Telemann - Per la tromba & il corno da caccia | Ricercar RIC397

Telemann - Per la tromba & il corno da caccia


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Label: Ricercar

Cat No: RIC397

Format: CD

Number of Discs: 1

Genre: Chamber

Release Date: 16th November 2018



The old instruments of the Stadtpfeiffer were replaced by French-styled oboes and bassoons in German courts and cities at the beginning of the 18th century. These became the bandes de hautbois to which trumpets were added, the combination becoming the basis of the military band. After the marches and the parades, however, these musicians were also invited to take part in the courtís formal entertainments. It was for these circumstances that Georg Philipp Telemann and his contemporaries created a completely new type of repertoire that was linked to the French and Italian genres of the Suite and the Concerto. Hunting horns were also added to the ensemble at certain moments. This is the repertoire that Eolus tackles here, with total respect for the characteristic techniques of horn and trumpet harmonics; others have attempted to conquer this repertoire by completely unhistorical performance practices.


Ensemble Eolus is a wind band consisting of trumpet, two horns, two oboes, bassoon and harpsichord. Its debut disc consists of music by Telemann, Maximilian Fiedler Ė a German contemporary of his Ė and an anonymous suite of the same period. The programme is attractive and, by and large, off the beaten track. ... there is much to enjoy on this sympathetically recorded and well documented release.  Nicholas Anderson
BBC Music Magazine January 2019

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