Telemann: Sonata in D major for cello and continuo
La Ritirata: Josetxu Obregón, conductor and cello; Tamar Lalo, flute; Enrike Solinís, theorb and baroque guitar, and Ignacio Prego, harpsichord
“Grave” and “Allegro”, from the Sonata in D major for cello and continuo TWV 41:D6 by Georg Philipp Telemann
One of the most prolific composers of his time, Telemann’s contribution to the coming of age of the cello as a solo instrument is faithfully reflected in this sonata. Here, this instrument goes beyond its standard role of supporting the harmony in the bass to take up the main melody, exploring previously unknown timbres and sounds.