WOW< what a superb set of String Concerts y Telemann; so soothing, elegant and with an immense amount of great taste. And the recording quality is top notch; if you collect Telemann or anything beautiful Baroque; get this one :)
It's so fine! I love baroque. It sounds great in my car going to work, and sounds great on my high end system, too! There are other companion discs in this series. Be sure to check them out also, or you will miss out. Worth every penney!
For aficionados of period music performance I can understand the high marks given these unusual and outstanding Telemann works by previous reviewers. Goebel's group strives for technical perfection - and gets pretty close to it. As you can tell by my user name, Telemann is one of my favorite composers. However I feel that the excitement and inspiration in his works - highly appreciated in his time - is, paradoxically, blocked from contemporary music lovers by groups that insist on performing for audiences who have been dead for 250 years. Reinhard Goebel and his Camerata Koln have given me intense frustration by continually rediscovering and performing music that I love - but performing it in a way that I regard as "antiqued", arbitrarily inhibited and stylized. Although Goebel may have mellowed a bit since his earlier, rigidly mannered performances, Telemann's mastery of all the orchestral instrument sonorities available in his time (and some that were not yet in the...
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