Tuesday 31 May 2011
Tune of the Day: Soave by Telemann
from “Sonates sans Basse à deux Flutes traverses”
This is the first movement of the first of Georg Philipp Telemann's Sonatas without Bass for Two Transverse Flutes, or Two Violins, or Two Recorders, although in some editions this particular sonata is referred to as Sonata No. 2. This first movement is marked “Soave” (pronounced So-ah-ve), which is Italian for sweet, soft, gentle.