Telemann - Harmonischer Gottes-Dienst Vol.6: Seven Cantatas | Toccata Classics TOCC0180

Telemann - Harmonischer Gottes-Dienst Vol.6: Seven Cantatas


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Label: Toccata Classics

Cat No: TOCC0180

Format: CD

Number of Discs: 1

Genre: Vocal/Choral

Release Date: 31st July 2015



This is the sixth CD in the first complete recording of the 72 cantatas from Georg Philipp Telemannís collection Harmonischer Gottes-Dienst, published in Hamburg in 1726 Ė the first complete set of cantatas for the liturgical year to appear in print.

Although Telemann wrote an astonishing 1,700 cantatas, 1,400 of which survive, this is the first cycle of his cantatas ever to be recorded in its entirety. One of the cantatas on this CD has never been recorded before.

The cantatas are designated for voice, an obbligato instrument (recorder, violin, transverse flute or oboe) and basso continuo, and generally take the form of two da capo arias with an intervening recitative.

Although intended for worship, both public and private, Telemannís cantatas are a masterly blend of tunefulness with skilled counterpoint and vocal and instrumental virtuosity.

The pursuit of authenticity in these recordings extends to obtaining the correct pronunciation of the German of Telemannís day.

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