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Telemann: Wind Concertos Vol 3 / Schneider, Cologne Camerata, La Stagione Frankfurt


Release Date: 07/29/2008 
Label:  Cpo   Catalog #: 777268   Spars Code: n/a 
Composer:  Georg Philipp Telemann
Performer:  Michael Schneider
Conductor:  Michael Schneider
Orchestra/Ensemble:  La Stagione FrankfurtCamerata Köln
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 0 Hours 54 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews



TELEMANN Piccolo Concerto, TWV 51:D4. 1 Oboe Concerto, TWV 51:c1. 2 Recorder and Horn Concerto, TWV 42: F14. 1 Flute Concerto, TWV 51:G2. 2 Trumpet Concerto, TWV 51:D7. 1 Concerto for 2 Transverse Flutes and Bassoon, Read more class="ARIAL12"> TWV 53:G1 2 Michael Schneider (rec, fl, cond); La Stagione Frankfurt; 2 Camerata Köln 1 (period instruments) cpo 777 268 (54:09)


These are exciting times for lovers of Telemann’s orchestral music. Brilliant is engaged in a project to record all of the overtures, and this recording from cpo is the third volume of a projected complete recording of the wind concertos, which number more than 100. Telemann wrote wind concertos for up to four solo instruments. A majority of the concertos (including all but one on this recording) are in four movements, usually slow-fast-slow-fast format, though there are many in the Italian three-movement style of fast-slow-fast.


The Piccolo Concerto opens with a delightful siciliano movement labeled “Napolitana,” which is followed by two tuneful Allegro movements separated by a short Largo. Although it is hard to date most of these works, the Oboe Concerto and the Trumpet Concerto are probably the earliest works on this disc. The Trumpet Concerto is undoubtedly the most popular of Telemann’s concertos, with 25 versions listed at arkivmusic.com. All of these works are highly inventive and often include dance-inspired movements.


The playing of both the chamber orchestra La Stagione Frankfurt and the six-member Camerata Köln is accurate, lively, and equal to the standards we have come to expect of the best period-instrument groups. The two groups share personnel, and members of the ensembles are the soloists, all playing expertly and with flare and precision. Michael Schneider does double duty as conductor of La Stagione Frankfurt and as soloist in TWV 42:F14 (recorder) and 53:G1 (flute). Comparison of these performances to similar recordings by Musica Antiqua Köln and The Academy of Ancient Music demonstrated once again, though the demonstration was hardly necessary, how well these groups play. All of the performances are on the same high plain. The main difference is in the somewhat richer sound of The Academy of Ancient Music, with its larger group of strings, especially compared to Camerata Köln’s total of five string-players.


It is probable that some of these works are making their first appearance on disc. It is difficult to be certain because some contents listings do not include catalog numbers, making it hard to determine which of several similarly named works in the same key are contained on other recordings. My only complaint about this release concerns the short playing time; there is room on the disc for a couple more concertos. I enjoyed this disc very much and look forward eagerly to further releases in the series.


FANFARE: Ron Salemi
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Works on This Recording

1.
Concerto for Flute in D major, TV 51 no D 4 by Georg Philipp Telemann
Performer:  Michael Schneider (Piccolo)
Conductor:  Michael Schneider
Orchestra/Ensemble:  La Stagione Frankfurt
Period: Baroque 
Written: c1716-1725; Germany 
2.
Concerto for Oboe in C minor, TV 51 no c 1 by Georg Philipp Telemann
Conductor:  Michael Schneider
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Camerata Köln
Period: Baroque 
Written: c1708-1713; Germany 
3.
Concerto ŕ 3 in F major, TV 42 no F 14 by Georg Philipp Telemann
Performer:  Michael Schneider (Recorder)
Conductor:  Michael Schneider
Orchestra/Ensemble:  La Stagione Frankfurt
Period: Baroque 
Written: Germany 
4.
Concerto for Flute/Oboe in G major, TV 51 no G 2 by Georg Philipp Telemann
Performer:  Michael Schneider (Flute)
Conductor:  Michael Schneider
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Camerata Köln
Period: Baroque 
Written: circa 1712-1716; Frankfurt, Germany 
5.
Concerto for Trumpet in D major, TV 51 no D 7 by Georg Philipp Telemann
Conductor:  Michael Schneider
Orchestra/Ensemble:  La Stagione Frankfurt
Period: Baroque 
Written: circa 1708-1714; Eisenach, Germany 
6.
Concerto for 2 Flutes, Bassoon, Strings and Basso Continuo in G major, TV 53 no G 1 by Georg Philipp Telemann
Performer:  Michael Schneider (Flute)
Conductor:  Michael Schneider
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Camerata Köln
Period: Baroque 
Written: by 1720; Frankfurt, Germany 

Sound Samples

Piccolo Concerto in D major, TWV 51:D4: I. Napolitana
Piccolo Concerto in D major, TWV 51:D4: II. Allegro
Piccolo Concerto in D major, TWV 51:D4: III. Largo
Piccolo Concerto in D major, TWV 51:D4: IV. Tempo di minuetto
Oboe Concerto in C minor, TWV 51:c1: I. Adagio
Oboe Concerto in C minor, TWV 51:c1: II. Allegro
Oboe Concerto in C minor, TWV 51:c1: III. Adagio
Oboe Concerto in C minor, TWV 51:c1: IV. Allegro
Concerto a 3 in F major, TWV 42:F14: I. Concerto
Concerto a 3 in F major, TWV 42:F14: II. Loure
Concerto a 3 in F major, TWV 42:F14: III. Tempo di minuet
Flute Concerto in G major, TWV 51:G2: I. Andante
Flute Concerto in G major, TWV 51:G2: II. Vivace
Flute Concerto in G major, TWV 51:G2: III. Grave
Flute Concerto in G major, TWV 51:G2: IV. Allegro
Trumpet Concerto in D major, TWV 51:D7: I. Adagio
Trumpet Concerto in D major, TWV 51:D7: II. Allegro
Trumpet Concerto in D major, TWV 51:D7: III. Grave
Trumpet Concerto in D major, TWV 51:D7: IV. Allegro
Concerto for 2 Flutes in G major, TWV 53:G1: I. -
Concerto for 2 Flutes in G major, TWV 53:G1: II. Allegro
Concerto for 2 Flutes in G major, TWV 53:G1: III. Largo
Concerto for 2 Flutes in G major, TWV 53:G1: IV. Presto

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