Georg (Jiri Antonin) Benda

(1722-95)

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Georg Benda: Chamber Music And Songs

Georg Benda: Chamber Music And Songs


Michele Benuzzi (harpsichord), Elena Bertuzzi (soprano), Paolo Borgonovo (tenor), Ulrike Slowik (violin), Antonio Papetti (cello)

Ensemble Arcomelo

Georg Benda was born into a musical nest: his father was composer Jan Jiri Benda and his mother came from the famous Brixi family.

In 1742 Georg moved to Berlin where he worked at the court of Frederick the Great. He became a well known and internationally respected musician and composer, mainly of melodramas and operas. His “Ariadne auf Naxos” paved the way for Mozart’s operas.

Benda published a collection of pieces meant for domestic use, for “accomplished and less accomplished players”, containing a wealth of keyboard works, chamber music and vocal works for solo voice and chamber group: delightful, fresh music, full of invention and (small) drama, marking the transition from the Baroque into the Classical Era.

Excellent performances by harpsichordist Michele Benuzzi (who already received 5 star reviews for his Hassler recording for BC94293) and his Ensemble Arcomelo, playing on original instruments.

Brilliant Classics - 94433

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Baroque Bohemia & Beyond Volume 1

Baroque Bohemia & Beyond Volume 1


Barta, J:

Sinfonia in C minor

Benda, G:

Sinfonia No. 4 in F major

Richter, F X:

Harpsichord Concerto in E minor

Stamitz, J:

Sinfonia Pastorale Op. 4 No. 2

Vanhal:

Sinfonia in E minor


Czech Chamber Philharmonic, Vojtech Spurný

Alto Baroque Bohemia & Beyond - ALC1001

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Georg Benda: Six Sonatas for Piano

Georg Benda: Six Sonatas for Piano


Benda, G:

Sonata No. 1 in B flat major

Sonata No. 2 in G major

Sonata No. 3 in D minor

Sonata No. 4 in F major

Sonata No. 5 in G minor

Sonata No. 6 in D major


Bernhard Klapprott (piano)

The ultimate CD for friends of the clavichord: On this recording, Bernhard Klapprott, a pupil of Bob van Asperen and today Professor of Early Keyboard Instruments in the Bach city of Weimar, exploits all the technical and tonal possibilities offered by the original clavichord by Joseph Gottfried Horn (1788). Georg Benda – who had a particular predilection for the “Clavier,” as it was called then – composed these imaginative and, at the same time, unbelievably stylistically confident sonatas between the Baroque and Classic, which are nearly ideal literature for this instrument.

This recording also becomes a valuable historical document due to the very extensive accompanying texts that deal with the situation of the clavichord in Benda’s time (including a bibliography), with the instrument employed here, and of course with Benda’s music.

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Feuer und Bravour

Feuer und Bravour

Viola da Gamba Music at the Court of Frederick the Great


anon.:

Scherzando in F major

Rondeau in C major

Benda, G:

Sonatina No. 1 in D major

Sonatina No. 2 in F major

Sonatina No. 3 in A minor

Sonatina No. 4 in C major

Sonatina No. 5 in E minor

Sonatina No. 6 in D minor

Graun, J G:

Trio Concertante in D major

Hesse, L C:

Opera arrangements for two viola da gambas & violoncello

Schaffrath:

Duetto in D minor for 2 Viole da gamba


Musicke & Mirth: Irene Klein & Jane Achtman (viola da gamba), Rebeka Rusó (cello), Barbara Maria Willi (fortepiano, harpsichord)

Frederick the Great was a great musical benefactor. Almost every important late-18th-century viola da gamba virtuoso came to play at the Berlin court during his reign. The greatest virtuoso of the time, Ludwig Christian Hesse (1716-1772) was engaged at the court and his presence led to the creation of many works for viola da gamba at the Berlin court. Irene Klein and Jane Achtman play a wide and varied selection of music from the period making this another excellent release from Ramee.

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David Oistrakh: Powerful Poet

David Oistrakh: Powerful Poet


Bach, J S:

Violin Concerto No. 2 in E major, BWV1042

Trio Sonata in C major, BWV1037

Beethoven:

Triple Concerto for Piano, Violin, and Cello in C major, Op. 56

Benda, G:

Trio sonata for two violins and piano

Brahms:

Double Concerto for Violin & Cello in A minor, Op. 102

Chopin:

Piano Trio in G minor Op. 8

Handel:

Trio Sonata, HWV 391 in G minor, Op. 2 No. 6

Mendelssohn:

Violin Concerto in E minor, Op. 64

Prokofiev:

Violin Concerto No. 2 in G minor, Op. 63

Ravel:

Piano Trio in A minor

Sarasate:

Navarra, Op. 33

Schubert:

Octet in F major, D803

Shostakovich:

Violin Concerto No. 1 in A minor, Op. 99

Smetana:

Piano Trio in G minor, Op. 15

Taneyev:

Suite de Concert Op. 28

Tartini:

Violin Sonata in G minor 'Devil's Trill'

Tchaikovsky:

Violin Concerto in D major, Op. 35

Wieniawski:

Étude-caprice, Op. 18 No. 2 in E flat major

Étude-caprice, Op. 18 No. 5 in E major

Étude-caprice, Op. 18 No. 4 in A minor


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Benda: Clavier Sonatas

Benda: Clavier Sonatas


Benda, G:

Keyboard Sonata No. 1 in B flat major

Keyboard Sonata No. 2 in G major

Keyboard Sonata No. 3 in D minor

Keyboard Sonata No. 4 in F major

Keyboard Sonata No. 5 in G minor

Keyboard Sonata No. 6 in D major


Antonio Piricone (piano)

Classico - CLASSCD488

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Franz & Georg Benda - Concerti

Franz & Georg Benda - Concerti


Benda, Franz:

Flute Concerto in E minor

Violin Concerto in E flat major

Benda, G:

Concerto in B minor

Concerto for Harpsichord and Strings in F minor

Concerto for Harpsichord in G major : Allegro scherzando


Jan de Winne (transverse flute), Ryo Terakado (violin) & Shalev Ad-El (harpsichord)

Il Gardellino

Franz Benda (1709-1786) worked for much of his life at the court of Frederick the Great. He was a prolific composer but very few of his works were published. His brother Georg (1722-1795) received a similar education as choirboy, violinist and harpsichordist. Il Gardellino was founded in 1988 and its members are specialists in performance on early instruments.

Accent - ACC24215

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Talich Special Edition 16

Talich Special Edition 16


Benda, G:

Sinfonia in B flat major

Dvorak:

Serenade for Strings in E major, Op. 22

Suk:

Serenade for String Orchestra in E flat, Op. 6

Tchaikovsky:

Andante Cantabile (from String Quartet No. 1 in D Op. 11)


Czech Philharmonic Orchestra, Slovak Philharmonic & Chamber Orchestra, Václav Talich

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Sacred Cantatas

Sacred Cantatas


Altnickol:

Frohlocket und jauchzet

Bach, C P E:

Der Gerechte, ob er gleich zu zeitlich stirbt (H818)

Benda, G:

Du wagst es


Capriccio - C67192

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Georg Anton Benda - Harpsichord Concertos

Georg Anton Benda - Harpsichord Concertos


Benda, G:

Concerto in F minor

Concerto in F major

Concerto in G major

Concerto in B minor


Sabine Bauer (harpsichord)

La Stagione Frankfurt, Michael Schneider

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CPO - 7770882

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