Georg Philip Telemann (1681-1767), one of the most prolific composers of the late baroque era, wrote sonatas and concertos for many unique combinations of instruments. Telemann’s exquisite sonatas for alto recorder and continuo not only provide a wealth of detail regarding the style of the late baroque and rococo eras, but also are replete with technical challenges. Once these are met, the sonatas are wonderfully enjoyable for the player and listener alike.
Lewis Baratz, accompanied by harpsichordist Benjamin Berman, will take us through some of these delightful sonatas, discussing the stylistic and technical elements. This class is for all persons interested in learning more about 18th-century musical performance practice, whether they are recorder players, wind players, string players, or keyboardists interested in learning more about how to approach the solo sonata of the late baroque era.
If you have any questions, please email Donna Messer, President of the Highland Park Recorder Society, at firstname.lastname@example.org .