Telemann: works for traverso and viols


The music of John Jenkin (1592–1678) is that of a happy man, despite the era in which he lived. His appeal lies in his seemingly naturally flowing inspiration, a “fluent and happy fancy” as Roger North put it. Entirely devoted to his art, he reaped the admiration of his contemporaries. All praised his civility, his unfailing good humour and his kindness, and these qualities are surely to be found still today in his music, particularly in these genial albeit savant works for violas da gamba.

Les Voix humaines 
Eric Milnes conductor
Margaret Little, viola da gamba
Susie Napper, viola da gamba
Jay Bernfeld, viola da gamba

    Available at Atma Classique

    Excerpt: “Dolce” from Quadro in G (TWV43: G12)