Telemann Duo Sonatas
This is the first-ever recording of the second book of Telemann's 'Six Duo Sonatas', played on two recorders. Based on short memorable themes, often reflecting folkloric influences, the prevailing mood of all the duos is light-hearted.
"The Duos all comprised of three movements and loosely encapsulate the elements of baroque sonata, sometimes using binary form with repeated sections or alternatively using a through composed form which encapsulated the later classical sonata movement. The accepted norm of contrast between movements i.e. fast--slow--fast, is not always present, and similarly the key changes between movements stretch the bounds of relativity. This suggests that the Duos may have been conceived as individual movements not necessarily to be performed together as a three movement sonata, even though they were published this way.
In this performance for two recorders the Duos have all been transposed up a minor 3rd from the original key, to fit the compass of the instruments."
-- Lesley Lewis
Joanna Dudley has been one of the Elder Conservatorium's most promising graduates in her chosen instrument, the recorder. Having gained a first class Honours degree, she has already established herself as a versatile professional artist in Australia through her appearances with the ensemble ‘Fresh Air’ featuring World Music and her solo performances, many of which have featured premières of Australian works. She has featured in ABC radio broadcasts and as part of the Adelaide Arts Fringe Festival in 1992 and 1994 as a soloist of baroque and contemporary music with equal success.
Lesley Lewis teaches recorder, harpsichord and conducts the Early Music programme at the Elder Conservatorium's school of Practical Studies within the University of Adelaide. She also performs as harpsichordist with the Adelaide based baroque ensemble Musica da Camera and the orchestra New Holland Baroque. As a founding member of Baroque Music Promotions Incorporated, she has played a key role in establishing early music education and appreciation in the South Australian community.
“Lewis and Dudley are fine recorder players who combine a great sense of enjoyment and very solid technique.”
- Poco presto
- Poco allegremente
- Poco presto
- Aria (Allegretto)
- Vivace assai
Duo I in B♭ Major Georg Philipp Telemann
Duo II in C Minor Georg Philipp Telemann
Duo III in D Minor Georg Philipp Telemann
Duo IV in G Minor Georg Philipp Telemann
Duo V in F Major Georg Philipp Telemann
Duo VI in G Major Georg Philipp Telemann
Georg Philipp Telemann (1681–1767) was a German Baroque composer and multi-instrumentalist. Almost completely self-taught in music, he became a composer against his family's wishes.