January 30, 2017: WFMT – New Comma Baroque Performs Telemann’s Travels on Live from WFMT

Georg Philipp Telemann

On January 30, 2017, WFMT presented New Comma Baroque’s program ‘Telemann’s Travels: The Eclecticism, Diversity, and Virtuosity of Telemann‘ on Live from WFMT hosted by Kerry Frumkin.  Telemann’s Travels is a delightful and delectable journey through vividly virtuosic solo & chamber music, filled with French, Italian, German and Polish flavors, encapsulating the travels of one of the 18th century’s most prolific composers: Georg Philipp Telemann. Telemann’s Travels features selections of some of the composer’s most well-known works for Baroque flute, Baroque violin, viola da gamba, and harpsichord, including music from Der getreue Music-Meister (Hamburg, 1728 -29), the Six quatuors a violon, flute, viole ou violoncello et basse continue (Hamburg, 1730, Paris, 1736), the Nouveaux quatuors en six suites a une flute traversiere, un violon, une basse de viole ou violoncelle et basse (Paris, 1738), the Essercizii Musici overo Dodesci Soli e Dodeci Trii à diversi stromenti (Hamburg, before 1740), and excerpts from the newly-discovered Fantasias for solo viol – not heard since the 1730s!

Performers: Leighann Daihl Ragusa, traverso, Matthew C. Cataldi, Baroque violin, Phillip W. Serna, viola da gamba & Emily J. Katayama, harpsichord

For more information on New Comma Baroque’s program, sample Telemann’s Travels: The Eclecticism, Diversity, and Virtuosity of Telemann. For more information on Live from WFMT, visit http://blogs.wfmt.com/livefromwfmt/2017/01/30/new-comma-baroque-perform-telemann/. For more information on New Comma Baroque, follow us on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/NewCommaBaroque/ & on Twitter at http://www.twitter.com/NewCommaBaroque.

July 30, 2016: France Musique – Jonathan Dunford on Telemann’s 12 Fantasias for Solo Viola da Gamba, 1735

Jonathan DunfordGambist Jonathan Dunford discusses and performs excerpts from Telemann’s 12 Fantasias for solo viol on the radio program France Musique for the week ending July 30th. You can listen to the original program online at France Musique’s website where the segment on Telemann begins at the 1 hour 22 minutes mark: http://www.francemusique.fr/emission/l-invite-du-jour/2016-ete/jonathan-dunford-invite-de-la-matinale-07-30-2016-08-10. The program will remain available on the France Musique website until April 26, 2019.

You can watch Jonathan perform the Fantasia in D-Major, TWV40:27 at youtu.be/RWktMYMGimE. Both volumes of Jonathan’s recordings of Telemann’s 12 Fantasias are available at various online retailers including CD Baby, Amazon and iTunes. For more information on Jonathan Dunford and the Ensemble A 2 Violes Esgales, please visit a2violes.wordpress.com.