Musica Angelica, the Baroque ensemble from Southern California, chose four concertos by one of the most influential 18th century German composers for their second album release on NCA: Georg Philipp Telemann.
During his day, it was Telemann, who initiated the Hamburg concert scene, was an exponent of the so-called “mixed“ style, and was famous and held in high esteem. Telemann availed himself of all the music genres of his day but was not such an advocate of concertos at first – he still wrote such works however and grew to love the genre, particularly enjoying experimentation with unusual combinations of instruments while still trying to achieve harmonious sounds and moods.
The concertos in D major and E major for flute, oboe d’amore and viola d’amore are particularly outstanding and it goes without saying that both works are to be heard on this release.
Enjoy some of the finest early music, performed by one of the USA’s leading Baroque ensembles and conducted by the Austrian conductor and organist Martin Haselböck.