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GRAUPNER, C.: Orchestral Suites

GRAUPNER, C.: Orchestral Suites, GWV 450, 451 and 458 (Finnish Baroque Orchestra, Kaakinen-Pilch)

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release date: November 2013

Recorded in 24 Bit / 96Khz
album available as a Studio Master
Originally recorded in 2013

Artists:

Finnish Baroque Orchestra

Orchestra

Sirkka-Liisa Kaakinen

Conductor

Sirkka-Liisa Kaakinen

Soloist

Petra Aminoff

Soloist

Jani Sunnarborg

Soloist

Venue:

Siuntio Church, Finland

Venue

Record Label
Ondine

Genre:

Orchestral & Concertos


Classical

Total Time - 76:00
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CHRISTOPH GRAUPNER

     
 

Suite for Flute, Viola d'Amore and Chalumeau in F Major, GWV 450

 
1 I. Ouverture 06:16
2 II. Air en Gavotte 02:18
3 III. Hornepipe 02:28
4 IV. Air en Sarabande 03:27
5 V. Air en Polonaise 01:27
6 VI. Air en Menuet 04:53
 Petra Aminoff Soloist
 Sirkka-Liisa Kaakinen Soloist
     
 

Suite for Viola d'Amore and Bassoon in G Major, GWV 458

 
7 I. Overture 05:17
8 II. Air 01:50
9 III. Tempo di Sarabande 05:10
10 IV. Tempo di Bourree I-II 02:54
11 V. Air: Largo 05:25
12 VI. Menuet I-II 04:42
 Sirkka-Liisa Kaakinen Soloist
 Jani Sunnarborg Soloist
     
 

Suite for Flute, Viola d'Amore, 2 Chalumeaux and Horn in F Major, GWV 451

 
13 I. Overture 06:50
14 II. Air 04:57
15 III. Sarabande 03:41
16 IV. Menuet 07:25
17 V. Marche 01:34
18 VI. Chaconne 05:26
 Petra Aminoff Soloist
 Sirkka-Liisa Kaakinen Soloist
     
 Sirkka-Liisa Kaakinen Conductor


Music historians of our time invariably describe the early 18th century as the era of Johann Sebastian Bach. But if one were to have asked German musicians living at the time, they might well have described it as the era of Georg Philipp Telemann. The distinguished music encyclopedia published by Johann Gottfried Walther - JS Bach’s cousin, as it happens - in 1732 devotes four times more space to the fashionable maestro of Hamburg than to the humble Thomaskantor.

Graupner’s total surviving output comprises some 2,000 separate works, including ten operas, a hundred symphonies, a thousand cantatas, 85 orchestral suites and 44 concertos. A significant part of his orchestral output consists of concertos and suites with diverse, sometimes very curious instruments in the solo ensembles.

Among the rarer solo instruments he favoured were the flûte d’amour, a flute pitched a third lower than the normal transverse flute, and the viola d’amore, an instrument roughly the same size and shape as a viola but with resonating free strings in addition to the (usually) seven strings played with the bow. Combining the traverso and hunting horn in the same concerto, or the viola d’amore and the chalumeau, was extremely exceptional for the period.

What is significant in Graupner’s music is his exceptional command of melody and harmony, which do not really resemble those of any of his contemporaries.

A second volume featuring Graupner’s chamber music will be released in autumn 2014.

                            Music ****(Very Good)        Sound **** (Very Good)

 
Holger Arnold - Fono Forum magazine - March 2014

"... a welcome release, filling an important gap in Graupner’s too-slender discography ..."

Carl Rosman - International Record Review - February 2014




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