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

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

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.

Press quote

“Lewis and Dudley are fine recorder players who combine a great sense of enjoyment and very solid technique.”


Audio preview

Track Listing

    Duo I in B-flat Major Georg Philipp Telemann

  1. Vivace
  2. Allegretto
  3. Spiritoso
  4. Duo II in C Minor Georg Philipp Telemann

  5. Vivace
  6. Moderato
  7. Allegro
  8. Duo III in D Minor Georg Philipp Telemann

  9. Vivace
  10. Poco presto
  11. Allegro
  12. Duo IV in G Minor Georg Philipp Telemann

  13. Allegro
  14. Andante
  15. Vivace
  16. Duo V in F Major Georg Philipp Telemann

  17. Allegro
  18. Poco allegremente
  19. Poco presto
  20. Duo VI in G Major Georg Philipp Telemann

  21. Presto
  22. Aria (Allegretto)
  23. Vivace assai



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.

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Product details

List price
$25.00 AUD
Craig Greening
Martin Wright
Radio 5UV Adelaide
Thanks to
Adelaide University Foundation
Release date
July 1994
© 1994 Move Records
℗ 1994 Move Records
Baroque, Classical
Catalogue number
MD 3140
Alternate catalogue number
EAN 9314574314021