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Georg Philipp Telemann

Overture-Suite in G major

TWV55/g10 • “Burlesque de Quixotte”

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Telemann wrote several freestanding orchestral suites of character pieces, along the lines of what Rameau and Couperin did on the harpsichord, but his Don Quixote suite is actually drawn from an opera, Don Quixote der Löwenritter, inspired by the famous Cervantes novel. The first movement is a not-quite-conventional Fr... read more