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Largo and Allegro from G P Telemann's Viola Concerto in G, TWV51:G9

Unlike the movements by Bach explored by Helen and Ruth, for unaccompanied stringed instruments, Nick Logie looks at a work in which the viola is accompanied. In these clips, he is joined by harpsichordist Joe McHardy (although Telemann, of course, wrote the piece for viola and orchestra).

In this clip, Nick explains why the concerto is important to baroque viola players:

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Here is a complete performance of the first movement (Largo):


Here is a complete performance of the second movement (Allegro):

Follow these links to explore the two movements in more detail: