Friends of Chamber Music: Harmonious Blacksmith | Telemann, Bach, Rameau, Morel

Saturday, September 23rd 2017 at 7:30 pm

Troy’s Friends of Chamber Music opens its 69th season featuring a performance by Harmonious Blacksmith [Kathie Stewart, baroque flute, Aaron Berofsky, baroque violin, Jaap ter Linden, viola da gamba and cello, Joseph Gascho, harpsichord].

Beloved by the Bach family and musicians across Europe, Georg Philipp Telemann’s diverse and creative music continues to grow in reputation and appreciation. Honoring the 250th anniversary of the composer’s death, this program features two contrasting quartets that Telemann himself performed in Paris in 1737. Chamber masterworks by his friend J.S. Bach and his godson C.P.E. Bach complete the program, along with two French trios featuring the harpsichord and viola da gamba.

The specific works on the program are to include:

  • Georg Philipp Telemann — Concerto in A major, TWV 43:A1
  • J.S. Bach — Trio Sonata in G major, BWV 1038
  • Jean-Philippe Rameau — Fifth Concert de Pieces de Clavecin
  • Jacques Morel — Chaconne en trio
  • C.P.E. Bach — Trio Sonata in A minor, Wq. 148
  • Georg Philipp Telemann — Quartet in E minor, TWV 43:e4

Praised by the American Recorder Magazine for “superb improvisations;” lauded in The Winston-Salem Journal for “dazzling virtuosity;” applauded by The Baltimore Sun for a “cool concert, hot concept;” and hailed by numerous journals as “elegant,” “virtuousic,” and “inventive,” Harmonious Blacksmith combines the best of creative conceptual programming with the fire of virtuoso performing and improvising. Focusing on the connection between composition and improvisation in Renaissance and Baroque style music, this group provides a new spin on age-old genres.

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