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Schmelzer: Violin Sonatas / Romanesca


Release Date: 09/17/1996 
Label:  Harmonia Mundi   Catalog #: 907143   Spars Code: n/a 
Composer:  Johann Heinrich SchmelzerAndreas Anton Schmelzer
Performer:  Nigel NorthJohn TollAndrew Manze
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Romanesca
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 1 Hours 7 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

A relatively little-trumpeted stopping-off point in Andrew Manze's extensive discography, but this is repertoire for which he has a real love, and whose violinistic fantasy suits his fearless inventiveness right down to the ground. Superb continuo playing, too, from Romanesca's other members, John Toll and Nigel North.

-- Gramophone [9/2007]
A relatively little-trumpeted stopping-off point in Andrew Manze's extensive discography, but this is repertoire for which he has a real love, and whose violinistic fantasy suits his fearless inventiveness right down to the ground. Superb continuo playing, too, from Romanesca's other members, John Toll and Nigel North.

-- Gramophone [9/2007]
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Works on This Recording

1.
Sonatae unarum fidium (6): no 4 by Johann Heinrich Schmelzer
Performer:  Nigel North (Theorbo), John Toll (Harpsichord), John Toll (Organ),
Andrew Manze (Violin)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Romanesca
Period: Baroque 
Written: by 1664; Austria 
2.
Sonatae unarum fidium (6): no 5 by Johann Heinrich Schmelzer
Performer:  Andrew Manze (Violin), Nigel North (Theorbo), John Toll (Harpsichord),
John Toll (Organ)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Romanesca
Period: Baroque 
Written: by 1664; Austria 
3.
Sonatae unarum fidium (6): no 6 by Johann Heinrich Schmelzer
Performer:  Nigel North (Theorbo), John Toll (Harpsichord), John Toll (Organ),
Andrew Manze (Violin)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Romanesca
Period: Baroque 
Written: by 1664; Austria 
4.
Sonata for Violin and Basso Continuo in A minor "Il cucu" by Johann Heinrich Schmelzer
Performer:  Nigel North (Theorbo), John Toll (Harpsichord), John Toll (Organ),
Andrew Manze (Violin)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Romanesca
Period: Baroque 
Written: 17th Century; Austria 
5.
Sonata for Violin and Basso Continuo "Victori der Christen" by Andreas Anton Schmelzer
Performer:  John Toll (Organ), Andrew Manze (Violin), Nigel North (Theorbo),
John Toll (Harpsichord)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Romanesca
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1683-1684; Austria 
6.
Sonatae unarum fidium (6): no 1 by Johann Heinrich Schmelzer
Performer:  John Toll (Harpsichord), John Toll (Organ), Andrew Manze (Violin),
Nigel North (Theorbo)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Romanesca
Period: Baroque 
Written: by 1664; Austria 
7.
Sonatae unarum fidium (6): no 2 by Johann Heinrich Schmelzer
Performer:  Andrew Manze (Violin), Nigel North (Theorbo), John Toll (Harpsichord),
John Toll (Organ)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Romanesca
Period: Baroque 
Written: by 1664; Austria 
8.
Sonatae unarum fidium (6): no 3 by Johann Heinrich Schmelzer
Performer:  John Toll (Harpsichord), Nigel North (Theorbo), Andrew Manze (Violin),
John Toll (Organ)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Romanesca
Period: Baroque 
Written: by 1664; Austria 

Sound Samples

Sonata IV, from "Sonatae unarum fidium" (1664)
Sonata V, from "Sonatae unarum fidium"
Sonata VI, from "Sonatae unarum fidium"
Sonata, 'Cucù' ('Cuckoo')
Sonata - 'Victori der Christen' (c. 1683-84)
Sonata - 'Victori der Christen' (c. 1683-84)
Sonata - 'Victori der Christen' (c. 1683-84)
Sonata - 'Victori der Christen' (c. 1683-84)
Sonata - 'Victori der Christen' (c. 1683-84)
Sonata - 'Victori der Christen' (c. 1683-84)
Sonata - 'Victori der Christen' (c. 1683-84)
Sonata I, from "Sonatae unarum fidium"
Sonata II, from "Sonatae unarum fidium"
Sonata III, from "Sonatae unarum fidium"

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