GEORG PHILIPP TELEMANN (1681-1767): Complete Violin Concertos, Vol. 7 - Concerto in G, TWV 51:G4, Overture Suites in A, TWV 55A:8 and in A, TWV 55:A4.
Catalogue Number: 11X016
Reference: 777 881-2
Description: In two cases stylistic (the Suites) descriptions and evaluations are bound up with the question of the authenticity of these compositions. Although the second overture suite really should be assigned to the ranks of the anonymous, Adolf Hoffmann categorically labeled it as a piece by Telemann in his dissertation on the orchestral suites (1969) and classified it as a “masterpiece” by this composer. The solo violin is highly effectively employed along with a finely developed feeling for tone-color effects, and the movements are ambitiously elaborated in length and form. Whether by Telemann or not these works enable us to participate in a fascinating journey back in time to European music culture around 1720. The Wallfisch Band; Elizabeth Wallfisch (violin).