Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Pachelbel Canon - Holloway, Ritchie, Manze









Pachelbel Canon - Holloway, Ritchie, Manze
Baroque | Eac, flac, cue | log, cover | 1 CD, 293 MB
September 8, 1998 | Harmonia Mundi | RapidShare


This is simply a wonderful recording of violin music. Holloway, Ritchie and Manze are among the best Baroque players in the world and so getting to hear them all together is quite a treat. Most of the composers are fairly obscure but the music is of high quality and the performances are full of life and color. As was the style then, ornaments and flourishes are often added by the performers.
My favorite pieces include the beautiful "Three Parts Upon a Ground" by Purcell with it's luxurious sonorities and flights of fancy, as well as the Marini Echo Sonata and the very appealing Sonata for three violins by Schmelzer. You also get to hear the famous (or infamous) Pachelbel Cannon in a wonderfully fresh performance, stripped of the laborious, pompous pedantry with which modern performers often approach it. Rather than a slow, "wedding procession" we get a gracious, dance-like and, yes, even virtuoso performance which also includes the energetic Gigue which is supposed to immediatly follow the Canon.


CD Content

# Fantasia upon a ground, for 3 violins (or recorders) & continuo in D/F, Z. 731
Composed by Henry Purcell
with Mary Springfels, Nigel North, Andrew Manze, John Toll, Stanley Ritchie, John Holloway

# Sonata for violin, lute, trumpet & 3 trombones ("A 6")
Composed by Giovanni Battista Buonamente
with Mary Springfels, Nigel North, Andrew Manze, John Toll, Stanley Ritchie, John Holloway

# Sonata No. 21 ("con tre violini"), for 4 or 5 parts
Composed by Giovanni Gabrieli
with Mary Springfels, Nigel North, Andrew Manze, John Toll, Stanley Ritchie, John Holloway

# Sonata Terza, Variata for violin solo Op 8
Composed by Biagio Marini
with Mary Springfels, Nigel North, Andrew Manze, John Toll, Stanley Ritchie, John Holloway

# Sonatas (6), for chamber instruments & continuo, Op 22 Sonata Terza par tre violini
Composed by Biagio Marini
with Mary Springfels, Nigel North, Andrew Manze, John Toll, Stanley Ritchie, John Holloway

# Sinfonia for 3 violins, Op 9/9
Composed by Marco Uccellini
with Mary Springfels, Nigel North, Andrew Manze, John Toll, Stanley Ritchie, John Holloway

# Sonata for 3 violins
Composed by Giovanni Battista Fontana
with Mary Springfels, Nigel North, Andrew Manze, John Toll, Stanley Ritchie, John Holloway

# Pavan from 't Uitnemend Kabinet Pavan
Composed by Louis Constantin
with Mary Springfels, Nigel North, Andrew Manze, John Toll, Stanley Ritchie, John Holloway

# Sonata for 3 violins & continuo
Composed by Johann Heinrich Schmelzer
with Mary Springfels, Nigel North, Andrew Manze, John Toll, Stanley Ritchie, John Holloway

# Harmonia Parnassia Sonata Decima
Composed by Carolus Hacquart
with Mary Springfels, Nigel North, Andrew Manze, John Toll, Stanley Ritchie, John Holloway

# Suite for 3 violins (Antwerpsche Vrede-Vreught)
Composed by Carl Rosier
with Mary Springfels, Nigel North, Andrew Manze, John Toll, Stanley Ritchie, John Holloway

# Canon and gigue, for 3 violins & continuo in D major, T. 337 Canon
Composed by Johann Pachelbel
with Mary Springfels, Nigel North, Andrew Manze, John Toll, Stanley Ritchie, John Holloway


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