GEORG PHILIPP TELEMANN (1681-1767): Ouverture in G, TWV 32:13, Concerto in G Minor, TWV 51:g1 (transcr. J.S. Bach, BWV 985), Fantasias I in D, TWV 33:1, II in D Minor, 33:2, I in C Minor, 33:11, II in C, 33:12, IX in B Minor, 33:33, X in G, 33:34, Choral Prelude "Jesu meine Freude" - 3 versions, 31:33 and 31:34, one a transcription of Handel, HWV 480.
Catalogue Number: 02O022
Reference: LY 052
Description: While there's been a lot of Telemann spilled from many labels over the past decade or more, very little of it has been of his solo harpsichord music. In fact, a six-year search of Records International shows only 2011's Brilliant Classics release of the 36 Fantasias. While it's true that only three items here are not Fantasias, it's also true that is the first full-price release with a major performer who offers us French harpsichords from 1774, c. 1720 and end of 18th cen., an Italian one from 1610 and, for the delicate Chorale Preludes, an Austrian (?) clavichord from the second quarter of the 18th century. And the 15-minute Ouverture, one of 18 such pieces, will surely leave you wanting more. Olivier Baumont (4 different harpsichords, 1 clavichord).