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HD-Vinyls 24/96 (Philips) Georg Philip Telemann – Horn Concertos (Baumann)

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This disc features four concertos and one suite by G.P. Telemann where horns play a prominent role, and it’s a pleasant 58 minutes of largely but not exclusively bluff, bouncy Baroque music played on modern instruments. Whether under the direction of Neville Marriner or, as in this case, the late Iona Brown, the members of the Academy of St. Martin-in-the-Fields know their stuff. (The recordings date from the mid-1980s, when the hyphens were still there.) Hermann Baumann is the leading horn soloists, though only one concerto calls for a single horn. In three other works he is joined by Timothy Brown and in the single piece involving three horns Nicholas Hill joins in as well. Ms. Brown provides the solo violin parts. Dyed-in-the-catgut fanatics may not view these renditions as authentic, but though modern they are light on their feet, exquisitely played and sound wonderful. Quintessential Telemann wonderfully rendered, it’s worth hearing again and again.

Composer: Georg Philip Telemann
Performer: Hermann Baumann, Nicholas Hill, Timothy Brown

Orchestra: Academy Of St. Martin-in-the-Fields
Conductrix: Iona Brown
Vinyl (1984

Number of Discs: 1
Format: Flac
Label: Philips
DR-Analysis: DR 12
Size: 1.11 GB
Scan: yes
Server: FileFactory

 

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