The Godfather


The musical world of eighteenth-century Europe was a small one. Despite the problems presented by contemporary standards of transport, it was quite normal for composers in one part of Europe to be entirely au fait with what was happening elsewhere. This is borne out by the closeness of three German composers: Telemann, godfather to C.P.E. Bach; Pisendel; and J.S. Bach, who admired both his compatriots and composed some astoundingly difficult music for the violinist Pisendel.

This programme celebrates their music as well as the music of those who contributed to their musical heritage. Included alongside the German triumvirate are works by Vivaldi who physically helped with the composition of Pisendel’s A minor concerto movement, Fasch who was a great friend of Pisendel and Telemann, and Brescianello, an Italian who helped the dissemination of Italian instrumental music throughout the German-speaking lands and whose concertos were played in Dresden by Pisendel.


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La Serenissima

Adrian Chandler Director

Release date: 15/11/19

Catalogue number: SIGCD602

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Concerto for 3 trumpets, timpani,
2 oboes, bassoon, strings & continuo in D, TWV 54: D3
George Philipp Telemann
1. Intrada-Grave
2. Allegro
3. Largo
4. Vivace

Concerto movement for violin, strings & continuo in A
Johann Georg Pisendel
5. Allegro

Concerto movement for 2 oboes, bassoon, strings & continuo
in E flat
Johann Georg Pisendel
6. Allegro

Concerto movement for violin, 3 trumpets, timpani, 2 oboes bassoon,
strings & continuo in D, BWV 1045
Johann Sebastian Bach
7. Allegro

Concerto for violin, bassoon, strings & continuo in B flat
Giuseppe Brescianello
8. Allegro
9. Adagio
10. Allegro

Concerto movement for violin & strings in B flat, RV 745
Antonio Vivaldi
11. Allegro

Concerto for strings and continuo in A, RV 158
Antonio Vivaldi
12. Allegro molto
13. Andante molto
14. Allegro

Concerto for violin, 2 oboes, bassoon, 3 trumpets, timpani, strings
& continuo in D, FaWV LD3
Johann Friedrich Fasch
15. Allegro
16. Andante
17. Allegro

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