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Johann Friedrich Schreyfogel (c.1750): Violin Concertos; Violin Sonata; Christoph Schaffrath: Harpsichord Concerto; Gasparo Visconti: Violin Concerto; "{oh!}" / Martyna Pastuszka, violin; Marcin Swistkiewicz, harpsichord

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Album Summary

>Schreyfogel, Johann F. : Concerto for Violin in D minor
>Schreyfogel, Johann F. : Sonata for violin & continuo in E minor
>Schreyfogel, Johann F. : Concerto for Violin in A major
>Schaffrath, Christoph : Harpsichord Concerto in E major, CSWV C
>Schreyfogel, Johann F. : Concerto for Violin in C minor (after G. Visconti)
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Notes & Reviews:

The arrangement of compositions appearing on this album may seem coincidental, somehow ill-suited in terms of style. Italian light and melodious elements still seem to harmonize with German analytical approach or the need to create complicated, multi-layered pieces of music, so, on the whole how to take the presence of Christoph Schaffrath's Harpsichord Concerto in E major CSWV C:25, so different in its style into account? From the very first notes we can hear that it is a style which much better matches the tastes of Frederick the Great and his Berlinian composers than to the listeners at the court of Augustus II the Strong and later Augustus III, who were in love with the Italian legato or bel canto. The key to the choice of compositions made here is the fact that all these pieces were found in Johann George Pisendel's impressive private library collection and thereby existed in the music space of the 18th century Dresden. Among a huge amount of pieces which Pisendel possessed, only a small number has survived till today - Schrank II (Wardrobe No. 2). At present these collections are a part of Sächsische Landesbibliothek - Staats- und Universitätsbibliothek in Dresden. Another element which connects all the pieces on this CD are the copyists. Among people engaged in copying notes for Pisendel's library we should mention not only the Kapellmeister and the owner of the collection but also Johann Gottlieb Morgenstern. Johann Georg Pisendel was the copyist of all three Johann Friedrich Schreyfogel's violin concertos. The reasons, for which a composer with such position would copy works of a composer-violinist not mentioned in any source texts, remain unknown. Undoubtedly the only certain and accessible way of preserving a composition for one's collection was transcription from the instrumental voices to the score. The concertos have lasted till today in this form. The name of the composer the copyist writes in various ways: twice Schraifogel, three times Schraifoghel and once, in the Concerto in C minor - SchreyVogel. The composer's name on manuscript covers of all concertos and sonatas for violin and basso continuo is already unified. The accepted version in catalogues is "Schreyfogel". The incipit also mentions Schreyfogel's origin - "il Tedeschino" which can be translated as "The Little German". There is a certain dose of tenderness and benignity in this postscript - maybe he was a student of Pisendel? Unfortunately, this is all the accessible information about the composer - for my part I can only add that it is certain that Johann F. Schreyfogel was a violinist. The instrumental idioms and possibilities in the concertos and sonatas show a clear familiarity with the violin. To estimate when the violin concerto came into being, we need to make use of the information concerning the manuscript and the copyist. Therefore we can narrow down its creation to these dates: 1715 - 1755. 1715 marks the beginning of copying the Italian masters' works for the use of Pisendel's library, 1755 - is the date of the Kapellmeister's death.

Notes & Reviews:

Recording information: Silesian Philharmonic Concert Hall, Katowice, Poland (11/17/2014-11/20/2014).



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>Schreyfogel, Johann F. : Concerto for Violin in D minor
  • Performers: Martyna Pastuszka (Violin); Marcin Swiatkiewicz (Harpsichord)
  • Ensemble: Orkiestra Historyczna
  • Notes: Silesian Philharmonic Concert Hall, Katowice, Poland (11/17/2014-11/20/2014)
  • Running Time: 9 min. 5 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Form: Concerto

>Schreyfogel, Johann F. : Sonata for violin & continuo in E minor
  • Performer: Martyna Pastuszka (Violin)
  • Notes: Silesian Philharmonic Concert Hall, Katowice, Poland (11/17/2014-11/20/2014)
  • Running Time: 9 min. 39 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical

>Schreyfogel, Johann F. : Concerto for Violin in A major
  • Performers: Martyna Pastuszka (Violin); Marcin Swiatkiewicz (Harpsichord)
  • Notes: Silesian Philharmonic Concert Hall, Katowice, Poland (11/17/2014-11/20/2014)
  • Running Time: 7 min. 36 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Form: Concerto

>Schaffrath, Christoph : Harpsichord Concerto in E major, CSWV C :: 25
  • Performer: Marcin Swiatkiewicz (Harpsichord)
  • Notes: Silesian Philharmonic Concert Hall, Katowice, Poland (11/17/2014-11/20/2014)
  • Running Time: 16 min. 8 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Form: Concerto

>Schreyfogel, Johann F. : Concerto for Violin in C minor (after G. Visconti)
  • Performers: Martyna Pastuszka (Violin); Marcin Swiatkiewicz (Harpsichord)
  • Notes: Silesian Philharmonic Concert Hall, Katowice, Poland (11/17/2014-11/20/2014)
  • Running Time: 10 min. 58 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Form: Concerto