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Tales of Two Cities / Tafelmusik Baroque Orchestra


Release Date: 11/17/2017 
Label:  Tafelmusik Media   Catalog #: 1035  
Composer:  Georg Philipp TelemannTraditionalClaudio MonteverdiOmar al Batsh,   ... 
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Tafelmusik Baroque Orchestra
Number of Discs: 1 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

Tafelmusik’s stunning multimedia concert Tales of Two Cities: The Leipzig-Damascus Coffee House is now available as an audio soundtrack and video that was filmed before a live audience at the Aga Khan Museum’s auditorium in Toronto. Inspired by the colourful, opulent world of 18th-century Saxon and Syrian coffee houses, Tales of Two Cities is performed entirely from memory by Tafelmusik Baroque Orchestra, ensemble Trio Arabica — Maryem Tollar, voice and qanun; Demetri Petsalakis, oud; and Naghmeh Farahmand, percussion — with narrator Alon Nashman. Described as an “enterprising concept … [that] blends elements that are entertaining, educational, musically rewarding and visually arresting” (Huffington Post Canada), Tales of Two Cities Read more received rapturous critical acclaim at its May 2016 Toronto premiere and was named Best Concert of 2016 by the Spanish classical music magazine Codalario.com. Film extras include subtitles in Arabic, a video on the restoration of the Dresden Damascus Room, behind-the-scenes footage from rehearsals, and a nine-camera split screen video of the orchestra performing Bach’s Sinfonia after BWV 248 in a new arrangement by Tafelmusik. Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
Suite for 2 Trumpets, Timpani, Strings and Basso Continuo in D major, TV 55 no D 18 by Georg Philipp Telemann
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Tafelmusik Baroque Orchestra
Period: Baroque 
Written: 18th Century; Germany 
2.
Badat Min al Khidri by Traditional
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Tafelmusik Baroque Orchestra
3.
Yamul 'Uyoun Issoud by Traditional
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Tafelmusik Baroque Orchestra
4.
L'Orfeo: Ritornello by Claudio Monteverdi
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Tafelmusik Baroque Orchestra
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1607; Mantua, Italy 
5.
Ya Malikan by Omar al Batsh
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Tafelmusik Baroque Orchestra
6.
Cadmus et Hermione, LWV 49: Chaconne by Jean-Baptiste Lully
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Tafelmusik Baroque Orchestra
Period: Baroque 
Written: by 1673; France 
7.
Concerto for 4 Violins without Basso Continuo in G major, TV 40 no 201: Excerpts by Georg Philipp Telemann
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Tafelmusik Baroque Orchestra
Period: Baroque 
Written: Germany 
8.
Trio Sonata for 2 Violins and Basso Continuo in G minor, HWV 390/Op. 2 no 5 (6): Allegro by George Frideric Handel
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Tafelmusik Baroque Orchestra
Period: Baroque 
Written: London, England 
9.
Concerto for Viola in G major, TV 51 no G 9: 4th movement, Presto by Georg Philipp Telemann
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Tafelmusik Baroque Orchestra
Period: Baroque 
Written: circa 1716-1721; Frankfurt, Germany 
10.
The Witches of Lublin: Lubliner Tish Nign by Yale Strom
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Tafelmusik Baroque Orchestra
11.
Dulab Bayat by Traditional
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Tafelmusik Baroque Orchestra
12.
Concerti grossi (12), Op. 6: no 6 in G minor, HWV 324 - 3rd movement, Musette by George Frideric Handel
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Tafelmusik Baroque Orchestra
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1739 
13.
Concerti grossi (12), Op. 6: no 5 in D major, HWV 323 - 2nd movement, Allegro by George Frideric Handel
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Tafelmusik Baroque Orchestra
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1739; London, England 
14.
Concerti grossi (12), Op. 8: no 9 in E minor - 3rd movement, Allegro by Giuseppe Torelli
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Tafelmusik Baroque Orchestra
15.
Overture-Suite for Strings and Basso continuo in G major, TV 55 no G 10 "Burlesque de Quixotte" by Georg Philipp Telemann
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Tafelmusik Baroque Orchestra
Period: Baroque 

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