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A 2 Violin. Verstimbt - music for 2 Scordatura Violins & Basso Continuo by Telemann, Vojta, Kindermann, Schmelzer, Pohle / Der musikalische Garten

Album Summary

>Telemann, Georg Philipp : Sonata for 2 scordatura violins & continuo in D minor, TWV 42
>Anonymous : Sonata for 2 violins (Codex Rost, Bibliothéque Nationale Paris, Nr. 111)
>Anonymous : Sonata for 2 violins (Kromeríz, Schlossarchiv, Signatur A 644)
>Vojta, Jan I. F. : Partia amabilis, for violin, viola & basso continuo (Codex Rost, Nr. 151)
>Anonymous : Balletti, for 2 violins (Klagenfurt MS 73, Landesmuseum für Kärnten)
>Kindermann, Johann Erasmus : Canzon settima, for 2 violins & continuo (Canzoni Sonatae)
>Schmelzer, Johann Heinrich : Balletae discordatae, for 2 violins & continuo (Kromeríz, Sign. A747)
>Anonymous : Sonata for 2 violins (Kromeríz, Sign. A 506b)
>Schmelzer, Johann Heinrich : Sonata for 2 violins (Kromeríz, Sign. A 639)
>Kindermann, Johann Erasmus : Canzon ottava, for 2 violins & continuo (Canzoni Sonatae)
>Pohle, David : Sonata for 2 violins (Codex Rost, Nr. 24)
>Telemann, Georg Philipp : Concerto for 2 scordatura violins & continuo in A major (related to TWV 43
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Notes & Reviews:

Breaking strings and unusually tuned instruments: with its choice of repertoire, the ensemble Der musikalische Garten set itself a difficult task. The ensemble's focus is on 17th c. German music, whenever possible with violin parts written with scordatura (altered) tunings. This unique repertoire offers a glance into the art of scordatura as well as into the various styles and timbres associated with it. Specialists in this arena, the ensemble possesses profound knowledge of historical playing modes.

American Record Guide, January/February 2015
All of the music on this program comes from the Rost Codex, a compendium of 151 works composed in the last decades of the 17th Century for two scordatura violins and continuo. From it the players have culled a nearly all-German program of sonatas, concertos, and canzonas by Telemann, Kindermann, Jan Ignaz Frantisek Vojta (c. 1660-c. 1725), Schmelzer, and several anonymous composers. The violin tunings are listed in the program. Many Baroque composers, particularly in Germany, appear to have been attracted to non-standard tunings because standard tunings limited their experimentation. "Thinking outside the box" in this way simply allowed them to push the limits of virtuosity to new extremes. The results are astounding, and, in the hands of these young virtuosos, breathtaking. I can hardly wait for the next recording. Notes are in English.

Notes & Reviews:

Recording information: Kirche St. Pantaleon, SO, Schweiz (02/09/2014-01/12/2014).



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>Telemann, Georg Philipp : Sonata for 2 scordatura violins & continuo in D minor, TWV 42 :: d6
  • Ensemble: Der Musikalische Garten
  • Notes: Kirche St. Pantaleon, SO, Schweiz (02/09/2014-01/12/2014)
  • Running Time: 7 min. 25 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Written: 1720-1722

>Anonymous : Sonata for 2 violins (Codex Rost, Bibliothéque Nationale Paris, Nr. 111)
  • Ensemble: Der Musikalische Garten
  • Notes: Kirche St. Pantaleon, SO, Schweiz (02/09/2014-01/12/2014)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 11 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque

>Anonymous : Sonata for 2 violins (Kromeríz, Schlossarchiv, Signatur A 644)
  • Ensemble: Der Musikalische Garten
  • Notes: Kirche St. Pantaleon, SO, Schweiz (02/09/2014-01/12/2014)
  • Running Time: 5 min. 36 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque

>Vojta, Jan I. F. : Partia amabilis, for violin, viola & basso continuo (Codex Rost, Nr. 151)
  • Ensemble: Der Musikalische Garten
  • Notes: Kirche St. Pantaleon, SO, Schweiz (02/09/2014-01/12/2014)
  • Running Time: 7 min. 46 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque

>Anonymous : Balletti, for 2 violins (Klagenfurt MS 73, Landesmuseum für Kärnten)
  • Ensemble: Der Musikalische Garten
  • Notes: Kirche St. Pantaleon, SO, Schweiz (02/09/2014-01/12/2014)
  • Running Time: 4 min. 29 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque

>Kindermann, Johann Erasmus : Canzon settima, for 2 violins & continuo (Canzoni Sonatae)
  • Ensemble: Der Musikalische Garten
  • Notes: Kirche St. Pantaleon, SO, Schweiz (02/09/2014-01/12/2014)
  • Running Time: 6 min. 2 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Written: 1653

>Schmelzer, Johann Heinrich : Balletae discordatae, for 2 violins & continuo (Kromeríz, Sign. A747)
  • Ensemble: Der Musikalische Garten
  • Notes: Kirche St. Pantaleon, SO, Schweiz (02/09/2014-01/12/2014)
  • Running Time: 4 min. 17 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque

>Anonymous : Sonata for 2 violins (Kromeríz, Sign. A 506b)
  • Ensemble: Der Musikalische Garten
  • Notes: Kirche St. Pantaleon, SO, Schweiz (02/09/2014-01/12/2014)
  • Running Time: 5 min. 50 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque

>Schmelzer, Johann Heinrich : Sonata for 2 violins (Kromeríz, Sign. A 639)
  • Ensemble: Der Musikalische Garten
  • Notes: Kirche St. Pantaleon, SO, Schweiz (02/09/2014-01/12/2014)
  • Running Time: 6 min. 10 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque

>Kindermann, Johann Erasmus : Canzon ottava, for 2 violins & continuo (Canzoni Sonatae)
  • Ensemble: Der Musikalische Garten
  • Notes: Kirche St. Pantaleon, SO, Schweiz (02/09/2014-01/12/2014)
  • Running Time: 5 min. 58 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque

>Pohle, David : Sonata for 2 violins (Codex Rost, Nr. 24)
  • Ensemble: Der Musikalische Garten
  • Notes: Kirche St. Pantaleon, SO, Schweiz (02/09/2014-01/12/2014)
  • Running Time: 4 min. 19 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque

>Telemann, Georg Philipp : Concerto for 2 scordatura violins & continuo in A major (related to TWV 43 :: A2), TWV 42
  • Ensemble: Der Musikalische Garten
  • Notes: Kirche St. Pantaleon, SO, Schweiz (02/09/2014-01/12/2014)
  • Running Time: 7 min. 39 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Written: by 1715