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The concerto for mixed (or multiple or several) instruments is a fascinating musical sub-genre that has been curiously sidelined in the history books. Yet by allowing composers to experiment with all kinds of instrumental colours, it has produced some of the most striking and attractive music of the 18th century – from Bach’s Brandenburgs at one end, to Mozart’s flute and harp concerto at the other. That Telemann was among the most skillful and prolific composers of such concertos is evident from La Stagione Frankfurt’s latest series of recordings. Bringing these works together on disc, possibly for the first time, really underlines their astonishing variety.

Telemann’s renowned ability to mix elements

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