• CPO7778852 Katalognummer
  • 761203788521 EAN
  • CD Format
  • 2015 Utgivelsesår

Artist
Schneider, Michael

Komponist
Woodcock, Robert | Baston, John | Babell, William | Dieupart, Charles François

Ensemble
Cappella Academica Frankfurt

Plateselskap
CPO

Verk

Virtuoso Recorder Vol. 3 (Concertos of the English Baroque)

Woodcock, Robert:
Concerto No. 5 for 2 Sixth Flutes in D Major
Concerto No. 8 for Transverse Flute in D
Concerto No. 9 in E minor
Concerto No. 6 for 2 Sixth Flutes in D

Baston, John: Recorder Concerto No. 3 in G

Babell, William:
Concerto No. 3 in E minor for sixth flute, strings and basso continuo
Concerto for two alto recorders in F Major, Op. 3 No. 6
Concerto No. 2 in D major (for sixth flute)

Dieupart, Charles François: Violin Concerto in A

Produktbeskrivelse

Following our two collections of virtuosic recorder concertos of the German and Italian Baroque – which, if we may say so ourselves, are to be termed nothing less than sensational – Michael Schneider now turns to Baroque England. For this epoch London can be termed the world capital of the recorder in more than one respect. London had outstanding virtuosos on this instrument such as James Paisible; moreover, recorder construction also reached a high point with two generations of the Stanesby family and with the French-born Peter Bressan. In London the recorder was played on every level both by dilettantes and professionals. In his CD selection Michael Schneider endeavors to be guided by two principles: his wish for the greatest possible tonal variety within this repertoire (therefore, by way of exception, also concertos for the transverse flute) as well as the quality of the individual pieces. His concertos are based on three anthologies by William Babell, Robert Woodcock, and John Baston, which have in common the use of »small flutes,« that is, recorders in the descant register, as well as what is repeatedly a clear affinity to the tonal idiom of George Frideric Handel, which in Babell and Woodcock can be traced to what are almost note-for-note citations. The works of Robert Woodcock stand out in particular. His concertos are most highly imaginative and in each case individually designed. (It is not without reason that one of his oboe concertos was long regarded as a work by Handel.)

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