Georg Philipp Telemann (1681-1767)
Fantasia No. 7 from second dozen for harpsichord solo in A Minor, TWV 33:19
Suite no. 5 in A Minor for flute, violin & basso continuo, TWV 42:a3
Fantasia for solo violin no. 9 in B Minor , TWV 40:22
Paris Quartet no. 3 in G major, TWV 43:G4
Fantasia for flute solo no. 1 in A major, TWV 40:2
Trio sonata for violin, recorder & basso continuo (from "Essercizii musici") in A Minor, TWV 42:a4
Sonata for viola da gamba & basso continuo (from "Essercizii musici") in E Minor, TWV 41:e5
A BOUQUET OF CHAMBER-MUSICAL JEWELS
Elephant House Quartet invites the listener for a stroll through the colourful oeuvre of Telemann — himself a gardening enthusiast — presenting a bouquet of chamber-musical jewels. Telemann’s Garden ranges from excerpts of solo fantasias for violin, flute and harpsichord to a sonata for viola da gamba and basso continuo, a trio sonata for violin, recorder and basso continuo, a suite for violin, flute and basso continuo, as well as one of the quartets Telemann wrote during his Paris sojourns. These pieces together constitute a fascinating portrait of one of the most prolific and successful composers of the Baroque era.
Elephant House Quartet is a Baroque ensemble featuring virtuosos on each instrument in wonderful interaction, consisting of recorder player Bolette Roed, violinist Aureliusz Goliński, gambist Reiko Ichise and harpsichordist Allan Rasmussen. Telemann’s Garden marks their PENTATONE debut.