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Telemann: Concerto in D, La Bouffonne, etc / Standage

Album Summary

>Telemann, Georg Philipp : Concerto for 3 horns, violin, strings & continuo in D major, TWV 54
>Telemann, Georg Philipp : Overture-Suite for 4 Horns, 2 Oboes, Strings and Basso continuo in F major, TV 55 no F 11 "Alster Ou
>Telemann, Georg Philipp : Grillen Symphonie, for piccolo, flute, oboe, chalumeau, 2 double basses, strings & continuo in G maj
Performers Conductor Ensemble Composer

Notes & Reviews:

Gramophone Classical Music Guide
This release shows Telemann at his most irrepressibly good-humoured and imaginative.

There's a concerto for three rattling horns and a solo violin (a splendid sound, with the horns recorded at what seems like the ideal distance), and an elegant suite for strings which sounds like Handel, Bach and a few French composers all thrown in together. More striking, though, is the most substantial piece on the disc, the Alster Echo Overture-Suite, a nine-movement work for strings, oboes and horns full of tricks and surprises occasioned by a host of representative titles. Thus 'Hamburg Carillons' brings us horns imitating bells, 'Concerto of Frogs and Crows' has some mischievously scrunchy wrong notes, and in 'Alster Echo' there's a complex network of echoes between oboes and horns. But the showstealer is the Grillen-Symphonie ('Cricket Symphony').

This is a work for the gloriously silly scoring of piccolo, alto chalumeau, oboe, violins, viola, and two double basses, a somewhat Stravinskian combination that you're unlikely to encounter every day. But it's not just the instrumentation that's irresistibly odd. There's a slow movement with curious, melancholy woodwind interventions a little reminiscent of Harold inItaly, and a finale which is quite a hoot.



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>Telemann, Georg Philipp : Concerto for 3 horns, violin, strings & continuo in D major, TWV 54 :: D2
  • Performers: Raul Diaz (Horn); Anthony Halstead (Horn); Christian Rutherford (Horn); Simon Standage (Violin)
  • Conductor: Simon Standage
  • Ensemble: Collegium Musicum 90
  • Notes: Goldsmith's College, London, England (04/06/1993-04/08/1993)
  • Running Time: 10 min. 19 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Form: Concerto
  • Written: 1716-1725

>Telemann, Georg Philipp : Overture-Suite for 4 Horns, 2 Oboes, Strings and Basso continuo in F major, TV 55 no F 11 "Alster Ou :: La Bouffonne, suite for strings & continuo in C major, TWV 55
  • Conductor: Simon Standage
  • Ensemble: Collegium Musicum 90
  • Notes: Goldsmith's College, London, England (04/06/1993-04/08/1993)
  • Running Time: 21 min. 6 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Written: by 1768

>Telemann, Georg Philipp : Grillen Symphonie, for piccolo, flute, oboe, chalumeau, 2 double basses, strings & continuo in G maj
  • Conductor: Simon Standage
  • Ensemble: Collegium Musicum 90
  • Notes: Goldsmith's College, London, England (04/06/1993-04/08/1993)
  • Running Time: 9 min. 26 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Form: Orchestral
  • Written: 1765

>Telemann, Georg Philipp : Overture-Suite for 4 Horns, 2 Oboes, Strings and Basso continuo in F major, TV 55 no F 11 "Alster Ou :: Alster Echo, for 4 horns, 2 oboes, bassoon, strings & continuo in F major, TWV 55
  • Conductor: Simon Standage
  • Ensemble: Collegium Musicum 90
  • Notes: Goldsmith's College, London, England (04/06/1993-04/08/1993)
  • Running Time: 26 min. 43 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Form: Orchestral
  • Written: 1725