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Fux: Concentus musico-instrumentalis / Hell, Froihofer, Neue Hofkapelle Graz


Release Date: 08/12/2016 
Label:  Cpo   Catalog #: 777980   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Johann Joseph Fux
Conductor:  Michael HellLucia Froihofer
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Neue Hofkapelle Graz
Number of Discs: 2 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

Late Baroque composer Johann Joseph Fux (1660-1741) is most well-known for his treatise on counterpoint, Gradus ad Parnassum, which remains the most influential writing on the Palestrinian style of Renaissance polyphony. This new two-disc set features the complete recording of Fux’s “Concentus musico-instrumentalis in septem partittas, ut vulgo dicimus divisus,” which consists of a Serenade in three parts, a Sinfonia a 6, four Overtures, and a Sinfonia in three voices. The first Hofkapelle Graz was formed in 1564. Since that ensemble was established much has changed. The Neue Hofkapelle Graz combines the old and traditional ideas with new life. The ensemble is led by first violinist Lucia Froihofer and harpsichordist Michael Hell. Late Baroque composer Johann Joseph Fux (1660-1741) is most well-known for his treatise on counterpoint, Gradus ad Parnassum, which remains the most influential writing on the Palestrinian style of Renaissance polyphony. This new two-disc set features the complete recording of Fux’s “Concentus musico-instrumentalis in septem partittas, ut vulgo dicimus divisus,” which consists of a Serenade in three parts, a Sinfonia a 6, four Overtures, and a Sinfonia in three voices. The first Hofkapelle Graz was formed in 1564. Since that ensemble was established much has changed. The Neue Hofkapelle Graz combines the old and traditional ideas with new life. The ensemble is led by first violinist Lucia Froihofer and harpsichordist Michael Hell. Read less

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Concentus musico-instrumentalis by Johann Joseph Fux
Conductor:  Michael Hell,  Lucia Froihofer
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Neue Hofkapelle Graz
Period: Baroque 
Written: Austria 

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