hour 16:30 (50 minutes)
day 29.09 Sunday
place GONDOLA Hall
music category Chamber music
Sophie Gent violin
Tuomo Suni violin
Benjamin Lescoat violin
Mélissande Corriveau cello
Maria Vahervuo double bass
Georg Philipp Telemann
Ouverture-Suite in A major TWV 55:A1 (Ouverture, Branle, Gaillarde, Sarabande, Réjouissance, Passepied, Canarie)
Concerto polonois TWV 43:G7 (Dolce, Allegro, Largo, Allegro)
Ouverture-Suite Les Nations TWV 55:B5 (Ouverture, Menuet, Doucement, Les Turcs, Les Suisses, Les Moscovites, Les Portugais, Les Boiteux, Les Coureurs)
Georg Philipp Telemann was not only a prolific composer, he also travelled extensively, visiting nearly all major centres of music in Europe. These travels left a permanent mark on his work, a good example being the suite Les Nations, in which every movement is named for residents of various European countries. Another noteworthy composition is Concerto polonaise. The work contains reminiscences of Polish court and folk music of the time. Telemann experienced these directly, as he was the composer and kapellmeister at the court of count Promnitz in Żary (Sorau). He also visited Warsaw, Cracow and Pszczyna.
Ensemble Masques is appreciated by critics and audiences around the world. The ensemble specialises in early music performance. According to the ensemble’s web site, their performances are marked by a stylistic eclecticism that was present in music of the Baroque period and underline the humorous details present in the music of Telemann.