Telemann: 12 Fantasias; Der getreue Music-Meister – Suite

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COMPOSERS: Telemann
LABELS: Portrait Classics
WORKS: 12 Fantasias; Der getreue Music-Meister – Suite
PERFORMER: Heinz Holliger (oboe)
CATALOGUE NO: PCL1015

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To 21st-century ears Holliger’s appropriation of the flute Fantasias sounds far removed from Telemann’s world, but there’s no doubting the ear-teasing musicianship that informs his bewitchingly-phrased fantasy and lyrical exuberance. Paul Riley