Notes & Reviews:
The importance of Stoelzel was taken for granted by his contemporaries. A highly esteemed composer mentioned in the same breath with Bach, Telemann, and Handel, he was maestro di cappella at the court of Saxe-Gotha and Altenberg for 30 years. Today his name has largely vanished from our concert programs, but not from the cpo catalogue.
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The instrumentation of Stölzel's sonatas is not so remarkable as how he writes for the instruments. It's unusual to hear such challenging music written for horn in this setting, but Stölzel makes the three upper instruments equals in the duties of handling the melodic lines... We have wonderful performances from the five-member period instrument ensemble Epoca Barocca and cpo provides excellent sonics. ... ... read more ...
Recording information: Deutschlandfunk Kammermusiksaal, Köln (11/14/2008-11/16/2008).
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Works DetailsGottfried Heinrich Stölzel (Composer) (1690 - 1749) : Quadri di Dresda e Bruxelles, for oboe, horn, bassoon & basso continuo
- Ensemble: Epoca Barocca
- Notes: Deutschlandfunk Kammermusiksaal, Köln (11/14/2008-11/16/2008)
- Running Time: 44 min. 54 sec.
- Period Time: Baroque