Da Camera With Carolyn Sampson at Kings Place

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Telemann Trio Sonata in A minor

Cantata: Lauter Wonne, lauter Freude

Fantasia in D minor, No. 2

Trio Sonata in G minor

Bach arr. Da Camera Trio Sonata in G, BWV 530

Scarlatti Cantata: Ardo e ver per te d'amore

Telemann Trio Sonata in D

Cantata: Hemmet den Eifer, verbannet die Rache

Carolyn Sampson soprano

Da Camera

Emma Murphy recorders

Susanna Pell viols

Steven Devine harpsichord

Da Camera is joined by acclaimed soprano Carolyn Sampson for a special anniversary programme celebrating Telemann's cantatas and trio sonatas.

In his autobiography of 1740, Telemann wrote, 'I particularly devoted myself to the composing of trios... People even flattered me as having done my best work here.'

Ingenuity and variety abound with the use of the new, German 'mixed style', of combining German, French and Italian styles. Tuneful melodies in the modern galant style sit alongside traditional counterpoint. But, at times, there's a leap into Eastern European gypsy music, with alla zoppa syncopations and rousing unisons, which Telemann heard on his travels and described as having 'barbaric beauty'.

Trios from Essercizii Musici (1739/40) as well as the Darmstadt Manuscript are included; the latter of which are marked for recorder and dessus de viole, (treble viol), but have long been played on recorder and violin. They couldn't be more suited to the recorder and treble viol!

Harmonischer Gottesdienst (1725-6) is an annual cycle of cantatas. Each cantata is scored for a solo voice, obbligato instrument and continuo, and consists of a central recitative, which, as Telemann points out, follow the natural flow of the German language, surrounded by rich and passionate da capo arias.

Venue Details & Map

Kings Place

90 York Way
King's Cross
N1 9AG
+44 (0)20 7520 1460
Public transport:
Kings Cross St Pancras International Euston

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