Fantastisch - a Telemann-Hesse portrait
This programme connects German poems of Hermann Hesse, which explore dreams, fantasies and the soul, with some of the 12 Fantasies for solo flute by G. Ph. Telemann.
The 12 Fantasies do not follow the strict composition rules of the Baroque era and demand fantasy and imagination from the composer, the interpreter and the listener. They are little miniatures of Baroque musical speech and affect and can transport us to the French court, an Italian opera house or into nature.
They are combined with matching poems by Hesse and works by Albinoni, Hotteterre and Bach. This programme includes a new piece by Cameron Dodds, “A portrait of Telemann”, which was especially commissioned for this project and was premiered in February 2016.