The overture-suite enjoyed a great popularity, especially in Germany during the first half of the 18th century; famous are Johann Sebastian Bach’s so called Orchestral Suites. While the opening overture was associated with clear expectations of form, the composer was again relatively free in the selection and sequence of the following movements. Georg Philipp Telemann, like no other, put this into practice very creatively and composed a lot of overture-suites which are very diverse. The characterizing titles of his overtures allude humorously to characters and human behaviors, as well as contemporary events and discussions („La Bizarre“, „La Changeante“ or „Des nations anciens et modernes“). The selection on the present recording offers a wonderful insight into this manifold cosmos of Telemann’s overture-suites.