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Telemann: Trumpet Concerto in D major, TWV 51:D7

Telemann: Trumpet Concerto in D major, TWV 51:D7

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584 words
note by Chris Myers

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Excerpt:

In many ways, Telemann can be seen as the “anti-Bach”. Though the two were contemporaries and held each other in mutual esteem, they had very different aims as composers. It hardly seems controversial to suggest that Bach represents the epitome of Baroque music. Many musicologists, in contrast, view Telemann as a harbinger of the elegance and grace of the Classical style. Where Bach embraced contrapuntal complexity, Telemann’s music is focused on melody. Where the music of Bach is bathed in intellectual rigor, Telemann’s seems to have flown almost effortlessly onto the page. The thick harmonic textures of Bach contrast vividly with the often delicate song of Telemann.

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