Paris Quartets

Florilegium

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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……..

 

Tracklist

1.
Quator No. 4 In B Minor - Prélude_ Vivement - Flatteusement
06:02
2.
Quator No. 4 In B Minor - Coulant
02:43
3.
Quator No. 4 In B Minor - Gai
01:43
4.
Quator No. 4 In B Minor - Vite
02:04
5.
Quator No. 4 In B Minor - Triste
03:23
6.
Quator No. 4 In B Minor - Menuet_ Modéré
05:32
7.
Quator No. 5 In A Major - Prélude_ Vivement
02:16
8.
Quator No. 5 In A Major - Gai
02:42
9.
Quator No. 5 In A Major - Modéré
04:35
10.
Quator No. 5 In A Major - Modéré
03:48
11.
Quator No. 5 In A Major - Pas Vite
02:01
12.
Quator No. 5 In A Major - Un Peu Gai
03:00
13.
Quator No. 6 In E Minor - Prélude_ A discrétion - tres vite
04:43
14.
Quator No. 6 In E Minor - Gai
03:08
15.
Quator No. 6 In E Minor - Vite
01:37
16.
Quator No. 6 In E Minor - Gracieusement
03:07
17.
Quator No. 6 In E Minor - Distrait
03:34
18.
Quator No. 6 In E Minor - Modéré
04:05
19.
Deuxieme Suite In B Minor - Prélude_ Gayment
01:39
20.
Deuxieme Suite In B Minor - Air_ Modérement
03:38
21.
Deuxieme Suite In B Minor - Réjouissance
01:55
22.
Deuxieme Suite In B Minor - Courante
02:02
23.
Deuxieme Suite In B Minor - Passpied
02:03

Total time: 01:11:20

Additional information

Artists

Mastering Engineer

Jared Sacks

Genres

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Qualities

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Channels

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Original Recording Format

Cables

van den Hul

Digital Converters

Meitner DSD AD/DA

Composers

Microphones

Bruel & Kjaer, Schoeps

Mastering Equipment

B+W 803 diamond series

Mixing Board

Rens Heijnis custom made

Producer

Walter van Hauwe, Ashley Solomon

Recording Engineer

Jared Sacks

Recording location

Deventer Holland

Recording Software

Pyramix

Speakers

AudioLab, Holland

Recording Type & Bit Rate

DSD64

Awards

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SKU

21005

Release Date May 5, 2014
SKU 21005

Press reviews

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.

Hifi Video Test

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.

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