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Telemann Edition

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Brilliant Classics' Telemann Edition is a cube-shaped, flip-top box set of 50 CDs, drawn from the label's extensive back list. Georg Philipp Telemann was a major figure of the Baroque era and one of the most prolific composers of that or any age; his massive output encompassed Tafelmusik (music for the table), concertos, orchestral suites, chamber works, keyboard pieces, oratorios, operas, and cantatas. This collection is comprehensive in its coverage, providing an in-depth appreciation of Telemann's highly varied and innovative work, and the performances by a long roster of European musicians show a fine sense for period practices. To fit so many discs into this package, they are protected by thin cardboard sleeves, and the thin booklet that accompanies them gives a brief explanation of Telemann's career and reputation over the succeeding centuries. However, the sound quality is only slightly variable and quite pleasant throughout, and the package as a whole is likely to satisfy any Telemann fan.

Track Listing - Disc 5

Sample Title/Composer Performer Time
Overture in D, for 2 trumpets, timpani, strings & b.c., TWV 55:D18
1 5:09
2 3:01
3 1:35
4 3:39
5 1:36
6 2:01
7 2:12
Overture in G, for strings & b.c., TWV 55:G10 "Burlesque de Quixotte"
8 4:20
9 1:42
10 1:47
11 2:00
12 1:40
13 2:25
14 1:12
Overture in C minor, for 2 oboes, strings & b.c., TWV 55:c2
15 3:14
16 1:16
17 1:12
18 2:10
19 1:30
20 2:15
21 2:09
Overture in D, for 2 oboes, recorder, 2 violins, strings & b.c., TWV 55:D4
22 5:37
23 4:19
24 1:32
25 0:53
26 1:27
27 1:13
28 1:41
29 3:01
30 4:02

Track Listing - Disc 6

Sample Title/Composer Performer Time
Overture in F, for 4 horns, 2 oboes, bassoon, strings & b.c., TWV 55:F11 "Alster Overtüre"
1 5:08
2 2:19
3 2:01
4 2:10
5 2:47
6 0:59
7 2:00
8 3:54
9 2:35
Overture in B flat, for strings & b.c., TWV 55:B5 "Völker Ouvertüre"
10 4:14
11 4:15
12 2:26
13 1:38
14 0:46
15 2:22
16 1:26
17 2:28
Overture in D minor, for oboe, strings & b.c., TWV 55:d2
18 4:00
19 1:05
20 1:07
21 1:21
22 1:52
23 0:47
24 1:32
25 1:17
26 1:49
Overture in B flat, for 2 oboes, bassoon, strings & b.c., TWV 55:B7
27 3:26
28 1:44
29 1:43
30 1:02
31 2:50
32 1:43

Track Listing - Disc 7

Sample Title/Composer Performer Time
Overture in A minor, for 2 recorders, 2 oboes, strings & b.c., TWV 55:a4
1 3:11
2 2:36
3 1:34
4 3:19
5 1:21
6 1:27
7 2:00
Overture in A, for violin solo, strings & b.c., TWV 55:A4
8 4:45
9 1:54
10 3:51
11 3:03
12 4:14
13 2:12
Overture in D, for 2 flutes, bassoon, horn, strings & b.c., TWV 55:D23
14 3:39
15 3:24
16 2:49
17 0:42
18 1:27
19 1:22
20 1:47
21 2:42
22 1:26
Overture in G, for strings & b.c., TWV 55:G4
23 3:15
24 2:26
25 1:34
26 1:15
27 2:00
28 0:47
29 1:39
30 0:46
31 1:31

Track Listing - Disc 8

Sample Title/Composer Performer Time
Overture in D, for 3 trumpets, timpani, strings & b.c., TWV 55:D22 "Ouverture, jointes d'une Suite tragi-comique"
1 3:18
2 2:41
3 1:08
4 2:39
5 1:08
6 1:47
7 0:58
Overture in E minor, for strings & b.c., TWV 55:e7
8 4:02
9 1:17
10 1:06
11 1:19
12 1:22
13 1:02
14 1:00
Overture in B minor, for violin solo, strings & b.c., TWV 55:h4
15 5:11
16 2:15
17 1:42
18 2:47
19 2:37
20 2:48
21 2:29
Overture in E minor, for 2 flutes, 2 oboes, bassoon, 2 violins, strings & b.c., TWV 55:e3
22 4:32
23 2:33
24 2:29
25 2:01
26 2:18
27 4:09

Track Listing - Disc 9

Sample Title/Composer Performer Time
Overture in D minor, for 3 oboes, bassoon, strings & b.c., TWV 55:d3
1 4:39
2 2:48
3 1:30
4 1:38
5 2:12
6 1:56
7 1:23
8 1:50
9 2:37
Overture in F, for 2 horns, strings & b.c., TWV 55:F4 (TWV 44:7)
10 4:13
11 2:34
12 2:17
13 0:57
14 1:09
Overture in B flat, for 2 oboes, strings & b.c., TWV 55:B11 "La Bourse"
15 4:35
16 4:01
17 3:06
18 2:29
19 5:10
20 2:10
Overture in E flat, for 2 horns (ad lib.), strings & b.c., TWV 55:Es1
21 3:35
22 2:23
23 2:51
24 1:08
25 1:53
26 1:34
27 0:37

Track Listing - Disc 10

Sample Title/Composer Performer Time
Overture in C, for 3 oboes, strings & b.c., TWV 55:C6
1 3:42
2 2:44
3 2:20
4 1:42
5 3:51
6 1:17
7 2:58
8 2:21
Overture in F minor, for 2 recorders, strings & b.c., TWV 55:fl
9 3:47
10 2:31
11 0:58
12 2:17
13 1:04
14 2:54
15 1:39
16 3:56
17 1:03
Overture in B flat, for strings & b.c., TWV 55:B8 "Ouverture burlesque"
18 3:24
19 1:03
20 0:48
21 2:04
22 1:28
23 3:06
24 1:16
Overture in G minor, for 2 oboes, bassoon, strings & b.c., TWV 55:g9
25 2:49
26 1:03
27 1:47
28 2:21
29 2:59
30 1:09
31 3:06

Track Listing - Disc 11

Sample Title/Composer Performer Time
Overture in D, for 2 trumpets, strings & b.c., TWV 55:D17
1 3:53
2 0:52
3 3:29
4 1:07
5 1:32
6 2:06
7 1:21
Overture in A, for strings & b.c., TWV 55:A2
8 3:32
9 1:55
10 0:55
11 2:19
12 2:03
13 2:42
14 1:20
Overture in A minor, for recorder, strings & b.c., TWV 55:a2
15 6:04
16 2:53
17 6:07
18 3:19
19 2:28
20 1:40
21 3:05
Overture in E minor, for strings & b.c., TWV 55:e8 "L'Omphale"
22 3:30
23 1:03
24 0:39
25 0:38
26 0:59
27 2:23
28 1:01