The five-concert series “…thus far and no further” incorporates early music alongside contemporary works with a refreshing lack of present-day prejudice.
The 1756 work can be heard on new recordings by the Brussels-based ensemble Il Gardellino, led by Peter Van Heyghen, and the Ghislieri Orchestra and Choir, based in Pavia, Italy, under Giulio Prandi.
For violinist Lucy Russell and fortepianist Sezi Seskir’s recorded premiere as a duo, they have selected three works from the mere 10 that Beethoven created for this instrumental combination.
‘The Colourful Telemann’ encapsulates the composer in vibrant selections and performances. The five orchestral works come from throughout his long life.
Recorder player Tabea Debus has curated a wide-ranging and downright catchy compendium for her instrument. Yet this album’s most addicting quality may be her playing.