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A Roman Christmas / Müller-brühl, Schuster, Schilli, Et Al


Release Date: 10/26/1999 
Label:  Naxos   Catalog #: 8551077   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Alessandro StradellaAlessandro MarcelloAlessandro ScarlattiTomaso Albinoni,   ... 
Performer:  Jürgen SchusterStefan SchilliMaya Boog
Conductor:  Helmut Müller-Brühl
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Cologne Chamber Orchestra
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 1 Hours 4 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

The melting beauty of Arcangelo Corelli's justifiably famous "Pastorale" movement from his Concerto grosso in G minor, Op. 6, No. 8, seems to have suggested the idea for this very appealing recording of Italian Baroque music. The explicit pastoral Christmas theme of both the Corelli and Alessandro Scarlatti's 'Cantata pastorale' invites the listener to hear the trumpet featured in Alessandro Stradella's Sonata as a seraphic herald and the oboe featured in the concertos of Alessandro Marcello and Tomaso Albinoni as a shepherd's adoration. Under Helmut Mueller-Bruehl's sensitive direction, the Cologne Chamber Orchestra gives precise and joy-filled readings of this festive music. The melting beauty of Arcangelo Corelli's justifiably famous "Pastorale" movement from his Concerto grosso in G minor, Op. 6, No. 8, seems to have suggested the idea for this very appealing recording of Italian Baroque music. The explicit pastoral Christmas theme of both the Corelli and Alessandro Scarlatti's 'Cantata pastorale' invites the listener to hear the trumpet featured in Alessandro Stradella's Sonata as a seraphic herald and the oboe featured in the concertos of Alessandro Marcello and Tomaso Albinoni as a shepherd's adoration. Under Helmut Mueller-Bruehl's sensitive direction, the Cologne Chamber Orchestra gives precise and joy-filled readings of this festive music. Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
Sonata for Trumpet in D major by Alessandro Stradella
Performer:  Jürgen Schuster (Trumpet)
Conductor:  Helmut Müller-Brühl
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Cologne Chamber Orchestra
Period: Baroque 
Written: 17th Century; Italy 
Date of Recording: 1997-98 
Venue:  German Radio Studios, Cologne, Germany 
Length: 8 Minutes 28 Secs. 
2.
Concerto for Oboe in D minor by Alessandro Marcello
Performer:  Stefan Schilli (Oboe)
Conductor:  Helmut Müller-Brühl
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Cologne Chamber Orchestra
Period: Baroque 
Written: by 1717; Italy 
Date of Recording: 1997-98 
Venue:  German Radio Studios, Cologne, Germany 
Length: 11 Minutes 23 Secs. 
3.
Oh di Betlemme altera povertà "Cantata pastorale" by Alessandro Scarlatti
Performer:  Maya Boog (Soprano)
Conductor:  Helmut Müller-Brühl
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Cologne Chamber Orchestra
Period: Baroque 
Written: Italy 
Date of Recording: 1997-98 
Venue:  German Radio Studios, Cologne, Germany 
Length: 19 Minutes 13 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
4.
Concerti (12) à 5, Op. 9: no 2 for Oboe in D minor by Tomaso Albinoni
Performer:  Stefan Schilli (Oboe)
Conductor:  Helmut Müller-Brühl
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Cologne Chamber Orchestra
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1722; Venice, Italy 
Date of Recording: 1997-98 
Venue:  German Radio Studios, Cologne, Germany 
Length: 11 Minutes 15 Secs. 
5.
Concerti grossi (12), Op. 6: no 8 in G minor "Christmas" by Arcangelo Corelli
Conductor:  Helmut Müller-Brühl
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Cologne Chamber Orchestra
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1708-1712; Rome, Italy 
Date of Recording: 1997-98 
Venue:  German Radio Studios, Cologne, Germany 
Length: 13 Minutes 41 Secs. 

Sound Samples

Sonata in D major a 8 viole con una tromba: I. Allegro
Sonata in D major a 8 viole con una tromba: II. Aria
Sonata in D major a 8 viole con una tromba: III. Canzona
Sonata in D major a 8 viole con una tromba: IV. Aria
Oboe Concerto in D minor: I. Andante e spiccato
Oboe Concerto in D minor: II. Adagio
Oboe Concerto in D minor: III. Presto
O di Betlemme, altera poverta ventu: I. Sinfonia
O di Betlemme, altera poverta ventu: II. Recitativo 'O di Betlemme'
O di Betlemme, altera poverta ventu: III. Aria ' Dal bel seno d'una stella'
O di Betlemme, altera poverta ventu: IV. Recitativo 'Presa d'uomo la forma'
O di Betlemme, altera poverta ventu: V. Aria 'L'Autor d'ogni mio bene'
O di Betlemme, altera poverta ventu: VI. Recitativo 'Fortunati pastori'
O di Betlemme, altera poverta ventu: VII. Aria 'Tocco la prima sorte a vio'
Oboe Concerto in D minor, Op. 9, No. 2: I. Allegro e non presto
Oboe Concerto in D minor, Op. 9, No. 2: II. Adagio
Oboe Concerto in D minor, Op. 9, No. 2: III. Allegro
Concerto Grosso in G minor, Op. 6, No. 8, "Christmas Concerto": I. Vivace, Grave
Concerto Grosso in G minor, Op. 6, No. 8, "Christmas Concerto": II. Allegro
Concerto Grosso in G minor, Op. 6, No. 8, "Christmas Concerto": III. Adagio, Allegro, Adagio
Concerto Grosso in G minor, Op. 6, No. 8, "Christmas Concerto": IV. Vivace
Concerto Grosso in G minor, Op. 6, No. 8, "Christmas Concerto": V. Allegro
Concerto Grosso in G minor, Op. 6, No. 8, "Christmas Concerto": VI. Pastorale

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