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    Default Georg Philipp Telemann

    Well now... looks like I have to make a new thread here....

    I just finished listening to the 'Quatuors Parisiens' (TVW 43) 1-6 for the first time. Nice.

    I am a little stunned to read the following statement on Wiki: "Often described as the most prolific composer in history..."

    Really? I barely know the man. Looks like I have some work to do.

    SO - anyone have any comments on 'Tafelmusik'. That could be the next thing I look to add to the queue. Laugh... those Germans... they have no shame when it comes to smashing nouns together to make new words. You know... 'Götterfunken' and all that...


    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Georg_Philipp_Telemann


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    I have the Tafelmusik played by Musica Amphion on the Brilliant label, & enjoy it for its freshness, vitality and variety. Telemann's music gives me lots of pleasure, but I feel that if I'd heard the Paris quartes first I may never have followed up my interest in this first-rate composer; so far, they just don't grab me like many of his other works do.
    There's a 5-CD set on Capriccio that's well worth a look.
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    I agree with Mark. I have the Musica Amphion set of Tafelmusik too and if you like baroque music you'll definitely enjoy that one.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mark Harwood View Post
    I have the Tafelmusik played by Musica Amphion on the Brilliant label, & enjoy it for its freshness, vitality and variety. Telemann's music gives me lots of pleasure, but I feel that if I'd heard the Paris quartes first I may never have followed up my interest in this first-rate composer; so far, they just don't grab me like many of his other works do.
    There's a 5-CD set on Capriccio that's well worth a look.
    Well now - isn't *that* good news! You mean it gets better?

    To be honest, by the end of that set of quartets, I was getting a little bored. They are lovely, but after about 90 minutes - it started to get a little repetetive or perhaps my ears were getting tired.

    jhar - is this the set you have?

    4 discs, $18 bucks. Thats very reasonable.
    http://www.amazon.com/Telemann-Tafel...6958745&sr=1-1

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    Quote Originally Posted by SPR View Post
    jhar - is this the set you have?

    4 discs, $18 bucks. Thats very reasonable.
    http://www.amazon.com/Telemann-Tafel...6958745&sr=1-1
    Yep - that's the set both Mark and I have. It's very good and not repetitive at all. It includes suites, trios, concertos, etc.

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    I love Telemann music. I'm afraid with so many pieces and so many different ways of cataloging them, I loose track of what I already have and they all start to blend together -- though they are no more repetitive than any other baroque. (I never bought into the old saying that Vivaldi wrote one great concerto -- 500 times.)

    My favorite Telemann piece (that I have heard of course) is something about a Suite for flute (or two flutes, 2 oboes, bassoon) and continuo in some key or other. The trouble is I can never find it, not sure if it's in my collection now, even. That's one good thing you can say about pop music - you can at least remember the the names of the pieces.

    Anyway, if you happen upon any of the suites for various instrument combinations outside of Tafelmusik (a.k.a overtures), they are quite good too. The man was brilliant.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Weston View Post
    (I never bought into the old saying that Vivaldi wrote one great concerto -- 500 times.)
    I do And, at least for me, it applies to Telemann, too, except the Tafelmusik and the Passions. Also, being a huge Bach fan, Telemann seems far inferior by comparison.
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    I just got my set of tafelmusic in. Going to give it a listen....

    (rubbing hands together in greedy anticipation...)

    I see, by the way, that this is on the 'Brilliant Classics' label... these people (again) appear to put out some quality product at very attractive prices.

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    I am very much digging tafelmusik.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SPR View Post
    I am very much digging tafelmusik.
    Cool, I'm glad you do.

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    Default Tafelmusik

    SO over the last week I have listened to all of Telemans Tafelmusic a several times. For me, thats quite a bit, since there is about 4.5 hours of it.

    It really is very good. I particularly like the concertos and quartets that feature trumpet and oboe. I hate to use the term 'light'... perhaps ebulliant or bouyant is more accurate, but it is not too overwhelming and does indeed make fantastic 'table music'. There is just enough Dolce/Adante/Grave pieces to keep it from wearing you down. The ever present harpsichord throughout does (to me) get a little challenging - but I can see this is going to become one of the pieces of music that I will reach for often.

    It made for a fantastic background to our Thanksgiving day festivities, and you can just let the entire thing play straight through.

    Anyone else think that the first Quartet in part 1 (G major) sounds quite a bit like Handels Royal Fireworks or Watermusic? Not as majestic no doubt, but to me it seems quite similar.

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    Default help with Telemann please!

    Hi there,

    I wonder if anyone can help. I have this CD of Telemann's complete Trio sonatas for violin, flute and BC and also Oboe, recorder and BC. It is on a double CD on the Brilliant Classics label and the performers are Biondi and Tripla Concordia...

    Does anyone else have it? If you do or you have the following Trio Sonata by Telemann - TWV 42 d10 could you tell me what key is it in? I got this Cd from a friend and I found the info on Amazon as well as two other sites but it says it is in D Major but just listen to it. It is clearly in a Minor key. (This is what you would call a definition of **** )

    Maybe you know why it is misnamed. Did Telemann do things like this? Maybe you have a CD booklet explaining.

    A bit of a curiosity.

    Thanks!

    Jai

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    Quote Originally Posted by jaibyrne View Post
    If you do or you have the following Trio Sonata by Telemann - TWV 42 d10 could you tell me what key is it in?
    Key = D Minor.

    See here

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    Ah.. so a misprint that was on a few sites. Must have copied it around. I never thought of finding it on another release. Thanks Artemis. I don't know if you a Baroque fan but it is really great stuff.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jaibyrne View Post
    I don't know if you a Baroque fan but it is really great stuff.
    Yes I am. I have tons of it. Telemann is one of my favourites.

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