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Telemann: Overtures Vol 2 / Peire, Et Al


Release Date: 07/17/2007 
Label:  Brilliant Classics   Catalog #: 93416   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Georg Philipp Telemann
Performer:  Piet De BlockManu MellaertsSteven DevolderSteven Bossuyt,   ... 
Conductor:  Patrick Peire
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Collegium Instrumentale Brugensis
Number of Discs: 3 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 3 Hours 20 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews



TELEMANN Overtures: in D, “Ouverture jointes d’une Suite tragic-comique,” TWV 55:D22; in e, TWV 55:e7; in b, TWV 55:h4; in e, TWV 55:e3; in c, TWV 55:c4; in d, TWV 55:d3; in F, TWV 55:F4; in B?, “La Bourse,” TWV 55:B11; Read more in E?, TWV 55:Es1; in C, TWV 55:C6; in f, TWV 55: f1; in B?, “Burlesque” TWV 55: B8; in g, TWV 55:g9 Patrick Peire, cond; Collegium Instrumentale Brugense BRILLIANT 93416 (3 CDs 191:37)


The ouverture appears to have first appeared in its 18th-century form in the music of Jean-Baptiste Lully He developed a blueprint—albeit one to which he did not always adhere—that would become the typical French overture of the Baroque era. It consisted of a slow, stately introduction, marked by jerky, dotted rhythms, the musical equivalent of an over-exaggerated iambic, followed by a more animated and occasionally agitated fugal section that would conclude by a revisitation of the opening slower section. Then there followed a series of dances (e.g., menuet, bourée, passepied, gavotte, etc.) before the lifting of the curtain and the actual beginning of the stage action of the opera. A number of German composers embraced the form, thereby acquiring the moniker Les Lullistes . As the Baroque era wore on, composers including Fasch, Graupner, Telemann, and Bach were also drawn to the idiom and created a series of works, many of which are now being heard for the first time.


Telemann also drew upon the French form for his orchestral suites. Of the estimated 600 such works attributed to Telemann, just over 130 survive. The first thing that strikes one about the Telemann overtures is his instrumentation, which is quite diverse. It runs the gamut from a simple string orchestra with solo violin to far more extensive forces like strings, flutes, oboes, bassoons, and horns. The sequence of the dance movements following Telemann’s salutatory movements is equally diverse. For example, in TWV 55:Es1 we find descriptive titles (“Les coureurs,” “Les gladiateurs,” “Les querelleurs,” etc.) much like the titles found in the keyboard miniatures of François Couperin. On the other hand, in TWV 55:e7 one encounters no such colorful terms; the movements simply wear the names of familiar dances like gavotte, loure, and rondeau.


Telemann’s orchestral suites have been the turf of Baroque specialists for many a year, although only a few­—particularly TWV 55:C3, known in the English-speaking world as Telemann’s “Water Music,” and TWV 55:G10, known as “Don Quixote”—have found a respectable degree of popularity with audiences. That has begun to change, as evidenced by the burgeoning inventory of Telemann’s orchestral suites now available on CD. The collection will grow further, for this three CD set is the second release in a projected cycle that will include all of the surviving Telemann suites; they are being recorded by Patrick Peire’s Collegium Instrumentale Brugense and released by the Dutch label Brilliant Classics. Two three-CD sets are being released each year. This most recent collection lacks a number of Telemann’s more familiar items, but like its predecessor, it is a diverse anthology, incorporating a healthy mixture of instrumental combinations and tonalities in an attempt to offer as broad a picture as possible of Telemann’s efforts in the form, and attract and maintain the interest of the listener from composition to composition. So by the time the listener is ready to embark on the third and final disc of the set, one might be expected to ask, “What else does Telemann have up his sleeve?” A lot, believe me!


The initial installment of a dozen suites on Brilliant 93041, released earlier this year and reviewed by me in Fanfare 30:4, was praised for the ensemble’s “vigor and affection, commitment and purpose” and for its “unquestionable musical judgment.” Much the same can be said of the second release in the cycle. Again Peire’s little band gives an excellent accounting of itself, turning in readings with appropriate stylistic inflection, manicured phrasing, and impeccable ensemble and dynamic control. The winds—where present—nicely color but never overwhelm the overall timbre in the tutti passages and perform beautifully when required to step into the spotlight.


Now, after two volumes, six CDs, and 25 suites, I’m beginning to wonder where ol’ Georg will take us next.


FANFARE: Michael Carter
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Works on This Recording

1.
Overtüre verbunden mit einer tragikomischen Suite for 3 Trumpets, Timpani, Strings and Basso continuo by Georg Philipp Telemann
Performer:  Piet De Block (Timpani), Manu Mellaerts (Trumpet), Steven Devolder (Trumpet),
Steven Bossuyt (Trumpet)
Conductor:  Patrick Peire
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Collegium Instrumentale Brugensis
Date of Recording: 2006 
Venue:  Studio Steurbaut, Gent, Belgium 
Length: 12 Minutes 19 Secs. 
2.
Overture-Suite for Orchestra in E minor, TV 55 no e 7 by Georg Philipp Telemann
Conductor:  Patrick Peire
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Collegium Instrumentale Brugensis
Period: Baroque 
Written: 17th Century; Germany 
Date of Recording: 2006 
Venue:  Studio Steurbaut, Gent, Belgium 
Length: 11 Minutes 8 Secs. 
3.
Overture-Suite for Violin Solo, 2 Violins, and Basso Continuo in B minor, TV 55 no h 4 by Georg Philipp Telemann
Performer:  Dirk Lippens (Violin)
Conductor:  Patrick Peire
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Collegium Instrumentale Brugensis
Period: Baroque 
Written: circa 1720; Frankfurt, Germany 
Date of Recording: 2006 
Venue:  Studio Steurbaut, Gent, Belgium  
4.
Overture-Suite for Orchestra in E minor, TV 55 no e 3 by Georg Philipp Telemann
Performer:  Elisabeth Schollaert (Oboe), Bram Nolf (Oboe), Luc Loubry (Bassoon),
Dirk Lippens (Violin), Philippe Benoit (Flute), Lindey Vanden Berk (Flute)
Conductor:  Patrick Peire
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Collegium Instrumentale Brugensis
Period: Baroque 
Written: 18th Century; Germany 
Date of Recording: 2006 
Venue:  Studio Steurbaut, Gent, Belgium 
Length: 13 Minutes 13 Secs. 
5.
Overture-Suite for 3 Oboes, Bassoon, Strings and Basso continuo in C major, RV 55 no C 4 by Georg Philipp Telemann
Performer:  Dirk Lippens (Violin), Elisabeth Schollaert (Oboe), Bram Nolf (Oboe),
Luc Loubry (Bassoon)
Conductor:  Patrick Peire
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Collegium Instrumentale Brugensis
Period: Baroque 
Written: by 1768 
Date of Recording: 2006 
Venue:  Studio Steurbaut, Gent, Belgium 
Length: 4 Minutes 9 Secs. 
6.
Overture-Suite for 3 Oboes, Bassoon, Strings and Basso continuo in D minor, TV 55 no d 3 by Georg Philipp Telemann
Performer:  Bram Nolf (Oboe), Luc Loubry (Bassoon), Jan Maebe (Oboe),
Elisabeth Schollaert (Oboe)
Conductor:  Patrick Peire
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Collegium Instrumentale Brugensis
Period: Baroque 
Written: Germany 
Date of Recording: 2006 
Venue:  Studio Steurbaut, Gent, Belgium 
Length: 18 Minutes 33 Secs. 
7.
Overture-Suite for 2 Horns in F major, TV 44 no 7 by Georg Philipp Telemann
Performer:  Alex van Aeken (French Horn), Ivo Hadermann (French Horn)
Conductor:  Patrick Peire
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Collegium Instrumentale Brugensis
Period: Baroque 
Written: Germany 
Date of Recording: 2006 
Venue:  Studio Steurbaut, Gent, Belgium 
Length: 10 Minutes 30 Secs. 
8.
Overture-Suite for 2 Oboes, Bassoon and Strings in B flat major, TV 55 no B 11 "La Bourse" by Georg Philipp Telemann
Performer:  Bram Nolf (Oboe), Elisabeth Schollaert (Oboe), Luc Loubry (Bassoon)
Conductor:  Patrick Peire
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Collegium Instrumentale Brugensis
Period: Baroque 
Written: 18th Century; Germany 
Date of Recording: 2006 
Venue:  Studio Steurbaut, Gent, Belgium 
Length: 21 Minutes 31 Secs. 
9.
Overture-Suite for 2 Horns and Strings in E flat major, TV 55 no Es 1 by Georg Philipp Telemann
Performer:  Ivo Hadermann (French Horn), Alex van Aeken (French Horn)
Conductor:  Patrick Peire
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Collegium Instrumentale Brugensis
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1736; Hamburg, Germany 
Date of Recording: 2006 
Venue:  Studio Steurbaut, Gent, Belgium 
Length: 12 Minutes 41 Secs. 
10.
Overture-Suite for 3 Oboes, Strings and Basso continuo in C major, TV 55 no C 6 by Georg Philipp Telemann
Performer:  Jan Maebe (Oboe), Elisabeth Schollaert (Oboe), Luc Loubry (Bassoon),
Bram Nolf (Oboe)
Conductor:  Patrick Peire
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Collegium Instrumentale Brugensis
Period: Baroque 
Written: Frankfurt, Germany 
Date of Recording: 2006 
Venue:  Studio Steurbaut, Gent, Belgium 
Length: 19 Minutes 35 Secs. 
11.
Overture-Suite for 2 Recorders, Strings and Basso continuo in F minor, TV 55 no f 1 by Georg Philipp Telemann
Performer:  Marc Peire (Recorder), Ruth van Killegem (Recorder)
Conductor:  Patrick Peire
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Collegium Instrumentale Brugensis
Period: Baroque 
Written: Germany 
Date of Recording: 2006 
Venue:  Studio Steurbaut, Gent, Belgium 
Length: 18 Minutes 9 Secs. 
12.
Overture-Suite for Strings and Basso continuo in B flat major, TV 55 no B 8 "Burlesque" by Georg Philipp Telemann
Conductor:  Patrick Peire
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Collegium Instrumentale Brugensis
Period: Baroque 
Date of Recording: 2006 
Venue:  Studio Steurbaut, Gent, Belgium 
Length: 12 Minutes 29 Secs. 
13.
Overture-Suite for 2 Oboes, Bassoon, Strings and Basso continuo in G minor, TV 55 no g 9 by Georg Philipp Telemann
Performer:  Koen Coppé (Bassoon), Elisabeth Schollaert (Oboe), Bram Nolf (Oboe)
Conductor:  Patrick Peire
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Collegium Instrumentale Brugensis
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1765; Germany 
Date of Recording: 2006 
Venue:  Studio Steurbaut, Gent, Belgium 
Length: 14 Minutes 34 Secs. 

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