Music by Telemann, Rameau, Forqueray, Blavet and Guignon
££18 (concessions £15, students £6)
Graham O’Sullivan flute
Huw Daniel violin
Susanna Pell viola da gamba
Mie Hayashi harpsichord
In September 1737, Georg Philipp Telemann (1681-1767), the most celebrated German composer of his day, left Hamburg for a long-delayed journey to Paris, where he had been invited by several of France’s most celebrated musicians including the flautist Michel Blavet, the violinist Jean-Pierre Guignon and the gambist Jean-Baptiste Forqueray.
This programme celebrates that visit and the music Telemann wrote in preparation for the visit, the celebrated set of Paris Quartets, works which rank among the masterpieces of 18th century chamber music. The programme also includes works by those musicians for whom Telemann composed the quartets.
This is the second in The Herschel Trio’s series of concerts commemorating Telemann’s 250th anniversary. The first concert in the series – ‘Telemann at Home’, a programme of music by Telemann, J.S.Bach, C.P.E.Bach and Handel – will be performed at the NCEM on Sunday 25th June 2017 at 7pm.
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