Friday 11 August 2017 8.30pm
Festival Internacionale de Santander
Brandenburg Concerto no. 4 in G major, BWV 1049
Flute Concerto in E minor, TWV 51:E1
Suite Burlesque de Don Quichotte
Brandenburg Concerto no. 5 in D major, BWV 1050
About this concert
A contemporary of Johann Sebastian Bach, Georg Philipp Telemann was considered the most important German composer of his time. Neither Bach nor Handel, both of whom were on friendly terms with the Hamburg composer, could compete with his popularity. But after his death, Telemann’s star began to fade, and at present his works are only rarely performed. The renowned Academy of Ancient Music has revived two of Telemann’s works for this concert which, also including music by his friend Bach, marks the 250th anniversary of the composer’s death.