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Telemann: Water Music - Overtures, Concerto "the Frogs" / Pickett, New London Consort


Release Date: 07/20/1999 
Label:  Decca   Catalog #: 455621   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Georg Philipp Telemann
Conductor:  Philip Pickett
Orchestra/Ensemble:  New London Consort
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 1 Hours 14 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

"These works capture Telemann the tone-painter at his most inventive and playful, evoking a variety of aquatic tableaux and fanciful marine creatures, from singing swans to love-struck sea-gods.

Both the Wassermusik and the Alster Overture date from Telemann’s early years in Hamburg, then a thriving port on the Elbe. The 1723 Wassermusik opens with a grand French ouverture, a prelude to a suite of dances that depict nautical scenes such as ‘Naiads at Play’, all sketched by Telemann’s deft orchestral colourings. The 1725 Alster Overture follows suit, though with a broader comic touch and with horns rather than flutes and recorders to the fore. Bariolage effects in the charming ‘Frogs’ concerto supposedly represent croaking
Read more sounds, though I’ve never heard pond life this melodious.

Philip Pickett elicits vivid performances from the New London Consort. ..these are delightful performances, full of vitality."

Graham Lock, BBC Music Magazine
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Works on This Recording

1.
Overture-Suite in A major "The Frogs" by Georg Philipp Telemann
Conductor:  Philip Pickett
Orchestra/Ensemble:  New London Consort
Period: Baroque 
Written: Germany 
2.
Overture-Suite for 2 Recorders, 2 Oboes, Piccolo, Flute, Bassoon, Strings and Basso continuo in C ma by Georg Philipp Telemann
Conductor:  Philip Pickett
Orchestra/Ensemble:  New London Consort
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1723; Hamburg, Germany 
3.
Overture-Suite for 4 Horns, 2 Oboes, Strings and Basso continuo in F major, TV 55 no F 11 "Alster" by Georg Philipp Telemann
Conductor:  Philip Pickett
Orchestra/Ensemble:  New London Consort
Period: Baroque 
Written: Germany 

Featured Sound Samples

Water Music: I. Ouverture
The Frogs: I. Allegro

Customer Reviews

Average Customer Review:  2 Customer Reviews )
 Lovely Listening October 12, 2013 By Cheryl Beamer (Reston, VA) See All My Reviews "This Telemann piece is well represented on this CD. Among my favorites by Telemann." Report Abuse
 I'd Rather Just Listen To The Music October 2, 2013 By William R. (Katoomba, New South Wales) See All My Reviews "I have been asked to review the music I have bought from Arkiv. Personally, I'd much rather just listen to the music than try to review it. I know insufficient about music to dissect it and explain it to others. I have found that music insinuates itself into YOU. I don't like modern classical composers but, just occasionally, some feature of the music lodges. Stravinsky is hard to listen to first up but some pieces infiltrate the barricades. So, Beethoven is great! played by Arrau it is High Art. Mussorgsky used his native Folk music to provide the foundation of his work. Telemann makes you want to dance, Lecuona a bit like Gottschalk seems to draw on the Creole music - whatever that means. I'd rather listen to the music than be constantly reviewing it." Report Abuse
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