Georg Philipp Telemann (1681 - 1767) paid particular attention to the field of chamber music without bass. Intended for the amateur or student, these pieces are genuine examples of Baroque music displaying an original devotion to music the effect of which can still be felt today.
The 12 Fantasias for Violin without Bass, 1735, formally display a cyclic construction with numerous variants. Elements of the sonata, the concerto or the suite are taken up and expertly contrasted with one another. The richly developed part writing ensures full use of the playing possibilities of the instrument.
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