Georg Kallweit, an expert in historically informed performance styles of the Baroque, explores instrumental music from the Bach family circle with the Tapiola Sinfonietta.
Johann Sebastian Bach is represented with his Violin Concerto in E major and the Overture from his well-known Suite no. 2, except that here the solo flute is replaced with a violin.
Bach’s sons Carl Philipp Emanuel and Wilhelm Friedemann show the emergence of new stylistic features in their symphonies.
Georg Philipp Telemann was a friend of the family, being a close friend of J.S. and godfather of Carl Philipp Emanuel. His enormous output is represented here with a small-scale Sonata for strings and the Overture from his expressive Suite in G minor for orchestra.