Telemann Recorder Sonatas (2020)

Telemann

Caroline Eidsten Dahl, Kate Hearne, Christian Kjos

Telemann Recorder Sonatas marks the return of recorder player Caroline Eidsten Dahl to the NativeDSD Music store.  On the album, she is joined by Kate Hearne (Baroque Cello) and Christian Kjos (Harpsichord) as they perform the music of Telemann in this new album.  Recorded in DXD by LAWO Classics, it is also available at the NativeDSD Music store in Stereo DSD up to DSD 512.

On this recording with recorder player Caroline Eidsten Dahl, baroque cellist Kate Hearne and harpsichordist Christian Kjos we are presented with Telemann’s complete collection of sonatas for recorder and basso continuo.

Seven of the sonatas are among his best-known, and they have become a part of the standard repertoire for recorder players. In addition, we get to hear two sonatinas whose basso continuo parts were missing until their discovery in the 1990s. The trio performs here some of its absolute favorite sonatas; a musician never tires of playing Telemann!

The motto “Singen ist das Fundament zur Music in allen Dingen“ (the first line of a little poem in Telemann’s letter to Mattheson in 1718) sums up well Telemann’s fundamental principle of composing music that is melodious. Moreover, he liked to sprinkle in some cultivated folklore, especially in his “alla Polacca” melodies. This is clearly reflected in Telemann’s sonatas for recorder — in his fondness for beautiful melodies, for rhythms inspired by Polish traditional music, and for virtuosic runs for both recorder and basso continuo.

Georg Philipp Telemann (1681–1767) gained fame over much of Europe during the middle of his own life for his gallant and mixed style. In 1726, learnèd poet Christian Friedrich Weichmann (1698–1770) compared him to the greatest musicians in Venice, Rome, Paris, and London (Poesie der Nieder-Sachsen, part 3) and he was to receive increasing acclaim over the next 10 years. In 1740, influential music writer Johann Mattheson asserted in his Grundlage einer Ehrenpforte that Telemann had even eclipsed the two pioneers of the era, Lully (French style) and Corelli (Italian style).

However, after his death in 1767 Telemann quickly faded into oblivion. With Viennese classical style in full bloom and soon to transform into early Romanticism, Telemann’s body of work was to become passé. The new artistic ideal was that of the sensitive genius. Later Baroque composers who had a penchant for short, gallant phrases, and who even allowed themselves to caricature nations and imitate nature and weather phenomena, no longer conformed to the musical zeitgeist. In fact, most Baroque music was past its use-by date, with only parts of Handel and Bach’s oeuvres remaining sacrosanct.

Advocates of J.S Bach kept him relatively au courant by using the successful tactic of portraying him as a true genius, a scientist – a musical Isaac Newton. The still famous Telemann of 1750 seemed to see it coming when writing an obituary about his newly deceased friend Bach (in sonnet form), looking into the future and predicting that his name would never “go under”.

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Caroline Eidsten Dahl

Caroline (b. 1980) was born and raised in Drammen. From 1999 she studied recorder with Frode Thorsen at the Grieg Academy in Bergen, graduating in spring 2003. From autumn 2001 she studied with Professor Dan Laurin at the Royal College of Music in Stockholm, where she majored in chamber music and was awarded her diploma in autumn 2006. Caroline has played with leading ensembles in Norway and abroad, including Academia Montis Regalis, the Kremlin Chamber Orchestra, Drottningholm Baroque Ensemble, 1B1 Group, Barokkanerne Norwegian Baroque Ensemble, Bergen Chamber Ensemble, the Norwegian Baroque Orchestra, Kammer Allegria, the Trondheim Soloists and the Norwegian Chamber Orchestra.

A list of Caroline’s festival performances includes Innsbrucker Festwochen der Alten Musik, the Stavanger International Chamber Music Festival, the Oslo Opera Festival, the Stockholm Early Music Festival, the Oslo Chamber Music Festival, the Early Music Festival in London, Festival of the Night in Korpilombolo, the Norwegian Organ Festival in Stavanger, the Winter Night Festival in Oslo, the Grieg Festival in Arendal, Barokkfest in Trondheim, and Johan Halvorsen Musikkfest in Drammen. During the season 2009-2010 Caroline played in the Norwegian National Opera and Ballet production of “L’incoronazione di Poppea”, and she appeared in its production of “Il ritorno d’Ulisse in patria” in spring 2012 and 2016, as well as in Innsbruck in 2017.

Caroline has received a number of prizes and scholarships, among them, finalist in the renowned Yamaha Recorder Ensemble Competition in Cambridge in 1998, and with her Woodpeckers Recorder Quartet in 2010 the Audience Award at the EAR-ly Competition arranged by NORDEM. In spring 2007 Caroline was one of three winners of Concerts Norway’s international programme “Introklassisk”. During 2008-2009 she traveled under the auspices of Concerts Norway to India and China, where she performed Norwegian and Chinese music with musicians from Shanghai. Caroline was a recipient of Government Grants for Artists for newly established artists over two successive years, from 2010 to 2012. Caroline’s first solo album, “Blockbird. Norwegian Recorder Music” (LWC1069), was released on the LAWO Classics label in November 2014

photo: from booklet LWC1165

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Telemann Recorder Sonatas (2020)

Telemann

Caroline Eidsten Dahl, Kate Hearne, Christian Kjos

Editing Software: Pyramix, Merging Technologies
Mastering Engineer: Thomas Wolden
Producer: Vegard Landaas
Recording Engineer: Thomas Wolden
Recording Location: Jar Church, Baerum on February 27 & 28, 2017
Recording Software: Pyramix, Merging Technologies
Recording Type & Bit Rate: DXD

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Sonatina in C minor TWV 41c2 I. Largo
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Sonatina in C minor TWV 41c2 II. Allegro
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Sonatina in C minor TWV 41c2 III. Dolce
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Sonatina in C minor TWV 41c2 IV. Vivace
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Sonatina in A minor TWV 41a4 I. Andante
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Sonatina in A minor TWV 41a4 III. Andante
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Sonatina in A minor TWV 41a4 III. Andante
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Sonatina in A minor TWV 41a4 IV. Presto
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Sonata in C major TWV 41C2 I. Cantabile
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Sonata in C major TWV 41C2 II. Allegro
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Sonata in C major TWV 41C2 III. Grave
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Sonata in C major TWV 41C2 IV. Vivace
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Sonata in F minor TWV 41f1 I. Triste
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Sonata in F minor TWV 41f1 II. Allegro
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Sonata in F minor TWV 41f1 III. Andante
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Sonata in F minor TWV 41f1 IV. Vivace
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Sonata in F major TWV 41F2 I. Vivace
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Sonata in F major TWV 41F2 II. Largo
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Sonata in F major TWV 41F2 III. Allegro
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Sonata in B major TWV 41B3 I. Largo
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Sonata in B major TWV 41B3 II. Allegro
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Sonata in B major TWV 41B3 III. Largo
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Sonata in B major TWV 41B3 IV. Vivace
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Sonata in C major TWV 41C5 I. Adagio - Allegro - Adagio - Allegro
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Sonata in C major TWV 41C5 II. Larghetto
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Sonata in C major TWV 41C5 III. Vivace
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Sonata in D minor TWV 41d4 I. Affettuoso
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Sonata in D minor TWV 41d4 II. Presto
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Sonata in D minor TWV 41d4 III. Grave
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Sonata in D minor TWV 41d4 IV. Allegro
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Sonata fin F minor TWV 41f2 I. Adagio
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Sonata fin F minor TWV 41f2 II. Allegro
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Sonata fin F minor TWV 41f2 III. Adagio
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Sonata fin F minor TWV 41f2 IV. Gigue
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