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Baroque - Music for Recorder

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Catalogue numberBIS-CD-1234
Release date2003-04-30
Discs1
Orig. sample rate44100Hz

Here is a taste of ensemble music at its most striking – from the heyday of the concerto grosso when the "solo" voice in a concerto could be provided by several players at the same time. Sirena is a quartet of recorder soloists who have now been playing together for a decade and have utterly perfected the art of making four disparate instruments appear to be a single musical source with an unusually large range of pitches and colours.
Their first disc, BIS-CD-1112: "Sitting Ducks", was enthusiastically received by the critics and astounded most people who heard it. (It was given a 5-star rating by the BBC Music Magazine.) The only reason it did not become a best-seller over night was that the programme was radically contemporary, with all of the composers still living and most of them still in their forties.
The present disc is a very different matter altogether in that the composers represent the most listener-friendly of Baroque composers: Telemann, Boismortier and Schickhardt. There is an added bonus in that the inimitable Dan Laurin - who taught the members of Sirena at the Carl Nielsen Academy – in some works features as the fifth wheel/recorder. Completing the picture is a continuo group of harpsichord, viola da gamba and lute. The enthusiasm of the approach paired with the tunefulness of the music should bring new life to jaded CD-players!
 
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  Composer: Schickhardt, Johann Christian
  Concerto I in C major (from Concerti for four Treble
Recorders and Basso continuo)
09:42
01 I. Allegro 02:23 $ 0.50 USD
02 II. Adagio 03:34 $ 0.75 USD
03 III. Vivace 01:49 $ 0.38 USD
04 IV. Allegro 01:56 $ 0.41 USD
 
 
  Composer: Boismortier, Joseph Bodin de
  Concerto IV in B minor (from VI Concertos pour flutes traversières, Op.XV) 07:55
05 I. Adagio 02:15 $ 0.47 USD
06 II. Allegro 02:14 $ 0.47 USD
07 III. Allegro 03:26 $ 0.72 USD
 
 
  Composer: Telemann, Georg Philipp
  Concerto in E major (from Concerto a.4. Violini Senza Basso) 06:28
08 I. Largo e staccato 02:06 $ 0.44 USD
09 II. Allegro 01:32 $ 0.32 USD
10 III. Adagio 01:08 $ 0.24 USD
11 IV. Vivace 01:42 $ 0.36 USD
 
 
  Composer: Boismortier, Joseph Bodin de
  Sonata VI in A minor (from Six Sonates Op.XXXIV) 06:46
12 I. Adagio 01:16 $ 0.27 USD
13 II. Allegro 01:38 $ 0.34 USD
14 III. Largo 01:59 $ 0.42 USD
15 IV. Allegro 01:53 $ 0.40 USD
 
 
  Composer: Schickhardt, Johann Christian
  Concerto II in D minor (from Concerti for four Treble
Recorders and Basso continuo)
10:14
16 I. Allegro 02:27 $ 0.51 USD
17 II. Adagio 04:17 $ 0.90 USD
18 III. Vivace 01:42 $ 0.36 USD
19 IV. Allegro 01:48 $ 0.38 USD
 
 
  Composer: Telemann, Georg Philipp
  Concerto in F major (from Concerto a.4. Violini Senza Basso) 05:34
20 I. Adagio - Allegro 02:10 $ 0.46 USD
21 II. Grave 02:03 $ 0.43 USD
22 III. Allegro 01:21 $ 0.28 USD
 
 
  Composer: Boismortier, Joseph Bodin de
  Concerto II in A minor (from VI Concertos pour 5 flutes traverières, Op.XV) 07:28
23 I. Allegro 02:42 $ 0.57 USD
24 II. Largo 02:15 $ 0.47 USD
25 III. Allegro 02:31 $ 0.53 USD
 
 
  Composer: Boismortier, Joseph Bodin de
  Sonata III in E minor (from Six Sonates, Op.XXXIV) 06:05
26 I. Andante 01:40 $ 0.35 USD
27 II. Presto 01:47 $ 0.37 USD
28 III. Adagio 01:35 $ 0.33 USD
29 IV. Allegro 01:03 $ 0.22 USD
 
 
  Composer: Schickhardt, Johann Christian
  Concerto III in G major (from Concerti for four Treble
Recorders and Basso continuo)
07:53
30 I. Allegro 01:47 $ 0.37 USD
31 II. Adagio 02:38 $ 0.55 USD
32 III. Giga 02:21 $ 0.49 USD
33 IV. Presto 01:07 $ 0.23 USD
 
  Album total 01:08:05
ComposerBoismortier, Joseph Bodin de
Schickhardt, Johann Christian
Telemann, Georg Philipp
Recorder quartetSirena Recorder Quartet
Viola da gambaRasmussen, Mogens
Harpsichord / organMeyer, Leif
Baroque guitar / theorboBock, Fredrik
RecorderLaurin, Dan

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