Monday, August 24, 2009

Telemann - Six Orchestral Suites after 'Die Kleine Kammermusik' 1716 - La Stagione Frankfurt, Schneider 2CD (FLAC)












Telemann - Six Orchestral Suites after 'Die Kleine Kammermusik'
1716 -
La Stagione Frankfurt, Schneider 2CD (FLAC)
Concerto | Eac, flac, cue | log, cover | 2 CD, 548 MB
July 20, 2004 | Cpo Records | FileFactory






La Stagione Frankfurt (Instrumental Ensemble)

Founded: Frankfurt, Germany

The orchestra La Stagione Frankfurt or La Stagione Consort (= LSF) has for many years been counted among the most successful ensembles in the field of authentic music performance.

The versatility of the ensemble's director Michael Schneider on the one hand and the artistic flexibility of each of the musicians on the other, enable a convincing and authentic performance of a wide spectrum of works from the areas of baroque opera and oratorios through classical symphonic works to the performance of important pieces of the 20th century.

It is the discovery and performance of lesser known musical gems by composers such as F.I. Beck, A. Stradella, A. Scarlatti, I. Holzbauer and the sons of Bach coupled with the stimulating and authentic interpretation of the standard repertoire which characterises the artistic intention of La Stagione.

Performing regularly with well-known vocal and instrumental soloists, the invitations to important European festivals and concert venues as well as the numerous highly regarded recordings attest to the high reputation of La Stagione Frankfurt.



La Stagione Frankfurt



In their versions for solo instrument and basso continuo, these suites are familiar to oboists, violinists and, of course, recorder players, whose repertoire debt to Telemann is immeasurable. I can confirm, as a devotee of the recorder myself, that the suites from Die Kleine Kammermusik are of particular value as their original pitch suits the descant (soprano) recorder. It’s not that there is any shortage of work for that excessively high-pitched instrument, just that the best of Telemann’s solo sonatas are for the treble (alto) of the family.

On this CD we have the first recording of Telemann’s orchestration of the suites. Given that Telemann was very well acquainted with some of the best players of his day, the oboe is very much to the fore as a solo instrument. The original suites were written as melody line plus figured bass and Telemann retained the top and bottom lines, realising the basso continuo as inner orchestral parts. The repeats are ornamented in the standard baroque manner. While the individual numbers are not titled as dances (allemande, courante, gavotte, etc, unlike Bach’s orchestral suites, and many others of the day) but as Arias (with a Preludio for each suite), many of which are in the French fashion. Others are contrapuntal or dances from elsewhere (even one that could pass for a Highland fling!).

In migrating these fairly lightweight sets of tunes to the larger form, Telemann added substance (and about fifty percent to the length) by prefacing each suite with a substantial ouverture in the French style. Of course, we are not talking about suites on the scale of Bach’s, neither in size nor seriousness, nor would they been intended to be. The essence of Telemann’s music is bourgeois and middle-class, typically written for the amateur. His art as a composer was to compose works playable by a modest performer but which repay the skill brought to them by a virtuoso.

So here we have music that works whether played by a student of the recorder or a baroque orchestra of the quality of La Stagione Frankfurt under Michael Schneider’s capable direction (he is himself a recorder player of distinction). The playing is warm and stylish and is enthusiastically recommended when you feel like easing back into an armchair of baroque easy-listening comfort!--Roger Blackburn



CD 1 Tracks:
01 - La Stagione, Michael Schneider - Ouverture - Suite E Flat Major, TWV 55:Es 5 (06:01)
02 - La Stagione, Michael Schneider - Preludio: Affetuoso - Suite E Flat Major, TWV 55:Es 5 (01:50)
03 - La Stagione, Michael Schneider - Aria I: Presto - Suite E Flat Major, TWV 55:Es 5 (00:54)
04 - La Stagione, Michael Schneider - Aria II: Vivace - Suite E Flat Major, TWV 55:Es 5 (01:17)
05 - La Stagione, Michael Schneider - Aria III: Tempo Di Ciacona - Suite E Flat Major, TWV 55:Es 5 (01:15)
06 - La Stagione, Michael Schneider - Aria IV: Allegro - Suite E Flat Major, TWV 55:Es 5 (00:47)
07 - La Stagione, Michael Schneider - Aria V: Allegro - Suite E Flat Major, TWV 55:Es 5 (01:54)
08 - La Stagione, Michael Schneider - Aria VI: Tempo Di Minue (Allegro) - Suite E Flat Major, TWV 55:Es 5 (02:27)
09 - La Stagione, Michael Schneider - Ouverture - Suite B Flat Major, TWV 55:B 2 (05:32)
10 - La Stagione, Michael Schneider - Preludio: Con Affeto - Suite B Flat Major, TWV 55:B 2 (01:55)
11 - La Stagione, Michael Schneider - Aria I: Presto - Suite B Flat Major, TWV 55:B 2 (01:22)
12 - La Stagione, Michael Schneider - Aria II: Dolce - Suite B Flat Major, TWV 55:B 2 (02:40)
13 - La Stagione, Michael Schneider - Aria III: Vivace - Suite B Flat Major, TWV 55:B 2 (01:06)
14 - La Stagione, Michael Schneider - Aria IV: Sarabande - Suite B Flat Major, TWV 55:B 2 (02:32)
15 - La Stagione, Michael Schneider - Aria V: (Presto) - Suite B Flat Major, TWV 55:B 2 (00:41)
16 - La Stagione, Michael Schneider - Aria VI: Allegro - Suite B Flat Major, TWV 55:B 2 (00:54)
17 - La Stagione, Michael Schneider - Ouverture - Suite G Minor, TWV 55:G3 (06:31)
18 - La Stagione, Michael Schneider - Preludio: Grave - Suite G Minor, TWV 55:G3 (02:17)
19 - La Stagione, Michael Schneider - Aria I: Allegro - Suite G Minor, TWV 55:G3 (01:08)
20 - La Stagione, Michael Schneider - Aria II: Allegro - Suite G Minor, TWV 55:G3 (01:46)
21 - La Stagione, Michael Schneider - Aria III: Tempo Di Minuet - Suite G Minor, TWV 55:G3 (00:44)
22 - La Stagione, Michael Schneider - Aria IV: Allegro - Suite G Minor, TWV 55:G3 (01:45)
23 - La Stagione, Michael Schneider - Aria V: Tempo Giusto (With Double) - Suite G Minor, TWV 55:G3 (03:27)
24 - La Stagione, Michael Schneider - Aria VI: Allegro Assai - Suite G Minor, TWV 55:G3 (01:42)


CD 2 Tracks:
01 - La Stagione Frankfurt, Schneider - Suite E Mino TWV 55:E6 Ouverture (05:58)
02 - La Stagione Frankfurt, Schneider - Suite E Mino TWV 55:E6 (01:29)
03 - La Stagione Frankfurt, Schneider - Suite E Mino TWV 55:E6 (01:28)
04 - La Stagione Frankfurt, Schneider - Suite E Mino TWV 55:E6 (01:07)
05 - La Stagione Frankfurt, Schneider - Suite E Mino TWV 55:E6 (00:58)
06 - La Stagione Frankfurt, Schneider - Suite E Mino TWV 55:E6 (02:11)
07 - La Stagione Frankfurt, Schneider - Suite E Mino TWV 55:E6 (00:49)
08 - La Stagione Frankfurt, Schneider - Suite E Mino TWV 55:E6 (01:42)
09 - La Stagione Frankfurt, Schneider - Suite G Major TWV 55:G2 (06:31)
10 - La Stagione Frankfurt, Schneider - Suite G Major TWV 55:G2 (01:37)
11 - La Stagione Frankfurt, Schneider - Suite G Major TWV 55:G2 (01:08)
12 - La Stagione Frankfurt, Schneider - Suite G Major TWV 55:G2 (01:22)
13 - La Stagione Frankfurt, Schneider - Suite G Major TWV 55:G2 (01:04)
14 - La Stagione Frankfurt, Schneider - Suite G Major TWV 55:G2 (02:07)
15 - La Stagione Frankfurt, Schneider - Suite G Major TWV 55:G2 (00:48)
16 - La Stagione Frankfurt, Schneider - Suite G Major TWV 55:G2 (02:47)
17 - La Stagione Frankfurt, Schneider - Suite C Minor TWV 55:C3 (06:27)
18 - La Stagione Frankfurt, Schneider - Suite C Minor TWV 55:C3 (01:59)
19 - La Stagione Frankfurt, Schneider - Suite C Minor TWV 55:C3 (00:51)
20 - La Stagione Frankfurt, Schneider - Suite C Minor TWV 55:C3 (01:16)
21 - La Stagione Frankfurt, Schneider - Suite C Minor TWV 55:C3 (01:41)
22 - La Stagione Frankfurt, Schneider - Suite C Minor TWV 55:C3 (00:43)
23 - La Stagione Frankfurt, Schneider - Suite C Minor TWV 55:C3 (01:09)
24 - La Stagione Frankfurt, Schneider - Suite C Minor TWV 55:C3 (01:01)

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