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Telemann: Flute Concertos / Emmanuel Pahud, Et Al


Release Date: 01/07/2003 
Label:  Emi Classics   Catalog #: 57397   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Georg Philipp Telemann
Performer:  Wolfram ChristAlbrecht MayerEmmanuel PahudJacques Zoon,   ... 
Conductor:  Rainer Kussmaul
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Berlin Baroque Soloists
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 1 Hours 6 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

Pick up this new CD of Telemann flute concertos and the first thing that may strike you is the cover photo of Emmanuel Pahud holding a shiny modern flute (well, maybe the way they matched the purple of the back cover to his shirt. Or his haircut, but that's not the point). Didn't the "historical performance" movement teach us we need to hear Baroque music on old instruments? But wait a minute; turn the CD over: Viola d'amore? Violone? What the heck's going on here?

There's a deep, dark secret at the heart of the performance practice of most music: It doesn't matter whether you're playing a recorder, a flute, or a Fender stratocaster; whatever's on hand will work, just as it did for Bach et al. What matters is how you
Read more play what you play. By looking at old instruments, "Historical performance" gave an idea of the kind of clarity and articulation were inherent in the design of the instruments, and began to emphasize light, shadow, and architecture over the billowing blowhard drapery that signified "baroque" before, say, 1970, the year, coincidentally, Emmanuel Pahud was born.

A student of Michel Debost (the flute's Dorothy De Lay) and a protégé of Aurèle Nicolet, Pahud has quickly risen from the first chair flutist of the Berlin Philharmonic (a position he has since resigned) to become the heir apparent to Jean-Pierre Rampal as the household name in all things flutish. Joined by Rainer Kussmaul and the handful of other Berlin Philharmonic principals that compose the Berlin Barock Solisten, Pahud is in his element, all creamy tone and elegant line. The texture throughout the recording is light but solid and the interplay of the soloists is smartly conversational. Two of the concertos receive their premiere recordings, an indication of the staggering volume of Telemann's output; the performances by Pahud et al. are a reminder of just how it sparkles when well-performed.


David Simmons, WQXR
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Works on This Recording

1.
Concerto for Flute, Oboe d'Amore and Viola d'Amore in E major, TV 53 no E 1 by Georg Philipp Telemann
Performer:  Wolfram Christ (Viola d'amore), Albrecht Mayer (Oboe d'amore), Emmanuel Pahud (Flute)
Conductor:  Rainer Kussmaul
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Berlin Baroque Soloists
Period: Baroque 
Written: circa 1730-1740; Hamburg, Germany 
Date of Recording: 06/2002 
Venue:  Studio 10, German Radio, Berlin, Germany 
Length: 15 Minutes 48 Secs. 
2.
Concerto for Flute/Oboe in G major, TV 51 no G 2 by Georg Philipp Telemann
Performer:  Emmanuel Pahud (Flute)
Conductor:  Rainer Kussmaul
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Berlin Baroque Soloists
Period: Baroque 
Written: circa 1712-1716; Frankfurt, Germany 
Date of Recording: 06/2002 
Venue:  Studio 10, German Radio, Berlin, Germany 
Length: 9 Minutes 4 Secs. 
Notes: This concerto has been reconstructed by Arn Aske and Ulrike Feld. 
3.
Concerto for Flute in D major, TV 51 no D 2 by Georg Philipp Telemann
Performer:  Emmanuel Pahud (Flute)
Conductor:  Rainer Kussmaul
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Berlin Baroque Soloists
Period: Baroque 
Written: circa 1716-1725; Germany 
Date of Recording: 06/2002 
Venue:  Studio 10, German Radio, Berlin, Germany 
Length: 12 Minutes 43 Secs. 
4.
Concerto for 2 Flutes and Double Bass in A minor, TV 53 no a 1 by Georg Philipp Telemann
Performer:  Jacques Zoon (Flute), Emmanuel Pahud (Flute), Klaus Stoll (Violone)
Conductor:  Rainer Kussmaul
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Berlin Baroque Soloists
Period: Baroque 
Written: by 1720; Frankfurt, Germany 
Date of Recording: 06/2002 
Venue:  Studio 10, German Radio, Berlin, Germany 
Length: 8 Minutes 48 Secs. 
5.
Tafelmusik, Part 1: no 3, Concerto for Flute, Violin and Cello in A major, TV 53 no A 2 by Georg Philipp Telemann
Performer:  Georg Faust (Cello), Rainer Kussmaul (Violin), Emmanuel Pahud (Flute)
Conductor:  Rainer Kussmaul
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Berlin Baroque Soloists
Period: Baroque 
Written: by 1733; Hamburg, Germany 
Date of Recording: 06/2002 
Venue:  Studio 10, German Radio, Berlin, Germany 
Length: 19 Minutes 35 Secs. 

Sound Samples

Concerto in G Major TWV 51:G2 (reconstructed) for flute: Andante
Concerto in G Major TWV 51:G2 (reconstructed) for flute: Vivace
Concerto in G Major TWV 51:G2 (reconstructed) for flute: Adagio
Concerto in G Major TWV 51:G2 (reconstructed) for flute: Allegro
Triple Concerto in A Major TWV 53:A2 (Tafelmusik 1) for flute, violin and violincello: Largo
Triple Concerto in A Major TWV 53:A2 (Tafelmusik 1) for flute, violin and violincello: Allegro
Triple Concerto in A Major TWV 53:A2 (Tafelmusik 1) for flute, violin and violincello: Gratioso
Triple Concerto in A Major TWV 53:A2 (Tafelmusik 1) for flute, violin and violincello: Allegro
Concerto in A Minor for 2 flutes and violone TWV 53:A1: Lentement
Concerto in A Minor for 2 flutes and violone TWV 53:A1: (Allegro)
Concerto in A Minor for 2 flutes and violone TWV 53:A1: Loure
Concerto in A Minor for 2 flutes and violone TWV 53:A1: (Rondeau)
Triple Concerto in E Major TWV 53:E1 for flute, oboe d'amore and viola d'amore: Andante
Triple Concerto in E Major TWV 53:E1 for flute, oboe d'amore and viola d'amore: Allegro
Triple Concerto in E Major TWV 53:E1 for flute, oboe d'amore and viola d'amore: Siciliano
Triple Concerto in E Major TWV 53:E1 for flute, oboe d'amore and viola d'amore: Vivace
Concerto in D Major TWV 51:D2 for flute: Moderato
Concerto in D Major TWV 51:D2 for flute: Allegro
Concerto in D Major TWV 51:D2 for flute: Largo
Concerto in D Major TWV 51:D2 for flute: Vivace

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