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Telemann: 36 Fantasias for Harpsichord / Andrea Coen


Release Date: 01/31/2012 
Label:  Brilliant Classics   Catalog #: 94228  
Composer:  Georg Philipp Telemann
Performer:  Andrea Coen
Number of Discs: 3 
Recorded in: Stereo 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

While Telemann is, today, considered among the very greatest of Baroque composers, he was one of the last of the period to be reappraised by later generations, and his music had to be 'rediscovered', just as that of J.S. Bach and Vivaldi was. Despite this, he enjoyed a great deal of fame during his lifetime, and his long career resulted in a vast output. He was, in fact, one of the most prolific composers of any age, and travelled widely, assimilating different styles into his own compositions. This allowed him to produce music of such individuality and quality, with a noticeable sense of ease, that it must have astonished his colleagues and patrons, as it does us today.

The 36 Fantasias for harpsichord were published in
Read more 1732/3, and are divided into three groups of 12 -- the second set is in the French style, while the outer sets are in the Italian style. Each fantasia closes with a da capo repeat of the first movement, expertly and sensitively embellished by harpsichordist Andrea Coen. These are energetic and energising works, at once intellectual and entertaining 'so that the player enjoys them, and you can take pleasure from that (because) variety revives the spirit' as Telemann commented.

Other information:
- Recording made in 2011
- Includes booklet notes in both English and Italian by Andrea Coen
- Andrea Coen knows the style inside out, as proven by his many recordings, among which the Complete Sonatas by Giustini (94021), which got rave reviews by the international press.
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Works on This Recording

1. Fantasies (36) for Harpsichord, TV 33/P 26 by Georg Philipp Telemann
Performer:  Andrea Coen (Harpsichord)
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1732-1733; Germany 

Sound Samples

Fantaisie in D Major, TWV 33:1: I. Allegro
Fantaisie in D Major, TWV 33:1: II. Adagio
Fantaisie in D Major, TWV 33:1: III. Allegro
Fantaisie in D Minor, TWV 33:2: I. Presto
Fantaisie in D Minor, TWV 33:2: II. Adagio
Fantaisie in D Minor, TWV 33:2: III. Presto
Fantaisie in E Major, TWV 33:3: I. Vivace
Fantaisie in E Major, TWV 33:3: II. Largo
Fantaisie in E Major, TWV 33:3: III. Vivace
Fantaisie in E Minor, TWV 33:4: I. Allegro
Fantaisie in E Minor, TWV 33:4: II. Dolce
Fantaisie in E Minor, TWV 33:4: III. Allegro
Fantaisie in F Major, TWV 33:5: I. Vivace
Fantaisie in F Major, TWV 33:5: II. Largo
Fantaisie in F Major, TWV 33:5: III. Vivace
Fantaisie in F Minor, TWV 33:6: I. Tempo di Minuetto
Fantaisie in F Minor, TWV 33:6: II. Largo
Fantaisie in F Minor, TWV 33:6: III. Tempo di Minuetto
Fantaisie in G Major, TWV 33:7: I. Presto
Fantaisie in G Major, TWV 33:7: II. Largo
Fantaisie in G Major, TWV 33:7: III. Presto
Fantaisie in G Minor, TWV 33:8: I. Vivace
Fantaisie in G Minor, TWV 33:8: II. Cantabile
Fantaisie in G Minor, TWV 33:8: III. Vivace
Fantaisie in A Major, TWV 33:9: I. Allegro
Fantaisie in A Major, TWV 33:9: II. Grave
Fantaisie in A Major, TWV 33:9: III. Allegro
Fantaisie in A Minor, TWV 33:10: I. Allegro
Fantaisie in A Minor, TWV 33:10: II. Largo
Fantaisie in A Minor, TWV 33:10: III. Allegro
Fantaisie in B-Flat Major, TWV 33:11: I. Allegro
Fantaisie in B-Flat Major, TWV 33:11: II. Largo
Fantaisie in B-Flat Major, TWV 33:11: III. Allegro
Fantaisie in E-Flat Major, TWV 33:12: I. Vivace
Fantaisie in E-Flat Major, TWV 33:12: II. Largo
Fantaisie in E-Flat Major, TWV 33:12: III. Vivace
Fantaisie in C Minor, TWV 33:13: I. Tendrement
Fantaisie in C Minor, TWV 33:13: II. Vivement
Fantaisie in C Minor, TWV 33:13: III. Tendrement
Fantaisie in C Minor, TWV 33:13: IV. Tres vite
Fantaisie in C Major, TWV 33:14: I. Gravement
Fantaisie in C Major, TWV 33:14: II. Gayment
Fantaisie in C Major, TWV 33:14: III. Gravement
Fantaisie in C Major, TWV 33:14: IV. Allegrment
Fantaisie in B Minor, TWV 33:15: I. Pompeusement
Fantaisie in B Minor, TWV 33:15: II. Allegrement
Fantaisie in B Minor, TWV 33:15: III. Pompeusement
Fantaisie in B Minor, TWV 33:15: IV. Gayment
Fantaisie in D Major, TWV 33:16: I. Gratieusement
Fantaisie in D Major, TWV 33:16: II. Vivement
Fantaisie in D Major, TWV 33:16: III. Gratieusement
Fantaisie in D Major, TWV 33:16: IV. Vite
Fantaisie in G Minor, TWV 33:17: I. Melodieusement
Fantaisie in G Minor, TWV 33:17: II. Spirituellement
Fantaisie in G Minor, TWV 33:17: III. Melodieusement
Fantaisie in G Minor, TWV 33:17: IV. Vite, en sol min
Fantaisie in B-Flat Major, TWV 33:18: I. Tendrement
Fantaisie in B-Flat Major, TWV 33:18: II. Gayment
Fantaisie in B-Flat Major, TWV 33:18: III. Tendrement
Fantaisie in B-Flat Major, TWV 33:18: IV. Vite
Fantaisie in A Minor, TWV 33:19: I. Lentement
Fantaisie in A Minor, TWV 33:19: II. Allegrement
Fantaisie in A Minor, TWV 33:19: III. Lentement
Fantaisie in A Minor, TWV 33:19: IV. Vivement
Fantaisie in A Major, TWV 33:20: I. Gratieusement
Fantaisie in A Major, TWV 33:20: II. Vite
Fantaisie in A Major, TWV 33:20: III. Gratieusement
Fantaisie in A Major, TWV 33:20: IV. Gayment
Fantaisie in E Minor, TWV 33:21: I. Flateusement
Fantaisie in E Minor, TWV 33:21: II. Vivement
Fantaisie in E Minor, TWV 33:21: III. Flateusement
Fantaisie in E Minor, TWV 33:21: IV. Tres vite
Fantaisie in G Major, TWV 33:22: I. Moderement
Fantaisie in G Major, TWV 33:22: II. Vivement
Fantaisie in G Major, TWV 33:22: III. Moderement
Fantaisie in G Major, TWV 33:22: IV. Gayment
Fantaisie in G Minor, TWV 33:23: I. Pompeusement
Fantaisie in G Minor, TWV 33:23: II. Allegrement
Fantaisie in G Minor, TWV 33:23: III. Pompeusement
Fantaisie in G Minor, TWV 33:23: IV. Vite
Fantaisie in B-Flat Major, TWV 33:24: I. Gratieusement
Fantaisie in B-Flat Major, TWV 33:24: II. Gaillardement
Fantaisie in B-Flat Major, TWV 33:24: III. Gratieusement
Fantaisie in B-Flat Major, TWV 33:24: IV. Vitement

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