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The Father, the Son and the Godfather

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Catalogue numberBIS-1895 CD
Release date2011-10-10
Orig. sample rate44100Hz
Total time69:39

BBC Music Magazine: Chamber Choice of the Month February 2012.

The Father, the Son and the Godfather is a snapshot from a time when art music escaped from the courts and churches. Domestic music-making in the company of close friends became a treasured extension of social interaction, and the resulting boom in ‘market opportunities’ offered composers a tremendous freedom in their choices of genres and styles, as demonstrated by this colourful programme. It features three composers whose music could not be more different, taking into account that all works were composed during the span of only two generations by authors who knew each other better than just well: J.S. Bach (the father), C.P.E. Bach (the son) and Georg Philipp Telemann (CPE’s godfather). We thus get Johann Sebastian’s rigorous, intellectually demanding Sonata in B minor, ample examples of the elegant and tender Empfindsamer Stil of his son C.P.E., and in two Trio Sonatas a taste of Telemann’s ‘world music’, in which the composer mixes elements of folk music from Poland with French and Italian styles of art music. This is the first recording of Paradiso Musicale, an ensemble featuring the acclaimed recorder player Dan Laurin and made up of an unusual combination of instruments: recorder, viola, cello and harpsichord. The members all have experiences from a number of musical genres, including avant-garde styles, and with musicians such as John McLaughlin, Prince and Frank Zappa as inspiration, their ultimate goal is to achieve the feeling of a jam session when performing. As can be heard on this disc – for instance in the final track, a Telemann Allegro – the result is exhilarating.
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Extra material for download
  Composer: Telemann, Georg Philipp
  Trio Sonata in D minor, TWV 42:d7 (recorder, viola & basso continuo) 06:54
01 I. Andante 02:21 $ 0.49 USD
02 II. Largo e dolce 01:23 $ 0.29 USD
03 III. Presto 01:34 $ 0.33 USD
04 IV. Finale. Allegro moderato - Allegro risoluto 01:36 $ 0.34 USD
  Composer: Bach, Johann Sebastian
  Sonata in B minor, BWV1030 (recorder & harpsichord) 16:58
05 I. Andante 08:11 $ 1.72 USD
06 II. Largo e dolce 03:55 $ 0.82 USD
07 III. Presto 04:52 $ 1.02 USD
  Composer: Bach, Carl Philipp Emanuel
  Trio Sonata in F major, Wq163 (bass recorder, viola & basso continuo) 10:27
08 I. Un poco andante 03:31 $ 0.74 USD
09 II. Allegretto 04:15 $ 0.89 USD
10 III. Allegro 02:41 $ 0.56 USD
  Composer: Telemann, Georg Philipp
  Sonata in D major, TWV 41:D6 (cello & basso continuo) 08:33
11 I. Lento 01:53 $ 0.40 USD
12 II. Allegro 02:28 $ 0.52 USD
13 III. Largo 02:14 $ 0.47 USD
14 IV. Allegro 01:58 $ 0.41 USD
  Composer: Bach, Carl Philipp Emanuel
  Sonata in G minor, Wq88 (viola & harpsichord) 17:19
15 I. Allegro moderato 07:47 $ 1.63 USD
16 II. Larghetto 05:12 $ 1.09 USD
17 III. Allegro assai 04:20 $ 0.91 USD
  Composer: Telemann, Georg Philipp
  Trio Sonata in G minor, TWV 42:g9 (recorder, viola & basso continuo) 07:37
18 I. Soave ma non adagio 02:27 $ 0.51 USD
19 II. Vivace 01:32 $ 0.32 USD
20 III. Largo 02:01 $ 0.42 USD
21 IV. Allegro 01:37 $ 0.34 USD
  Album total 69:39
ComposerBach, Carl Philipp Emanuel
Bach, Johann Sebastian
Telemann, Georg Philipp

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