Telemann – Twelve Fantasies for Solo Violin

Rachel Podger

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Original Recording Format: DSD 64

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Rachel Podger – Twelve Fantasies for Solo Violin from G.P. Telemann

In November of 2001, one of my first recordings using the DSD technology was in a small unknown church – Dorset England.  Rachel Podger had chosen the church as she had played a concert there as some point and thought it would be perfect for the solo Telemann Sonatas. I agreed sight unseen.
The church turned out to be very small with very close side walls with no place for me to sit with my equipment.  Granted it was very silent ( in the middle of fields) but I was just not happy with the acoustics so that I decided to only release this album on normal 44.1 pcm. A couple of months ago I listened to the DSD master again and have now decided to still bring this out on DSD stereo and multichannel.  DSD does give the extra dimension of imagery and honesty to the sound which in the end does enlighten the music listening.  Jared Sacks

Johann Mattheson in Der Vollkommene Capellmeister (Hamburg 1739) says about a fantasia: “Even though they (the fantasias) all give the impression of being played ad-lib, most of them are nonetheless written down properly, however, they are so very little kept in place and order that no one could hardly find a better general term to designate them than the one describing a good idea.” Good ideas they are indeed, and plenty of them! They often occur in rapid succession, chasing each other across the page in vibrant fast movements, pausing here and there to give room for the next inspiration, or unfolding gradually and reflectively in poignant slow movements. Unconnected ideas stand next to each other, unaware of each others presence: motifs, rhythms, sequences of intervals and melodic lines change direction and character at a whim. Broken chords alternate with agitated scales and passagework, grave and solemn passages appear next to dance-like ones. The musical story throughout the movements is always clear as you become aware of Telemanns ingenious way of giving free reign to his imagination within a cohesive underlying musical structure….

Tracklist

1.
Fantasia 1 in B flat Major
08:06
2.
Fantasia 2 in G Major
04:38
3.
Fantasia 3 in F Minor
05:16
4.
Fantasia 4 in D Major
05:05
5.
Fantasia 5 in A Major
05:06
6.
Fantasia 6 in E Minor
08:51
7.
Fantasia 7 in E flat Major
08:33
8.
Fantasia 8 in E Major
05:38
9.
Fantasia 9 in B Minor
06:29
10.
Fantasia 10 in D Major
05:46
11.
Fantasia 11 in F Major
06:04
12.
Fantasia 12 in A Minor
04:42

Total time: 01:14:14

Additional information

Label

SKU

18298

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Artists

Composers

Genres

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Cables

van der Hul

Digital Converters

DCS 950 AD converter

Mastering Engineer

Jared Sacks

Mastering Equipment

B&W 803 diamand series

Microphones

Bruel &Kjaer

Mixing Board

Rens Heijnis custom made

Awards

Original Recording Format

Producer

Johnathan Freeman Attwood

Recording Engineer

Jared Sacks

Recording location

St. Micahels Church, West Compton, Dorset UK

Recording Software

Pyramix

Recording Type & Bit Rate

DSD64

Release Date April 10, 2015

Press reviews

Fanfare

Strongly recommended.

American Record Guide

she naturally flows from one inventive musical thought to the next with never a rushed moment. () Wet paint () Podger certainly shows both the technique and the temper for these works, in carefull shaped and thoughtful performances. ()

Turoks Choice 5 out of 5

Fantastisch voor wie eens wat anders wil horen dan Bachs sonates en partitas () vividly played ()Performace/Sound *****

Rondo

Rachel Podger zet 12 mooie miniatuurtjes neer () Luister () Podger spielt die Barockvioline so sinnlich, so blut- und so glutvoll, wie man es sonst bei diesem Instrument nicht unbedingt gewohn ist ()

Klassieke Zaken

Podger speelt het allemaal met zwier en gevoel voor theater en dat is door de technici van Channel prachtig vastgelegd. ()

Het Parool

Deze violiste kan ik 2002 zonder enige opsmuk de 12 Fantasien voor soloviool op de plaat zetten. () () Podger laat er geen misverstand over bestaan dat Telemann minstens zo inventief was als zijn lichtend voorbeeld J.S. Bach

BBC Music Magasine

Podgers tone is warm and it is a manner of sensitive declamation that I find convincing and affecting

Gramophone

she dances her way easily and gracefully through the music () () clean intonation, pleasingly resonant tone and a palpable sense of natural and spontaneous enjoyment.

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