This fascinating work is a clear example of why Telemann is considered a master of Baroque string music and will provide great skill development! First, the opening Grave calls for a sustained dark and brooding tone, then, the bright and vibrant Allegro will bring out their precision playing of the fast notes, with some third position for your first violins! It’s enough activity to almost leave you breathless! From the vigorous bowing, dramatic dynamics, and his occasional use of a daring harmony, Telemann shows his unique style as separate from Bach and Handel. It is music strings love to play and audiences love to hear! (4:30) This title is available in SmartMusic.