In contrast to the elegance of the Largo, the Allegro is virtuosic and full of fun. Its most characteristic element is the use of syncopation. Syncopation can be used to heighten tension (such as in Bach's D-minor concerto for Harpsichord). Here, however, Telemann uses it in a playful way.
In this clip, Nick demonstrates how we can make the most of the playful nature of the movement.
1 - Understanding Sarabandes
2 - Phrasing and articulation
3 - Ornamentation
3 - Vibrato
3 - Syncopation and Playfulness in the Allegro
3 - Bowing in the Allegro
What is historically informed performance practice?
An introduction to historically informed performance practice of baroque music, and a look at period instruments and bows.
Allemande from JS Bach's Suite no. 1 in G for unaccompanied cello, BWV 1007
Ruth Alford explores this movement in the light of other baroque music for 'cello.
Giga from J S Bach's Partita no. 2 in D minor for solo violin, BWV 1004
Helen Kruger looks at what what baroque theorists had to say about bowing, phrasing and articulation and applies it to this movement.
Largo and Allegro from G P Telemann's Viola Concerto in G, TWV51:G9
Nicholas Logie discusses phrasing, ornamentation and vibrato.