Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Graupner - Instrumental and Vocal Music - L'Ensemble des Idees hereuses, Soly



Graupner - Instrumental and Vocal Music -
L'Ensemble des Idees hereuses, Soly

Baroque | Eac, flac, cue | log, cover | 1 CD, 287 MB
April 3, 2007 | Analekta | RapidShare


A major figure in Baroque music, Christoph Graupner (1683-1760) became after his death an obscure composer mainly because his manuscripts long remained inaccessible and because he had very few pupils to carry on his musical legacy. Graupner's work have been recently brought to light thanks to the research efforts of musicologists and performers, among whom a first-rate role is played by Montreal harpsichordist Geneviève Soly and her group "L'Ensemble des Idées heureuses".

This recording is an excellent introduction to Graupner's style and offers to the listener a representative panorama of the melodic and thematic richness of this Master of Baroque. With two sonatas, two concerts, a cantata and an opera excerpt spanning from 1711 to 1744, the performers gift us a musical journey from the youth to the maturity of the composer. If the instrumental compositions, with their originality and expressive power, show that Graupner's talent was not second to his more famous contemporaries, the two vocal works largely bypass the boundaries of his historical period and place him among the immortal names of music. In particular the cantata, and specifically the Aria (track No. 3), moves the listener to tears.

This is without any doubts a desert island recording that deserves a central place in any serious music collection.--Amazon



CD Content
# Ach Gott und Herr, cantata for the 3rd Sunday after Trinity
# Concerto for bassoon & strings in B flat major
# Sonata for violin & harpsichord in G minor, GWV 711
# Sonata a quattro in G major, GWV 212
# Dido, Königin von Carthago, opera Act 1. Scene 3. Recitativo. Armseelige Königin
# Dido, Königin von Carthago, opera Act 1. Scene 3. Aria. Wenn in Kerkers banger Gruft
# Dido, Königin von Carthago, opera Act 1. Scene 1. Aria. Die wütende Rache schniedt donnernde Pfeile
# Dido, Königin von Carthago, opera Act 1. Scene 8. Aria. Alma tradita
# Concerto for recorder & strings in F major



3 comments:

  1. Otto, can you please look into track 2 from Graupner? it does not work :-(
    Thanks in advance.

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  2. Sorry, of course I meant LINK 2.

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  3. It would be great if you could upload again this marvellous music again ,,, thank ypu very much ...

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