Pure: Bach, Corelli, Westhoff, Montanari (24/96 FLAC)
Pure: Bach, Corelli, Westhoff, Montanari (24/96 FLAC)

Composer: Arcangelo Corelli, Antonio Maria Montanari, Johann Sebastian Bach, Johann Paul von Westhoff
Performer: Jonas Zschenderlein, Alexander von Heissen
Audio CD
Number of Discs: 1
Format: FLAC (tracks)
Label: Deutsche Harmonia Mundi
Size: 1.32 GB
Recovery: +3%
Scan: yes

Arcangelo Corelli
Violin Sonata in G minor, Op. 5 No. 5
01. I. Adagio
02. II. Vivace
03. III. Adagio
04. IV. Vivace
05. V. Allegro

Antonio Maria Montanari
Violin Sonata in D minor
06. I. Adagio
07. II. Allegro
08. III. Adagio
09. IV. Giga senza basso

Johann Sebastian Bach
10. Toccata in D major, BWV 912

11. Violin Partita No. 2 in D minor, BWV 1004

Violin Sonata in G major, BWV 1019
12. I. Allegro
13. II. Largo
14. III. Allegro
15. IV. Adagio
16. V. Allegro

Johann Paul von Westhoff
Violin Sonata No. 2 in A minor
17. I. Largo
18. II. Presto
19. III. Imitazione del liuto
20. IV. Aria grave
21. V. Finale

Violin Sonata No. 2 in A minor
22. III. Imitazione del liuto

Brilliant mixture of well known and rather unknown highly virtuosic violin music from the 18th Century. Inspired by Johann Sebastian Bach and the importance of this works for various Italian composers of the time. Including a violin sonata by Johann Paul von Westhoff (1656-1705), a German Baroque composer and violinist. One of the most important exponents of the Dresden violin school, he was among the highest ranked violinists of his day, and composed some of the earliest known music for solo violin. There are actually no other recordings of this second violin sonata available.

Jonas Zschenderlein and Alexander von Heissen are both members of the baroque boy group “4 Times Baroque” whose trademarks are fresh, energetic and thrilling performances. Their debut album on DHM, called “Caught in Italian Virtuosity” (19075818232), was a big success and has been highly praised by the critics. According to contemporary sources, Antonio Maria Montanari (1676-1713) experimented with enharmonic microintervals. His high standing as a violinist suggests that he would have had a teacher-pupil relationship with many talented players in Rome, especially after the death of Arcangelo Corelli, including, perhaps, Pietro Antonio Locatelli. Montanari’s works have yet to be studied in depth. Actually there are only two other recordings of his violin sonata in d minor available on the market.

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