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Dittersdorf: 3 Ovid Sonatas for Fortepiano 4 Hands

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Catalogue number8573740
Release date2017-08-11
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In 1781 Carl Ditters von Dittersdorf conceived a ground-breaking, multi-media project to compose and have published a series of fifteen symphonies based on Ovid’s Metamorphoses. Each symphony was to be graced by newly commissioned engravings and synopses. In the event, only six symphonies were published (and without engravings) and these are the only works from the set to survive in orchestral form. The works heard here are four-hand arrangements of three of the lost symphonies, possibly Dittersdorf’s attempt to salvage something from the project. These fascinating works juxtapose conventional structures with fluid, unconventional music transforming Ovid’s ‘tableaux’ into dramatic structures teeming with incident and wit.
 
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  Composer: Dittersdorf, Carl Ditters von
  Ajax et Ulysse 18:45
01 Ajax et Ulysse: I. Allegro moderato 04:19 $ 0.43 USD
02 Ajax et Ulysse: II. Recitativo andante 06:01 $ 0.60 USD
03 Ajax et Ulysse: III. Minuetto 03:14 $ 0.32 USD
04 Ajax et Ulysse: IV. Allegro molto 05:11 $ 0.52 USD
 
 
  Composer: Dittersdorf, Carl Ditters von
  Hercule changé en Dieu 17:45
05 Hercule changé en Dieu: I. Allegro e vivace 05:27 $ 0.55 USD
06 Hercule changé en Dieu: II. Adagio non troppo 04:00 $ 0.40 USD
07 Hercule changé en Dieu: III. Tempo di menuetto 02:59 $ 0.30 USD
08 Hercule changé en Dieu: IV. Vivace 05:19 $ 0.53 USD
 
 
  Composer: Dittersdorf, Carl Ditters von
  Jason, qui emporte la toison d'or 18:51
09 Jason, qui emporte la toison d'or: I. Largo ma non troppo 05:45 $ 0.58 USD
10 Jason, qui emporte la toison d'or: II. Andante 04:19 $ 0.43 USD
11 Jason, qui emporte la toison d'or: III. Minuetto 02:50 $ 0.28 USD
12 Jason, qui emporte la toison d'or: IV. Ciaconna 05:57 $ 0.60 USD
 
  Album total 55:21
ComposerDittersdorf, Carl Ditters von
FortepianoTibbles, James
Tsalka, Michael
EngineerMcGlashan, Paul

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