Telemann: Music for Flute (Full Album)

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Telemann wrote so much and so well for the flute with the understanding of one who knew the instrument from the inside. ‘How my heart beats,’ he wrote, ‘when I see the walls and corners of the room covered with musical instruments… Excellent instrumentalists have made me want to improve my performance on my instruments. I would have done so if an inner fire had spurred me beyond the keyboard, the violin and the flute, to learn the oboe, the chalumeau, the viola da gamba, or indeed the double bass and the bass trombone.’
In line with their earlier work on Vivaldi for Brilliant Classics (BC95078), Hanspeter Oggier and the Ensemble Fratres have now chosen to address the delectable feast of Telemann’s wonderfully joyous music. Meticulous in his work, alert and inventive, Telemann was a great colourist whose coherence and open mindedness enabled him to address the widest audience. The particular appeal of this collection is that the flute parts are taken by the pan-flute, which lend a rustic, sometimes insouciant colour to pairs of suites and concertos. In Telemann the prevalence of curiosity over perfectionism suggests the desire to produce works that were straightforward and accessible to all. There is no hint of superficiality in this approach, however: he sensitively assimilated both Italian and French musical languages as well as certain traditional Polish stylistic elements. These and other ingredients he accepted as simple, pliable mother tongues, without trying to adapt them to his native German idiom.

In the Baroque it was by no means uncommon for composers to freely transcribe and arrange their own works or works by others for a different instruments. Therefore, any present day attempt of alternative instrumentation should be viewed with respect and curiosity: the result counts. And what result we encounter on this new recording of Flute Concertos by Telemann transcribed for the Pan Flute! By turns dramatic and furious, sweet and beguiling: the pan flute has infinite colouristic qualities to do full justice to these master works. The pan flute in its present form originates from 17th century Rumania, mostly used as a folk music instrument. However the use of the pan flute in “classical” Baroque music is by no means an abomination. The improvisatory character, the organic way of tone production which is regulated by the intensity of the breath of the player suit the Baroque music particularly well! Exhilarating performances by Master Pan flutist Hanspeter Oggier and his Ensemble Fratres. They already recorded successfully flute concertos by Vivaldi for Brilliant Classics (BC95078). Extensive liner notes on the music and the instrument included.

00:00:00 Ouverture-Suite in A Minor, TWV 55:a2: I. Ouverture
00:10:37 Ouverture-Suite in A Minor, TWV 55:a2: II. Les plaisirs
00:14:09 Ouverture-Suite in A Minor, TWV 55:a2: III. Air à l’Italien
00:21:03 Ouverture-Suite in A Minor, TWV 55:a2: IV. Menuett I-II
00:24:55 Ouverture-Suite in A Minor, TWV 55:a2: V. Rejouissance
00:27:24 Ouverture-Suite in A Minor, TWV 55:a2: VI. Passepied I-II
00:28:59 Ouverture-Suite in A Minor, TWV 55:a2: VII. Polonoise
00:32:59 Flute Concerto in D Major, TWV 51:D2: I. Moderato
00:35:33 Flute Concerto in D Major, TWV 51:D2: II. Allegro
00:39:47 Flute Concerto in D Major, TWV 51:D2: III. Largo
00:43:22 Flute Concerto in D Major, TWV 51:D2: IV. Vivace
00:46:26 Ouverture-Suite in G Major, TWV 55:G2: I. Ouverture
00:51:34 Ouverture-Suite in G Major, TWV 55:G2: II. Courante
00:53:46 Ouverture-Suite in G Major, TWV 55:G2: III. Gavotte en rondeau
00:54:52 Ouverture-Suite in G Major, TWV 55:G2: IV. Branle
00:55:49 Ouverture-Suite in G Major, TWV 55:G2: V. Sarabande
00:57:37 Ouverture-Suite in G Major, TWV 55:G2: VI. Fantaisie
00:58:48 Ouverture-Suite in G Major, TWV 55:G2: VII. Menuet I-II
01:02:28 Ouverture-Suite in G Major, TWV 55:G2: VIII. Rossignol
01:04:25 Flute Concerto in G Major, TWV 51:G2: I. Andante
01:07:08 Flute Concerto in G Major, TWV 51:G2: II. Vivace
01:09:43 Flute Concerto in G Major, TWV 51:G2: III. Adagio
01:11:50 Flute Concerto in G Major, TWV 51:G2: IV. Allegro

Artist:
Hanspeter Oggier pan flute
Ensemble Fratres

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