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GEORG PHILIP TELEMANN (1681-1767)
Sonata in F major TWV 42:F7

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  1. Affettuoso
  2. Allegro
  3. Adagio
  4. Allegro vivace

Telemann was one of the most prolific composers in history and was considered by his contemporaries to be one of the leading German composers of the time. Telemann's music incorporates several national styles: French, Italian, and Polish. His music is an important link between the late Baroque and early Classical styles.

Telemann composed more than hundred of trio sonatas but only four are originally written for two recorders and basso continuo. The autograph score of the Sonata in F major is situated in Darmstadt.

PIERRE DANICAN PHILIDOR (1681-1731)
2d Suitte for two recorders and basso continuo

Pierre Danican Philidor was a French musician and composer under Louis XIV. The son of Jacques Danican Philidor le cadet, he became oboist and violinist of la Grande Ecurie du Roi Louis XIV in 1697. He later obtained a position as gambist at la Chambre du Roi. Louis XIV was extremely pleased with Pierre D. Philidor and considered his music as the « perfect representation of his purest taste for the arts ».

The second Suite belongs to his « Premier Œuvre de Trio, contenant 6 Suites », dedicated to the Bishop of Rennes, Grand Maître de la Chapelle du Roy.

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