The name of this concerto “Die Relinge” means “the frogs.”  You’ll quickly see why.  This whimsical little piece always reminds me of cool, wet late spring evenings when the woods behind the port-swiller residence are filled with the sounds of croaking.

This YouTube features Musica Antiqua Coln with Reinhart Goebel, who are my general go-to group for All Things Telemann.  However, if you’re ever looking for a CD of this particular piece to buy, I own a recording by the New London Consort and Philip Pickett which I believe is just a leetle bit better.  (It also features a performance of Telemann’s Wassermusick, but in that case I think Reinhart and the boys did a better job.)