Telemann, Heroic Music and Bach, Organ works
Bach und Telemann enjoyed a heartfelt and lifelong friendship as could be seen when Telemann became godfather to Bach's second eldest son, Carl Philipp Emanuel, who was born in Weimar in 1714.
In his "Heroic music" Telemann seeks to depict a kind of musical 'code of virtues': each of his twelve marches is titled with one of the character traits shown by courtly heroes. The suggestion here is of French code of social graces of the galant homme or nobleman, who could become truly heroic, maintaining courtly etiquette in all life's situations and upholding a precisely set repertoire of behaior (It is this that our modern word "courteous" originiates). The revealing booklet illuminates differences and commonalities in Bach's and Telemann's lives and works.
Trumpet: Matthew Sadler
Georg Philipp Telemann (1681-1767), Twelve heroic marches
Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750), Largo BWV 1056, Prelude, Andante and Fugue G major BWV 541/528 und Pièce d'orgue BWV 572
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Label: Organum Classics OGM 281010