Music by Telemann, Rameau, Forqueray, Blavet and Guignon
££18 (concessions £15, students £6)
Graham O’Sullivan flute
Huw Daniel violin
Jonathan Rees 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.
The programme is as follows:
Telemann - Paris Quartet no.1 in G major
Blavet - Flute sonata in b minor
Rameau - Premier Concert from Pièces de clavecin en concerts
Guignon - Violin Sonata in D major
Forqueray - Jupiter
Telemann - Paris Quartet no.12 in e minor
Jonathan Rees (replacing Susanna Pell) has performed across the globe as cellist and gamba player with the UK's leading historical performance and chamber ensembles. He has performed as continuo / principal cellist and gamba soloist with the Academy of Ancient Music, Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment, ENO and La Nuova Musica. He has appeared as principal cellist of Manchester Camerata and is principal cellist of Faust Chamber Orchestra. He has appeared with the viol consorts Fretwork and Phantasm and is a founder member of Newe Vialles. He collaborates with fellow cellist and viol player Vladimir Waltham as Duo Domenico, which won the York International Early Music Competition audience prize in 2013 and has since performed in the London Baroque Festival, York Early Music Festival and venues across Europe.
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