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Maya Magub’s polished, colourful accounts of these complex, quasi- improvisatory miniatures combine modern and period instruments, accessories and performance practices. It demonstrates technical assurance, elegance and well-considered use of vibrato, extempore ornamentation, rubato and other expressive devices. She interprets Telemann’s polyphony with telling musicality, not only in quasi- fugal movements such as the Presto of no.6, but also in movements involving double or multiple stopping in which dialogue is implicit, notably in the Adagio of no.3. She captures the style and character of each movement with commendable skill. Rhythms are buoyant throughout and tempos are generally well judged, even if the Allegro of no.1 seems too fast on its initial appearance. Magub’s combination of gut and metal strings yields a remarkable variety of colours, but the recorded sound is too reverberant for comfortable listening.

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