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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: 6 minutes 48 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 treble recorder, viola da gamba and continuo in F major, Twv 42:F3
composer
from Essercizii musici, Hamburg, 1740

Vivace  [2'50]
Mesto  [1'23]
Allegro  [2'35]

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The Chandos Baroque Players
Introduction  EnglishFrançaisDeutsch
This trio sonata comes from the collection of twelve solo sonatas and twelve trios which Telemann published in Hamburg under the title Essercizii Musici (c1739). The treble recorder part is, perhaps, one of the finest surviving testaments to Telemann’s unerring skill in exploring sonorities in an instrument of which he clearly had deep knowledge. In each of the three movements the recorder remains in those regions of its tessitura which enable it to speak articulately and authoritatively in a chamber music context and, of course, the softly-spoken viola da gamba provides an ideal partner. Most of the writing is closely imitative and Telemann’s chief concern is, perhaps, with sounds rather than musical intricacy. The blend of recorder and viola da gamba is potent in the ‘Mesto’ (mournful) slow movement, where Telemann’s skill in handling these instruments creates a brief but affecting elegy.

from notes by Nicholas Anderson © 2002


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