Telemann: Chameleon (CD)

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No eighteenth-century composer was so adept at so many musical styles as Georg Philipp Telemann. Telemann's versatility and inventiveness kept his musical style avant-garde during his entire life. He was not only praised by his contemporaries but was highly respected by the next generation: his fame was immense. Thererfore New Collegium, one of the promising ensembles of the younger generation, has chosen for their first CD on the Ramée label to show Telemann the chameleon, the breadth of his musical palette. Some of the pieces will undoubtedly sound familiar; others, such as the Italianate Trio for violin and cello obbligato, or the pastoral Trio for two violins in scordatura, will surely be delightful, new surprises for many.  Coming in and out of disguise with Telemann’s chameleonic notes we often find ourselves wondering: is this truly music by just one composer, not six?

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Tracklisting:

  1. 6e Quatuor in E minor TWV 43:e4: Prélude
  2. Sonata a Flauto dolce, Violino e Cembalo in A minor TWV 42:a4: I. Largo
  3. Sonata a Flauto dolce, Violino e Cembalo in A minor TWV 42:a4: II. Vivace
  4. Sonata a Flauto dolce, Violino e Cembalo in A minor TWV 42:a4: III. Affettuoso
  5. Sonata a Flauto dolce, Violino e Cembalo in A minor TWV 42:a4: IV. Allegro
  6. Menuet 17 in C major TWV 34:67
  7. Sonata a violino, violoncello e basso in G major TWV 42:G7: I. Vivace
  8. Sonata a violino, violoncello e basso in G major TWV 42:G7: II. Adagio
  9. Sonata a violino, violoncello e basso in G major TWV 42:G7: III. Allegro
  10. Menuet 38 in F major TWV 34:88
  11. Suite from Der getreue Music-Meister: I. L'hiver TWV 41:d1
  12. Suite from Der getreue Music-Meister: II. Vîte from TWV 41:h2
  13. Suite from Der getreue Music-Meister: III. Largo from TWV 41:F2
  14. Suite from Der getreue Music-Meister: IV. Ouverture à la Polonoise from TWV 32:2
  15. Suite from Der getreue Music-Meister: V. Sans-Souci from TWV 41:g4
  16. Suite from Der getreue Music-Meister: VI. Alla breve from TWV 41:g5
  17. Suite from Der getreue Music-Meister: VII. Lento from TWV 41:D6
  18. Suite from Der getreue Music-Meister: VIII. Pastourelle TWV 41:D5
  19. Menuet 7 in A minor TWV 34:57
  20. Concerto à 3 – 2 Violini Discordati e Violone in A major TWV Anh. 42:A1: I. Affettuoso
  21. Concerto à 3 – 2 Violini Discordati e Violone in A major TWV Anh. 42:A1: II. Vivace
  22. Concerto à 3 – 2 Violini Discordati e Violone in A major TWV Anh. 42:A1: III. Aria
  23. Concerto à 3 – 2 Violini Discordati e Violone in A major TWV Anh. 42:A1: IV. Bourrée
  24. Menuet 48 in G Major TWV 34:48
  25. Quartet in G minor TWV 43:g4: I. Allegro
  26. Quartet in G minor TWV 43:g4: II. Adagio
  27. Quartet in G minor TWV 43:g4: III. Allegro
  28. 6e Quatuor in E minor TWV 43:e4: Modéré

The Classical Music Collector

"A contender for the title of most prolific composer ever, Telemann was also stylistically varied and adventurous. Godfather to CPE Bach, and acquainted with Handel, he was one of the most highly regarded composers of his time; why his reputation has lapsed somewhat in the intervening centuries is hard to understand unless it is a consequence of his chameleonic stylistic versatility. On this delightful new CD from Ramée, the ensemble New Collegium have collected together examples of Telemann’s range and accomplishment, from the Italianate to the pastoral. For lovers of Baroque instrumental music this CD should be highly welcome; for those of us not yet Telemann fans it may well be revelatory." - Chris Dench