Telemann: A Portrait (8cd)
Ponseele, Marcel; Vallon, Marc; Aeolus; Wolteche, Bernard; Reyghere, Greta de; Egmond, Max van; Ledroit, Henri; Chamboux, Jean; Fernandez, Francois; Kuijken, Wieland; Watillon, Sophie; Canguilhem, Philippe; Agremens, Les; Papasergio, Jérémie; Wolfs, Julien; Chœur de Chambre de Namur; Laurent, Benoit; Lingua Franca; Ricercar Consort; Denecker, Patrick; Frithjof, Eric; Malfeyt, Philippe; De Mey, Guy; Dijck, Stephan van; Penson, Guy; Pierlot, Philippe; Pelon, Caroline; Beuckels, Patrick; Minkowski, Marc; Da
Georg Philipp Telemann is one of the composers whose cause Ricercar has always championed with fervor. To commemorate the 250th anniversary of his death, Ricercar now presents a reissue of its vast repertoire, which makes up a complete portrait of the output of this inspired contemporary of Johann Sebastian Bach: His sonatas, trios, fantasias, concertos, and suites written for all sorts of instrumentations are accompanied by several sacred compositions, cantatas, and a St. Matthew Passion which, like a number of other works in the set, is released in this format for the first time. Each of the performers featured on this extensive recording boasts an accomplished career, and each is educated in historically-informed performance practices. Soloists and chamber artists include Frederic De Roos, Marcel Ponseele, Stephanie De Failly, Philippe Pierlot, Pierre-Yves Madeuf, Guy Penson, and many more. Ensembles featured on this release include Ricercar Consort, La Pastorella, Ensemble Eolus, Lingua Franca, Les Agremens, and Choeur De Chambre de Namur (Wieland Kuijken).