Movement 1: Mesto
Movement 2: Allegro
Movement 3: Andante
Movement 4: Vivace
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