concert agenda

"TELEMANN"   –   Cantatas & Instrumental Works

w. Dorothee Mields & The Gentleman's Band (Accent Oct. 20)



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Recorder player Stefan Temmingh and soprano Dorothee Mields have been working together intensively for seven years – an ideal musical partnership and friendship. Together they have performed concerts all over the world!
Their third joint CD (after "Inspired by Song" and "Birds") with works by Georg Ph. Telemann was released in autumn 2020.
Telemann’s music for the rather drastic texts of the three cantatas for soprano and recorder (from the Harmonische Gottesdienst) is ingenious and vibrant. In the captivating interpretation of the two soloists each cantata becomes a small, religious drama. In the instrumental works, mostly trio sonatas, Stefan Temmingh shows not only his expressiveness, but also that Telemann could compose for the recorder like no other.



"HANDEL"   –   The Recorder Sonatas by George Fr. Handel

with Wiebke Weidanz, harpsichord (Accent/ Jan. 2019)



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On the cover of their new Handel CD the faces of Stefan Temmingh and Wiebke Weidanz merge. Musically this unity is audible, they breathe and create together and imitate each other's ornaments. This not only produces the desired harmony, but also a creative tension between two soloists on eye level – thus forming the basis for an interpretation which once again is setting standards.
Handel wrote the recorder sonatas for his harpsichord lessons with Princess Anne, in which he himself played the recorder part. Not only the harpsichord part is unusually virtuosic. Also for the recorder it is about much more than a pure acrobatic performance: For Stefan Temmingh, the high art of playing the recorder consists in shaping Handel's almost vocal lines. It is not without reason that these works are among the most demanding and beautiful from the entire repertoire for his instrument.



"VIVALDI"   –   The complete concerts for recorder & preludes by J.S. Bach

with Capricornus Consort Basel (Accent/ Oct. 2017)

Gentleman's Flute


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On his new Vivaldi CD South African recorder player and ECHO Klassik Award Winner Stefan Temmingh, accompanied by Capricornus Consort Basel, has dedicated himself to one of the great Italian masters. With stupendous virtuosity but above all with profound musicality he is presenting the complete recorder concertos by Antonio Vivaldi as they have not been heard before.
In 2018 the CD was awarded an International Classical Music Award, the Editor’s Choice of Gramophone Magazine as well as the French Diapason d’or as “the new reference for this repertoire” (Diapason).
For Stefan Temmingh, these compositions are more than just concerti: They are “miniature operas” which all follow an individual dramaturgy. In order to sharpen the senses for Vivaldi and as points of calm a prelude by J. S. Bach is preceding each concerto. Thus, this CD is differing from the many other recordings due to its musical substance and its colourfulness. – Once again Stefan Temmingh is breaking new ground and is setting standards.



Stefan Temmingh & Ensemble

Concert programmes and orchestra repertoire



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Stefan Temmingh's programmes comprise his flamboyant concerts with his ensemble “The Gentleman’s Band”: Birds, Inspired by Song and Telemann with Dorothee Mields (soprano), The Gentleman's Flute and Bach & Hasse with Benno Schachtner (countertenor). His collaboration with Capricornus Consort Basel culminated in the award winning Vivaldi project.
Equally praised are his virtuosic duo and trio programmes with renowned partners such as Margret Koell (harp), Wiebke Weidanz (harpsichord) and Domen Marincic (viola da gamba/cello) and his solo recitals, also for young audiences. Not to forget are his concerts as soloist with baroque, chamber and symphony orchestras covering the entire baroque but also contemporary repertoire.