Chandler: The Godfather. Masters of the German & Italian Baroque (24/96 FLAC)
Chandler: The Godfather. Masters of the German & Italian Baroque (24/96 FLAC)

Orchestra: La Serenissima
Conductor: Adrian Chandler
Audio CD
Number of Discs: 1
Format: FLAC (tracks)
Label: Signum
Size: 1.26 GB
Recovery: +3%
Scan: yes

Georg Philipp Telemann:
Concerto TWV 54:D3 in D major for 3 trumpets, 2 oboes, timpani, strings & b.c.
01. I. Intrada-Grave
02. II. Allegro
03. III. Largo
04. IV. Vivace

Johann Georg Pisendel:
05. Concerto movement for Violin, Strings & Continuo in A
06. Concerto for 2 Oboes and Bassoon in E flat major

Johann Sebastian Bach:
07. Concerto in D major, BWV1045

Giuseppe Antonio Brescianello:
Concerto for Violin, Bassoon, Strings & Continuo in B flat
08. I. Allegro
09. II. Adagio
10. III. Allegro

Antonio Vivaldi:
11. Violin Concerto in B flat major, RV745 (fragment)
Concerto for strings RV 158 ‘Concerto ripieno’
12. I. Allegro molto
13. II. Andante molto
14. III. Allegro

Johann Friedrich Fasch:
Concerto for Violin, 2 Oboes, Bassoon, 3 Trumpets, Timpani, Strings & Continuo in D, FaWV LD3
15. I. Allegro
16. II. Andante
17. III. Allegro

The musical world of eighteenth-century Europe was a small one. Despite the problems presented by contemporary standards of transport, it was quite normal for composers in one part of Europe to be entirely au fait with what was happening elsewhere. This is borne out by the closeness of three German composers: Telemann, godfather to C.P.E. Bach; Pisendel; and J.S. Bach, who admired both his compatriots and composed some astoundingly difficult music for the violinist Pisendel. This programme celebrates their music as well as the music of those who contributed to their musical heritage. Included alongside the German triumvirate are works by Vivaldi who physically helped with the composition of Pisendel’s A minor concerto movement, Fasch who was a great friend of Pisendel and Telemann, and Brescianello, an Italian who helped the dissemination of Italian instrumental music throughout the German-speaking lands and whose concertos were played in Dresden by Pisendel.

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