In the early 1700s, it was Telemann, not J.S. Bach, who was considered the greatest of the German composers. As music director of the five churches in Hamburg, Telemann wrote a prodigious amount of sacred music, including over a thousand cantatas. But he went beyond that, writing opera (a decision that the church did not appreciate) and numerous secular cantatas, songs, suites, sonatas and instrumental music.
He traveled widely and absorbed the influences of the latest French and Italian styles. An avid promoter, he encouraged public concerts and worked to expand the music publishing industry. This program of chamber music will draw on his vast repertoire and the amazing variety of his musical compositions.
Fantasie in E major for solo flute
Trio sonata in F major, "Corellisante"
"Paris" Quartet in E minor
Partita for solo harpsichord
"Wandelt in der Liebe," for voice and flute
Trio sonata in D minor, TWV 42:d10
With Karen Clarke, Andrea Dawson, Jessica Dunnavant, Lillian Pearson, Francis Perry, Laura Ross, Christopher Stenstom, and Mareike Sattler.