Georg Philipp Telemann (1681-1767)
Wind Overtures Vol. 1
Carin van Heerden, direction
Overtures F major TWV 44:16 (first recording), F major TWV 44:8, F major TWV 44:10, D major TWV 44:14; Concerto a 5 D major TWV 44:2
The L’Orfeo wind players are outstanding; sprightly, vivacious playing with sprinklings of neat ornaments and a great interaction between the parts, the horns really relishing the escape from their typical harmony-filling role.
Early Music Review, Brian Clark, 9 May 2018
Fazit. Since eight years the musicians of the L’Orfeo Bläserensemble guarantee exceedingly high quality Baroque performance. They now focus on Telemann’s works for wind players, good to know that this is only the start of the series.
hr2-kultur, CD-Tipp, Susanne Pütz, 30 May 2018
No instrument dominates, the baroque oboes mix perfectly well with the natural horns who manage to show off the ridiculous to the sublime, from blaring comments to bewitching whispers […].the bassoon’s witty comments creak and squak and present a percussive rhythmical grounding. This voyage of discovery unveils a multitude of attractive details […].
Klassik Heute Empfehlung, Michael B. Weiß, 23 July 2018
One thing is for sure: Telemann required considerable skills from the interpreters, and the performances by the wind players of L’Orfeo Barockorchester leave nothing to be desired. These are technically immaculate accounts of these five pieces, and the players deliver engaging performances, showing the qualities of Telemann’s compositions to the full. This is a delighful disc, which no Telemann lover, nor any lover of wind music, should miss. I am eagerly looking forward to the next recording of Telemann’s music for wind band.
musica Dei donum, Johan van Veen, September 2018