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Twelve Fantasias performed on viola
Georg Philipp Telemann, Patricia McCarty (viola)
Twelve Fantasias performed on viola
Genre: Classical
 
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This performance by violist Patricia McCarty of Telemann's Twelve Fantasias, originally for violin, is the first recording of these works on viola.

     
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All Artists: Georg Philipp Telemann, Patricia McCarty (viola)
Title: Twelve Fantasias performed on viola
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Label: Ashmont
Original Release Date: 3/15/2006
Release Date: 3/15/2006
Album Type: Import
Genre: Classical
Styles: Opera & Classical Vocal, Chamber Music, Historical Periods, Baroque (c.1600-1750), Instruments, Strings
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPC: 809267930620

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This performance by violist Patricia McCarty of Telemann's Twelve Fantasias, originally for violin, is the first recording of these works on viola.
 

CD Reviews

Wonderful music, wonderful performance
G. Kaplan | 05/12/2007
(5 out of 5 stars)

"The 12 fantasias for solo violin written by Telemann
are profound examples of musical miniatures: each of them
consists of 3-4 movements concentrated in 5-7 minutes.
We have here all the best of Telemann: melodies of genial simplicity, smart counterpoint executed by a solo instrument, energetic dance-like movements. The transformation into a "modern" viola by McCarthy is excellent. The warm
and exact sound of the instrument fits perfectly for this gem of baroque music. Wonderful!"
One of my "desert island" discs
anonymous | 04/12/2009
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Ms. McCarty does a beautiful job on this disc, which rapidly became one of my all-time favorite CDs, the sort I would want to have with me if stranded on a desert island.

Telemann - even more than Bach, I'd submit - had a real gift for writing simple yet fully realized pieces for unaccompanied mono- and duo-phonic instruments. His solo fantasias for flute are amazing pieces of compositional perfection, as are these 12 pieces for violin.

I happen to prefer the dark warmth of a viola to the sound of a violin, so the combination of a great violist and these marvelous transcriptions makes for a truly memorable recording.

I've just realized Ms. McCarty has also recorded Bach's cello suites, which are among my favorite pieces of music, so I'll be ordering a copy of that recording ASAP!

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A viola treasure
D. Pankratz | Chicago, IL USA | 12/18/2008
(5 out of 5 stars)

"I have purchased many recordings that feature viola, and this is one of my favorite. I never get tired of listening to to this combination--Telemann and Patricia McCarty performing his music beautifully.
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