in Hamburg in 1727 and they were published again in Amsterdam around the year l730 by Le Cène, in Paris in 1736-37 by Le Clerc and in London in 1746 as opera seconda by Walsh. Telemann, in his own autobiographical notice published by Handel's Hamburg rival Mattheson in 1740 in his Grundlage einer Ehren-Pforte, writes of his ability to play the keyboard, violin, recorder, oboe, flute, chalumeau and viola da gamba, as well as the double bass and trombone, skills that at that time were not unique to him.

American Baroque plays Telemann (2000)

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American Baroque plays Telemann (2000)

American Baroque plays Telemann (2000)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 394 Mb | Total time: 69:53 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Dorian Recordings | # DOR-93205 | Recorded: 1999

This exciting Baroque instrumental group using period instruments performs with passion and integrity music primarily from Telemann's "Essercitzii Musici" and "Tafelmusik."

European Baroque Soloists - Telemann: Six Quartets (1991)

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European Baroque Soloists - Telemann: Six Quartets (1991)

European Baroque Soloists - Telemann: Six Quartets (1991)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 332 Mb | Total time: 59:03 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Denon | # CO-77613 | Recorded: 1990

Georg Philipp Telemann was considered the most important German composer of his day and his reputation outlasted him for some time, but ultimately it was unable to withstand the shadow cast by the growing popularity of his contemporary, Johann Sebastian Bach. Telemann enormous output, perhaps the largest of any classical composer in history, includes parts of at least 31 cantata cycles, many operas, concertos, oratorios, songs, music for civic occasions and church services, passion, orchestral suites and abundant amounts of chamber music. While many of these works have been lost, most still exist, and the sheer bulk of his creativity has made it difficult for scholars and performers alike to come to terms with.

Kurt Redel - Telemann: Matthäus-Passion; Magnificat (1992)

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Kurt Redel - Telemann: Matthäus-Passion; Magnificat (1992)

Kurt Redel - Telemann: Matthäus-Passion; Magnificat (1992)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 674 Mb | Total time: 130:37 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Philips | 432 500-2 | Recorded: 1964, 1965

Kurt Redel conducts unaffectedly but with passion and is beautifully supported in this with an excellent orchestra and beautifully balanced choir of faultless intonation. The story moves at a good pace as the the tragedy unfolds and is interspersed with some stunning arias, many of them affording moments of still reflection as is befitting for a passion. The singers are faultless and often superb with Sena Jurinac at the height of her artistry, Theo Altmeyer a fine evangelist who knows how to tell a story. Franz Crass always was a lovely, musical singer with a well-rounded, rich voice.

Klaus Mertens, Shalev Ad-El, Accademia Daniel - Telemann: Passion Cantatas (2009)

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Klaus Mertens, Shalev Ad-El, Accademia Daniel - Telemann: Passion Cantatas (2009)

Klaus Mertens, Shalev Ad-El, Accademia Daniel - Telemann: Ich will den Kreuzweg gerne gehen; Passion Cantatas (2009)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 328 Mb | Total time: 69:53 | Scans included
Classical | Label: CPO | 777 299-2 | Recorded: 2006-2007

The five cantatas presented on this disc share several elements. They are all for solo bass and orchestra, and Der am Ölberg zagende Jesus deals with Christ’s agonies in the garden of Gethsemane, with three recitatives setting the scene surrounding two arias for Jesus, ending with an aria by the narrator inviting all to contemplate Christ’s sacrifice. Jesus liegt in letzten Zügen is a meditation on the moment of Christ’s death. Ich will den Kreuzweg gerne gehen expresses the narrator’s desire to follow the way of the cross in Christ’s footsteps. The other two cantatas are more tangentially connected to the events of the passion, although they mention the passion as motivation for the sinner to prepare for eventual union with his Savior.

Paweł Iwaszkiewicz, Orkiestra Czasów Zarazy - Telemann's Poland (2017)

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Paweł Iwaszkiewicz, Orkiestra Czasów Zarazy - Telemann's Poland (2017)

Paweł Iwaszkiewicz, Orkiestra Czasów Zarazy - Telemann's Poland (2017)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 311 Mb | Total time: 51:13 | Scans included
Classical | Label: ayros | # AYCD01 | Recorded: 2014

The years 1681-1767 constitute the frame of Telemann’s lifetime. He was an outstanding German composer who lived and worked in the late Baroque – the same age as the masters Bach and Händel. Although nowadays his famous contemporaries often overshadow him, in his lifetime he was known as one of the most productive and versatile musicians. After centuries of neglect, his character and creativity seem to be winning that respect once again.

Michi Gaigg, L'Orfeo Barockorchester - Telemann: Miriways (2014)

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Michi Gaigg, L'Orfeo Barockorchester - Telemann: Miriways (2014)

Michi Gaigg, L'Orfeo Barockorchester - Telemann: Miriways (2014)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 952 Mb | Total time: 146:41 | Scans included
Classical | Label: CPO | 777 752-2 | Recorded: 2012

Miriways met with enthusiasm when rediscovered after 284 years in 2012. 'That the score of Miriways…is such a…delight to hear owes…to the Austrian conductor Michi Gaigg and her L'Orfeo Baroque Orchestra…' (J. Gahre in Das Opernglas). Mir Wais was an Afghan tribal prince who led several revolts to liberate Kandahar from Persian rule, a very current political subject when staged in Hamburg in 1728, and now. Telemann's music is colorful, lavishly instrumented, and richly Oriental in color.

Gottfried von der Goltz, Freiburger Barockorchester - Telemann: Das Seliges Erwägen, Passions-Oratorium (2018)

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Gottfried von der Goltz, Freiburger Barockorchester - Telemann: Das Seliges Erwägen, Passions-Oratorium (2018)

Gottfried von der Goltz, Freiburger Barockorchester - Telemann: Das Seliges Erwägen, Passions-Oratorium (2018)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 548 Mb | Total time: 59:15+53:15 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Aparté | # AP175 | Recorded: 2017

The Freiburger Barockorchester, directed from Gottfried von der Goltz’s violin, released a brand new recording of Telemann’s rare Passion, entitled Seliges Erwägen (Contemplative Meditations). More than just setting to music the story of the passion of Christ, such as Bach did, we hear in this score a succession of meditations. If we know little about its genesis, it is acknowledged that the success of this work was considerable, even more than that of his Passion after Brockes or his oratorio The Death of Jesus. The clear diction and the transparency of the voices in the chorals perfectly convey the dramatic expression, typical of these sacred works.