Paris Quartets (2005)

Telemann

Florilegium

Despite Georg Philipp Telemann's mother's clear efforts to warn her son against 'note-poison' (Notengift) as a youth, Telemann (1681-1767) became one of Germany's most prolific, accessible and popular composers in his day. When he set off to study law in Leipzig, he purposefully left all instruments, music and manuscript paper behind. However, as he recalled in his memoirs, when his roommate uncovered in his underwear a psalm he had set to music, his true vocation as a musician was never questioned again. Exposure to a large cross-section of society in his travels and in the many eminent positions he secured during his lifetime enabled him to soak up the latest vogue in musical styles. For instance, as Kapellmeister under Count Promnitz in Sorau, one of the earliest posts he held, he was obliged to study and compose in the manner of the great French master, Jean Baptiste Lully. The immediate result was the completion of two hundred French 'Ouvertures' in just two years. (Handel remarked that his compatriot composed music with the kind of ease another might write a letter.) It is well documented that Telemann's contemporaries marveled at his command of the French, Italian and even Polish national musical idioms he incorporated into his works. The 'Paris' Quartets (1730) and 'Nouveaux Quatuors' (1738) are a fine example of his contribution to instrumental music in the Baroque era. While they reflect his mastery of Corelli's Italian Sonata/Concerto forms and Lully's French Suite influences, they also provide a departure point for the forward-looking conversational galant style........

 

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Florilegium

Regular performances in some of the world’s most prestigious venues have confirmed Florilegium’s status as one of Britain’s most outstanding period instrument ensembles. Since their formation in 1991 they have established a reputation for stylish and exciting interpretations, from intimate chamber works to large-scale orchestral and choral repertoire.

Concert venues include Sydney Opera House, Esplanade (Singapore), Teatro Colon (Buenos Aires), Wigmore Hall and Royal Festival Hall (London), Concertgebouw (Amsterdam),Konzerthaus (Vienna), Beethoven-Haus (Bonn), Handel-Haus (Halle) and Frick Collection (New York). The numerous residencies Florilegium have held over the years include being the first period instrument Ensemble-in-Residence at London’s Wigmore Hall. This Residency was for three seasons and involved the group performing several series of concerts each year and becoming actively involved in the Hall’s education work. Since September 2008 they have been Ensemble in Association at the Royal College of Music in London, where they are responsible for coaching 18th century baroque chamber music. Their over twenty recordings for Channel Classics have been awarded many prizes including a Gramophone Award nomination, Editor’s Choice from Gramophone, Diapasons d’Or and Chocs de la Musique. Florilegium’s cd of Telemann’s Paris Quartets Vol 2 received the Classical Internet Award from Classicstoday.com. The Bach Cantatas disc with Johannette Zomer was awarded a 2008 Edison Award, Dutch music’s most prestigious prize. The second volume of Baroque Music from Bolivian Missions was nominated for a 2008 bbc Music Magazine award, and bbc Music Magazine selected volume 3 as Disc of the Month for April 2010. A disc of music by Pergolesi was released in May 2010 and was bbc Music Magazine’s cd choice in the vocal category in July 2010. Future recordings include Florilegium’s arrangements of Bach’s Organ Trio Sonatas, and a recording of Couperin’s Les Nations.

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Paris Quartets (2005)

Telemann

Florilegium

    Classic FM

Plenty to enjoy ... Unfailingly inventive and charming music

    Gramophone

Florilegium and Telemann a match made in Baroque heaven Florilegiums performances mix technical and musical finesse in equal measure and observe every expressive and rhetorical nuance with a delicious light touch. Florilegium and Telemann could have been made for each other.

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Florilegium bring a stylish grace to all three pieces. Ashley Solomons flute playing makes a lovely contrast with Kati Debretzenis violin. (...) (...) The groups relish of colour, their imaginative response to each and every phrase, and their eager, fresh spontaneity is mightily impressive and alluring. International Record Review (...) een ontdekkingsreis langs muzikale klankjuweeltjes.

Paris Quartets (2005)

Telemann

Florilegium

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Quator No. 4 In B Minor - Prélude_ Vivement - Flatteusement
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Quator No. 4 In B Minor - Coulant
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Quator No. 4 In B Minor - Gai
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Quator No. 4 In B Minor - Vite
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Quator No. 4 In B Minor - Triste
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Quator No. 4 In B Minor - Menuet_ Modéré
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Quator No. 5 In A Major - Prélude_ Vivement
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Quator No. 5 In A Major - Gai
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Quator No. 5 In A Major - Modéré
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Quator No. 5 In A Major - Modéré
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Quator No. 5 In A Major - Pas Vite
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Quator No. 5 In A Major - Un Peu Gai
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Quator No. 6 In E Minor - Prélude_ A discrétion - tres vite
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Quator No. 6 In E Minor - Gai
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Quator No. 6 In E Minor - Vite
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Quator No. 6 In E Minor - Gracieusement
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Quator No. 6 In E Minor - Distrait
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Quator No. 6 In E Minor - Modéré
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Deuxieme Suite In B Minor - Prélude_ Gayment
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Deuxieme Suite In B Minor - Air_ Modérement
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Deuxieme Suite In B Minor - Réjouissance
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Deuxieme Suite In B Minor - Courante
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Deuxieme Suite In B Minor - Passpied
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