Today Telemann is particularly known for his sonatas, and he himself stated in his autobio graphies that he considered his trios to be his finest works and yet the works that make up his Essercizii musici are often viewed in negative terms, presumably because of their lack of originality. The collection was published sometime after the publication of his autobiography of 1739 and before an advertisement in the Hamburger Correspondent in 1740, but it is commonly believed that these sonatas were probably composed up to ten years prior to their date of publication, and are representative of the state of the sonata in Germany at that time. This music was aimed at the lucrative market of bourgeois, amateur musicians, who passed their evenings playing music in their homes. The Essercizii musici were long considered Telemann’s swan song as an engraver and publisher of his own music, a remarkable business he gave up in 1740 with the sale of his engraved copper and pewter plates.
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van der Hul
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Bruel & Kyaer, Schoeps
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Jared Sacks, Ashley Solomon
Waalse Church, Amsterdam, The Nederlands
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|Release Date||March 23, 2018|
BBC Music Magazine
Chamber Choice 2018
– Nicholas Anderson
(…) an eloquent testimony to the expressive capabilities of both composer and performers. (…)
BBC Music Magazine [5+5 Stars – Chamber Choice Aug 2018]
Eloquent testimony: Florilegium reveals Telemann’s greatness
(…) Ensemble Florilegium revitalises a collection of11 pieces in subtle charming and therefore attractive performances. (…)
(…) Een collectie aangename vierdelige sonates met steeds wisselende bezettingen (…)
(…) On this recording Florilegium features solo sonatas for flute, violin, oboe, and viola da gamba. In each, the soloist shines with good musical taste and technical accuracy. (…) Florilegium presents each piece, however inspired I found them, with equal reverence and sensitivity. [4.5 / 5 STARS]
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