More Telemann, from my past

A few months ago I purchased in a lot of CDs on eBay the 8-CD set from Hänssler Classic 8 CD PH17014, essentially compiling the previous recordings of unknown cantatas and a rarely-performed Passion made for the label between 1997 and 2015 by conductor Ulrich Stötzel.

I found the works beautiful, but the set is a rather cheap affair (and, sure, if you pay less you should expect less) with no liner notes or texts, and these cantatas are not just instrumental works, they are words and meaning conveyed by music, you (or at least, I) don’t listen just for sound, but for the unity of music and meaning. So, given my enthusiasm for the pieces I decided to buy some of the original CDs (most of them can be found pretty cheap on the marketplace), and have reviewed them as such (see my blog-posts from May for links, or search Telemann Hänssler, or see my Telemann introductory page).

…and I just posted a review of the set.

Chancing as I did on those superb works, sent me back to the CDs of Telemann’s vocal/choral music that I’ve had in my collection for decades, late 1990s / early 2000s – before Discophage.com or even Amazon.com -, and I intend to listen again and post reviews.

It starts with Hermann Max’s recording of Tageszeiten and Daran ist erschienen die Liebe Gottes on Capriccio 10 319, a CD published in 1991 and acquired in 1996 (remember? we still had hope for a better future in those years…). Good recordings never age.

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