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“Johann David Heinichen was a contemporary of Bach and one of an important group of musicians employed by the Dresden court during the 1720s and 1730s. As well as being an inventive composer, Heinichen was also a noted theorist and his treatise on the continuo bass was widely admired. All the music collected here was probably written for the excellent Dresden court orchestra and most of it falls into that rewarding category in which north and central German composers were pre-eminent. Vivaldi had provided effective models but the predilection for drawing upon other influences, too, gives the concertos of the Germans greater diversity. Heinichen admittedly doesn't so readily venture into the Polish regions whose folk-music gives such a piquancy to Telemann's concertos and suites, but the wonderful variety of instrumental colour and deployment of alternating 'choirs' is every bit as skilful. Your attention will be held from start to finish. Much of the credit for this must go to Reinhard Goebel and his impeccably drilled Musica Antiqua Köln. Some of these pieces might well seem less entertaining in the hands of less imaginative musicians and it would be untruthful to claim that everything is of uniform interest. Each concerto fields its own distinctive wind group drawing variously upon recorders, flutes, oboes, bassoons and horns, the latter always in pairs, in addition to concertante parts in many of them for one or more violins and cellos. There's little need to say more. The recorded sound is first-rate, and Goebel's painstaking essay is fascinating to read.” Gramophone Classical Music Guide, 2010
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The All-Baroque Box
Miserere mei, Deus
Bach, J S:
Orchestral Suite No. 2 in B minor, BWV1067
Orchestral Suite No. 5 in G minor, BWV1070
Toccata & Fugue in D minor, BWV565
Fantasia in G major, BWV572
Canonic Variations on the Christmas Hymn 'Vom Himmel hoch, da komm ich her', BWV769
Prelude & Fugue in D major, BWV532
Pastorale in F major, BWV590
Prelude & Fugue in E flat major, BWV552 'St Anne'
English Suite No. 3 in G minor, BWV808
Prelude & Fugue Book 1 No. 1 in C major, BWV846
Prelude & Fugue Book 2 No. 7, BWV876
Prelude & Fugue Book 2 No. 12 in F minor, BWV881
Chromatic Fantasia & Fugue in D minor, BWV903
French Suite No. 5 in G major, BWV816
Goldberg Variations, BWV988
Sonatas & Partitas for solo violin, BWV1001-1006
Cello Suites Nos. 1-6, BWV1007-1012
Violin Concerto No. 1 in A minor, BWV1041
Violin Concerto No. 2 in E major, BWV1042
Concerto for Two Violins in D minor, BWV1043
Brandenburg Concertos Nos. 1-6 BWV1046-1051 (complete)
St Matthew Passion, BWV244
Mass in B minor, BWV232
Cantata BWV82 'Ich habe genug'
Cantata BWV140 'Wachet auf, ruft uns die Stimme'
Cantata BWV147 'Herz und Mund und Tat und Leben'
Audi, Dulcis Amica Mea
Ardens est cor meum
Sonata tam aris, quam aulis servientes No. 5
Sonata tam aris, quam aulis servientes No. 12
Sonata Sancti Polycarpi
Motet 'Plaudite tympana'
Te Deum, H146
Messe de minuit pour Noël
Concerti grossi, Op. 6 (12, complete)
Music for San Rocco
Giulio Cesare in Egitto
Water Music Suites Nos. 1-3, HWV348-350
Music for the Royal Fireworks, HWV351
Dixit Dominus, HWV 232
Coronation Anthems Nos. 1-4
Vespro della beata Vergine (1610)
Canon & Gigue
Dido and Aeneas
Hail! Bright Cecilia (Ode for St Cecilia's Day 1692), Z328
My beloved spake, Z28
O sing unto the Lord, Z44
Une Symphonie Imaginaire
Musikalische Exequien, SWV 279-281 (Op. 7)
Concerto TWV 51:D2 in D major for transverse flute, strings & b.c.
Septet (Concerto) TWV 44:43 in B flat major for 3 oboes, 3 violins & b.c.
Concerto TWV 52:d1 in D minor for 2 chalumeaux, strings & b.c.
Concerto TWV 51:D7 in D major for trumpet, strings & b.c.
Concerto TWV 52:e1 in E minor for flute, recorder, strings & b.c.
Concerto TWV 53:D5 in D major for trumpet, violin, cello, strings & b.c.
Trio Sonata, Op. 1 No. 12 for Two Violins & Continuo in D minor, RV 63 'La Follia'
L'estro armonico - 12 concerti, Op. 3
The Four Seasons
Gloria in D major, RV589
Stabat Mater, RV621
Nisi Dominus (Psalm 126), RV608
Sinfonia in B minor, RV169 'Al Santo Sepolcro'
Taken from the supreme catalogue of Archiv Produktion (supplemented on occasion by Decca L’oiseau lyre recordings) - a comprehensive collection of great music from Monteverdi to Bach.
The music ranges from huge Baroque (Missa Salisburghensis, Venetian polychoral, Charpentier Te Deum) to intimate Baroque (Goldberg Variations, Bach cello suites, solo cantatas) – overwhelming in its impact and emotional content.
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