Fortin: Romanus Weichlein. Opus 1, 1695 (24/96 FLAC)
Fortin: Romanus Weichlein. Opus 1, 1695 (24/96 FLAC)

Performer: Ensemble Masques, Skip Sempé
Conductor: Olivier Fortin
Audio CD
Number of Discs: 1
Format: FLAC (tracks)
Label: Chamber
Size: 1.22 GB
Recovery: +3%
Scan: yes

Romanus Weichlein – Encaenia musices, Op. 1
01. Sonata No. 3 in A Minor

Johann Kuhnau – Suonata sesta in B-Flat Major
02. Ciaccona (Transcription for Two Harpsichords)

Romanus Weichlein – Encaenia musices, Op. 1
03. Sonata No. 11 in B Minor

Georg Böhm – Capriccio in D major
04. Capriccio in D Major

Romanus Weichlein – Encaenia musices, Op. 1
05. Sonata No. 9 in D Minor

Johann Pachelbel – Ciaccona in D Minor, T. 204
06. Ciaccona in D Minor, T. 204

Romanus Weichlein – Encaenia musices, Op. 1
07. Sonata No. 6 in B Minor

Johann Kaspar Kerll – Ciaccona in C Major
08. Ciaccona in C Major (Transcription for Two Harpsichords)

Romanus Weichlein – Encaenia musices, Op. 1
09. Sonata No. 2 in G Minor

Georg Muffat – Passacaglia In G Minor
10. Passacaglia in G Minor

After a first disc devoted to Schmelzer, enthusiastically hailed by the critics (‘Editor’s Choice’ Gramophone, ‘Choc’ of Classica), the ensemble Masques, conducted by Olivier Fortin, returns to Alpha with a programme combining works by Muffat, Kerll and Pachelbel along with those of a composer who has remained largely unknown and totally forgotten: Romanus Weichlein (1652–1706).
Benedictine monk, prefect and official composer of the Benedictine abbey of Säben, Romanus Weichlein left several collections of sonatas and masses as well as large chaconnes, magnificent works in the tradition of his compatriots Biber, Johann Heinrich Schmelzer, Pavel Josef Vejvanovský and Georg Muffat.
In this new programme, Masques presents both ensemble pieces and others for solo or two harpsichords (the second harpsichord being played by Skip Sempé ), always featuring the expressiveness, eloquence and profound interpretation for which it is known.

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