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KNECHT, J.H.: Portrait musical de la nature (Le) / PHILIDOR, F.-A.D.: Overtures (Torino Philharmonic, Prague Sinfonia, Benda)

KNECHT, J.H.: Portrait musical de la nature (Le) / PHILIDOR, F.-A.D.: Overtures (Torino Philharmonic, Prague Sinfonia, Benda)

The Classical Shop
release date: July 2014

Recorded in 24 Bit / 96Khz
album available as a Studio Master
Originally recorded in 2014

Artists:

Prague Sinfonia

Orchestra

Torino Philharmonic Orchestra

Orchestra

Christian Benda

Conductor

Prague Sinfonia

Orchestra

Sergio Lamberto

Soloist

Venue:

Studio Domovina, Prague, Czech Republic

Venue

Sala Concerti del Conservatorio Giuseppe Verdi, Torino, Italy

Venue

Record Label
Naxos

Genre:

Orchestral & Concertos


Classical

Total Time - 67:27
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KNECHT, J.H.: Portrait musical de la nature (Le) / PHILIDOR, F.-A.D.: Overtures (Torino Philharmonic, Prague Sinfonia, Benda)

     
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JUSTIN HEINRICH KNECHT

 

Le portrait musical de la nature

 
1 I. Une belle contree ou le soleil luit - 09:38
2 II. Le ciel commence a devenir soudain sombre - 02:58
3 III. L'orage accompagne des vents - 06:03
4 IV. L'orage s'appaise peu a peu - 02:25
5 V. La nature transportee de la joie 07:05
 Sergio Lamberto Soloist
     
 

FRANCOIS-ANDRE DANICAN PHILIDOR

 

Le jardinier et son seigneur: Overture

 
6 I. Allegro 04:24
7 II. Andante 04:13
8 III. Allegro 03:03
 Prague Sinfonia Orchestra
     
9 

Le sorcier

08:14
 Prague Sinfonia Orchestra
     
10 

Tom Jones

07:19
 Prague Sinfonia Orchestra
     
 

Le marechal ferrant: Overture, "Symphony No. 27 in G Major"

 
11 I. Allegro 05:28
12 II. Andante con spirito 03:34
13 III. Presto 03:03
 Prague Sinfonia Orchestra
     
  Christian Benda Conductor


 Though he wrote a great deal of church music, and also composed for the theatre, Justin Heinrich Knecht is best remembered for his Grande Simphonie ‘Le Portrait musical de la Nature’. Elegantly scored and completed in 1785, this eventful five-movement symphonic work of nature-depiction predates Beethoven’s Pastoral Symphony by almost a quarter of a century. Knecht’s older French contemporary Philidor was the leading chess player of his time in addition to being a popular stage composer, whose overtures reveal the influence of the Italian school in their sparkling drama.

 "...The symphony opens with bucolic music suggesting a peaceful countryside, complete with fluttering bird trills. III is a storm filled with furious string, wind, and timpani passages. Italy’s Turin Philharmonic turns in a delightfully colorful and energetic performance." 

 
John Pitcher - American Record Guide - September 2014

 "...The performances by two orchestras from Prague and Turin respectively sound so well integrated…Christian Benda keeps his people moving right along…where the energy he brings is palpable…the Knecht is done with considerable sensitivity to all of the textured nuances inherent within the music. Each instrument…is clear and audible. This is one disc I would recommend without qualms. It presents some lively and rare music that deserves much further publicity."

 
Bertil van Boer - Fanfare - September/October 2014

"...In its combination of German and French compositions from the mid-eighteenth century, this CD would delight any listener. Knecht’s skill in depicting a pastoral vision and Philidor’s uncanny gift for conveying gesture and anticipation are memorable. With such a high quality recording and two renowned orchestras, these two worlds come alive, imbued with esprit and resilience." 

 
Lucy Jeffery - MusicWeb-International.com -June 2014



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