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Telemann: Double Concerti For Winds And Strings / Schwarz, Rebel

Telemann / Rebel / Schwarz
Release Date: 11/12/2013 
Label:  Bridge   Catalog #: 9421   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Georg P. Telemann
Conductor:  Jorg-Michael Schwarz
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Rebel (Baroque Ensemble)
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 1 Hours 4 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

When Telemann began writing concertos, he already had a solid foundation as a skillful violinist, and among the concertos recorded here are the two double violin concertos in G major. No less a musician than J.S. Bach, then Kapellmeister in Weimar, made a copy of one of them. The concerto for violin and trumpet is the most Italianate of the concertos presented here, and the e minor concerto for recorder and traverso is one of Telemann’s best known concertos. The recordings are by the superb baroque ensemble, Rebel, under the leadership of Jörg-Michael Schwarz. This CD is the latest in a series Rebel has made for Bridge, including the recent, Vivaldi: Venetian Dreams (including the complete op. 10 concertos) When Telemann began writing concertos, he already had a solid foundation as a skillful violinist, and among the concertos recorded here are the two double violin concertos in G major. No less a musician than J.S. Bach, then Kapellmeister in Weimar, made a copy of one of them. The concerto for violin and trumpet is the most Italianate of the concertos presented here, and the e minor concerto for recorder and traverso is one of Telemann’s best known concertos. The recordings are by the superb baroque ensemble, Rebel, under the leadership of Jörg-Michael Schwarz. This CD is the latest in a series Rebel has made for Bridge, including the recent, Vivaldi: Venetian Dreams (including the complete op. 10 concertos) Read less

Works on This Recording

1. Concerto for flute, violin & strings in E minor "Concerto à Sei", TWV 52:e3 by Georg P. Telemann
Conductor:  Jorg-Michael Schwarz
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Rebel (Baroque Ensemble)
Period: Baroque 
Written: by 1768 
Venue:  St. John's Lutheran Church, Stamford, CT 
Length: 9 Minutes 21 Secs. 
2. Concerto Grosso for 2 violins, unison violins, 2 violas & continuo in G major, TWV 52:G1 by Georg P. Telemann
Conductor:  Jorg-Michael Schwarz
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Rebel (Baroque Ensemble)
Period: Baroque 
Written: by 1768 
Venue:  St. John's Lutheran Church, Stamford, CT 
Length: 2 Minutes 9 Secs. 
3. Concerto for violin, cello, trumpet, strings & continuo in D major, TWV 53:D5 by Georg P. Telemann
Conductor:  Jorg-Michael Schwarz
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Rebel (Baroque Ensemble)
Period: Baroque 
Written: by 1768 
Venue:  St. John's Lutheran Church, Stamford, CT 
Length: 12 Minutes 31 Secs. 
4. Concerto for 2 flutes, calchedon (mandora/or bassoon), strings & continuo in E minor, TWV 53:e2 by Georg P. Telemann
Conductor:  Jorg-Michael Schwarz
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Rebel (Baroque Ensemble)
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1712-1721 
Venue:  St. John's Lutheran Church, Stamford, CT 
Length: 9 Minutes 10 Secs. 
5. Concerto for 2 violins, strings & continuo in G major, TWV 52:G2 by Georg P. Telemann
Conductor:  Jorg-Michael Schwarz
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Rebel (Baroque Ensemble)
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1708-1709 
Venue:  St. John's Lutheran Church, Stamford, CT 
Length: 8 Minutes 28 Secs. 
6. Concerto for recorder, flute, strings & continuo in E minor, TWV 52:e1 by Georg P. Telemann
Conductor:  Jorg-Michael Schwarz
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Rebel (Baroque Ensemble)
Period: Baroque 
Written: circa 1712-1721; Germany 
Venue:  St. John's Lutheran Church, Stamford, CT 
Length: 13 Minutes 27 Secs. 

Customer Reviews

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 A welcome reminder January 16, 2014 By Ralph Graves (Hood, VA) See All My Reviews "I always forget about Telemann. Unlike his contemporaries Bach and Handel, he didn't write anything that became a breakout hit, like the "Air on a G String," or "Water Music." But his music was all of a very high quality, full of inventiveness and skill -- as Rebel reminded me with this new recording of Telemann double concerti. Played with authentic instruments, Rebel presents these works as fresh, robust compositions, brimming with energy. And that makes this a very appealing recording. The soloists balance nicely between authentic performance practices and individual expression. As a result, these concertos sound like living, breathing works rather than museum pieces. Recording Rebel in a church was an excellent call. The ambiance is well-suited to the ensemble, vibrant enough to give the music depth, yet intimate enough to hear every detail. This release is a welcome reminder, indeed." Report Abuse
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