Video: The King’s Strings Perform Telemann

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March
2011

King's Strings: Claire Bracher and Jadran Duncumb (photo: courtesy of the ensemble)

Many of Georg Philipp Telemann‘s really wonderful compositions scarcely require more than two musicians to perform.

His sonatas for solo instrument and basso continuo, while about as small-scale as any chamber music can get, are beautifully constructed and full of subtle wit and humor.

I’ve yet to hear one that didn’t catch my ear.

Here’s the duo King’s Strings performing the last two movements (Recitativo-Arioso and Vivace) from Telemann’s sonata in E minor for viola da gamba and basso continuo, with Claire Bracher, viola da gamba, and Jadran Duncumb, theorbo.

Their performance was given at the 2111 London Handel Festival.

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