Telemann (1681-1767)

Episodes

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01The Entrepreneur20060220

Donald Macleod begins a week-long exploration of the life and music of the composer who largely eclipsed the reputation even of his compatriot and contemporary JS Bach.

A look at Telemann's entrepreneurial flare, the springboard for a number of his most important publications.

Overture Jubeloratorium für die Hamburger

Admiralität, TWV 23'1

Akademie für Alte Musik Berlin

Der Getreue Music-Meister - Lesson No 17

Sonata in F for violin and continuo

Mary Utiger (violin)

Michael McCraw (cello)

Nicholas Selo (harpsichord)

Paris Quartet - Sonata No 2, Hamburg Quadri No 4

Barthold Kuijken (flute)

Sigiswald Kuijken (violin)

Wieland Kuijken (viola da gamba)

Gustav Leonhardt (harpsichord)

Brocke's Passion, end

Evangelist....Martin Klietmann

Daughter of Zion....Maria Zadori

Faithful soul....Annette Markert

Centurion....Guy de Mey

Stadtsingechor zu Halle Capella Savaria

Nicholas McGegan (director).

01The Entrepreneur *20060220

Donald Macleod begins a week-long exploration of the life and music of the composer who largely eclipsed the reputation even of his compatriot and contemporary JS Bach.

In this edition, a view of Telemann's entrepreneurial flare, the springboard for a number of his most important publications.

Overture Jubeloratorium für die Hamburger Admiralität TWV 23:1 Akademie für Alte Musik Berlin

Der Getreue Music-Meister: Lesson No 17

Sonata in F for violin and continuo

Mary Utiger (violin)

Michael McCraw (cello)

Nicholas Selo (harpsichord)

Paris Quartet: Sonata No 2, Hamburg Quadri No 4

Barthold Kuijken (flute)

Sigiswald Kuijken (violin)

Wieland Kuijken (viola da gamba)

Gustav Leonhardt (harpsichord)

Brocke's Passion, end

Martin Klietmann (Evangelist)

Maria Zadori (Daughter of Zion)

Annette Markert (faithful soul)

Guy de Mey (Centurion)

Stadtsingechor zu Halle Capella Savaria

Nicholas McGegan (director).

02A True Cosmopolitan *20060221

Telemann was the very model of a modern European citizen in his era.

Donald Macleod joins him on a lightning tour of the continent with colourful stopovers in Moscow, Germany, Sweden, Denmark, Paris and Norway.

Suite des Nations anciens et modernes

Collegium Musicum 90

Simon Standage (director)

Keyboard Fantasia 2éme douzaine, No 11

John Butt (harpsichord)

Concerto in Em for recorder, flute and strings

Simon Standage (director/violin)

De Danske, norske og Tydske (excerpts)

Dorothee Mields (soprano)

Klaus Mertens (bass)

Magdeburger Kammerchor

Telemann-Kammerorchester Michaelstein

Ludger Rémy (director).

03Brains *20060222

Donald Macleod explores Telemann's formidable reputation as an intellectual heavyweight and discovers how his diverse interests and knowledge inspired his music-making.

Cantata: Sehet an die Exempel

Mona Spägele (soprano)

Henning Voss (alto)

Wilfried Jochens (tenor)

Klaus Mertens (bass)

Bläserkollegium Leipzig

Telemann-Kammerorchestra Michaelstein

Ludger Rémer (director)

Concerto for 2 Chalumeaux in Dm

Colin Lawson, Michael Harris (chalumeau)

Collegium Musicum 90

Simon Standage

An den Schlaf (Oden 1741)

Klaus Mertens (baritone)

Ludger Rémy (harpsichord)

Der neumodische Liebhaber Damon - excerpt

Damon....Michael Schopper (bass)

La Stagione Frankfurt

Michael Schneider (director).

04The Operator *20060223

Telemann's willingness to blur the lines of church and theatre in Hamburg made him several enemies among his professional rivals in the city.

Donald Macleod discovers the influence this had on his music through a selection of works for religious and dramatic occasions.

Cantata - Saget den Verzagten Herzen

Dorothee Meilds (soprano)

Britta Schwarz (alto)

Wilfried Jochens (tenor)

Dirk Schmidt (bass)

Magdeburg Kammerchor

Telemann-Kammerorchestrer Michaelstein

Ludger Rémy (director)

Pimpinone - end of intermezzo II

Vespetta....Metchtild Bach

Michael Schopper (bass)

La Stagione Frankfurt

Michael Schneider (director)

Der Tod Jesu - Part I (excerpts)

Jan Kobow (tenor)

Ouverture Burlesque

Collegium Musicum 90

Simon Standage (director).

05 LASTEarthquake, Wind And Fire20060224

Donald Macleod ends his exploration of Telemann's music with an assessment of the composer's commitment to his patrons and fellow city dwellers, including his searing musical reflection on the Lisbon earthquake to commemorate its first anniversary.

Die Donner-Ode - Part 1

Patrizia Kwella (soprano)

Catherine Denley (alto)

Stephen Roberts, Michael George (bass)

Collegium Musicum 90

Richard Hickox (conductor)

'Alster' Overture

Akademie für alte Musik Berlin

Ouverture jointe d'une Suite Tragi-comique - Le podagre (Loure)

05 LASTEarthquake, Wind And Fire *20060224