"In his day, George Philip Telemann was more popular than Bach. But, as a Telemann fan, I GREATLY enjoy this CD. Additionally, I especially like flutes and violins. The CD includes one of Telemann's best pieces, Suite in A minor for Flute (Suite a-moll) which is a wonderful delight. Telemann also composed concertos for trumpet and one is included here as well. If you haven't tried Telemann, this CD would be a good bet. It's quite versatile too--can be just listened to, used as background music, meditated to, etc."
Excellent, a great find
Neal J. Pollock | 08/01/2002
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I really enjoyed this CD because I couldn't find the Suite in a minor by Telemann, until now. A beautiful Rejouissance I must say. I would love to hear longer samples of all the classical music, because I appreciate it so much."
Fine Collection of Baroque Concertos
rodboomboom | Dearborn, Michigan United States | 02/16/2004
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Telemann certainly was a prolific composer. For some forty-six years he composed much for both church and court. Composing so much, he understood well the capabilities of each instrument and composed much for each. Here, for flute, oboe and trumpet, as well as strings.The trio for oboes is especially charming."
Good, varied choice - but here's an even better one for Tel
Frank T. Manheim | Fairfax VA | 07/06/2009
(4 out of 5 stars)
"Telemann is my favorite baroque composer for reasons I plan to present in a future Amazon "Telemann Introduction". The finest currently available CD set (3)in my experience is
"Telemann Concertos" by Georg Philipp Telemann, Martin Haselböck, Thomas Indermuhle, and Amsterdam Bach Soloists (Audio CD - Nov 13, 2001). It contains the Suite in A minor, of course, but also a cornucopia of instrumental concerti of high quality, including some rare items like the "Cricket Symphony", featuring among solo instruments 2 double basses, piccolo (flute), chalumeau (early clarinet), oboe and violin! The concerto for violin and flute is a rare wonder, while the concerto for flute and recorder not only demonstrates both T's unmatched ear for instrumental sonorities, and a wild recreation of Polish mountain folk fiddling in its last movement that one can hardly believe is associated with baroque music. Like the concertos and sonata album, this set also features different performance styles. It's also a bargain, because the original oboe concerti by Thomas Indermuhle alone would make up much of the price. Used copies even cheaper and usually very adequate."