Erik Bosgraaf & Francesco Corti

Festival Concerts | June 6–13, 2021

Erik Bosgraaf, recorder & Francesco Corti, harpsichord

Premiered Thursday, June 10, 2021 at 10pm (EDT)

The Recorder Sonatas of Georg Philipp Telemann | Regarded as one of the world’s finest recorder players, recorder virtuoso Erik Bosgraaf makes his eagerly awaited BEMF début alongside harpsichordist Francesco Corti in a program of Telemann’s complete recorder sonatas. Telemann was surely the most prolific of the great Baroque composers, with an oeuvre of more than 3,000 composition is great variety and invention. A recorder player himself, his chamber music for the instrument is especially brilliant with wit and virtuosity alternating with profound emotional depths.

Recorded at Musikbrauerei, Säulenhalle, Berlin, Germany

Length: 1 hour, 7 minutes

This concert premiered on Thursday, June 10, 2021 at 10pm (EDT) and will remain available until the end of the day on Sunday, July 11, 2021 (EDT).

“Bosgraaf's virtuosity is stunning, as is his artistry.”



The Recorder Sonatas
Georg Philipp Telemann (1681–1767)

Sonata in F major, TWV 41:F2 (Der getreue Music-Meister #1)
Sonata in F minor, TWV 41:f1 (Der getreue Music-Meister #36)
Sonata in C major, TWV 41:C2 (Der getreue Music-Meister #56)
Sonata in D minor, TWV 41:d4 (Essercizii musici #7)
Sonata in F minor, TWV 41:f2 (Ms.)
Sonata in C major, TWV 41:C5 (Essercizii musici #19)
Sonatina in A minor, TWV 41:a4 (Neue Sonatinen #5)
Sonatina in C minor, TWV 41:c2 (Neue Sonatinen #2)
Sonata in B-flat major, TWV 41:B3 (Der getreue Music-Meister #28)


Recording Engineer: Jonas Niederstadt
Video: Felix N & Benedict ETCTERA

Erik plays on recorders after Peter Bressan by Ernst Meyer.
Francesco plays on a harpsichord by Keith Hill after Ruckers, kindly provided by Gerhard Oppelt and tuned by Markus.

Produced by Thiemo Wind.

Kindly supported by Stichting Abrikoos.