What’s on in York: Early Music Festival 2017: Telemann’s Fantasias

RICHARD BOOTHBY viola da gamba

York Minster

13 Jul 17


From £15

Telemann composed sets of solo fantasias for flute, violin and harpsichord, but although it has long been known that he also wrote and published a set for viola da gamba, no copy was known until in 2015 one was discovered in a vast collection of music in a castle near Osnabrück.

In the 250th anniversary year of Telemann’s death, Richard Boothby introduces us to some of this long-lost music by one of the Baroque giants.