16 Aug 2017

[Instrumental Wednesday - Gramophone Awards 2017 Shortlist] 

Telemann wrote 12 of these solo violin pieces and published them under the title of 'Fantasias' in 1735. Here is a recording of Fabio Biondi playing the lively Vivace in No. 9.


21 Jul 2017

[Instrumental Friday]

The story of Don Quixote provides inspiration to composers across the eras. We are perhaps most familiar with Richard Strauss's famous setting. Telemann also wrote an orchestral suite for strings under the same title. Here is the third movement, in...

26 Jun 2017

/Music of the 17th and 18th centuries/
[Instrumental Monday]

In this concerto, Georg Philipp Telemann (1681 - 1767) employed a very unusual instrument - the Calchedon. It is a kind of baroque lute, also known as a galizona.


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This blog is a platform for me to share music of the 17th and 18th centuries on a daily basis. I do this out of my love for music from the period, and my passion for historically informed performances (HIP). 

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