Music at the Prussian Court - Bach, Haydn, Graun, etc

> Overture in D minor - I. Lento - Allegro
> Overture in D minor - II. Allegro
> Sinfonia in D minor, Fk. 65 - I. Adagio
> Sinfonia in D minor, Fk. 65 - II. Allegro
> Sinfonia in E flat major, Wq. 183/2, H. 664 - I. Allegro di molto
> Sinfonia in E flat major, Wq. 183/2, H. 664 - II. Larghetto
> Sinfonia in E flat major, Wq. 183/2, H. 664 - III. Allegretto
> Musical Offering, BWV 1079 - Musical Offering, BWV 1079: Ricercar a 6
> Symphony No. 3 in G major, Hob.I:3 - I. Allegro
> Symphony No. 3 in G major, Hob.I:3 - II. Andante moderato
> Symphony No. 3 in G major, Hob.I:3 - III. Menuet
> Symphony No. 3 in G major, Hob.I:3 - IV. Finale: Presto

Album Summary

>Graun, Johann Gottlieb : Overture and Allegro in D minor for orchestra
>Bach, Wilhelm F. : Sinfonia in D minor ("Adagio and Fugue"), F. 65 (BR C7)
>Bach, Carl Philipp Emanuel : Symphony for orchestra in E flat major (Orchester-sinfonien no 2), H. 664, Wq. 183/2
>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Musical Offering, BWV 1079
>Haydn, Franz Joseph : Symphony no 3 in G major, H 1 no 3
Composers

Notes & Reviews:

Prussia could hardly have been called a center of European music prior to the accession to power in 1740 of King Frederick II who later came to be known as Frederick the Great. Music, and the fine arts in general, had been sorely neglected during the reign of his father, the "Soldier King" Frederick William I. The ambitious Frederick set about changing this sorry state of affairs. One of his first measures was to build an opera house and reconstitute the court orchestra, which soon developed into one of Europe's finest ensembles and attracted much attention. A number of exceptionally capable musicians formed the core of this artistically inclined company, among them Frederick's flute teacher and personal advisor Johann Joachim Quantz from Dresden, the brothers Carl Heinrich and Johann Gottlieb Graun, who were both composers and virtuoso instrumentalists, and Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach, the second eldest son of J.S. Bach. These musicians maintained their association with King Frederick in the ensuing decades and set the tone for the Prussian Court. Preussens Hofmusik is an ensemble from the Berlin Staatskapelle in the tradition of the court orchestra of Frederick II. The focus is on the cultural legacy of Prussia and the music played at the court. This recording brings Berlin to life as the place from which these composers spread their influence across all of Europe.



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Works Details

>Graun, Johann Gottlieb : Overture and Allegro in D minor for orchestra
  • Notes: Berlin-Dahlem, Christuskirche (10/23/2005-10/25/2005)
  • Running Time: 11 min. 56 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical

>Bach, Wilhelm F. : Sinfonia in D minor ("Adagio and Fugue"), F. 65 (BR C7)
  • Notes: Berlin-Dahlem, Christuskirche (10/23/2005-10/25/2005)
  • Running Time: 9 min. 46 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Form: Orchestral
  • Written: circa 1740-1745

>Bach, Carl Philipp Emanuel : Symphony for orchestra in E flat major (Orchester-sinfonien no 2), H. 664, Wq. 183/2
  • Notes: Berlin-Dahlem, Christuskirche (10/23/2005-10/25/2005)
  • Running Time: 10 min. 1 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Form: Orchestral
  • Written: 1775-1776

>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Musical Offering, BWV 1079 :: Ricercar
  • Notes: Berlin-Dahlem, Christuskirche (10/23/2005-10/25/2005)
  • Running Time: 6 min. 59 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Written: 05/1747-07/1747

>Haydn, Franz Joseph : Symphony no 3 in G major, H 1 no 3
  • Notes: Berlin-Dahlem, Christuskirche (10/23/2005-10/25/2005)
  • Running Time: 14 min. 14 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Form: Orchestral
  • Written: 1762