Many thanks to Jean-Luc for this rare gift
Before he took up a second career as a conductor and as the director of the Orchestra of the 18th Century, Frans Brüggen was no mean flautist – and a real virtuoso on the recorder. Fortunately, his “first” career was well documented on LP, at first by “Das Alte Werk”, but also by Wolf Erichson’s Seon project. This 1979 recording showcases Brüggen’s amazing virtuosity and is not really an accurate reflexion of Corelli’s opus 5, which was originally written for violin and basso continuo…
Composer: Arcangelo Corelli
Performer: Frans Brüggen, Gustav Leonhardt, Anner Bylsma
Number of Discs: 1
DR-Analysis: DR 13
Size: 1.1 GB
But in the 18th century, anything was possible, and a number of publishers undertook the task of rewriting Corelli so that he could be played by the numerous recorder amateurs who were interested in buying this kind of music. Brüggen, Bylsma and Leonhardt have taken the trouble of researching these re-vamped versions and compiling their own edition, transposing where necessary and also taking account of certain developments in the construction of the recorder which make it possible to play notes which were impossible 300 years ago. The “sonatas” themselves are more in the form of dance suites, and so they are played here, with the interspersed Gavotte and Gigue movements being played as merrily as one might expect. And “La Follia” is a firework of unbelievably rapid playing, an explosion of virtuosity from all three players. Thank God that it has been rereleased so often, especially as the sound is as sharp and as clear as anyone could wish. I rather assume that, should the CD be unavailable at the moment, it will appear with a different cover some time later – these three performers deservedly enjoy a reputation which makes them classics of the early music movement.
|A1||Sonate G-Moll Op. 5 Nr. 7||9:19|
|A2||Sonate A-Moll Op. 5 Nr. 8||8:54|
|A3||Sonate Es-Dur Op. 5 Nr. 9||8:44|
|B1||Sonate C-Dur Op. 5 Nr. 10||8:50|
|B2||Sonate B-Dur Op. 5 Nr. 11||7:16|
|B3||‘Follia’ G-Moll Op. 5 Nr. 12||9:30|
Analyzed folder: /96k Corelli – Sonatas Op. 5 ‘La Folia’
DR Peak RMS Filename
DR13 -0.95 dB -17.45 dB A1 Sonate G-Moll Op. 5 Nr. 7.aif
DR12 -1.39 dB -17.57 dB A2 Sonate A-Moll Op. 5 Nr. 8.aif
DR13 -0.52 dB -17.35 dB A3 Sonate Es-Dur Op. 5 Nr. 9.aif
DR13 -1.81 dB -18.56 dB B1 Sonate C-Dur Op. 5 Nr. 10.aif
DR13 -1.85 dB -18.04 dB B2 Sonate B-Dur Op. 5 Nr. 11.aif
DR13 -0.79 dB -19.52 dB B3 ‘Follia’ G-Moll Op. 5 Nr. 12.aif
Number of files: 6
Official DR value: DR13
- Composed By – Arcangelo Corelli
- Recorder – Frans Brüggen
- Barock Violoncello – Anner Bylsma
- Cembalo – Gustav Leonhardt
- RCM: Okki Nokki (L’art du son, Clearaudio’s Diamond Cleaner)
- TT: Vintage (1982) Yamaha PX-3
- Cartridge: Sumiko Black Bird
Cartridge: ZYX 50R Bloom
- Phono amp: Pro-Ject Phono Box RS
- ADC/DAC: RME Fireface UC
- Pre Amp: Große Vorstufe, Erste Frankfurter Röhrenmanufaktur (Tube)
- Finals: Opera Consonance 9.9 Mono (Tube)
- Speakers: Dali Helikon 400
- Connections: MIT Terminator, Audioquest Emerald, Audioquest Quartz
If You hear some clicks and pops here and there, Who cares?
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Enjoy the music, not the ticks & pops.
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