Telemann - Trio Sonatas - Parnassi Musici
Chamber | Eac, Ape, cue | log, cover | 1 CD, 361 MB
June 17, 2003 | CPO | RapidShare
"..he packed into his trios everything that Germany's rich music had to offer in sources of inspiration".
The boom in Baroque music has created many younger groups with fascinating European groups with mixed nationalities - and often American performers. Among this record's performers Matthias Fischer, violin; Stephan Schrader, violoncello; and Martin Lutz, harpsichord and organ, are German. Sergio Azzolini was born and got his early training in Bolzano a northern Italian city with strong influences from its former history as a part of Austria. His training to become one of the world's master baroque bassonists included studies in Hannover, and a professorship in Stuttgart,Germany. He's now associated with the Basel Music Academy in Switzerland. All the instrumentalists perform with effortless technique, and ensemble nuance.
Teaming up with her "European Union" colleagues, is Margaret MacDuffie, violin. Among her training influences was study in Warsaw, Poland under a Fulbright scholarship, and baroque violin studies with Daniel Stepner (now at Brandeis and Harvard Universities). She is now a member of the Southwest German Radio Orchestra of Freiburg, Germany.
One unusual feature of this recording is its knowledgeable and insightful liner notes on Georg Philipp Telemann and his music - devoid of usual cliches about Telemann's huge productivity, etc. This is also associated with the group's intensive library research and performance of rare works.
Examples include: "What for us seems to be so natural and self evident in his trio compositions - the balance of form, the casual conversational tone of the instruments, the ingenious singing design never overladen with counterpoint, and the sparkling allusions to stylistic models from Corelli to Polish inn (folk) music - all this had to be invented." and "..he packed into his trios everything that Germany's rich music had to offer in sources of inspiration".
The notes also include a dated list of Telemann trios showing the evolution of this form, which among other things led to Telemann's pioneering chamber music in quartets for various instruments.
# Quartet for 2 flutes (or violins), cello, bassoon & continuo No. 2 in E minor ...(Quartets or Trios No. 1), TWV 43:e3
# Sonata for 2 violins (or 2 flutes) & continuo in G major (Quartets or Trios No. 1), ...TWV 42:G3
# Sonata for 2 violins (or 2 flutes) & continuo in C minor (Quartets or Trios No. 2) , ....TWV 42:c1
# Sonata for 2 violins (or 2 flutes) & continuo in A major, TWV 42:A2
# Sonata for violin, bassoon & continuo in B flat major, TWV 42:B5
# Sonata for 2 violins (or flutes) & continuo in D minor (Quartets or Trios No. 4), ....TWV 42:d2
# Sonata for 2 violins (or 2 flutes) & continuo in E minor, TWV 42:e1