The communications age. Accessibility. Staying up to date. The latest fashion. All of them terms that we associate with our times. The nineties. The age of market-driven thinking. Open borders, cosmopolitanism. If someone were to travel backwards in time to the years from around 1710 to 1740, when the music on this CD was written, would be astonished not only by the efficient modes of communication, the accessibility, the speed with which fashions spread throughout Europe, but also by the market oriented thinking, the laws of supply and demand. The program recorded here bears witness to 18th-century modernity, communication, and fashion-consciousness. One thing is certain: the composer with whom we are dealing here, Georg, Philipp Telemann, had an unfailing sense for what the public wanted to hear, and he wanted to stay abreast of the latest fashions in the world of music. And so this is a cosmopolitan program: the most popular German composer of the 18th century is giving us his answer to the current European musical fashions from France and Italy.Download booklet
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