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Telemann: Six Overtures for Harpsichord / Nakagawa


Release Date: 05/11/2018 
Label:  Naxos   Catalog #: 8573819  
Composer:  Georg Philipp Telemann
Performer:  Gaku Nakagawa
Number of Discs: 1 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

Telemann was among the most admired and prolific of composers and his compositions encompass virtually all genres and instrumentations known in his lifetime. The ‘Six Ouvertures,’ strangely neglected for many years, reveal his inventive and imaginative writing for solo harpsichord. They contain elements that suggest an amalgam of French and Italianate influences, whether ‘ouverture-suite’ or three-movement concerto or sonata. Also evident, in the central movements, is Telemann’s preference for Polish folk music, of whose ‘true barbaric beauty’ he was an ardent admirer. Gaku Nakagawa was born in 1993 in Japan. He began playing piano at the age of four, and in 2012 entered the University of Tokyo to study philosophy. Without ever having a Read more harpsichord lesson, he became the first prize winner of the 27th YAMANASHI, Japan, international competition for early music in 2014. This is his debut recording. Read less

Works on This Recording

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Overtures (6) for Clavier, TWV 32:5-10 by Georg Philipp Telemann
Performer:  Gaku Nakagawa (Harpsichord)
Period: Baroque 
Written: Germany 

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