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UMass professor Christopher Krueger releases CD — ‘The Telemann Album’

  • Christopher Krueger's CD, "The Telemann Album"

    Christopher Krueger's CD, "The Telemann Album"

  • Jeffrey W. Holmes' CD "Of One's Own"

    Jeffrey W. Holmes' CD "Of One's Own"

  • Felipe Salles' CD, "Departure"

    Felipe Salles' CD, "Departure"

  • Christopher Krueger's CD, "The Telemann Album"
  • Jeffrey W. Holmes' CD "Of One's Own"
  • Felipe Salles' CD, "Departure"

Christopher Krueger, a graduate of the New England Conservatory, spent much of his early career as a free-lancer in Boston, where he performed as principal flutist with the Boston Symphony, the Boston Pops, the Boston Pops Esplanade Orchestra, the Opera Company of Boston, Boston Ballet and Boston Musica Viva, among other organizations. He was a founding member of the Emmanuel Wind Quintet, winners of the 1981 Walter W. Naumburg Award for Chamber Music.

In the mid-1970s, Krueger became interested in playing historical instruments, which led him 27 years ago to join The Aulos Ensemble, one of the first American “original instruments” ensembles. The ensemble, for which Krueger plays the flauta traversa, which is similar to the modern flute, performs baroque music. The ensemble’s latest CD, “The Telemann Album,” the fourth in its Baroque Chamber Music series, features works by one of the era’s most celebrated composers, Georg Philipp Telemann.

— LAUREN ROBISON JONES

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