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Benda: Chamber Music & Songs / Bertuzzi, Borgonovo, Slowik, Benuzzi, Ensemble Arcomelo

Benda / Bertuzzi / Ensemble Arcomelo
Release Date: 01/28/2014 
Label:  Brilliant Classics   Catalog #: 94433   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Georg Anton Benda
Performer:  Michele BenuzziPaolo BorgonovoUlrike SlowikElena Bertuzzi
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Ensemble Arcomelo
Number of Discs: 6 
Recorded in: Stereo 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

Many listeners will be unfamiliar with the name Georg Anton Benda, but in his day this Bohemian Kapellmeister enjoyed international fame -- chiefly on account of his opera Ariadne auf Naxos, a product of the melodrama that Benda was instrumental in developing and which influenced, among others, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart.

Benda's skill was not just limited to musical stage entertainment, however; attracting more than 2000 subscribers upon the publication of its first part, the Sammlung vermischter Clavierstücke für geübte und geübte Spieler quickly became a bestseller, an anthology containing keyboard music, chamber music with strings and vocal pieces. Benda belonged to a transitional period, which was full
Read more of innovations and attempts to be experimental, and the Sammlung does not full short of this mark; from the irregular, unpredictable vocal line of Jesus am Creuze's recitativo to the witty drinking song whose two-bar recitativo leads to an unexpected keyboard sonata in the same key -- a suggestion for public performance? -- the set abounds in surprising twists and turns, making for a delightful source of entertainment.

Performing this engaging and often overlooked music is Ensemble Arcomelo, a period-instrument group whose members share a passion for research, aesthetics and Baroque rhetoric. This release marks their first recording for Brilliant Classics; founder Michele Benuzzi plays the harpsichord, deftly supporting soprano Elena Bertuzzi and tenor Paolo Borgonovo who carve up the vocal arias between them. - Brilliant Classics Read less

Works on This Recording

1. Sinfonia for Harpsichord in F major by Georg Anton Benda
Performer:  Michele Benuzzi (Harpsichord)
2. Sonata for Harpsichord with accompaniment for 2 Violins, Viola and Cello in G major by Georg Anton Benda
Performer:  Michele Benuzzi (Harpsichord)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Ensemble Arcomelo
3. Sonatina for Harpsichord in D major (Rondeau, Andante) by Georg Anton Benda
Performer:  Michele Benuzzi (Harpsichord)
4. Sonatina for Harpsichord in F major (Andantino) by Georg Anton Benda
Performer:  Michele Benuzzi (Harpsichord)
5. Sonatina for Harpsichord in A minor by Georg Anton Benda
Performer:  Michele Benuzzi (Harpsichord)
6. Sonatina for Harpsichord in C major (Mezzo allegro) by Georg Anton Benda
Performer:  Michele Benuzzi (Harpsichord)
7. Sonata for Harpsichord in C minor (Allegro moderato; Andante sostenuto; Allegro) by Georg Anton Benda
Performer:  Michele Benuzzi (Harpsichord)
8. Sonatina for Harpsichord in E minor by Georg Anton Benda
Performer:  Michele Benuzzi (Harpsichord)
9. Sonatina for Harpsichord in D minor by Georg Anton Benda
Performer:  Michele Benuzzi (Harpsichord)
10. Sonatina for Harpsichord in B flat major (Allegro moderato) by Georg Anton Benda
Performer:  Michele Benuzzi (Harpsichord)
11. Sonata for Harpsichord in G major by Georg Anton Benda
Performer:  Michele Benuzzi (Harpsichord)
12. Sonata for Harpsichord in A minor by Georg Anton Benda
Performer:  Michele Benuzzi (Harpsichord)
13. Jesus am Creuze by Georg Anton Benda
Performer:  Paolo Borgonovo (Tenor)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Ensemble Arcomelo
14. Sonata for Violin and Harpsichord obbligato in G major by Georg Anton Benda
Performer:  Michele Benuzzi (Harpsichord), Ulrike Slowik (Violin)
15. Stolz auf Gott by Georg Anton Benda
Performer:  Elena Bertuzzi (Soprano)
16. Sonatina for Harpsichord in D major (Allegro assai) by Georg Anton Benda
Performer:  Michele Benuzzi (Harpsichord)
17. Sonatina for Harpsichord in F major (Andante quasi allegretto, tempo di minuet) by Georg Anton Benda
Performer:  Michele Benuzzi (Harpsichord)
18. Sonatina for Harpsichord in F major (Allegretto) by Georg Anton Benda
Performer:  Michele Benuzzi (Harpsichord)
19. Menuet for Harpsichord in C major by Georg Anton Benda
Performer:  Michele Benuzzi (Harpsichord)
20. Sonata for Harpsichord in C major by Georg Anton Benda
Performer:  Michele Benuzzi (Harpsichord)
21. Sonatina for Harpsichord in D major (Andantino quasi allegretto) by Georg Anton Benda
Performer:  Michele Benuzzi (Harpsichord)
22. Mit Lauretten, seiner Freude by Georg Anton Benda
Performer:  Paolo Borgonovo (Tenor)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Ensemble Arcomelo
23. Sonatina for Harpsichord in C minor by Georg Anton Benda
Performer:  Michele Benuzzi (Harpsichord)
24. Sonata for Harpsichord with accompaniment for 2 Violins, Viola and Cello in C major by Georg Anton Benda
Performer:  Michele Benuzzi (Harpsichord)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Ensemble Arcomelo
25. Mir Armen, den des Fiebers Kraft by Georg Anton Benda
Performer:  Paolo Borgonovo (Tenor)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Ensemble Arcomelo
Period: Classical 
Written: by 1787 
26. Sonatina for Harpsichord in A major by Georg Anton Benda
Performer:  Michele Benuzzi (Harpsichord)
27. Du fehlest mir, wie einsam und wie stille by Georg Anton Benda
Performer:  Elena Bertuzzi (Soprano)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Ensemble Arcomelo
Period: Classical 
28. Sonatina for Harpsichord in B flat major (Andante con moto, quasi un poco allegretto) by Georg Anton Benda
Performer:  Michele Benuzzi (Harpsichord)
29. Von nun an, O liebe, lass ich dein Reich by Georg Anton Benda
Performer:  Paolo Borgonovo (Tenor)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Ensemble Arcomelo
Period: Classical 
30. Sonatina for Harpsichord in G minor (Allegro) by Georg Anton Benda
Performer:  Michele Benuzzi (Harpsichord)
31. Venus, wenn du willst mich rühren by Georg Anton Benda
Performer:  Paolo Borgonovo (Tenor)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Ensemble Arcomelo
Period: Classical 
Written: 18th Century 
32. Sonata for Harpsichord in F major (Allegro assai moderato; Andantino un poco larghetto; Allegro) by Georg Anton Benda
Performer:  Michele Benuzzi (Harpsichord)
33. Sonata for Harpsichord in C major (Allegro; Andante un poco vivace; Allegro) by Georg Anton Benda
Performer:  Michele Benuzzi (Harpsichord)
34. Rondo for Harpsichord in A major by Georg Anton Benda
Performer:  Michele Benuzzi (Harpsichord)
35. Sonatina for Harpsichord in F major (Allegro) by Georg Anton Benda
Performer:  Michele Benuzzi (Harpsichord)
36. Sonatina for Harpsichord in D major (Presto) by Georg Anton Benda
Performer:  Michele Benuzzi (Harpsichord)
37. Hüpft, ihr wollereichen Herden by Georg Anton Benda
Performer:  Paolo Borgonovo (Tenor)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Ensemble Arcomelo
Period: Classical 
38. Ich war bei Chloen ganz allein by Georg Anton Benda
Performer:  Paolo Borgonovo (Tenor)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Ensemble Arcomelo
Period: Classical 
39. Ob ich morgen leben werde by Georg Anton Benda
Performer:  Elena Bertuzzi (Soprano)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Ensemble Arcomelo
Period: Classical 
40. Mein Geliebter hat versprochen by Georg Anton Benda
Performer:  Elena Bertuzzi (Soprano)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Ensemble Arcomelo
Period: Classical 
41. Hier ist das Thal by Georg Anton Benda
Performer:  Elena Bertuzzi (Soprano)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Ensemble Arcomelo
42. Belise starb, und sprach im Scheiden by Georg Anton Benda
Performer:  Paolo Borgonovo (Tenor)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Ensemble Arcomelo
43. Du kleine Blondine by Georg Anton Benda
Performer:  Elena Bertuzzi (Soprano)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Ensemble Arcomelo
Period: Classical 
44. Ein Mädchen, das auf Ehre hielt by Georg Anton Benda
Performer:  Paolo Borgonovo (Tenor)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Ensemble Arcomelo
Period: Classical 
45. Der Neid, o Kind, zählt unsre Küsse by Georg Anton Benda
Performer:  Paolo Borgonovo (Tenor)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Ensemble Arcomelo
Period: Classical 
46. Ein trunkner Dichter by Georg Anton Benda
Performer:  Elena Bertuzzi (Soprano)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Ensemble Arcomelo
Period: Classical 
Written: by 1787 
47. Lieber Amor, leihe mir by Georg Anton Benda
Performer:  Paolo Borgonovo (Tenor)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Ensemble Arcomelo
Period: Classical 
Written: by 1787 
48. Ich liebte nur Ismene by Georg Anton Benda
Performer:  Paolo Borgonovo (Tenor)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Ensemble Arcomelo
Period: Classical 
Written: 18th Century 
49. Faulheit, itzo will ich dir by Georg Anton Benda
Performer:  Elena Bertuzzi (Soprano)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Ensemble Arcomelo
Period: Classical 
50. Philint ist still, und flieht die Schonen by Georg Anton Benda
Performer:  Paolo Borgonovo (Tenor)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Ensemble Arcomelo
Period: Classical 
51. Wenn man mir ein Mädchen nennt by Georg Anton Benda
Performer:  Paolo Borgonovo (Tenor)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Ensemble Arcomelo
Period: Classical 
52. Heraklit, gleicht stumpfen Greisen by Georg Anton Benda
Performer:  Paolo Borgonovo (Tenor)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Ensemble Arcomelo
Period: Classical 
53. Cephalus und Aurore by Georg Anton Benda
Performer:  Paolo Borgonovo (Tenor), Elena Bertuzzi (Soprano)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Ensemble Arcomelo
Period: Classical 
Written: by 1789 
54. Süsses Mädchen, holder Knabe by Georg Anton Benda
Performer:  Elena Bertuzzi (Soprano)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Ensemble Arcomelo
Period: Classical 
55. Philint stand jüngst vor Babets Thür by Georg Anton Benda
Performer:  Paolo Borgonovo (Tenor)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Ensemble Arcomelo
Period: Classical 
Written: 18th Century 
56. Schön ist Selinde by Georg Anton Benda
Performer:  Paolo Borgonovo (Tenor)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Ensemble Arcomelo
Period: Classical 
57. Mein Thyrsis! by Georg Anton Benda
Performer:  Elena Bertuzzi (Soprano)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Ensemble Arcomelo
Period: Classical 
Written: 18th Century 
58. Sonatina for Harpsichord in D major (Presto) by Georg Anton Benda
Performer:  Michele Benuzzi (Harpsichord)
59. Sonatina for Harpsichord in E flat major by Georg Anton Benda
Performer:  Michele Benuzzi (Harpsichord)
60. Sonatina for Harpsichord in C major (Allegretto) by Georg Anton Benda
Performer:  Michele Benuzzi (Harpsichord)
61. Sonatina for Harpsichord in G major (Andante con moto) by Georg Anton Benda
Performer:  Michele Benuzzi (Harpsichord)
62. Sonatina for Harpsichord in F major (Allegretto moderato) by Georg Anton Benda
Performer:  Michele Benuzzi (Harpsichord)
63. Sonatina for Harpsichord in B flat major (Allegro) by Georg Anton Benda
Performer:  Michele Benuzzi (Harpsichord)
64. Sonata for Harpsichord in C minor (Allegro non troppo; Un poco largo; Allegro) by Georg Anton Benda
Performer:  Michele Benuzzi (Harpsichord)
65. Sonata for Harpsichord in E flat major by Georg Anton Benda
Performer:  Michele Benuzzi (Harpsichord)
66. Sonatina for Harpsichord in G minor (Andante un poco allegretto) by Georg Anton Benda
Performer:  Michele Benuzzi (Harpsichord)
67. Menuet for Harpsichord in G major by Georg Anton Benda
Performer:  Michele Benuzzi (Harpsichord)
68. Sonatina for Harpsichord in D major (Allegro) by Georg Anton Benda
Performer:  Michele Benuzzi (Harpsichord)
69. Sonata for Harpsichord in F major (Allegro non troppo; Andante con moto; Allegro) by Georg Anton Benda
Performer:  Michele Benuzzi (Harpsichord)
70. Sonatina for Harpsichord in C major (Andantino quasi un poco allegretto) by Georg Anton Benda
Performer:  Michele Benuzzi (Harpsichord)
71. Sonatina for Harpsichord in G major (Un poco allegretto) by Georg Anton Benda
Performer:  Michele Benuzzi (Harpsichord)
72. Sonata for Harpsichord in C minor (Allegro, ma non troppo; Andante; Allegro) by Georg Anton Benda
Performer:  Michele Benuzzi (Harpsichord)
73. Sonatina for Harpsichord in C major (Tempo di minuet) by Georg Anton Benda
Performer:  Michele Benuzzi (Harpsichord)
74. Sonatina for Harpsichord in E flat major (Allegretto) by Georg Anton Benda
Performer:  Michele Benuzzi (Harpsichord)
75. Sonatina for Harpsichord in G minor (Andante, un poco allegretto) by Georg Anton Benda
Performer:  Michele Benuzzi (Harpsichord)
76. Sonatina for Harpsichord in G major (Allegretto) by Georg Anton Benda
Performer:  Michele Benuzzi (Harpsichord)

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