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Track(s) taken from CKD368
Recording details: March 2010
National Centre for Early Music, York, United Kingdom
Produced by Philip Hobbs
Engineered by Philip Hobbs
Release date: April 2011
Total duration: 10 minutes 56 seconds

'Ensemble Meridiana performs both [concertos] with sensibility and well-balanced ensemble in the ritornello sections. Reinhard Goebel and members of Cologne Musica Antiqua put up hot competition in a recording issued in 2005, but … my preference lies with the more expressively relaxed playing of Ensemble Meridiana … the disc is sympathetically recorded and well worth investigation' (International Record Review) » More

'Bach wasn't the only 18th-century German composer to soak up the foreign musical manners that are attested to by the French or Italian adjectives in the titles of some of his works. This new CD focuses on Telemann as a master of French and Italian styles as well as a consummate practitioner of 18th-century fusion. The players of Ensemble Meridiana are appropriately international (Swiss, British, Swedish and Norwegian) and they play with real spirit and zest' (The Irish Times)

'[Ensemble Meridiana] have been taking the early music world by storm … having recently won their third international award, they have also just released their debut album, Tastes of Europe. If you're not sure Telemann chamber music is for you, think again—the group's interpretation of these trios and quartets is astoundingly good and well worth a listen' (Early Music Today)

Trio Sonata for oboe, violin and continuo in G minor, Twv 42:g5
composer
from Essercizii musici, Hamburg, 1740

Mesto  [2'40]
Allegro  [3'20]
Andante  [3'12]
Vivace  [1'44]

Other recordings available for download
The Chandos Baroque Players
Introduction  EnglishFrançaisDeutsch
Two sources exist of this fine sonata, one in Darmstadt and the other in Dresden. It falls into the slow-fast-slow-fast pattern for which Telemann showed a preference in his sonatas and, up to a point, in his concertos too. The opening ‘Mesto’ has a wistful character and a seriousness which utterly confounds the all-too-frequently voiced opinion that Telemann was capable only of lightweight utterances. The following Allegro is tightly constructed, with predominantly imitative phrases in the two melody parts.

The Largo is framed by an eight-bar Andante whose affecting language illustrates Telemann’s love of the fugitive, of the indefinable, in a meandering sequence of modulations and suspensions. The finale, a Vivace, is an elementary ‘rondo’ whose initial recurring syncopated figure, presented first by the oboe, determines the dance-like character of this individual movement.

from notes by Nicholas Anderson © 2002


Other albums featuring this work
'Telemann: Chamber Music' (CDH55108)
Telemann: Chamber Music
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