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Telemann X 2

TELEMANN Trios and Quartets Tastes of Europe

Ensemble Meridiana
Dominique Tinguely, Sarah Humphrys, Sabine Stoffer, Tore Eketorp, Christian Kjos.

Linn Records CKD 368


Two very different CDs we've enjoyed featuring Telemann's chamber music - but I hope we never have to cope with a complete Telemann intégrale in one of the new formats !

Linn's selection gets variety into their selection with their instruments, and by focusing upon his adoption of the various national styles of the time.

They are highly efficient studio recordings, enjoyable, but best taken one or two works at a time. See full listing.

Songs, arias and instrumental music

Johann Rist, Johann Schop (c.1590-1667), Nikolaus Adam Strungk (1640-1700), Heinrich Scheidemann (c.1595-1663), Georg Philipp Telemann (1681-1767) and Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach (1714-1788).

"Hamburger Ratsmusik"

Simone Eckert (Viola da gamba & Diskant-Viola da Gamba), Ulrich Wedemeier (Theorbo) and Michael Fuerst (Harpsichord) with Dorothee Mields (Soprano Vocals)

Maulbronn Monastery CD, KuK 102 [Audio: ca. 60 mins]

This is something special and a treat awaits you if you haven't followed up any of our previous recommendations for concert recordings from Maulbronn Monastery, which has an enviable acoustic.

Here is a delectable programme of music from "minor" 17 C and pre-Telemann composers - with CPE Bach to finish a perfectly judged sequence.

The extra treat is to be found on their website, with sound clips & lots of lovely pictures - but no English translations of the songs; perhaps they'll think about that?

Maulbronn CDs are just one short step from DVDs, and I hope Kindler & Grimminger will soon make that jump.

Peter Grahame Woolf

See also http://www.musicalpointers.co.uk/reviews/cddvd/UlrikeNorthoff.html
and Google kuk+musical pointers