Benda: Sonatas, Sonatinas & Songs

Supraphon: SU41842

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Benda: Sonatas, Sonatinas & Songs

Label:

Supraphon

Catalogue No:

SU41842

Discs:

1

Release date:

15th June 2015

Barcode:

0099925418427

Length:

75 minutes

Medium:

CD (download also available)
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Benda: Sonatas, Sonatinas & Songs

Music from Eighteenth-Century Prague


includes:

Benda, G:

Du, kleine, Blondine

Ein Madchen, das auf Ehre hielt (romanze)

Heraklit, gleich stumpfen Greisen

Hupft, ihr wollenreichen Herden

Ich liebte nur Ismenen

Mein Geliebter hat versprochen

Mir Armen, den des Fiebers Kraft

Mit Lauretten, seiner Freude


Edita Keglerová (harpsichord), Ivana Bilej Brouková (soprano), Helena Zemanová (violin), Hana Fleková, Marek Štryncl (cello)

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Jiří Antonín Benda spent his prime years at King Friedrich II’s court orchestra in Berlin and serving as court Kapellmeister in Gotha, yet his works were an integral part of 18th century Prague’s musical landscape. The Czech capital frequently hosted performances of his singspiels, while prints of his compositions were in high demand too. Benda was best known for his melodramas and singspiels, whose novel and striking forcibility even enthralled the young Mozart (“You know that Benda has always been my favourite Lutheran Kapellmeister,” wrote Wolfgang to this father). The greatest impact on Benda’s keyboard music was made by his Berlin colleague Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach. The first of the six volumes of Benda’s “Sammlung” was published in 1780. Besides sonatas and sonatinas for “piano” (meaning any keyboard instrument, most frequently the harpsichord), the collection contained arias from church pieces, sonatas for several instruments, and songs. It was an extraordinary success and when it comes to the number of subscribers, it even outstripped C. P. E. Bach’s similarly conceived collection of sonatas, which started to be published a year earlier.

Benda’s music is enchanting in its simplicity, impressive expression, gallantry and wit. The artists who made this recording have immersed themselves in Benda’s musical universe and, bringing to bear their ample performing experience, have succeeded in relaying its irresistible charm.

Jiří Antonín Benda: Sonata for Harpsichord in F Major

I. Allegro assai moderato - Allegro

II. Andantino un poco larghetto

III. Allegro

Jiří Antonín Benda: Mit Lauretten, seiner Freude

Mit Lauretten, seiner Freude

Jiří Antonín Benda: Sonatina in B-Flat Major: Allegro

Sonatina in B-Flat Major: Allegro

Jiří Antonín Benda: Du, kleine, Blondine bezauberst ja schon

Du, kleine, Blondine bezauberst ja schon

Jiří Antonín Benda: Sonatina in F Major: Allegro moderato

Sonatina in F Major: Allegro moderato

Jiří Antonín Benda: Mir Armen, den des Fiebers Kraft

Mir Armen, den des Fiebers Kraft

Jiří Antonín Benda: Sonatina in D Major: Presto

Sonatina in D Major: Presto

Jiří Antonín Benda: Hüpft, ihr wollenreichen Herden

Hüpft, ihr wollenreichen Herden

Jiří Antonín Benda: Sonata for Violin and Harpsichord in G Major

I. Mezzo allegro

II. Andantino

III. Allegro

Jiří Antonín Benda: Mein Geliebter hat versprochen

Mein Geliebter hat versprochen

Jiří Antonín Benda: Sonatina in G Minor

Sonatina in G Minor

Jiří Antonín Benda: Romanze: Ein Mädchen, das auf Ehre hielt

Romanze: Ein Mädchen, das auf Ehre hielt

Jiří Antonín Benda: Sonata in C Minor

I. Allegro non troppo

II. Un poco largo

III. Allegro

Jiří Antonín Benda: Ich liebte nur Ismenen

Ich liebte nur Ismenen

Jiří Antonín Benda: Sonatina in C Major: Allegretto

Sonatina in C Major: Allegretto

Jiří Antonín Benda: Heraklit, gleich stumpfen Greisen

Heraklit, gleich stumpfen Greisen

Jiří Antonín Benda: Sonata in F Major

I. Allegro ma non troppo

II. Andante con moto

III. Allegro

Gramophone Magazine

September 2015

“Blandness sometimes threatens, even more so in the featherweight sonatinas, though even at his most compliant Benda can trip you up with a disorientating pause, or surprise harmonic twist.”

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