Freiburger Barockorchester Edition (10 CD box set, FLAC)
Freiburger Barockorchester Edition (10 CD box set, FLAC)

Audio CD
SPARS Code: DDD
Number of Discs: 10 CD box set
Format: FLAC (image+cue)
Label: Sony
Size: 3.23 GB
Recovery: +3%
Scan: yes

CD 01 – P.A. Locatelli: Introduttioni Teatrali Op.4
PIETRO ANTONIO LOCATELLI (1695-1764)
Concerti Grossi, Op.4 (Introduttioni Teatrale)
01. Introduttione No.1 in D major
02. Introduttione No.2 in F major

Sonata for violin & b.c. in D major, Op.8-2
03. Adagio
04. Allegro
05. Presto – Lento – Presto

Concerti Grossi, Op.4 (Introduttioni Teatrale)
06. Introduttione No.3 in B flat major
07. Introduttione No.4 in G major

Sonata for 2 violins & b.c. in E minor, Op.5-2
08. Largo – Andante
09. Allegro
10. Allegro

Concerti Grossi, Op.4 (Introduttioni Teatrale)
11. Introduttione No.5 in D major

Sonata for violin & b.c. in A major, Op. 8-10
12. Cantabile
13. Allegro
14. Vivace
15. Introduttione No.6 in C major

Freiburger Barockorchester, Thomas Hengelbrock
Recorded: April 1992, Maria Minor, Utrecht

CD 02 – J.S. Bach, A. Vivaldi: Overtures, Sinfonias, Concerti
ANTONIO VIVALDI (1678-1741)
01. Ouverture zur Oper ‘L’Olimpiade’

JOHANN SEBASTIAN BACH (1685-1750)
Suite for orchestra (Overture) No.4 in D major, BWV 1069
02. Ouverture
03. Bouree I & II
04. Gavotte
05. Rejouissance

ANTONIO VIVALDI
Sinfonia for strings in A major, RV 158
06. Allegro molto
07. Andante molto
08. Allegro

JOHANN SEBASTIAN BACH
09. Sinfonia aus der Kantate ‘Am Abend aber desselbigen Sabbats’, BWV 42

ANTONIO VIVALDI
Concerto in B minor, Op. 3-10, RV 580 (from ‘L’Estro Armonico’)
10. Allegro
11. Largo
12. Allegro

JOHANN SEBASTIAN BACH
Concerto for 3 violins and strings, BWV 1064
13. Allegro
14. Adagio
15. Allegro

Freiburger Barockorchester, Thomas Hengelbrock
Recorded: September, 11-15, 1992, Maria Minor, Utrecht
February, 10-15, 1991, Auenkirche, Berlin (2-5)

CD 03 – H. Purcell: Dioclesian Suite, Händel: Concerto Grosso op.6 No.6, Il Duello Amoroso
HENRY PURCELL (1659-1695)
Orchestral suite from ‘Dioclesian’, Z. 627
01. Overture
02. Dance – ‘If music be the food’
03. Dance of Bacchanals – Trumpet Tune
04. Prelude – ‘O how happy’ – Hornpipe
05. Dance of the Furies
06. First music
07. Duet ‘Lost is my quiet’
08. Prelude – ‘Let the soldiers rejoice’ – Act tune
09. Chaconne
10. Second Music – Paspe – Chair dance

GEORG FRIEDRICH HANDEL (1685-1759)
Concerto Grosso in G minor, Op. 6-6, HWV 324
11. Largo e affettuoso
12. A tempo giusto
13. Musette – Larghetto
14. Allegro
15. Allegro

‘Il duello amoroso’, HWV 82 (Amarilli vezzosa)
16. Sonata: Allegro Menuetto
17. Recitativo ‘Amarilli vezzosa’
18. Aria ‘Pietoso sguardo’
19. Recitativo ‘Dunque tanto s’avanza’
20. Aria ‘Piacer che non si dona’
21. Recitativo ‘Si, si crudel, ti acceta’
22. Aria ‘Quel nocchiero
23. Recitativo ‘Amarilli, Amarilli, in vano’
24. Aria ‘E vanità d’un cot’
25. Recitativo ‘Or su, gia che ostinato’
26. Aria a 2 con Ritornello ‘Si, si lasciami, ingrata’

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Freiburger Barockorchester, Gottfried von der Goltz
Recorded: January 1993, Maria Minor, Utrecht

CD 04 – G.Ph. Telemann: Overtures (Suites)
GEORG PHILIPP TELEMANN (1681-1767)
Overture in G major, TWV 55-G10, ‘Bourlesque de Quixotte’
01. Ouverture
02. La Reveil de Quixotte
03. Son Attaque des Moulins a Vent (Tres vite)
04. Ses soupirs amoureux apres la Princesse Dulcinee
05. Sanche Panse berne
06. Le Galope de Rosinante Celui d’Ane de Sanche Panse
07. Le Couche de Quixote

Overture for 2 recorders, strings and continuo in F minor
08. Ouverture
09. Menuet I & II
10. Rondeau
11. Sarabande
12. Passepied
13. Plainte
14. Allemande
15. Chaconne
16. Gigue

Concerto a 7 in E minor
17. Andante
18. Allegro
19. Adagio
20. Vivace

Overture for 3 oboes, strings and continuo in D major
21. Ouverture
22. Prelude
23. Gigue
24. Menuet I & II
25. Harlequinade
26. Loure
27. Rondeau
28. Rejouissance

Freiburger Barockorchester, Gottfried von der Goltz
Recorded: December, 19-23, 1993, Maria Minor, Utrecht

CD05 – J.D. Zelenka, J.G. Pisendel: Concerti
JAN DISMAS ZELENKA (1679-1745)
Hipocondrie à 7 in A major, ZWV 187
01. Movement 1: Allegro

JOHANN GEORG PISENDEL (1687-1755)
Concerto in D major
02. Vivace
03. Andante
04. Andante

JAN DISMAS ZELENKA
Concerto a 8 in G major, ZWV 186
05. Allegro
06. Largo
07. Allegro

JOHANN GEORG PISENDEL
Sonata in C minor
08. Largo
09. Allegro

JAN DISMAS ZELENKA
Sinfonia a 8 in A minor, ZWV 189
10. Movement I
11. Andante
12. Capriccio: Tempo di gavotta
13. Aria da Capriccio
14. Menuet I & II

Freiburger Barockorchester, Gottfried von der Goltz
Recorded: September 29-October 3, 1994, Maria Minor, Utrecht

CD 06 – H.I.F. Biber, J.H. Schmelzer: Sonatas
HEINRICH IGNAZ FRANZ BIBER (1644-1704)
01. Sonata No.1 a otto in C major
02. Sonata No.6 a cinque in F major
03. Sonata No.4 a cinque in C major

JOHANN HEINRICH SCHMELZER (c.1620/23-1680)
04. Sonata a tre con organo et violone in B minor (Lamento)
05. Sonata a due con basso continuo in A minor
06. Lamento per la morte Ferdinandi III in B minor

HEINRICH IGNAZ FRANZ BIBER
07. Sonata No.8 a cinque in G major
08. Sonata No.10 a cinque in G minor
09. Sonata No.7 a cinque in C major

JOHANN HEINRICH SCHMELZER
10. Sonata a due con basso continuo in D minor
11. Lamento a tre con basso continuo in B flat major
12. Harmonia a cinque con basso continuo in B flat major

HEINRICH IGNAZ FRANZ BIBER
13. Sonata No.12 a otto in C major

Freiburger Barockorchester Consort
Recorded: November 21-23, 1994 & May 2-5, 1995, Utrecht, Maria Minor Church

CD 07 – L.G Zavateri: Concerti da Chiesa e da Camera (teil 1)
LORENZO GAETANO ZAVATERI (1690-1764)
Concerto primo Introducione in G major for strings and b.c.
01. Largo Spico – Allegro Assai – Allegro

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Concerto secondo in D major for violino obligato, strings and b.c.
02. Allegro
03. Adagio
04. Spirituoso

Concerto terzo in C major for strings and b.c.
05. Allegro
06. Andante
07. Allegro assai

Concerto quarto in C minor for violino obligato, strings and b.c.
08. Allegro
09. Andante ma Largetto
10. Allegro

Concerto quinto in E major for strings and b.c.
11. Largo – Allegro ma Aperto
12. Andante e Spico – Allegro

Concerto sesto in A major for violino obligato, strings and b.c.
13. Allegro
14. Adagio
15. Vivace

Freiburger Barockorchester, Gottfried von der Goltz
Recorded: August 29-September 1, 1995
November 16-19, 1995, Festsaal des Maximilian-Parks Hamm

CD 08 – L.G Zavateri: Concerti da Chiesa e da Camera (teil 2)
LORENZO GAETANO ZAVATERI
Concerto settimo Teatrale in B flat major for strings and b.c.
01. Vivace
02. Andante
03. Allegro

Concerto ottavo in E flat major for violino obligato, strings and b.c.
04. Allegro
05. Adagio
06. Allegro

Concerto nono Teatrale in F major for strings and b.c.
07. Alleggro a Spico
08. Largetto alla francese
09. Presto

Concerto decimo a Pastorale in D major for 2 violini obligati, strings and b.c.
10. Grave – Allegro
11. Largo – Pastorale

Concerto undecimo in G minor for strings and b.c.
12. Spirituoso
13. Andantino – Allegro

Concerto duodecimo a Tempesta di Mare in G major for violino obligato and b.c.
14. Allegro
15. Adagio
16. Allegro

Freiburger Barockorchester, Gottfried von der Goltz
Recorded: August 29-September 1, 1995
November 16-19, 1995, Festsaal des Maximilian-Parks Hamm

CD 09 – C.P.E. Bach: Hamburger Sinfonien, Concerti
CARL PHILIPP EMANUEL BACH (1714-1788)
Symphony No.3 in C major, Wq182-3 (H 659)
01. Allegro assai
02. Adagio
03. Allegretto

Concerto for harpsichord, strings and b.c. in C minor Wq43-4 (H 474)
04. Allegro assai
05. Poco Adagio
06. Tempo di Menuetto
07. Allegro assai

Symphony No.4 in A major, Wq182-4 (H 660)
08. Allegro ma non troppo
09. Largo et Innocemente
10. Allegro assai

Concerto for oboe, strings and b.c. in E flat major, Wq165 (H 468)
11. Allegro
12. Adagio
13. Allegro ma non troppo

Symphony No. 5 in B minor, Wq182-5 (H 661)
14. Allegretto
15. Larghetto
16. Presto

Freiburger Barockorchoster, Thomas Hengelbrock
Recorded: June 25-30, 1990, Schloss Kirchheim, Cedernsaal (Germany)

CD 10 – H. Purcell: Instrumental Music
HENRY PURCELL
The Fairy Queen, Z.629
01. Prelude in G – Hornpipe in G
02. Air in B – Rondeau in B
03. Overture in D
04. Prelude in C – Entry Dance in C – Dance for the Fairies in G
05. Overture in G – Air in G – Prelude in G
06. Hornpipe in D
07. Symphony

Dido and Aeneas, Z.626
08. Overture in C – Air in C – The Triumphing Dance in C
09. Ritornelle in D – Air – Dance in D
10. Echo Dance of Furies in F
11. The Sailors’ Dance in B
12. The Witches’ Dance in B
13. Chacony

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King Arthur, Z.628
14. Overture in D – Air in D – Overture in D
15. Symphony in G – Air in G – Hornpipe in G
16. Air in D – Air in A – Song Tune in A
17. Symphony in C – Trumpet Tune in C
18. Frost Dance in C – Hornpipe in G
19. Passacaglia in G

Abdelazer, Z.570
20. Overture in D
21. Rondeau in D
22. Aire in D – Aire in G
23. Minuet in G – Aire in G
24. Jigg in G
25. Hornpipe in B – Aire in G

Freiburger Barockorchester, Thomas Hengelbrock
Recorded: March 17-21, 1991, Arlesheim, Ev.-Ref. Kirche

Overall, it is a very good collection, well played and recorded, for a quite low price. Highly recommended.

This is a great collection from the Freiburger Barockorchester, with Hengelbrock and von der Goltz as the main soloist, spanning a variety of german, italian and english baroque composers. Although it was recorded in the early 90s, it still holds up compared to recent recording. The sound quality is good, without much reverberation but without sounding dry, and the interpretation is generally very good, if not brillant. These musician have understood how to play baroque music: the intonation and attacks are precise and incisive, without being overly aggressive, but they also show grace and lyricism when needed.

The pieces that stroke me the most during the listening, there were a concerto for violin by Telemann (which showed me that Telemann could be as energetic as other composers from the period), the Abdelazer and Dioclesian suites by Purcell (rarely have I heard Purcell played that way!), and some sonatas by Biber. Another very good point is that there are pieces by composers that are not as often recorded, such as Zelenka, Schmelzer, or Zavateri.

Overall, it is a very good collection, well played and recorded, for a quite low price. Highly recommended.

Well disciplined performances

If you are looking for an inexpensive collection of both well known and lesser lights of the Baroque being performed by a very well disciplined and talented group, then this is for you. My favorite is the CPE Bach, but there are many other highlights.

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