Album: Telemann, 12 Fantasias for Solo Violin - Maya Magub (CDR)

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Published in 1735, Telemann's Fantasias were long dismissed as music for amateurs and compared unfavourably with Bach's Sonatas and Partitas.

Using a modern but light bow and a mixture of gut and steel strings, Magub's elegant performance reassesses these delicately flavoured miniatures. Telemann's appetite for stylistic experimentation produces some striking textural contrasts, while Magub's decorations are exquisitely understated.