Telemann at his Best Vol. 3
The press has acclaimed our Telemann edition’s »stylistically flawless and tonally beautiful interpretations« and »long-echoing listening experiences.« And the concertos forming the third and next-to-last volume of our recording of his concertos with mixed solo instruments again demonstrate not only his high compositional standards but also his frequently mentioned »mixed style« distinguished by multifaceted motivic designs and broadly sustained harmonic developments. The wealth of pithy thematic ideas and the extremely subtle motivic links developed in his concerto movements can hardly be described exhaustively. A masterpiece of special design has been transmitted to us in the three-movement Concerto in D major for Three Horns, Violin, Strings, Oboes, and Basso Continuo (TWV 54: D2). This composition is actually a double concerto for solo violin and solo horn to which two more horns have been added in the tutti segments. The horn trio also engages in »special operations«: the three brass instruments blare a hunting signal into the lively course of musical events toward the end of the opening movement and hold in store yet another surprise in the form of a three-part fanfare.