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Musica Baltica / Reinhard Goebel, Musica Antiqua Köln


Release Date: 08/10/1999 
Label:  Archiv Produktion (Dg)   Catalog #: 459619   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Paul LuetkemannVincenzo AlbriciThomas BaltzarNicolaus Hasse,   ... 
Conductor:  Reinhard Goebel
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Musica Antiqua Cologne
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 1 Hours 21 Mins. 

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This CD is reissued by ArkivMusic.

Notes and Editorial Reviews

A first-rate undertaking, both revelatory and immensely pleasurable.

This is one of Musica Antiqua Koln’s most diverting and original projects of late, tracing with illumination and alacrity the hidden treasures of the late Hanseatic age. Indeed, as Reinhard Goebel eloquently describes in a richly-woven note, the Ostsee became a patriciate of merchants who disseminated German culture and manners to trade-route centres – such as Lubeck, Stockholm, Riga or Danzig – before local musicians transmitted the received wisdom in their own dialect. This programme is no mere journey through the Baltic ports but a riveting expose of high-class instrumental music from the seventeenth century. Not many sources survive after the
Read more ravages of a war-torn region whose remaining collections faced the ultimate assault in the last war. Goebel has assembled a good deal of his astonishingly varied programme from the wonderful ‘safe-haven’ Duben Collection in Uppsala, Sweden.

The heady mix of styles ranges here from the fragrant chorale-fantasies of the North German contingent (Fischer’s Herzlich tut mich verlangen is a little peach) to the Viennese-influenced works such as Andreas Kirchoff’s taut and quixotic vignette; the unabashed regional swagger of Albrici’s Sonata for two trumpets which, if less ostentatious than examples by Biber and Vejvanovsky, provides an uncompromisingly distinctive Nordic flourish. The English pavan, with its imploring contrapuntal grandeur, infuses the earlier Fantasies by Luetkeman and Anonymous and the Baltzar work; Vierdanck’s Italianate extroversion and Meder’s skilful progammatic pieces (though the Sonata di Battaglia is rather too much of a good thing) are only a soupcon of national taste and genre.

Musica Antiqua Koln is alive to all of them. Whilst the early-century works might generally benefit from viols (rather than the comparatively astringent mid-baroque, violin-dominated consort), the degree of focus and incandescence is only intermittently undermined by fluffy entries and the occasional suspect intonation. Listen to the Baltzar Pavane a 3, and hear how each line is beautifully voiced and caressed. A first-rate undertaking, both revelatory and immensely pleasurable.'

-- Jonathan Freeman-Attwood, Gramophone (8/1999)
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Works on This Recording

1.
Choralfantasia a 5 "Innsbruck, ich muss dichlassen" by Paul Luetkemann
Conductor:  Reinhard Goebel
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Musica Antiqua Cologne
Period: Baroque 
Written: by 1597; Germany 
Date of Recording: 10/1998 
Venue:  German Radio Studios, Cologne 
Length: 2 Minutes 22 Secs. 
2.
Sonata a 5 by Vincenzo Albrici
Conductor:  Reinhard Goebel
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Musica Antiqua Cologne
Period: Baroque 
Written: Italy 
Date of Recording: 10/1998 
Venue:  German Radio Studios, Cologne 
Length: 4 Minutes 9 Secs. 
3.
Pavane a 3 by Thomas Baltzar
Conductor:  Reinhard Goebel
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Musica Antiqua Cologne
Period: Baroque 
Date of Recording: 10/1998 
Venue:  German Radio Studios, Cologne 
Length: 4 Minutes 46 Secs. 
4.
Suite in D minor by Nicolaus Hasse
Conductor:  Reinhard Goebel
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Musica Antiqua Cologne
Period: Baroque 
Written: by 1656 
Date of Recording: 10/1998 
Venue:  German Radio Studios, Cologne 
Length: 5 Minutes 54 Secs. 
5.
Sonata in B flat major by Gottfried Kirchhoff
Conductor:  Reinhard Goebel
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Musica Antiqua Cologne
Period: Baroque 
Written: 18th Century; Germany 
Date of Recording: 10/1998 
Venue:  German Radio Studios, Cologne 
Length: 6 Minutes 13 Secs. 
6.
Sonata a 5 by Dietrich Becker
Conductor:  Reinhard Goebel
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Musica Antiqua Cologne
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1678; Hamburg, Germany 
Date of Recording: 10/1998 
Venue:  German Radio Studios, Cologne 
Length: 6 Minutes 52 Secs. 
7.
Choral "Herzlich tut mich verlangen" by Johann Fischer
Conductor:  Reinhard Goebel
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Musica Antiqua Cologne
Period: Baroque 
Date of Recording: 10/1998 
Venue:  German Radio Studios, Cologne 
Length: 6 Minutes 33 Secs. 
8.
Sonata "Der Polnische Pracher" by Johann Valentin Meder
Conductor:  Reinhard Goebel
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Musica Antiqua Cologne
Period: Baroque 
Written: by 1689 
Date of Recording: 10/1998 
Venue:  German Radio Studios, Cologne 
Length: 11 Minutes 55 Secs. 
9.
Fantasie a 5 by Paul Luetkemann
Conductor:  Reinhard Goebel
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Musica Antiqua Cologne
Period: Renaissance 
Written: by 1597; Germany 
Date of Recording: 10/1998 
Venue:  German Radio Studios, Cologne 
Length: 2 Minutes 10 Secs. 
10.
Sinfonia in D minor by Vincenzo Albrici
Conductor:  Reinhard Goebel
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Musica Antiqua Cologne
Period: Baroque 
Date of Recording: 10/1998 
Venue:  German Radio Studios, Cologne 
Length: 5 Minutes 57 Secs. 
11.
Sonata di Battaglia by Johann Valentin Meder
Conductor:  Reinhard Goebel
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Musica Antiqua Cologne
Period: Baroque 
Date of Recording: 10/1998 
Venue:  German Radio Studios, Cologne 
Length: 11 Minutes 27 Secs. 
12.
Fantasia for 7 Viola da Gambas in C major by Anonymous
Conductor:  Reinhard Goebel
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Musica Antiqua Cologne
Period: Renaissance 
Date of Recording: 10/1998 
Venue:  German Radio Studios, Cologne 
Length: 5 Minutes 18 Secs. 
13.
Capriccio in D major by Johann Vierdanck
Conductor:  Reinhard Goebel
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Musica Antiqua Cologne
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1641; Germany 
Date of Recording: 10/1998 
Venue:  German Radio Studios, Cologne 
Length: 2 Minutes 19 Secs. 

Featured Sound Samples

Sonata a 5 (Albrici)
Pavane a 3 (Baltzar)

Sound Samples

Choralfantasie a 5 "Innsbruck, ich muss dich lassen"
Fantasia a 5
Fantasia a 7 violes in C
Sonata a 5
Sinfonia in D minor
Capriccio (for 2 violins solo)
Capriccio (for 3 violins and basso continuo)
Pavane a 3 in C
Suite in D minor for 2 violins, viola and basso continuo: 1. Allemande
Suite in D minor for 2 violins, viola and basso continuo: 2. Courante
Suite in D minor for 2 violins, viola and basso continuo: 3. Sarabande
Sonata in B
Sonata a 5 in F
Choral "Herzlich tut mich verlangen"
Sonata "Der Polnische Pracher": 1. Preludio
Sonata "Der Polnische Pracher": 2. Choral
Sonata "Der Polnische Pracher": 3. Finale
Sonata "Der Polnische Pracher": 4. Aria
Sonata di Battaglia in C (from "Die beständige Argenia")

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