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Telemann - 12 Fantasias for Solo Violin



The debut album of young New Zealand violinist, Lara Hall. Head of performance studies at the University of Waikato, Dr Hall is a member of New Zealand premier international touring ensemble, the New Zealand Chamber Soloists and concert master of the Opus Orchestra. Completing her DMA in the USA, she has become one of New Zealand’s leading concerto soloists with an ever increasingly busy schedule both locally and in the international arena in Asia and Europe.

"As a performer on both the baroque and modern violin, I have two very different musical personas. With this CD I have tried to create, on a modern violin, as much of the sound world of a baroque violinist as possible with minimal concession to the natural characteristics of the modern violin." Lara Hall

Telemann - 12 Fantasias for Solo Violin


“Local violinist Lara Hall has searched out the 12 solo Fantasias of 1735 to give us a taste of George Philipp Telemann (1681-1767) at his most engaging. The notorious Telemann Template - perhaps an inevitable recourse when one's outputs run to over 6000 works - is less evident in these often whimsical, throwaway pieces. Hall is most convincing when she opens the final C major work with gracefully loose-limbed playing of considerable tonal resourcefulness.” William Dart, NZ Herald