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Track(s) taken from CKD368

Trio Sonata for treble recorder, violin and continuo in D minor, Twv 42:d10

formerly attributed to Telemann

Ensemble Meridiana
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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: 8 minutes 47 seconds

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'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)
Telemann and Handel were two of the most skilled composers for the treble recorder during the late Baroque. Both understood the character of the instrument, its limitations and its strong points, and wrote affectingly, often brilliantly for it. The Trio Sonata in D minor for treble recorder, violin and continuo exists in a manuscript at The Royal Conservatoire of Music in Brussels. In the opening movement the two melody instruments share the initial thematic material whilst the recorder, especially, is given extended passagework exploring both the versatility of the instrument and its performer. The Adagio is mildly plaintive, never emerging from the home key of D minor. Both the following Allegro and Presto movements are vigorous and animated; in the Presto we can detect a Balkan folk-music flavour in the strong unison passages of the two upper instruments.

from notes by Nicholas Anderson © 2002

Telemann et Haendel furent les deux compositeurs les plus talentueux pour la flûte à bec alto du baroque tardif. Doués d’une compréhension aiguë du caractère de l’instrument, de ses limitations comme de ses points forts, ils lui écrivirent tous deux des pages d’une immense efficacité, voire d’un véritable brio. La Sonate en trio en ré mineur pour flûte à bec alto, violon et continuo existe sous forme manuscrite au Conservatoire royale de musique de Bruxelles. Dans le premier mouvement, les deux instruments mélodiques partagent le matériau thématique initial tandis que les traits sont plus particulièrement dévolus à la flûte à bec et permettent de faire valoir les mille possibilités de l’instrument et du musicien. L’Adagio est doucement plaintif, sans jamais émerger de la tonalité principale de ré mineur. Les mouvements Allegro et Presto qui s’ensuivent sont tous deux vigoureux et animés; dans le Presto, on perçoit une saveur de musique folklorique des Balkans dans les passages à l’unisson fortement marqués aux deux instruments aigus.

extrait des notes rédigées par Nicholas Anderson © 2002
Français: Isabelle Battioni

Telemann und Händel schufen einige der kunstvollsten Kompositionen für Altblockflöte im Spätbarock. Beide hatten das Wesen des Instruments, seine Grenzen und Stärken erfasst und brachten es auf anrührende und oft bestechende Weise zum Einsatz. Ein Manuskript der Triosonate in d-Moll für Altblockflöte, Violine und Continuo befindet sich am Königlichen Musikkonservatorium in Brüssel. Im Eröffnungssatz teilen sich die beiden Melodieinstrumente das Material des Anfangsthemas, während besonders die Blockflöte mit ausgedehnten Läufen versehen ist, die sowohl die Vielseitigkeit des Instruments als auch die des Solisten auf die Probe stellen. Das Adagio wirkt eher traurig und entfernt sich niemals von der Ausgangstonart d-Moll. Die beiden folgenden, mit Allegro und Presto bezeichneten Sätze sind leidenschaftlich und lebhaft; im Presto kann man in den kraftvollen Unisono-Passagen der beiden hohen Instrumente einen Hauch Volksmusik vom Balkan heraushören.

aus dem Begleittext von Nicholas Anderson © 2002
Deutsch: Anne Steeb/Bernd Müller

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