In Telemann’s 250th anniversary year, we celebrate this charismatic and well-travelled composer who made a life’s work from publishing and transmitting music for the ‘pleasure of the people’. Inspired by Telemann’s own entertaining autobiography, we re-create the vibrant musical scene of his day, exploring his lively friendships with both Handel and the Bach family and the rich cultural mix of music they shared: French suites, Italian sonatas, and a helping of music for the theatre.
Passacaglia is a UK-based professional ensemble specialising in music from the baroque era, played in authentic style on recorders, flutes, violin, viola da gamba and harpsichord. They are always keen to share their passion, instrumental skills and knowledge of the music of the baroque age, as they discover and recreate music from this most lavish, intimate and extravagant of musical periods – making for a truly intoxicating concert experience!
Telemann Trio Sonata in C major from Der Getreue Music-Meister
JS Bach French Suite in A minor BVW 818a
Telemann Sonata Corellisante No.4 in E major
Telemann Trio Sonata for Recorder and Viola de Gamba in F major from Essercizii Musici
Bach CPE Sonata in E minor Wq 124 for flute and harpsichord
R de Visee Prelude, Masquerade and Minuette
Handel GF Rinaldo (excerpts arranged for recorders and continuo)
Duration: 2 hours 15 minutes