Telemann Suite Watermusic Hamburger Ebb und Fluth TWV 55

Water Music (Wassermusik), TWV 55:C3, is the common name of an orchestral suite by the German Baroque composer Georg Philipp Telemann, with the full title Hamburger Ebb' und Fluth (Hamburg ebb and flood). Telemann composed the piece in ten movements to celebrate the centennial anniversary of the Hamburg Admiralty (de) in a performance on 6 April 1723. The suite draws upon Hamburg's geographical location as an important and successful port on the river Elbe while Telemann illustrates the piece with mythological water deities and tone painting giving the nautical theme added depth. The overture begins by representing the physical movement of the ocean, followed by several dance movements: first, the sleeping sea goddess Thetis, the mother of Achilles, who then awakes; the sea god Neptune in love; playful water nymphs known as Naiads; Neptune's son and sea messenger Triton joking; Aeolus, ruler of the winds; and Zephir, god of the west wind. Two final pieces follow, one depicting the tides of Hamburg and finally, its happy sailors.WIKIPEDIA
 VIDEO: GP Telemann Suite Watermusic "Hamburger Ebb und Fluth" TWV 55 C3
 1. Ouverture (Grave - Allegro) 2. Saraband. Die schlaffende Thetis 3. Bourée. Die erwachende Thetis 4. Loure. Der verliebte Neptune 5. Gavotte. Spielende Najaden 6. Harlequinade. Der Schertzende Tritonus 7. Der stürmende Aeolus 8. Menuet. Der angenehme Zephir 9. Gigue. Ebbe und Fluth 10. Canarie. Die lustigen Bots Leute Musica Antiqua Köln Reinhard Goebel Conductor

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