Notes & Reviews:
This recording offers a perfect introduction to Georg Philipp Telemann's oeuvre of works for keyboard. Amongst the vast body of compositions produced by this immensely prolific composer, the keyboard music is often given short shrift. However, there are countless treasures among these works, and this album gives a selection of them some justly deserved limelight. Olivier Baumont, who performs here on five magnificent historical instruments, highlights the sparkle and wit of these rare musical gems. In addition to his catalogue of over forty highly acclaimed recordings, Baumont is also a professor of harpsichord at the National Conservatory of Music and Dance in Paris, has published several books and has been a collaborator in many theater productions.