GEORG PHILIPP TELEMANN (1681-1767): 100 Menuets for Harpsichord, TWV 34:1-100.
Catalogue Number: 12X021
Label: Brilliant Classics
Description: Telemann composed two sets of “Seven times seven plus one Menuet’, resulting in the total of a hundred (published in 1728 and 1730). It is not certain what Telemann meant with this numerical title, most likely the biblical holy number 7 plays an important part in it. Telemann’s menuets are well-crafted miniatures of sixteen to forty measures; those of the second collection are generally briefer than those of the first. In both collections, the keys are arranged alphabetically. With few exceptions, the dances are unvarying in their two-reprise structure and four-measure phrasing. 2 CDs. Andrea Coen (harpsichord).