Water Music – Orchestra and Wallcast ConcertConcerts & Performances
Paul Goodwin, conducts the New World Symphony. Program: Telemann : Water Music, “Ebb and Flood” and Handel : Water Music. Georg Phillip Telemann was Germany’s leading composer in his lifetime—and his competition was stiff. Born four years before his compatriots Bach and Handel, Telemann influenced them both. He was godfather and namesake to the oldest Bach son, Carl Phillip Emmanuel, and the legacy he left from his student life and early career in Leipzig, including the founding of the Collegium Musicum, shaped J. S. Bach’s later tenure in that city. Handel, for his part, paid Telemann the ultimate compliment by repeatedly borrowing his music. Handel’s “Water Music” consists of three self-contained suites, each with slightly different instrumentation. To help the sound carry over the water, Handel leaned on the winds and brass, including a pair of horns, used for the first time in a British orchestral work. Best available tickets $140.