Georg Philipp Telemann – Flute Concertos (Jean Pierre Rampal) (1985)

FrontCover1In this album, Jean-Pierre Rampal, one of the greatest of floutists (who died not long ago), plays four Telemann (1681-1767) pieces. Telemann was quite prolific, producing over 6000 works! In his time his reputation exceeded those of his friends J. S. Bach and Handel. While producing Baroque, Telemann “assisted in developing the ‘style galant’ where melody and simpler textures predominated” according to the booklet accompanying this CD. It also includes a short biography of Telemann by Alan B. von Radbarrif in English, German, and French. I’m a fan of Rampal, Telemann, flutes & violins (all 4 pieces have flute & strings), and Baroque. So, I enjoy this lovely album which highlights Rampal’s considerable virtuosity. On the other hand, it’s a bit short (under 50 minutes of play); still the sound is rich, lush, and beautiful. The album is nice to just listen to and relax though most of it is not IMHO quiet enough for meditation. (by Neal J. Pollock)

Jean-Pierre Rampal (flute)
Franz Liszt Chamber Orchestra conducted by János Rolla


Overture, suite for oboe (or flute), strings & continuo in E minor, TWV 55:e10:
01. Ouvertüre 6.05
02. Rigaudon 2.35
03. Carillon 1.23
04. Air: Tendrement 2.41
05. Menuet I; Menuet II 2.20
06. Gigue 2.27

Concerto for flute, strings & continuo in G major (spurious, by J. A. Hasse), TWV 51:AnhG1:   
07. 1. Allegro ma non troppo 5.02
08. 2. Adagio 2.29
09. 3. Allegro 3.18

Concerto for flute, strings & continuo in D major, TWV 51:D2 :
10. 1. Moderato 2.32
11. 2. Allegro 3.16
12. 3. Largo 3.20
13. 4. Vivace 3.24

Concerto for flute, violin & strings in E minor “Concerto à Sei”, TWV 52:e3:
14. 1. Allegro 2.36
15. 2. Adagio 2.06
16. 3. Presto 1.13
17. 4. Adagio & 5. Allegro 3.12

Music by Georg Philipp Telemann