Telemann’s “Kleine Kammermusik” contains 6 Partitas, written for violin or flute and basso continuo. The choice of solo instrument is therefore open, Telemann (1681-1767) even gives the opportunity to play them on harpsichord alone (BC 95683).
Flutist Manuel Staropoli selected several flutes, ranging from the tenor transverse flute to the soprano recorder. The continuo of harpsichord or organ is enhanced by the rich sonority of a cello. Although Telemann wrote these Partitas in a light and cantabile style for beginners he leaves plenty of room for the Virtuoso to add ornamentations.
In this performance the musicians offer lively and brilliant playing, their tasteful embellishments letting this charming music shine with delight. Played on period instruments by flutist Manuel Staropoli, keyboard player Manuel Tomadin and cellist Gioele Gusberti.