Fiery and Sublime

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>Quantz, Johann Joachim : Concerto a 5, for flute, strings & continuo in D major, QV 5
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>Leclair, Jean-Marie : Sonata for violin (or flute) & continuo in D major, Op. 2/8
>Bach, Carl Philipp Emanuel : Trio sonata for flute, violin & continuo in A major, H. 570, Wq. 146
>G, Carl Heinrich OR Johann : Concerto for flauto terzetto, 2 violins & continuo in F major (Carl Heinrich Graun or Johann Gottlie
>Quantz, Johann Joachim : Sonata for flute & continuo in C major
>Blavet, Michel : Concerto for flute & orchestra in A minor, "A 4"

Album Summary

>Quantz, Johann Joachim : Concerto a 5, for flute, strings & continuo in D major, QV 5
>Leclair, Jean-Marie : Sonata for violin (or flute) & continuo in D major, Op. 2/8
>Bach, Carl Philipp Emanuel : Trio sonata for flute, violin & continuo in A major, H. 570, Wq. 146
>G, Carl Heinrich OR Johann : Concerto for flauto terzetto, 2 violins & continuo in F major (Carl Heinrich Graun or Johann Gottlie
>Quantz, Johann Joachim : Sonata for flute & continuo in C major
>Blavet, Michel : Concerto for flute & orchestra in A minor, "A 4"
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Notes & Reviews:

Take the fiery temperament of the Italians and the noble style of the French and finely blend a German into these ingredients - and the result is a flute concerto in the key of D that already in the eighteenth century would serve as a symbol of international understanding. The La Ricordanza early music ensemble has rediscovered this manuscript by Johann Joachim Quantz in the Berlin State Library and is now first presenting its music on CD for the first time.

"Part of the booklet title reads "The Sources of Quantz's inspiration", an apt introduction indeed, as this CD is not only about Johann Joachim Quantz's music but also includes works by some of his most distinguished contemporaries.

Born in 1697, this German composer was to some extent a man before his time. During a period of continuous belligerency between many small ducal states, Quantz's ideal was that of introducing a multinational musical style in an age when musicians were treated as servants and labourers, and whose salary was a travesty of human justice. Best known as a flute teacher of Frederick the Great, the composer's formative years were made in Dresden and during a 3-year tour on the continent, visiting France, Italy, England and Holland between 1724 and 1727 and during which he was able to assimilate the different continental styles of flute playing and composing.

This issue explores this vast array of riches by presenting two representative pieces of Quantz himself, and four other works by composers that he met during his Grand Tour. The creations by C.P.E. Bach, Leclair and Graun are all extremely well crafted and full of delicate writing brimming with excellent tunes. The Blavet piece is maybe the most impressive and together with Quantz's two compositions forms the core of this quite superb disc, presented and recorded in the finest MD&G tradition. La Ricordanza performs with polish and panache and their interpretations are once again splendidly executed with great attention to detail and wistful virtuosity. This is a warm and generously filled programme that delights from start to finish."-classical.net

Notes & Reviews:

Recording information: Ehemaliges Ackerhaus der Abtei Marienmünster (02/12/2010-02/14/2010).



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>Quantz, Johann Joachim : Concerto à 5, for flute, strings & continuo in D major, QV 5 :: 45
  • Performers: Dorothee Palm (Cello); Bettina Jhrig (Viola); Christoph Heidemann (Violin); Zvi Meniker (Harpsichord); Katharina Huche (Violin); Brian Berryman (Flute); Barbara Hofmann (Violin)
  • Ensemble: Ricordanza
  • Notes: Ehemaliges Ackerhaus der Abtei Marienmünster (02/12/2010-02/14/2010)
  • Running Time: 17 min. 14 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Form: Concerto

>Leclair, Jean-Marie : Sonata for violin (or flute) & continuo in D major, Op. 2/8
  • Performers: Annette Berryman (Recorder); Bettina Jhrig (Viola); Zvi Meniker (Harpsichord); Dorothee Palm (Cello)
  • Ensemble: Ricordanza
  • Notes: Ehemaliges Ackerhaus der Abtei Marienmünster (02/12/2010-02/14/2010)
  • Running Time: 8 min. 25 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque

>Bach, Carl Philipp Emanuel : Trio sonata for flute, violin & continuo in A major, H. 570, Wq. 146
  • Performers: Christoph Heidemann (Violin); Zvi Meniker (Harpsichord); Dorothee Palm (Cello); Brian Berryman (Flute)
  • Ensemble: Ricordanza
  • Notes: Ehemaliges Ackerhaus der Abtei Marienmünster (02/12/2010-02/14/2010)
  • Running Time: 14 min. 32 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Written: 1731

>G, Carl Heinrich OR Johann : Concerto for flauto terzetto, 2 violins & continuo in F major (Carl Heinrich Graun or Johann Gottlie
  • Performers: Annette Berryman (Recorder); Christoph Heidemann (Violin); Zvi Meniker (Harpsichord); Katharina Huche (Violin); Dorothee Palm (Cello); Barbara Hofmann (Violin)
  • Ensemble: Ricordanza
  • Notes: Ehemaliges Ackerhaus der Abtei Marienmünster (02/12/2010-02/14/2010)
  • Running Time: 10 min. 13 sec.

>Quantz, Johann Joachim : Sonata for flute & continuo in C major
  • Performers: Annette Berryman (Recorder); Zvi Meniker (Harpsichord); Dorothee Palm (Cello)
  • Ensemble: Ricordanza
  • Notes: Ehemaliges Ackerhaus der Abtei Marienmünster (02/12/2010-02/14/2010)
  • Running Time: 10 min. 56 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical

>Blavet, Michel : Concerto for flute & orchestra in A minor, "A 4"
  • Performers: Christoph Heidemann (Violin); Zvi Meniker (Harpsichord); Dorothee Palm (Cello); Brian Berryman (Flute); Barbara Hofmann (Violin)
  • Ensemble: Ricordanza
  • Notes: Ehemaliges Ackerhaus der Abtei Marienmünster (02/12/2010-02/14/2010)
  • Running Time: 13 min. 13 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Form: Concerto