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Trio Sonata for treble recorder, viola da gamba and continuo in F major
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Recordings
'Telemann: Chamber Music' (CDH55108)
Telemann: Chamber Music
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Movement 1: Vivace
Track 16 on CDH55108 [2'57] Helios (Hyperion's budget label)
Movement 2: Mesto
Track 17 on CDH55108 [1'37] Helios (Hyperion's budget label)
Movement 3: Allegro
Track 18 on CDH55108 [2'36] Helios (Hyperion's budget label)

Trio Sonata for treble recorder, viola da gamba and continuo in F major
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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

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Details for CDH55108 track 18
Allegro
Artists
ISRC
GB-AJY-87-19518
Duration
2'36
Recording date
6 May 1986
Recording venue
Forde Abbey, Somerset, United Kingdom
Recording producer
Nicholas Parker
Recording engineer
Nicholas Parker
Hyperion usage
  1. Telemann: Chamber Music (CDA66195)
    Disc 1 Track 18
    Release date: June 1987
    Deletion date: September 2002
    Superseded by CDH55108
  2. Telemann: Chamber Music (CDH55108)
    Disc 1 Track 18
    Release date: September 2002
    Helios (Hyperion's budget label)
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